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Carteret County, NC News-Times ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | LOW INFORMATION VOTER

Posted on 02/09/2013 5:42:42 AM PST by dontreadthis

(Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor, published in the Jan. 23 edition, has gone viral on the Web after a reader linked it to a Fox News Facebook page. It had received more than 4,000 comments and been shared more than 12,000 times by Tuesday morning.)

Beaufort, N.C. Jan. 17, 2013 TO THE EDITOR: Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it? We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence. But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I’d say, and President Obama needs to change it. The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen. Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for president because their mothers had to have a C-section. But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair. Please withhold my name because I don’t want to get crank calls. PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: banglist; dumbsheep; guncontrol; liberalidiot; secondamendment
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1 posted on 02/09/2013 5:42:46 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

And this person is allowed to vote??


2 posted on 02/09/2013 5:45:23 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: dontreadthis

I’m fairly certain the lowland writer is not white


3 posted on 02/09/2013 5:46:31 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: dontreadthis

LOL! This just has to be satire. Not even the low-information voters could be this confused. (I know, I’m giving them a HUGE benefit of the doubt, but still.)


4 posted on 02/09/2013 5:47:01 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

i know, hard to believe. but then, look at everything else going on. hoodabeleevedit


5 posted on 02/09/2013 5:49:22 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

This absolutely has to be satire.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 5:51:07 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: dontreadthis

Who was it who said that democrats have their head up their a$$?


7 posted on 02/09/2013 5:51:41 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: dontreadthis

” PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT”

Because there is nothing below single-cell organisms.


8 posted on 02/09/2013 5:53:09 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: deoetdoctrinae

It’s satire. And done very well.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 5:56:19 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dontreadthis

The original letter reads like the comments on the local paper’s forum from what I call “the usual suspects”. These are the commenters that show up daily to provide their anti-God, anti-gun, anti-Republican, anti-freedom, etc. responses to various articles or letters to the editor. I jump in to give responses that balance the scales somewhat but it just gets tiresome. I’m constantly amazed at the number of lib-progs in northeast OK.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 5:57:18 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
LOL! This just has to be satire.

That's what I initially thought too.

5.56mm

11 posted on 02/09/2013 6:00:04 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: dontreadthis
But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way.

A hint for the genius: The "C" in C-section stands for Caesarian. The procedure has been around for a very long time.

12 posted on 02/09/2013 6:00:23 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: dontreadthis

Wow. So much brain damage. Here’s my favorite part....

“but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence.”

Whoo! The stupid is strong with this guy.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 6:00:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: T-Bird45

maybe it’s just me, but I’m seeing more obama stickers now than before the election


14 posted on 02/09/2013 6:00:42 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: deoetdoctrinae

PPTTF...huh, this is tame compared to some of the ramblings over at DUmmieLand. Some over there don’t want to amend the constitution, the want to get rid of it all together and replace it with the communist manifesto.


15 posted on 02/09/2013 6:01:19 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: eyeamok
And this person is allowed to vote??

I was wondering if they were allowed to roam freely, or are they restrained in some fashion?

16 posted on 02/09/2013 6:01:37 AM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: dontreadthis

People! This is SATIRE.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 6:04:39 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: dontreadthis
What's the history of the newspaper? Some local papers are not radically leftist and will publish a genuine letter that makes a leftist Democrat look stupid, while the usual far leftist rags will edit it or suppress it altogether.

Still, I don't know of any print rag that would knowingly publish a letter satirizing Useful Idiot DemoRats.

18 posted on 02/09/2013 6:10:28 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Incorrigible
"This absolutely has to be satire."

No, it's called the "final product" of the American educational system.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


19 posted on 02/09/2013 6:10:39 AM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Edgar3

and you know that because islands don’t really tip over?


20 posted on 02/09/2013 6:13:53 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

This is of ONION quality. Certainly funny in its comedic offering.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 6:16:19 AM PST by em2vn
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To: dontreadthis
and you know that because islands don’t really tip over?
Correct! lol
22 posted on 02/09/2013 6:16:49 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: dontreadthis

To sum it up:

We demand white people’s, and the right to steal white people’s money unhindered by white people with guns.


23 posted on 02/09/2013 6:26:20 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: dontreadthis
... that more modern way of living

I think C.S. Lewis called this the "chronology fallacy." Just because some practice arose after another, the former is not automatically superior to the latter.

It seems very obvious, but people make this error all the time, even in conservative circles. "The Church is behind the times..." But it's endemic on the Left, because of Hegel's historicism and their embrace of evolutionary theory.

24 posted on 02/09/2013 6:27:25 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Incorrigible

I guess that that rules out any AC/DC sections as well.


25 posted on 02/09/2013 6:29:19 AM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: dontreadthis
The writer neglected to play dumb with regards to grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and syntax. A real Dummy would have botched the subjunctive, abused a few yours or theres, and/or inserted several wayward apostrophe's (sic).

And of course a Dummy would not have not bothered to capitalize "Constitution".

Therefore, the rant could have been much more convincing, but maybe the author was just having a little fun and didn't care to try too hard.

:)

26 posted on 02/09/2013 6:38:55 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: dontreadthis

To the creator of this letter: Well played, Sir!


27 posted on 02/09/2013 6:39:14 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: dontreadthis

we talk about the low information voter, but what truly scares me are the vast majority of freepers that cannot recognize satire.

sheesh

t


28 posted on 02/09/2013 6:49:36 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: teeman8r
what truly scares me are the vast majority of freepers that cannot recognize satire.

It's not that scary. I have a dog that's afraid to go out in the snow to pee. That's scary.

