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Posted on 01/25/2013 8:55:11 AM PST by kiryandilEdited on 01/25/2013 11:24:37 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
It will be an uphill battle--all the way. I know this.
But we need to ask ourselves:
Do we let the gun industry take over and dictate policy to this country? Do we let those who profit from increasing sales of these military style-weapons prevent us from taking commonsense steps to stop the carnage?
Or should we empower our elected representatives to vote their conscience based on their experience, based on their sense of right and wrong and based on their need to protect their schools, their malls, their workplaces and their businesses?
This legislation is my life's goal. As long as I am a member of the Senate, I will work night and day to pass this bill into law. No matter how long it takes, I will fight until assault weapons are taken off our streets.
Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all. That is not the America that our founding fathers envisioned. And that is not the America I want my children and grandchildren to live in.
So I ask everyone watching at home: please get involved and stay involved.
The success or failure of this bill depends not on me, but on you. If the American people rise up and demand action from their elected officials, we will be victorious. If the American people say ``no'' to military-style assault weapons, we will rid our Nation of this scourge.
Please, talk to your senator and your member of Congress.
By Mr. FEINSTEIN (for herself,) Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Ms. AYOTTE, Mr. BENNET, Mr.
True. The comment itself is troubling.
My point was to correct the thread’s title. If the thread credited the quote to DiFi, then the thread would be fine. But, the thread erroneously attached Begich to the remark instead.
Accuracy is very important.
Who the bleep is Begich and why does he think he can collectivize the Constitution?
‘That is not the America that our founding fathers envisioned.’
Actually, the founding fathers are looking more and more prophetic with each passing day.
“Something wrong with the libs logic?”
That question doesn’t make any sense.
Flack is right...this thread is inaccurate and no link to assertion.
Should be pulled.
NOTE the anti-iife, anti-individual, anti-truth, anti-American treasonous domestic enemy. Thanks for alerting us, kiryandil.
I just received a response letter from Begich in which he said he would not support any gun control, what was needed was in the direction of mental Illness problems across America. He is AAA by NRA. He can win the 2014 election if he becomes a conservative Dem, but will lose to anybody the REpubs field if he votes for gun control. I think this statement from Begich is bogus.
...or that they are willfully ignoring the law (the US Constitution).
As a matter of fact that is exactly what the founding fathers had in mind when they wrote and ratified the Bill Of Rights.
The Bill of Rights delineates the individual rights of the Sovereign Citizen that the Federal Government is NOT empowered to violate.
If you want your children and grand children to live in a dictatorship or to live under tyranny I suggest that you take them to Zimbabwe with you and there renounce your citizenship.
And by the way in case you did not know the words on the Great Seal of the United States E Pluribus Unum literally means Of Many One which for the illiterate means that although the citizens of the United States are many each of us is an individual with individual rights; ours by right of birth given unto us by the Creator that can not be rescinded by government.
.... This legislation is my life’s goal.....
Your life is a failure by anyone’s standards.
Thanks for the info. I also am sure that Alaska is more free than Ohio. Hell, the idiots in this state voted for Obama twice. If I could, I would move my family away from here and then nuke this f’in place from Orbit. Then, my great-grand kids can move back to a better, new Ohio.
Called his office, they said he never said any of this and never will say anything like this garbage. Since I usually call to chew on them, I tend to believe Begich never spoke any of this nonsense; he ain’t stupid when it comes to making statements that will send him packing from DC.
To most progressives there are no rights or moral certainty. Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill would agree with In A Fragment on Government Bentham says it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong and describes this as a fundamental axiom. Next came Marx.
This clown was elected because of false accusations against Ted Stevens that were proven false...after the election of Begich, of course.
He has no business holding the office.
I want to see her in the Senate. The media will not permit her to be elected President. No individual can withstand the negativity and gross distortions that have already been inflicted on her and hope to win the Presidency. There are too many idiots in the electorate to see through the lies. That’s a simple reality. Let Palin win a Senate seat and be a leader in that chamber, where weaklings currently rule the GOP caucus. She can support a conservative Presidential candidate very effectively through her presence in the Senate. I don’t want to see another Senate seat wasted (e.g. New York) because the obvious candidate is focused on a Presidential campaign they cannot win (e.g. Rudy Giuliani).
Once again, my apologies for using the NBC News model of putting out breaking news.
Oh, how the libs pick and choose. So hypocritical. Best example: liberals go wild protecting the rights of criminals to “due process”. For example, the exclusionary rule. If the cops make any little procedural mistake in conducting a search, even the most vital, totally convincing proof of a crime becomes inadmissible in court and the perp walks. You literally have cases where the cops find a body or a duffel bag filled with drugs in the trunk of the car, but they can’t use it as evidence because they didn’t ask permission to search the trunk or get a warrant. Result: animal walks, kills and rapes next week.
So, when it comes to the rights of criminals, the rights of the few DEFINITELY override the safety of the many in Feinstein’s world view.
A further irony is that the exclusionary rule is entirely a judicial creation. You won’t find it in the Constitution. When it comes to the right to keep and bear arms, which is explicitly enshrined in the Constitution, the libs are ready to feed the shredder and the hell with the rights of a huge number of Americans AND their safety.
He has no business holding the office.
While your observations about Mr. Begich are true, my original post about him being the author of this vile Rights grab was completely wrong. My apologies.
The good news? Begich's office was forced to disavow any association with this radioactive garbage.
Thanks, Eska. My apologies.
Your little flash-bang is going to have them scrambling up there. :-)
In the future, please do better research before posting something of this nature here at Free Republic.
It’s not just the main stream news and talk show hosts that follow Free Republic religiously.
There are democrats that do not support Feinstein’s positions.
Eska, thank you for your post in number 47.