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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #93)

Fri May 3, 2013, 08:33 AM

102. I knew a Kent State National Guardsman.

He said that the minutes and hours after the shooting broke out he began to seriously question everything. His orders, his leadership, mission, nothing made much sense any more. They went there to keep the peace and wound up shooting a bunch of hippies instead. And by his analysis they weren't even hippies who needed to be shot. It was one of those traumatic events that convinced him he would not and could not fire on civilians no matter what. And since I know one of the victims fairly well I would have to agree that he didn't need shot at all seeing as how he wasn't even part of the protest.

They might shoot once, but then they'd fall into factions among themselves. That would be when the real trouble would begin. I hope I never see it.

My great Grandfather was part of Blair Mountain. His impression was that when you take away everything from a man you should expect him to not take it well at all. Unfortunately that is what is happening today. We are under pressure from every side to give away our freedoms, our economic opportunities, our religious liberty, our rights to speak freely, just to make the government and it's benefactors more comfortable.

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