29 posted on 02/09/2013 6:52:09 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: teeman8r

at this point, I cannot blame someone for not recognizing satire


30 posted on 02/09/2013 6:58:43 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: Ditter; smokingfrog

Here is the letter you were talking about on the TX board.


32 posted on 02/09/2013 7:00:32 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; smokingfrog

Thanks arrowhead. Is this person more or less stupid than the congressman who said, in front of video cameras, that an island was about to tip over? I really can’t decide.


33 posted on 02/09/2013 7:26:58 AM PST by Ditter
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To: dontreadthis
it reads more like satire or a spoof of RAT talking points than anything else...
34 posted on 02/09/2013 7:28:14 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Edgar3

I’ll take your word on this being satire as it appears my satire detector requires recalibration. It usually works quite well but appears to have failed this morning.


35 posted on 02/09/2013 7:31:05 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: teeman8r

You and others on this thread are quick to laugh at those who fail to see this piece as sarcasm.

It may or it may not be sarcasm. Either way, these beliefs are common and ordinary among the DU types. Take a look around the DUmp some time and see for yourself.

Now THAT should be what “truly scares” you.

“Sheesh” back at ya.

r


36 posted on 02/09/2013 7:54:42 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
What I was thinking, too. It doesn't really matter if it's satire or not, it doesn't differ in any material respect from the mindset of the 60 million-some who voted to give this travesty of a pres__ent 4 more years to irreparably screw up the country.

No doubt in my mind these people actually believe that disarming the entire law-abiding population in any particular locale makes that locale safer. They believe it because their Messiah and his acolytes tell them it's true, and that's all they need to hear. They're no different from any group throughout history who has drunk all their Messiah's kool aid. Their predecessors were the enablers of the most murderous regimes in the history of the world, and if they get their way we're going to see one here, too.

37 posted on 02/09/2013 8:07:55 AM PST by Emile (Leftists are so 'open-minded', their brains have fallen out. -- (HT to GOPJ))
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To: Ditter

That would be the dishonorable Hank Johnson (d-Ga).

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=guam+tipping+over&mid=F73890E11944F4F67816F73890E11944F4F67816&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1


38 posted on 02/09/2013 8:10:05 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Yep, that’s him. Who do you think is Stupid # 1 and Stupid #2?


39 posted on 02/09/2013 8:12:00 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

That is why I’ve had this tagline for several months.


40 posted on 02/09/2013 8:15:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Yeah, they are stupid but they feel so good about themselves when they do the stuff they do! It’s all about feelings ya know! Feelings and “giving back”! So what if most of their stuff doesn’t work!


41 posted on 02/09/2013 8:25:16 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I started reading this http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2986673/posts [Democratic Ohio Poll Watcher: Yeah, I Voted For Obama Twice] yesterday and got so mad I had to make a double Scotch on the rocks to get unticked.


42 posted on 02/09/2013 8:30:41 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Edgar3

We wish it is satire but I’m not so sure of it.


43 posted on 02/09/2013 8:35:54 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: dontreadthis

Most of my immediate family - for reasons that still elude me - moved to Carteret County after I left home four decades ago. The society there has, quite frankly, cornered the market on low IQs and (to the extent they think at all) on non-critical thought. It’s an ongoing reality show of the worst sort. Even the gorgeous scenery along the coast is constantly obstructed by Guinness Book of World Record “Fattest Person” contenders.

My closest relatives there all dropped like flies almost in unison about two years ago, leaving behind offspring mixed with the local gene pool that have either wisely moved away, or landed in prison, so I doubt I’ll be back.


44 posted on 02/09/2013 8:36:14 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dontreadthis

The writer is brilliant. He is illustrating the absurdity of Liberals with their own words.


45 posted on 02/09/2013 9:59:16 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: dontreadthis

Are the commenters unable to read the post as obvious irony (please, not satire, irony!) allowed to vote?!


46 posted on 02/09/2013 10:02:54 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Agree, satire at it’s very best. As is, “A Modest Proposal”, Jonathan Swift (1729).


47 posted on 02/09/2013 10:13:04 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: dontreadthis
"I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence."

Life's hard. It's a lot harder when you're STOOPID!

48 posted on 02/09/2013 11:30:46 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: dontreadthis

How do we know this is satire...

Beaufort, N.C. Jan. 17, 2013 TO THE EDITOR: Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. (NOTE: a democrat would not separate republicans from so called conservatives)

They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. (NOTE: Constitution is capitalized, but government is not, a democrat would have reversed the capitalization)

If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it? We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. (NOTE: true democrats know they are the Democratic Party and do not call themselves democrats, as they believe it is a bejoritive)

Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. (NOTE: a democrat would have capitalized Great President out of respect for the man and only a democrat would think chicago is civilized)

I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence. (NOTE: i am not sure where morehead city is but chicago is the #1 most dangerous city...)

But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. (NOTE: reason would side with the constitutionalists, ere the irony)

There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I’d say, and President Obama needs to change it. The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. (NOTE: again, a democrat would capitalize President and Black, uh, African-American)

They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. (NOTE: why would democrats need to change this... it is working in their favor right now)

Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen. Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for president because their mothers had to have a C-section. (NOTE: just a clever, funny line and only conservatives could be that clever)

But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. (NOTE: democrats don’t care when it was written, it is a living and breathing document, ever changing.)

Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair. (NOTE: democrat low information voters do not think the democrats are in charge, they see the republicans as being forever obstructionists.)

Please withhold my name because I don’t want to get crank calls. PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT

(NOTE: Proud member of the Democratic Party)

next week, how to tell when the government means to raise your taxes.


49 posted on 02/09/2013 2:14:41 PM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Edgar3

Did the newspaper identify it as satire? How do you know it is satire, for a fact?


50 posted on 02/09/2013 3:31:13 PM PST by SuziQ
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