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Old 01-30-2013, 14:10   #61
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Excellent Letter

Having been out of the net, I wish I had known and signed it before this was published. I shall endeavor to keep my awareness up in the future....

That said, I must point out how proud I am of this letter's commission, and for the men who stand behind it. I too took a solemn oath of allegiance to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and this oath is for life.
God Bless you all….jd
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Old 01-30-2013, 14:12   #62
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This was my personal favorite........

Some comments on the letter from THER BLAZE:

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Well, we know who the first 1,100 people the government is going after!

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Just WHO do you think the government would send?
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Old 01-30-2013, 15:18   #63
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More Education

I was recently talking to a Marine officer who's a friend. He's also a civilian LEO. We were discussing the opinion of the second amendment among young ones serving. The conversation revealed what I had suspected: that the younger folks are not educated on the fundamentals of the US Constitution and some just don't care. In a LEO's case, they're just taught the legalese of when it's OK to arrest someone. That's great except that so many current laws appear to be unconstitutional (IMHO).

I remember, as a young PFC, just thinking I need to do what I was ordered to do. I assumed every order was a legal one unless it was something to the effect of 'go blow grandma's brains out'. If I was ordered to confiscate weapons from civilians, I would have done it. AFAIR, at NO time did either an officer or NCO brief us on the Constitution and how it impacted our responsibilities or actions. Sure, we were explained Geneva Convention stuff, but IMO, that's different.

I've been ETS'd for quite a while now, so maybe things have changed since then. But I think our armed services and LEOs need to do a better job explaining the Constitution to the young folks. And the older folks should get refresher training. After all, if they're going to take an oath to defend it, they sure as hell should understand what it's all really about.

If I were still in, I'd be having a heart-to-heart with the guys both up and down my chain of command.
Are those conversations happening today? I sure hope so.

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Old 01-30-2013, 17:01   #64
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As A former SF soldier and a Retired US Army Special operations NCO I find that General McCrystal is out of touch with reality. He has forgotten what fredom means. Also when the general public is disarmed then we fall under the same rules as a commie state. It is a known fact that when a country is disarmed their crime rate increased ten fold. It also means that the goverment can then control the general public and force them to do what the goverment wants them to do. The proof is look what the man in office is doing now. He is using his office to ram his policy's down our throats and is bragging that he doesn't care what anyone thinks or what the other political parties want. He stated that he has the right to do what he wants while he is in office. All those people who voted for him and putsfofficer him back in office need to wake up and remember this time and what is happening. The General will be most happy to say what ever the President wants or tells him to say. I will say no more at this time. But pay attention to whats comming most of it thru the back door or under the table.

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Old 01-30-2013, 17:09   #65
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I can't even remember who said this but it always stuck: "Telling someone they're about to step on a landmine isn't a threat. It's simply good manners."
Where was that guy on 28 Oct 2012?

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Old 01-30-2013, 17:56   #66
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Old 01-30-2013, 17:58   #67
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J...now that was rich!
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Old 01-30-2013, 18:23   #68
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Now that's just funny Doc.
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Old 01-30-2013, 18:27   #69
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Old 01-30-2013, 18:34   #70
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Damn James...YOU DA MAN.

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Geez, now that's just too freakin' funny. My 2 year old is giving me funny looks because I was laughing so hard.

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Just to add to the 2nd Amendment debate:


December 29, 2013 marks the 123nd Anniversary of Wounded Knee!

Wounded Knee is the just another example of why the Second Amendment exists, and why we shouldn't be in such a hurry to surrender our Right to Bear Arms.
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That's got to be the coolest post I've read on this site in nearly four years.
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Old 01-30-2013, 19:06   #74
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Thanks J, I almost choked to death.

I've spread this around, and have sent it to my congress critters.
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I wish I had 10% your positive view of life!!!! This deserves to be post of the year for 2012 and 2013!!!!!!!
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