COME AND TAKE IT!

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

Thomas Paine
December 23, 1776

2013 finds America full circle from where our Founding Fathers began. Tyranny has raised its ugly head in the form of a President who would be King. The stark reality that our Constitution no longer is relevant to those who hold the highest office in the land puts into perspective what the Founding Fathers must have pondered leading up decision to fight the American Revolution. They and their fellow colonists had a decision to make. Would they live under the yoke of tyranny and slavery or fight for the chance to live as free men? A decision that millions of American patriots are contemplating this very moment.

Undoubtedly, colonial Americans were torn and divided. Some wanted freedom from England, others wanted to remain subject to English crown. Others probably didn’t care. Much like the divided America we find ourselves in today. We have enjoyed the freedoms and liberties that built this once-great nation. And we have watched those liberties usurped by tyrannous men piece by piece over the past decades.

Today, the Vice President of the United States said the President would take executive action on gun control. He didn’t say the President would try to pass legislation through Congress. He said the President was considering exercising executive orders. The President is not allowed unlimited power to unilaterally issue mandates that circumvent the Congress, but he has and does. With little or no resistance from Congress. If the Constitution is no longer followed by those who have sworn to protect it, what do we have? Tyranny.

Obama’s designs on taking our guns is no surprise. While supporters couch their desires for taking our guns behind public safety, nothing is further from the truth. Their aims are to disarm the American populace because we can never be completely controlled when we can shoot back. I’m convinced Obama’s gun control desires are not his ideas. His statist puppet masters have long sought to disarm the American populace. Obama’s attempts are merely the most overt we have seen. For the past four years, gun purchases have been at all-time highs as Americans knew where Obama was going if reelected. After the November election, gun sales have been at a fever pitch as American prepared themselves for what was to come. It has come. It is here.

Everyone who loves liberty and what we once knew America to be has had the time to ask themselves what they are prepared to do and what the price of their actions may be? Do we fully realize what we may lose or do we just bluster on internet blogs? We know what is coming from our adversaries. We know their capabilities and desires. I hope I am wrong but I believe we shall soon have to make the decision to live as slaves or fight and possibly die as free men. AWD made that decision a long time ago.

The dream and light of America will live as long as it burns bright in the hearts of those who love freedom. We have fought wars, internally and externally, to extend the blessings of liberty for future generations. I am not prepared to allow the likes of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the other corruptocrats to take the very freedoms from me they have sworn to uphold.

They must be made to realize the whirlwind they will reap by trying to seize our Constitutionally-protected firearms. The statists may not believe in the 2nd Amendment or even the Constitution but a whole hell of a lot of us do in this great land and will fight to continue living under its blessings.

I don’t want to say too much tonight. I feel much like an athlete before the biggest game of their life. Or perhaps the way a soldier feels before going into combat. I feel like something terrible yet exciting awaits us over the hill. I am comforted in speaking with a lot of my friends and acquaintances that we are prepared to do what we must do. That alone should say enough.

I will end this with my favorite quote from the Founding Fathers. Samuel Adams owned the tavern from where the Sons of Liberty raided the English ships in Boston Harbor. Have you ever heard or read something and wished you had said it? Samuel Adams is that guy for me. Here are the words he spoke at the Pennsylvania State House in 1776:

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”

Molon Labe

awd

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  1. If the Constitution is no longer followed by those who have sworn to protect it, what do we have? Tyranny.AWD

    A long time ago, we gave some among us the power to enforce laws. If those who have sworn an oath to protect and serve the Constitution violate that oath, then they are in breach of contract, and their authority is no longer valid.

    The Second Amendment stands, as do all the others. If any are violated, then the contract is null and void.

    I do not recognize this current governments authority over me if they do not adhere to the Constitution.

    Molon Labe

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    • They have already broken it many times. They can’t even produce a budget as required by law, our AG should be prosecuted for murder. No one in this administration has followed the rule of law, they make it up on the fly. As in the Military we are not required to follow illegal orders put out by a lawless group who thinks they are in charge. We are in charge, they are OUR employees and we can fire them when they refuse to follow the law. They now need to go peacefully, later anyway we can rid the country of them we must do. I will NEVER EVER surrender my rights to a small band of Socialist who have lied and deceived us as they have. The Congress needs to go as they have been COWARDS during the last 4 years. I am a Veteran and have never met a fellow soldier who fought for Socialism. All you law enforcement people have never taken an oath to fight for Socialism and against Americans.

