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  •  I think you managed (6+ / 0-)

    to slip in every single right wing talking point I've heard since the mass shooting in Newtown.

    If the government ever collapses, what protection do you have from the 1200 well armed right wing militias  scattered around the country?  The government is not going to protect you and will likely do you as a liberal just like every conservative majority rule tyranny ever.
    Step away from Fantasy Land, bud, you're about to go over the edge.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:39:42 PM PST

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    •  yeah i overstepped alright. (4+ / 0-)

      "HICKORY, N.C. — In the last four years, the number of militia groups in the United States has grown to more than 1,200.
      "Everybody needs to be living by these rules," said Commander James Kendrick with the Freedom Warriors National Militia.
      James Kendrick, his wife Trin, and some of their friends spend a lot of time in uniform despite never being in any part of the military.  "

      •  Well, there we go (3+ / 0-)

        I should live in fear from extremists because it's going to be Somalia in my backyard, any day now.  Including a breakdown in government military and/or police forces.

        Yeah, fear just convinced me to go buy as powerful a firearm as possible, now.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:45:41 PM PST

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        •  Having survived several hurricanes (0+ / 0-)

          where civil society broke down, if ever so briefly, you are a fool if you don't think civilization hangs by but a thread onto its current existence. I would not begrudge someone for taking civilization for granted, but to think that it can not collapse when history has shown repeatedly that advanced societies collapse once all available resources have been depleted is naive. This is amplified further still given unsustainable agriculture resource depletion, and global climate change.

          I suspect many here are also not old enough to have had family members in their lives who utilized fire arms to defend themselves, their friends, and their family from Pinkerton thugs looking to butcher them for the 1% all under the colour of and with the protection of law to bust workers' unions.

          As a liberal, the liberalization of all of our rights and the expansion of those rights is progressive. No illegal wire taps, no indefinite detentions, no arbitrary bans or restrictions of fire arms, and the list goes on. This includes ensuring that no one is making rights onerously expensive to utilize so that rights are only effectively for those with the lucre to utilize them. It is just anathema to liberty if the Governor of TX puts forth policies to effectively render the right to abortion impossible for those at lower incomes and it is just as anathema to liberty for only the rich and the celebrities to be able to exercise their second amendment rights and be protected under their fourth amendment rights under Bloomberg's fiefdom in NYC.

    •  research on (2+ / 0-)
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      happy camper, BlackSheep1

      on how the number of rightwing militias have exploded in the last 4 years

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