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  •  Did you read my post? (2+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn, sensetolisten

    Do you know who Salvador Allende is? The people who elected him were not in anyway capable of defending their election. They were sitting ducks when the junta came to take them away to the stadium.

    We are not the ones threatening to overthrow our government. But the RW, some who are high up in the Republican Party, have made veiled threats against our form of government, ie democracy when democracy does not go their way.

    Do you really want to be disarmed should they decide to make good on threat?

    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Dec: Life so cheap; property so sacred.

    by JayRaye on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:28:22 AM PST

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    •  Armed Citizens (0+ / 0-)

      Are the threat, not the defense.  The last time the United States government was threatened, it was by armed citizens in the civil war.  Current RW threats come from armed citizens, and their threats of civil war are based on armed citizens.

      Salvador Allende's government was defeated by the CIA.  I don't oppose resisting foreign powers, but that's not what we have armed citizens for.  The crisis that facilitated his downfall was organized by domestic paramilitary groups - armed citizens.  Though affiliated with elements of the military, the military primarily resisted them.

      Armed citizens threaten governments, including this one.  

    •  Yes. When they make good on the threat, (1+ / 0-)
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      JayRaye

      I want the military to pink mist them with a drone.

      •  Agree 100% (2+ / 0-)
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        kalmoth, sensetolisten

        but I also want to be able to defend myself and my home.

        Many of these nuts live around me here in Texas.

        Some are Sheriffs and Sheriff's Deps. Every time I hear their nonsense, I quietly reply that they are not the only one's with 2nd Amendment rights.

        Shuts them up right quick.

        They are mostly coward's and bullies and are not prepared for that response to all their bluster.

        WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Dec: Life so cheap; property so sacred.

        by JayRaye on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:02:18 AM PST

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        •  Boy have I had some guns pulled on me by police in (1+ / 0-)
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          JayRaye

          Teaxs (where do you guys get those Rangers, god their all massive). All I can say is that if you talk back at a time like that, you're a better man than I am.

          There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

          by oldpotsmuggler on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:29:27 PM PST

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          •  I NEVER talk back to cops when they stop me. (0+ / 0-)

            But I've had occasion to talk to some right wing law enforcers on a social basis, & there is no reason to let their RW shit go unchallenged then.

            (PS I'm a woman.)

            WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Dec: Life so cheap; property so sacred.

            by JayRaye on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 03:03:24 PM PST

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            •  Yeah, but if you can do what you're doing in Texas (1+ / 0-)
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              JayRaye

              of all places, you might still have bigger cajones than I do. In alot of ways, the scariest place in the country in my opinion.

              There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

              by oldpotsmuggler on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:05:56 PM PST

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