Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:29 PM
MrScorpio (57,715 posts)
I always knew that Ronnie was a Commie
8 replies, 952 views
I always knew that Ronnie was a Commie (Original post)
Response to SummerSnow (Reply #2)
Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:48 PM
napkinz (4,741 posts)
3. Try getting them to admit Reagan raised taxes ...
as governor of California and as president.
These are the same people who believed Romney would win in a landslide. That President Obama is coming for their guns. That a woman's body will reject "rape sperm."
I could go on.
They are living in one HUGE BUBBLE!
Response to MrScorpio (Original post)
Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:58 PM
Viking12 (5,946 posts)
5. He supported the 1994 AWB
Plea From 3 Ex-Presidents
The letter from three former presidents to the House:
May 3, 1994
To Members of the U.S. House of Representatives:
We are writing to urge your support for a ban on the domestic manufacture of military-style assault weapons. This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety. Although assualt weapons account for less than 1% of the guns in circulation, they account for nearly 10% of the guns traced to crime.
Every major law enforcement organization in America and dozens of leading labor, medical, religious, civil rights and civic groups support such a ban. Most importantly, poll after poll shows that the American public overwhelmingly support a ban on assault weapons. A 1993 CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll found that 77% of Americans support a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of semi-automatic assault guns, such as the AK-47.
The 1989 import ban resulted in an impressive 40% drop in imported assault weapons traced to crime between 1989 and 1991, but the killing continues. Last year, a killer armed with two TEC9s killed eight people at a San Francisco law firm and wounded several others. During the past five years, more than 40 law enforcement officers have been killed or wounded in the line of duty by an assault weapon.
While we recognize that assault weapon legislation will not stop all assault weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals. We urge you to listen to the American public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of these weapons.
Gerald R. Ford
Once in a while you get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right.
Response to MrScorpio (Original post)
Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:54 AM
appal_jack (1,928 posts)
8. Reagan was never a friend of the Constitution.
Reagan was never a friend of the Constitution. I know that some rw'ers love him, but what the hell is the point of posting quotes of his here at DU? This is the man who ratted on other actors to the FBI if he thought they were 'communist.' He apointed Ed Meese as his Attorney General, and that man never met a citizen's right that he liked or supported. Since Meese spent most of his term undermining rights codified in the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments (to just scratch the surface), why should any of us be surprised that you can find some anti-Second Amendment quotes in the Reagan rap sheet too?
What's next, quoting Reagan on reproductive (non)freedom for women? Is DU supposed to love that too? Sorry buddy, but I'm pro-choice.
Oh yeah, and Reagan thought fully automatic arms were fine for Nicaragua and his Contra buddies. How'd that work out? I'll fill you in, scholar: it worked out badly for under-equipped Nicaraguan leftists. Just like Reagan (& Nancy) wanted us to say 'No' to drugs, but they didn't worry about paying for those guns via cocaine sales. In other words, he was a hypocrite, a dupe, a fool, or worse. Not really someone I need to look toward as we try to solve 2013 problems.
Here at DU, I expect better.
'The sky's not falling, man. We're rising.' - http://www.buttercupfestival.com/2-55.htm