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Media Again Smears the “Violent” Tea Party

Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 6:04 PM
AmericanLiberal said 'I would make the social contract argument that the right to self-protection is exactly what a citizen is supposed to relinquish in exchange for the benefits conferred by living in a civil society.' Just get the criminals to agree to relinquish not only their firearms, but their knives & clubs and I'm sure you'll get a few to agree with you. Until then, I'll argue that I'll relinquish my right to self protection when hell freezes over and that you can kiss my white *ss.
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 6:09 PM
I might touch you with my fist, but never my lips.

Guys like you are not "all in" with civilization. And your arguments reflect it. And that's fine. Barbarians are always among us. Tragically, though, your influence has waxed over the past few decades and America has become more barbaric as well.
Panda Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 6:16 PM
Say what you want, AL, but my co-workers last night--both right and left wing--were all saying how they wished we had some authorized conceal and carry people working at our business for protection.

I believe the stats generally lean heavily in favor of arming the citizenry, not disarming it so that it becomes fish in a barrel for anyone with a gun. But either way, I certainly know that I would rather have people able to fire back, rather than the helpless crowds at Columbine of this theatre.
Bob F. RVN70-71 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 6:44 PM
AL:
America has become more barbaric over the past few decades because liberal influence has been greater.
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 6:55 PM
I desire the right to defend myself, how barbaric. I'm on my way to have a beer, invented by the Egyptians and perfected by the Germans. Does that make me an ancient nazi?

You're a moron.

The facts surrounding the horrific shooting today in Aurora, Colorado are still coming in, but one thing is clear: the mainstream media is still hell bent on linking the Tea Party to violent occurrences as much as possible, with zero evidence to prove it.

Earlier, ABC News’ Brian Ross linked the Tea Party to the shooting by pointing out “there is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado on the Colorado Tea Party site talking about joining the Tea Party last year. Now we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes, but it is a Jim...