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  •  asdf (6+ / 0-)
    Along with, and at the same time as there is a concerted attempt to roll back various rights contained in the constitution, there is an equally vociferous campaign to extend and increase the scope of the 2nd Amendment.

    Do not think for a single moment that this is forever. Once the oligarchs have firmly stripped away most rights, and cemented their hold on the levers of power, the only thing standing in the way of making this a permanent arrangement will be you and your guns, and the freedom of thought they confer on the citizens.

    Do not think that they will not, at that point, come after your guns, because they will. Every last one of them and they will be able to do it not by the convoluted legislative process; they own the means of production and will simply shut off the supply.

    I hesitate to speak for RKBAers, but the fact that I know better than to trust plutocrats with any of my rights is near the core of the reason I vote Democrat.

    "The Taibbi article is a defense of status quo" -- citizen k

    by happymisanthropy on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:18:30 PM PST

    •  I agree (2+ / 0-)
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      raincrow, Chi

      I think the gun control debate is very important, but the principles that underscore a free society actually matter even more.

      That is why responsible gun owners should participate in the debate, and they should remain Democrats.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:20:47 PM PST

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