      Molon Labe

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  2. Quartier LeBlanc says:

    Embrace the suck.

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  3. “…300 million guns. 100 million owners. Roughly.

    A third of the nation owns guns. And the Constitution did not admit a natural right to them for the purposes of shooting bunnies and squirrels.

    It is for the more stringent task of shooting tyrants, wherever they raise their heads.

    That’s the whole point.”

    http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/

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  4. AWD,

    Every soldier I ever met was pretty much a man of integrity… and they surely didn’t like lavender scented bubble baths. Government better not cross the line regarding confiscation of weapons owned by individuals who believe and support the Constitution. Even though I’m an old soldier, I can still run and pull the trigger on a weapon.

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  5. While you are waiting for your AR-15 to be manufactured and delivered to the gun shop, you might want to learn how to shoot a long gun properly in the meantime. Remember, one shot one hit is firepower.

    The Project Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic training is open to anyone with a rifle and a few hundred rounds of ammo. Their aim is to teach you to shoot a rack grade open-sight rifle at to 400 yards. It is held by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA.org). Check out their website for details.

    Learning to shoot properly is something you want to do before The Great Dictator issues his Executive Orders that all intelligent Americans will consider “The Eve of Battle.”

    Training and Practice on Red Coat Targets is the essence of Project Appleseed. And you’ll have fun as well!

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  6. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    All those hollywood gun control hypotcrits who demand we all surrender our guns to der fehrer OBAMA and his imperial storm troopers need to pack their bags and leave america now and never ever come back and that gose to JOHNNY DEPP,MICHEAL MOORE,OLIVER STONE and all the rest of those spoiled little hollyweird twerps

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  7. Cinnamon Girl says:

    Another amazing post from AWD. For once, I’ll be brief.

    Thank you, AWD.

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    • Amen to that. ~ All of it. I’m being brief too.

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    • CG,

      We hate it when you’re brief!!!… let it out girl.

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      • Cinnamon Girl says:

        Aw, Paul B. It was late and I’d previously done a lot of writing in the last two days, plus it was hard to expound on AWD’s succinctly written piece.

        However, haha, today I do have more to say. On the well-known social network that most people use I noticed that my liberal friends have begun firing back, so to speak, about the gun control issue. They’re saying things like, “If the first thing you thought about after the Colorado and Sandy Hook shootings was, ‘Oh, no, Obama might try to take away our guns’, YOU SUCK”. And, “yeah, conservatives, if you don’t like something you just shoot it”.

        It angers me a bit but it also calms me to think of the fact that they realize they are officially “cool”. They have hip society on their side and of course, all of the media, the federal government, Hollywood, the elite, and the “educated” masses of college students and new graduates. They believe this coolness and acceptance in society gives them carte blanche to ridicule and demean regular, everyday, American people who keep guns for protection. We’ve been painted as redneck, stupid, deluded, stubborn, closed-minded, racist, and what have you. It’s their way of bullying.

        Well, they’ve got one thing right. We are stubborn. Stubbornness created this country. Stubbornness built it. Stubbornness keeps us fed, clothed, and housed, and keeps us free from what has befallen the rest of the world.

        When the government thugs come for our guns, many will give them up freely. We can all guess from which states these open-minded surrender monkeys will hail. Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Oregon, Maine (if dedicated AWD’ers are from these states, you’re excepted). But when they’ve got to deal with Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, etc., and even the northern two-thirds of Florida, that’ll be something else altogether.

        Will we secede? Will there be battles? Will some wise lawyers decide to defend us in courts of law? It remains to be seen. But in any event, we must see to it ourselves that we live as free people. It’s just a shocking, crying shame that our own government is fighting us.

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        • CG,

          Now that is the post I expected from you… my feelings are a little hurt, you left Missouri out of the states who will stand up and fight for our rights. May have to delete you from my Christmas card list next year.

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        • CG

          Now you know why this old dude, born in MA, lives in GA. I went to the bank in MA, to the safety deposit vault, withdrew my cojones, strapped them on and came down south.

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  8. Lt. Sandman says:

    Is it possible to get the United States Military to turn on the American people?

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    • No way. The Military is ours, the People’s, not to serve the Washington political class, but to support and defend the constitution. The same oath all elected officials take, the difference is that our young men and women in the military don’t have their pockets lined with money from special interest. And one more point, every uniformed soldier is kept going by letters from loved ones, it is their lifeline to home and family. There is NO way our military would turn their weapons on their families or the families of fellow soldiers. Service to thi country gives our soldiers a deeply ingrained respect for freedom, country, and constitution.

