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Name one communist country, or one despotic dictatorship, where gun ownership among the civilian population is a cherished right? Of course you can't. That type of tyranny only flourishes in an environment where the population is weak, and unable to stand up for itself. In the 1930's, after Hitler came to power, the NAZI government made the ownership of guns among private civilians illegal. They then proceeded to confiscate all the guns so that the German people would be weak, and unable to stand up against the tyrannical activities of their own government.
The Nazi(LIBERALS) disarmament campaign began as soon as Hitler assumed power in 1933. It started with the creation of large volumes of written rules and regulations. Yet it was not until March 1938, the same month that Hitler annexed Austria, that the Nazis created their own Weapons Law. On November 9, 1938, the Nazis(LIBERALS) launched the Kristallnacht, and unarmed Jews all over Germany were attacked by government-sponsored mobs. In conjunction with Kristallnacht, the government used the administrative authority of the 1938 Weapons Law to require immediate Jewish surrender of all firearms and edged weapons, and to mandate a sentence of death or 20 years in a concentration camp for any violation. Do you think if the Jews in Nazi Germany were well armed, and offered feirce resistance, that the holocaust would have happened on a scale that it did? Of course not. They offered very little resistance, and were not armed. Also during Hitlers reign, the Germans invaded country after country in Europe. However, one country they would not invade was Switzerland. Why? Switzerland was the only country left in Europe that still allowed it's people to freely keep and bear arms. The NAZI's(LIBERALS), being afraid of widespread armed resistance, left them alone.
The Hitler gun control lie

Gun rights activists who cite the dictator as a reason against gun control have their history dangerously wrong

The 1938 law signed by Hitler that LaPierre mentions in his book basically does the opposite of what he says it did.“The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition,” Harcourt wrote. Meanwhile, many more categories of people, including Nazi party members, were exempted from gun ownership regulations altogether, while the legal age of purchase was lowered from 20 to 18, and permit lengths were extended from one year to three years.

The law did prohibit Jews and other persecuted classes from owning guns, but this should not be an indictment of gun control in general. Does the fact that Nazis forced Jews into horrendous ghettos indict urban planning? Should we eliminate all police officers because the Nazis used police officers to oppress and kill the Jews? What about public works — Hitler loved public works projects? Of course not. These are merely implements that can be used for good or ill, much as gun advocates like to argue about guns themselves. If guns don’t kill people, then neither does gun control cause genocide (genocidal regimes cause genocide).

Besides, Omer Bartov, a historian at Brown University who studies the Third Reich, notes that the Jews probably wouldn’t have had much success fighting back.“Just imagine the Jews of Germany exercising the right to bear arms and fighting the SA, SS and the Wehrmacht. The [Russian] Red Army lost 7 million men fighting the Wehrmacht, despite its tanks and planes and artillery. The Jews with pistols and shotguns would have done better?”

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The Hitler gun control lie
Gun rights activists who cite the dictator as a reason against gun control have their history dangerously wrong
The 1938 law signed by Hitler that LaPierre mentions in his book basically does the opposite of what he says it did.“The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition,” Harcourt wrote. Meanwhile, many more categories of people, including Nazi party members, were exempted from gun ownership regulations altogether, while the legal age of purchase was lowered from 20 to 18, and permit lengths were extended from one year to three years.
The law did prohibit Jews and other persecuted classes from owning guns, but this should not be an indictment of gun control in general. Does the fact that Nazis forced Jews into horrendous ghettos indict urban planning? Should we eliminate all police officers because the Nazis used police officers to oppress and kill the Jews? What about public works — Hitler loved public works projects? Of course not. These are merely implements that can be used for good or ill, much as gun advocates like to argue about guns themselves. If guns don’t kill people, then neither does gun control cause genocide (genocidal regimes cause genocide).
Besides, Omer Bartov, a historian at Brown University who studies the Third Reich, notes that the Jews probably wouldn’t have had much success fighting back.“Just imagine the Jews of Germany exercising the right to bear arms and fighting the SA, SS and the Wehrmacht. The [Russian] Red Army lost 7 million men fighting the Wehrmacht, despite its tanks and planes and artillery. The Jews with pistols and shotguns would have done better?”
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/11/stop_talking_...
Myths, lies and stupidity.. that's liberal...
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An America that is losing faith with religion

There is a close relationship between culture and cult — between the shared attitudes and values of a people and their religious views and practices. American culture is increasingly shaped by men and women who would rather sleep in or play golf on a Sunday morning.

