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Originally posted by K J Gunderson
Originally posted by mnemeth1
This is a constitutional republic, not a democracy.
And this government has taken the constitution and thrown it in the trash.
It is a representative constitutional republic. Yeah, it is not a democracy but it uses a great deal of democratic procedures and it is easier to type.
The constitution is in the trash but not because Obama won. This is the first time in a decade that the president is the person most people voted for........
All of you arguing against me keep missing the point. Stop talking about Bush and stop Bashing Obama. Just explain to me why anyone should be openly displaying a lethal weapon and carrying a sign that advocates asassination?
"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
“"The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men." -
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God. Benjamin Franklin
"The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing." John Adams,
"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position."
"The accumulation of all powers legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
Originally posted by crimvelvet
I do not advocate violence.......
President Obama promised he was not going after our Second Amendment rights. Yet right out of the starting gate he attacks our right to bare arms.
Seems everyone was all bent out of shape when Michelle bared hers. No 2nd Amendment Rights were revised or altered that I'm aware of. There have been no changes to 2nd Amendment. Period.
HOUSE BILL 1200
SENATE BILL 919
Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1200
HOUSE BILL 1446
Originally posted by kinda kurious
I savor each day enriched by the knowledge of the sea change at hand. We live in interesting and exciting times.
[edit on 11-9-2009 by kinda kurious]