      I think the better question would be, if our elected officials would be so quick to dismiss the constitution, what would stop them from using marshal law and NATO troops on American soil?

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    • Pray that the Oath Keepers are alive and well.

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    • Have wondered the same thing myself. Most folks say “no way,” but who knows? I’ve seen plenty in the last 4 years of this Regime that left me speechless. I take my Black Lab to a nearby park almost every day and I was thoroughly gobsmacked by another dog owner who happens to be about 80 years old and a retired Marine. I recently asked him what he thought about the C in C, and he said “Oh, he’s WONDERFUL!” while he launched into even further adoration. This man doesn’t seem to have dementia, either. I was floored.

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      • Cinnamon Girl says:

        This elderly gentlemen, remember, gets his news from the mainstream media and believes every word because he came from a generation that were honest and sincere, and they expect the same from everyone else.

        Also, quite frankly, and I know I’m painting a broad picture here, as long as senior citizens get their goodies they could care less about much else.

        There are huge amounts, actually the majority, of senior citizens who support this regime because the current administration have very successfully duped them. I’m not saying that elderly folks are stupid or naive. Rather, they’re simply too trusting and uninterested in the minutae.

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        • CG,
          You may be onto something there. This gentleman told me that he’d voted Republican all his life, but “Bush’s stupid war” made him vote for Bammy. O-o-o-o-o-kay….. I have a very cordial relationship with this man, so I decided not to venture into political discussions with him, but I’d sure like to know what he thinks about this push to disarm Americans. One would think he’d be alarmed, being a Marine and all, but who knows? Up is down, black is white, etc. etc. these days….

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  9. “…whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government,…”.

    The time will soon come to put up, or shut up.

    I pray when the time comes, I will be man enough to do the right thing.

    God help us all.

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  10. LonelyInBaltimore says:

    Not a good place to announce such a thing, but I haven’t a simple .22. Nothing. Nada. I had my awakening to all this only a short year and a half ago. I was another taker. No welfare — don’t get me wrong. But I was an OWS punk who thought I deserved everything from the government tit.

    What is a man like me to do, now that I have nothing so close to this coming event?

    With respect, love and LOYALTY to the Constitution of the USA,

    —LinBmore

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    • “What is a man like me to do, now that I have nothing so close to this coming event?”

      Go to your local gun shop or sporting goods store and wait a few hours on the long line to buy whatever the hell they still have in stock.

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    • RedStaterNYC says:

      LIB (hey…wait a minute!), I’m don’t want to get into details but I’m in a similar situation. I’ll leave it at this: I’m gonna do what I have to do.

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    • Lonely-

      If you can- share your knowledge with others who were on the OWS side with you. The more true knowledge of our country, the more appreciation. The more the ability to take the good with the bad, weigh it and see how the liberty, the freedom given us by our founding fathers is the greatest gift that any nation of citizens has had in the history of man.

      Freedom is NOT the right to take what the other man earned.

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      • LonelyInBaltimore says:

        Right on, sir. Right on. It’s hard to share with folks who think that the conservatives are the enemy. The meme that the rich guy is at fault here is heavily, heavily blanketed over my whole generation. The fact that a 25 year old, like myself, saw the whole thing as a sham is a testament to my father and grandfather’s words and advice growing up.

        It will take a LOT of work, and will be difficult. Eventually, they will have to see it anyway.

        With Respect,

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    • LinBmore:
      Just curious. How did your “awakening” occur? And welcome home. :)

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      • LonelyInBaltimore says:

        I moved from my hometown in PA, to Baltimore, MD due to work. At that point, I felt like I fell into a BET special about dialysis, where I’m the token white cracka’.

        It ALL follows from there. I’m sure you can imagine.

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    • Not a good place to announce such a thing, but I haven’t a simple .22. Nothing. Nada.LINB

      A year and a half ago? A used shotgun can be had for under two hundred bucks. You were OWS? Well it sucks to be you if you don’t have a gun to protect yourself. Sorry, no sympathy from me, Occupooper.

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      • LonelyInBaltimore says:

        Not asking for sympathy, sir. Just advice. I was highly misguided.

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        • IF it is advice you seek then heed this well…

          …get a rifle. When the shooting starts you’re going to want something… ANYTHING that can hit someone at more than 300 yards.