The nation’s religious composition — as revealed in a recent presentation by Luis Lugo of the Pew Research Center — is changing. In 2012, America ceased to be a majority Protestant country — the result, mainly, of a decline in the numbers of mainline Protestants (though there have been smaller losses among white evangelicals as well). Catholicism is holding its own with a stable 22 percent of the public, but its ethnic composition has shifted dramatically — about half of all Catholics younger than 40 are Latino.

One group, however, has swelled: those with no religious affiliation, also known as “nones”(as in “none of the above”). In the 1950s, this was about 2 percent of the population. In the 1970s, it was about 7 percent. Today, it is close to 20 percent. These gains can be found in all regions of the country, including the South. The trend is particularly pronounced among whites, among the young and among men.

....Though the nones are varied, and occasionally confused, their overall growth has been swift and unprecedented. This has occasioned scholarly disagreement over the causes. Clearly, the social stigma against being religiously unaffiliated has faded. America used to have plenty of Protestant agnostics and Catholic agnostics — people who identified with a faith tradition culturally but not theologically. Such cultural attachment has become less expected and less common. But the decline of religious conformity is itself a major social development, requiring some explanation.

One theory: The accelerated growth of the nones coincided with the rise of the religious right in the 1990s, leading some scholars to assert a connection. Though causality is hard to establish, many nones hold a very dim view of religious conservatives — asserting that churches are too focused on rules and money and too involved with politics. It is easy to imagine some of the unaffiliated looking at the movement led by Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson and concluding:“If this is religion, I want no part in it.”

But the trend appears to run deeper. As Lugo points out, declining trust in religious institutions since the 1990s has been accompanied by declining trust in most institutions (with the notable exception of the military). Confidence in government and big business has simultaneously fallen — and the public standing of both is lower than that of the church. Americans may be less affiliated with religious organizations because they have grown generally more individualistic and skeptical of authority.

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<quoted text>Myths, lies and stupidity.. that's liberal...
If You Believe These Right Wing Lies, You Shouldn’t Own a Gun

....In summation, if you believe easily debunked hysteria offered up by right wing cons and grifters (aka,“pundits”,“politicians” and “entertainers”), you are a victim of your own failure to think and hence should not be allowed to own a dangerous weapon. If you are threatening to murder people (including Democratic Congresspeople – new low,“patriots” don’t threaten to murder people over legislation. Really.) who disagree with your version of reality, you are only bringing attention to the fact that you should not own a gun because you are a threat to other citizens.

Remember, patriots, your second amendment does not trump others’ first amendment rights. When you show respect for all of the amendments and the rights of other human beings, you will be making a much better argument for paying attention to what you have to say.

No, I’m not an elitist, but if you think I am, you’re just demonstrating how low you set the bar for yourself. Man up, patriots. It costs nothing to educate yourselves and yes, we expect a modicum of sanity and working brain cells before we hand you weapons of mass destruction because guess what, our right to live trumps your right to be an idiot. Cry us a river.

Psst: Real, lasting liberty is won through ideas, not guns.“Loving your country” for real implies that you be educated about basic history and civics (immigrants have to know these things when they become citizens, why not you American exceptionalists?). Ponder that the next time you refer to yourself as a patriot.

Prove your worthiness by sounding somewhat reasonable, and then you won’t frighten the nation so much and they won’t awaken to the threat you pose in your primitive state. You’d better pray that nothing happens to any of the people you’re threatening right now, because if it does, it’s all over for your rights to own a weapon of mass destruction (Reagan/Brady ringing a bell?). It’s called losing big time. Go with sanity — it’s better for everyone.

