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A letter to Obama and other politicians from Ct.

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest
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    To the Editor:

    This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid

    I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends weren't harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable, staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely affected us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief.

    Gun control has long been a focus of many in this country. Though I'm not knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second Amendment, based on the Founding Fathers' circumstances, it had far more to do with enabling the citizenry to protect themselves against tyrannical government than against local psychopaths. It is about providing a balanced firepower so when King George's successor came knocking on your door, you could fight back. Government today is no less inclined to abuse its authority than it was then. Based on the absurd and ongoing power grab that is present day Washington, it's as threatening as ever.

    That so many of you view the NRA with its resistance to further restrictions on firearms as intransigent lunatics has far more to do with how you conduct yourselves in office than it does with the NRA's actions.

    You in public office are fundamentally dishonest people. You lead lives of deception at every turn, structuring your lives as comfortably as you can while governing with an indifference and arrogance that is absolutely maddening. When the country is reeling from financial disaster, you waste a trillion dollars on a health care bill we can't afford and you've never read. You claim it's critical because health care costs are killing this country... no they're not, you are! You are killing this country. You endorse the ongoing slaughter of millions of unborn children and whine when terrorists are water boarded. You can't lecture us right in Newtown High School about not doing enough to keep our children safe, while simultaneously slaughtering the unborn. You fabricate the intense, media laden drama of the fiscal cliff and lack the courage to do anything about truly reforming the obscene gluttony of government. You know you'll be out of office before the bill comes due… you don't care and have no integrity nor honor.

    You lie whenever and wherever you need to to move forth your agenda. Were you able, you would purge the US of guns… every last gun in the country, if you could. So please forgive Wayne LaPierre and those of us who don't trust you as far as we can spit. You're a dishonest lot, motivated by a distorted worldview. If mass murder prevention were truly your goal, you would welcome armed security wherever needed. It is outrageous that we protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our children.

    I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as intensely as right now. You'll stop restricting guns when only you have them.

    Brendan Duffy

    4 Chestnut Knoll Drive, Sandy Hook January 8, 2013
     
  2. wayno

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    um, er...well, so the current elected officials are worse, or just as bad as, those in the past? what should we do to be certain that the next set will be honest men and women of the highest integrity?

    i don't get it. i think the only conclusion to draw from that statement is to adopt anarchy.
     
  3. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your last statement 100%, you don't get it. Governing in accordance with the Constitution and in a manner that will preserve this great country is not "anarchy."
     
  4. wpairishshot

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    Finally! At least one other Irishman who gets it!! Glory Be!!
     
  5. Model Number 12

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    Wayno, I couldn't agree with you more.

    You really don't get it.
     
  6. Catpower

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    wayno has never got anything, except constipation of the brain
     
  7. Francis Marion

    Francis Marion Well-Known Member

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    Boy wayno, that was beautiful. An impassioned letter from a concerned, worried citizen and you don't get it.That person wrote very eloquently what we all feel and think about our elected representatives( most of them anyhow)

    Wake up!
     
  8. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Wayno I don't like calling people names so a picture of you will have to suffice.

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  9. bigdogtx

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    sadly, wayno,,,,,,,many Americans are just like you,,,,,,,,,,they just don't get it..........
     
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    Nice letter
     
  11. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    The guy that sent the letter was right on spot. They are all liars and thieves. The only things they are interested in is self enrichment and keeping their party in power. Like it or not they do not give a shxx about any of us. Bulge.
     
  12. wayno

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    "they are all liars and thieves".

    well, the point i am trying to make is simple: what are we going to do about it?

    is there some tipoff to how to find an honest candidate? membership in some particular section of some party? occupation? age?

    really--if you don't know, aren't we doomed to reelect liars and thieves? if so, why pay attention to government. that is "anarchy".

    why do i catch so much name calling for that simple exercise?
     
  13. darr

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    Mr. Duffy hit the nail on the head with regards to our elected officials.But,he omitted the true culprits.The voters who gave these people power.

    Wayno unwittingly asked a very good question.What are we going to do about it?The answer,imho,is nothing until it gets much worse.We sit here and piss and moan about the state of affairs but the bottom line is the right side is out numbered by the wrong side.

    Darr
     
  14. wayno

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    actually, darr, the question was asked "wittingly", i suppose you might say. i might not agree with some of the folks around here about some political issues, but there are two things about which i want to make myself absolutely clear: 1. i want dishonest poles out of office, in any way possible. 2. i love guns, and the sporting use of them. but i think their configuration can be "reasonably" regulated, just like "free speech", or any other right.
     
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