          Even an old Mosin Nagant will serve you well if you learn how to use it right.

          A shotgun is good up close. A handgun is good up close. Most of the fighting WILL NOT be up close though.

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  11. Spot-on once again, AWD!

    This kept me awake most of the night last night, going over all the possible scenarios for when they come to my door, or when I come home and find my house ransacked and my guns taken. I am frightened, angry and excited all at once. I’m mostly angry at the stupidity of people who refuse to comprehend the simple truth that the 2nd Amendment is the glue that holds the rest of it together. No right to defend against tyranny = tyranny. No brainer.

    I am wondering if anyone has heard of the million man march for the 2nd Amendment on February 8th. I’ve been in touch with my local tea party group about going, if it’s a real event. We can make it one, anyway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

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  12. bargis tryhol says:

    Now, it takes alot to pizz off old Bargis!
    Call me fricken’ names, I don’t care.

    Make fun of me being an old time conservative…I don’t give a flip.

    But you start screwing with my rights, well bubba, I’m going to get a real big case of Florida red ass!

    Over at my site SatireWorld.com, we make pretty big fun of the current crop of liberal jerkoffs and media jackasses. It ain’t hard to do, they usually set themselves up anyway and all we do is show how stupid they are to the world and probably the next galaxy as well. But now, the ha-ha gloves are off and we will get mean and nasty.

    How? By exposing their true agenda and telling the hard bare facts.

    http://satireworld.com/politic.....your-arse/

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  13. Right Wing Terrorist says:

    Gun control will not go well.
    http://wintersoldier2008.typep.....-well.html

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    • RedStaterNYC says:

      Excellent post.

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    • The iron in the will of Americans can be seen in the their hands. In the above link, the words that caught my eye, I have seen before and I truly, truly believe them:

      “The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson”

      The Second Amendment was written to protect the Second Amendment and the people from a tyrannical government. Had our founding fathers wanted a socialist country, they would have done so. They recognized the evils and failures of such a nation.

      We question if we should resist the movement and actions of this Obama government. All the little rats who want full control, who wish to bend us to their definition of what society should be, have come out of their warrens and are using our Constitution against us and when that grand document stymies them, they try to change it.

      Stand fast! Your grand children will remember you with honor, unless a Howard Zinn or an Oliver Stone gets to write our history for them.

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    • My hope is that this gives our rulers a moment of pause, a little time to reflect on what they are doing. This has become more than just table talk, this has become as real as it gets. The Clinton era gun ban was nothing compared to this.

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  14. Right Wing Terrorist says:

    I’m on a roll. Here’s some motavational music that dosen’t suck.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFi7bWkyRpA

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  15. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    We need to run the rotten UNITED NATIONS clean out of america and have that UN facility RAIZED to the ground turn the area into a bird refuge with goose hunting allowed

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  16. IMHO should any gun control legislation be passed,we will soon find out how many fools and useful idiots are willing to die for Obama and how many patriots are willing to give their all to save the Constitution and this Republic. As for any foreign troops that happen to show up on US soil; give them no quarter.

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  17. OOOOPS -I guess this one got by the libs in Congress:

    http://conservativebyte.com/20.....istration/

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  18. BigLittleKid says:

    I got the message, loud and clear, a long time ago. But if you think that even that many Americans (with guns) can defend themselves against the arsanal the military and police have stockpiled, I’m afraid you have another think coming guys.
    It’s just not posible.

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    • I beg to differ;
      First, just like the last Civil War; the military will be split, and their hardware with them -some on the side of Freedom, and some obeying their despot.
      Second; most military hardware is simply unusable against individuals for several reasons, one being the fact that precision guided munitions are EXPENSIVE and not in unlimited supply, especially with half of your manufacturing and maintainance assets fighting against Tyranny. Also, as proven again and again in Vietnam, Iraq and Afganistan it is simply the wrong tool set to use against anything but an organized mass army. We’re talking Stalingrad on an epic scale, where artillery and airstrikes are of very limited value.
      This means that they would have to come at us one at a time, and on the ground; while being ambushed and sniped from every corner and rooftop, while spending assets defending vunerable and high value targets like their motor pools and fuel reserves.
      Then there are the political repercussions of using ‘too much’ force, and collateral damage. For every Patriot they murder, they will find two more joining the cause against them, and more defections from their own side. Every time they bomb a neighborhood or town, it will only turn more and more against their despotism -even if their MSM propagandists try to ‘spin’ the news.
      In either case, I will either
      Live Free or Die.