Happy Gun Appreciation day, patriots.

Notice for Patriots: The Dixie Gun and Knife Show has been closed today due to an accidental shooting. Rinse, repeat.

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We always knew the evil Catholics were behind it.

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Name one communist country, or one despotic dictatorship, where gun ownership among the civilian population is a cherished right? Of course you can't. That type of tyranny only flourishes in an environment where the population is weak, and unable to stand up for itself. In the 1930's, after Hitler came to power, the NAZI government made the ownership of guns among private civilians illegal. They then proceeded to confiscate all the guns so that the German people would be weak, and unable to stand up against the tyrannical activities of their own government.
The Nazi(LIBERALS) disarmament campaign began as soon as Hitler assumed power in 1933. It started with the creation of large volumes of written rules and regulations. Yet it was not until March 1938, the same month that Hitler annexed Austria, that the Nazis created their own Weapons Law. On November 9, 1938, the Nazis(LIBERALS) launched the Kristallnacht, and unarmed Jews all over Germany were attacked by government-sponsored mobs. In conjunction with Kristallnacht, the government used the administrative authority of the 1938 Weapons Law to require immediate Jewish surrender of all firearms and edged weapons, and to mandate a sentence of death or 20 years in a concentration camp for any violation. Do you think if the Jews in Nazi Germany were well armed, and offered feirce resistance, that the holocaust would have happened on a scale that it did? Of course not. They offered very little resistance, and were not armed. Also during Hitlers reign, the Germans invaded country after country in Europe. However, one country they would not invade was Switzerland. Why? Switzerland was the only country left in Europe that still allowed it's people to freely keep and bear arms. The NAZI's(LIBERALS), being afraid of widespread armed resistance, left them alone.
This is totally incorrect.

Hitler did not take the guns.

The Guns were taken in the agreement that ended WWI. Hitler actually made priate gn ownership easier.

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But was America founded on Christian principles? Just read the first words of the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
From the beginning, America's founders accepted the reality that basic rights were inseparable from human beings and they recognized that those inalienable rights were not given by government nor acquired by force, but that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the gifts of the Creator.
In 1844, the Court said, "Christianity is part of our common law."
In 1892, the Supreme Court said this: "No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national because this is a religious people. This is historically true."
In 1930, the U.S. Supreme Court said this: "We are a Christian people, according to our motto."
In 1952, the U.S. Supreme Court said, "We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
The question isn't - Was America founded on Christian principles? The question is - what world view has given birth to and sustained America? The answer to that question is simple: Christianity.
http://www.aproundtable.org/issues.cfm...
by "their creator"

If you are a Muslim, Hindi, Buddhist etc, your creator is not the same as the Christian creator.

Those words were likely chosen to be inclusive of other religions.

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<quoted text> davey you're still trying to twist the truth. Is truth realy that hard for a liberal such as yourself to grasp? I never said that at all.but yes ,if my thinking that a man who puts his manhood into another man poop is a man who has mental problems makes me a bigot in your mind ,then so be it.. oh , 1 more question for you. When was it that homosexuals became their own race?
Our laws are not just written to be equal to all races but race, creed, sexual orientation & gender.

No one said they were a race.

Your hatred for homosexuals oozes from your posts like pus rom an infected sore.

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George W. Bush Graduated from 'Haw-vard' Business School!!
You hillbillies really like to step in shit, don't you??
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He also was born & raised in New England. Not Texas.

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Chuckle Chuckle. The brainwarshing is working
Another right whiner who thinks that using slurs is funny.

