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A Nation of Cowards

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Jamie6.5, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Here is an essay by Jeffry R. Snyder that, while 16 years old, is still very pertinent today.
    A good read, and a must read for anyone who believes in the 2nd Amendment.
    It is politically un-partisan in it's tone. Both dems and repubs get blasted.

    http://www.thefiringline.com/Misc/library/cowards.html

     
  2. jeddedia

    jeddedia Wilsonville, Oregon, United States Member

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    Wow a great read!
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The idea that it is the job of law enforcement to protect us is ridiculous. Law enforcement does just that...it enforces the law. Meaning that it often cannot even begin to take action until after the law has been violated. Once they are involved it is usually too late to prevent the crime. All you can hope for is that the perpetrator is punished for the crime they committed. It is up to the individual to take reasonable measures to ensure their own safety and see to it that they do not become a case requiring law enforcement's intervention.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    +1 to ALL the above!! :thumbup:
     
  5. capdek

    capdek Oregon Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    That article is one of the most rational, sensible and balanced arguments I have ever seen for why recognition of the right of the people to keep and bear arms is so important. It should be required reading by everyone! :thumbup:
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I kinda thought so too Cap.
    Pass if on around!
     
  7. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    If you stop to think our founding fathers were the elite of their day , They had it made under the english rule , most owing substancial property, These were wealthy men who risked loosing everythin including their lives to give us what we have or had, just how many of us would give up the comfort of home and hearth to live in starving,cold conditions to protect what they so generously gave us?
     
  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    When seconds count, a cop is just minutes away.

    This is true people can push the law and make you literally a prisoner in your own home. The police can do nothing until the law is broken. And then can only act when they can provide a case. If not then the act goes without justice. Are justice system is built to protect the guilty and endanger the innocent.
    Last time I checked calling 911 doesn't make you bullet proof.
     
  9. jeddedia

    jeddedia Wilsonville, Oregon, United States Member

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    And it has been so ingrained into the people's heads that 911 is the answer to a break in or the guy holding a family at gunpoint, etc.
     
  10. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Awesome read, thanks.