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A declaration of sanity:
Don’t give up rights without a fight

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 2/10/2013 2:38:51 AM

What part of “self-evident” don’t Americans understand? Or more to the point, I suppose, what truths in the Declaration of Independence are left that Americans actually DO understand?Somehow, in 237 years, we have gone from declaring the NECESSITY of dissolving political bands with England and explaining proudly why we must do so ... to the current pusillanimous acquiescence to tyranny which we are assured by the villains in Washington, D.C, is better than the alternative.Don’t you believe it. The alternative, ladies and gentleman, is freedom.

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This is about the attack on the Second Amendment and so much more.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/10/2013 3:18:49 AM     (No. 9168184)

"All men are created equal" (then it goes downhill when you become a liberal)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 2/10/2013 6:02:07 AM     (No. 9168240)

Most people are liberal when they are in their teens and early twenties. Most people mature and leave their pie-in-the-sky fantasies behind. Some do not...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gator, 2/10/2013 7:37:53 AM     (No. 9168326)

Either this must happen (soon) or the freedoms enshrined the Construction will be lost. I fear the latter.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hotcorner, 2/10/2013 9:54:59 AM     (No. 9168499)

Tyranny is rampant. It is up to the people to retain this constitution or we will become authoritarian like most everywhere else.

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