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<quoted text> Do ya left whiners EVER quit blaming Bush for the effects of the Obama recession that's been going on its fifth year already?
Whenever you freaking Obozos quit doing that, I'll quit reminding you of how horrendous Obama's magic hopey-changey snakeoil is.
The recession started in the 4th quarter of 2007. Obama was not President.
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The truth about religion is their is no dominate majority in religion, & religion is no more than organized ideology . A source of dependency & the reason for most every war since the beginning of time. Is there a almighty God? Yea! Yes there truly is, but it's not what we learn from those who were taught lies continue to further spread them. Nobody need a preacher the preach what he/she can read for themselves. No they'd rather read it to you so they can twist & conform scripture to fit their ideology & lifestyle meanwhile collecting the congregations money. So in essence, you all are paying someone to lie to you. People go to church looking for something they've had inside themselves since the day they were born. These lies go all the way back to constantine to convert the greeks into christianity. The holidays basically worshipped in America all have pagan roots. Evidenced in almost every pre existing civilization & culture. The decline of organized religion is a result of America has bitten the proverbial apple & their eyes are becoming open. Seeing the deception & unnecessaryness of religion. There is no intermediate between a person & there God. He didn't need an intermediate to speak to Moses, or anyone else. Get off the nipple & seek ye yourself!
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This is totally incorrect.
Hitler did not take the guns.
The Guns were taken in the agreement that ended WWI. Hitler actually made priate gn ownership easier.
Check you facts Lamo. You may want to read the post if you can.
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by "their creator"
If you are a Muslim, Hindi, Buddhist etc, your creator is not the same as the Christian creator.
Those words were likely chosen to be inclusive of other religions.
No one religion tops the other! Nobody is right or wrong. How can something that whole purpose is to bring out the good in people be wrong? You may not agree with some of the teachings, but who can honestly with peoples ideology from thousands of years ago. Those people just wrote & recorded the good & bad times in the area in which they lived. People should ask themselves why they feel the need to include someone else in their own personal relationship with their own personal God. And why they feel the need to title their religious ideology. Wake up people! The governing force whom we call God have us everything we needed to survive at birth. You have every element of this planet in our bodies. It's not about the holidays & celebrations or Jesus the person, but the message. Something our society seems to overlook!

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"There's an airplane up in the sky"
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"There's an airplane up in the sky"
aeroplane.

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The truth about religion is their is no dominate majority in religion, & religion is no more than organized ideology . A source of dependency & the reason for most every war since the beginning of time. Is there a almighty God? Yea! Yes there truly is, but it's not what we learn from those who were taught lies continue to further spread them. Nobody need a preacher the preach what he/she can read for themselves. No they'd rather read it to you so they can twist & conform scripture to fit their ideology & lifestyle meanwhile collecting the congregations money. So in essence, you all are paying someone to lie to you. People go to church looking for something they've had inside themselves since the day they were born. These lies go all the way back to constantine to convert the greeks into christianity. The holidays basically worshipped in America all have pagan roots. Evidenced in almost every pre existing civilization & culture. The decline of organized religion is a result of America has bitten the proverbial apple & their eyes are becoming open. Seeing the deception & unnecessaryness of religion. There is no intermediate between a person & there God. He didn't need an intermediate to speak to Moses, or anyone else. Get off the nipple & seek ye yourself!
You're off-topic.

“It's all about the struggle”

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aeroplane.
It sounds like an ireplane to me.

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NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> No one religion tops the other! Nobody is right or wrong. How can something that whole purpose is to bring out the good in people be wrong? You may not agree with some of the teachings, but who can honestly with peoples ideology from thousands of years ago. Those people just wrote & recorded the good & bad times in the area in which they lived. People should ask themselves why they feel the need to include someone else in their own personal relationship with their own personal God. And why they feel the need to title their religious ideology. Wake up people! The governing force whom we call God have us everything we needed to survive at birth. You have every element of this planet in our bodies. It's not about the holidays & celebrations or Jesus the person, but the message. Something our society seems to overlook!
So you would have no problem having a worshiper of Ba'al living next door to you? How about having them over for a cookout or playing poker?
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<quoted text>You're off-topic.
Okay, let me be frank! There is no Christian values or Muslim values or any other values. The concept alone is racist! To say this country was formed based on one persons values atop anothers is first false & second ignorant. I'm sure you've all seen roots. The slaves on the ships were praying to Allah. But I guess because they were slaves their religious beliefs didn't matter in the shapings of this country! That's the whole purpose of democracy. So the majority doesn't dominate & undermine the minority! On topic enuff for ?

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