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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:34 PM

Thom Hartmann: Do Right-Wing Nuts Need Guns Against Government?



Do right-wing gun nuts really need automatic weapons and military assault rifles to help protect themselves from the government? Our founding fathers say no.

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann on RT TV & FSTV "live" 9pm and 11pm check www.thomhartmann.com/tv for local listings

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Reply Thom Hartmann: Do Right-Wing Nuts Need Guns Against Government? (Original post)
thomhartmann Jan 2013 OP
onehandle Jan 2013 #1
99th_Monkey Jan 2013 #2
Cynicus Emeritus Jan 2013 #3
NoMoreWarNow Jan 2013 #4
BeatleBoot Jan 2013 #5
onthefence1 Jan 2013 #6

Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:38 PM

1. Thanks for that! nt

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:48 PM

2. I'm so happy Thom responded directly to that disgraceful tirade of Alex Jones on Piers Morgan

I was actually discussing this with a friend, who's a self-appointed 2nd Amendment champion
and NRA booster; who sadly buys this line of BS that Thom is calling out, and dissecting in
light of the true intention of the Founding Fathers.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:02 PM

3. I'm a big fan of Thom Hartmann but

 

but he needs to understand that it isn't government that the cynics such as myself are worried about, but instead the wealthy elite, the bankers and the corporatists and those with their own private armies who have plundered us. They have been permitted to become unelected proxies of own government. They want the sheep fighting each other for the privilege of being disarmed.

While the corporate media has changed the dialogue from the greed of the elite to firearms, their corporate buddies continue to own our leaders, send working class to war with propaganda, maintain control over the sheep, and possess their own military weaponry and soon to be drones. They have red phones to the White House to call in chits too. They and the rising potential of fascism are what we need to be concerned about. Those who think not live in Disney World and not reality land.

At the present pace of change the corporations will have their own security and arm of law enforcement that can do what they wish to the huddled masses, just as they do with alleged Walmart shoplifters.

Would Lloyd Blankfein and Wall Street prefer a disarmed America? Of course they would. As elites they want a disarmed populace (see my byline) They have a different set of rules and will never ever be without private security, or disarmed and poor? I'm surprised that so many intelligent Americans are sucked into their propaganda.


Populist, Progressive, and Libertarian supporting the unconditional rights of average people. Corporations are not average people.

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Response to Cynicus Emeritus (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:29 PM

4. Good point-- hasn't heard it framed like that before

 

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:35 PM

5. Great work! Distinguishes between Standing Armies and Regulated Militia

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:55 PM

6. guns and government

 

the fellow interviewed sounds "a little off" in his reason for owning a gun. I do own a gun. I am well trained. Unfortunately, I live in an area that is "less than savory" and have felt threatened in my own yard more than once. Having a weapon helps me to sleep at night. Unfortunately, my government cannot help me at 4:00 am if someone is standing over my bed. Hopefully, one day, I will be able to relocate and safely sleep "weapon free".

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