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  19. Right Wing Terrorist says:

    BLK, if you think for a moment that the vast majority military and LE are not on our side then you can tuck tail and die your many coward’s deaths.

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  20. KennakaKeeper says:

    One thing I learned shooting varmints is a crossbow is very silent and deadly. I’m also pretty good with a crossbow pistol. Deadly, silent and very inexpensive plus no permits, background checks or other foolish government laws for home use. Just a thought!

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    • BigLittleKid says:

      Sure, a crossbow is very silent and deadly. And also slow.

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      • BLK,

        Even if 50% of those owning guns were willing to stand up and fight, you would see the government put their tails between their legs and not think about gun confiscation. Remember… the world would be watching and the last thing our government wants is for the world to see thousands dead in the streets defending our rights.

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      • BigLittleKid, my 1992 Xi Legacy bow still slings out my Chuck Adams 2213 aluminum arrows tipped with 100 grain ThunderHead broadheads at 240 feet per second without making a sound. And AWD can still dial ’em in.

        awd

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  21. “the shot heard round the world” that started the revolutionary war was fired to prevent the british from confiscating the weapons the colonists had been gathering in lexington.

    those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat the mistakes.

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  22. Quartier LeBlanc says:

    According the WSJ Obama and the libs don’t have much of a chance of getting anything through unless they go the executive order route. Biden is just probably playing with himself. He’s just putting it out there to see if the dictatorship deal will get some traction. I hope the libs remember that dictatorships works both ways.

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  23. THE SAVAGE NATION (HOUR 1) 01-09-2013 [Executive order to take guns?!!]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yWd6Ud0vAY

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  24. Our Jewish masters make us send 3 billion dollars a year to Israel to complete the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians…and then all of their legislators now want to strip the American goyim of their weapons…this post will be deleted by AWD,,can’t afford to offend the tribe.

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    • Reynauld, you’re full of shit!….I suppose you’re ok with all the billions in foreign aid to Arab countries, huh?

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    • Disgusted Patriot says:

      Our Jewish masters?!?! Who does your speech writting? Goebbels or Hitler? Perhaps you support the Palestinians, perhaps the Jihadists or maybe Al Quada.

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    • Disgusted Patriot says:

      Our Jewish masters?!?! Who does your speech writting? Goebbels or Hitler? Perhaps you support the Palestinians, perhaps the Jihadists or maybe Al Quada.

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    • No such thing as a Palestinian, they are Arab squatters. You’ll have to do better than that if you want your anti-semitic comment deleted. We’ve heard it before, ‘it’s da Joooo’s…

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  25. I lkie the idea that all the wanna be rulers, elite media and Hollyweird hypocrites will have “open season” declared on them when the SHTF!
    Molon Labe you bastards, Molon Labe!

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    • Why do you think they are so desperate to disarm us? Any fool can see the storm on the horizon… when the SHTF I do blame the politicians, MSM elite, Hollywierd and the sheeple ( Obama voters ) that put them on a pedestal.

      The day is coming when the libtards that are flaunting Obama stickers on thier Prius ( or Prii ) will have to personally pay for the cultural suicide that they have brought to this country… glad they are so willing to cooperate by enthusiastically identifying themselves with thier “we won” attitude…

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  26. TiminKuwait says:

    I’m pissed!!! Pissed like I haven’t been before. Not at Obama or Biden or really anyone in this administration. After all, they made no bones about what they were about and where they wanted to go. They are simply communist tyrants being exactly who they are.

    I’m pissed at the majority of voting Americans who agree with this line of thought!! What the heck has happened to us? When did tyrany and anti-liberty thinking become mainstream? Was I sleeping? Were we all sleeping? I cannot believe, even now, that the majority of my fellow countrymen, whom I fought and bled for, are so eager to lap up the bitter water that is surfdom. But they are. America is being taken over, not with bombs and bullets, not with planes and tanks, not with swords and knives, but by the applauding masses who worship in the shadow of Obama.

    Is this how the colonials felt about the loyalists? Did they wonder how their fellow countrymen could willingly lie down with their oppressors?

    I really never thought I’d see open rebellion and revolution in my country during my lifetime, but now I’d be surprised if I’m not involved with it in the near future. Question is, are there enough of us to have any real effect?

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