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send2r
July 3, 2009, 09:20 PM
He would lay down the quill pen that had become an extension of his thoughts, just a few more precious words to be scratched out. As he did he rubbed his hand it felt as if he had been chiseling granite.

The old wooden chair groaned under his weight as he sat back. He wondered were all the words right. He took a deep breath and closed his eyes. He smelled the warm Virginia air he loved so much,and listen to the sounds of his farm come in the open windows on the breeze, and pondered this thing he had done. The risks were enormous it effected all he surveyed and all he loved. He had better make sure all his words were clear and his message to the point.

The chair creaked.

He picked up the paper, adjusted his spectacles and began to read: "We the people in order to..."

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4v50 Gary
July 3, 2009, 10:32 PM
Without the Second Amendment, they're meaningless words on a scrap of paper.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
July 3, 2009, 10:44 PM
Well, the moderator may remove this but he might let it stay...Good little post you made. Please don't screw it up by coming back and asking some elementary dumb assed question that a 14 year old boy or girl living in the heart of New York City could answer. Like. "Just cleaned my .36. What kind of gun oil do you think I should use"?.. Or "Just bought a new brand xx so and so and such and such rifle. It's a .50 caliber. What kind of bullet do ya'll think I need to use at the range this coming weekend"?.. Or.."I'm going to sand down and refinish the stock on my rifle. Do ya'll think it will look good"?..
Well, happy 4th of July to all of you including those of you who don't like me very much, which I have been given to understand are most of you...Yeah, well...I may not be a real polite gentleman all of the time but I am a damn good shot and I know how to clean and take care of my weapons...My 4th of July tomorrow will be celebrated with food consisting of fried rattlesnake and home fried potatoes with a pot of coffee and a pan of homemade biscuits while I worry about my Marines in Afghanistan. They're my brothers....

scrat
July 3, 2009, 10:55 PM
GOC where you been you ole coot

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
July 3, 2009, 11:04 PM
Hi Scrat..How's everything out there in the People's Republik of ************? !!!!

Rockwell1
July 3, 2009, 11:45 PM
Wow just wow

tasco 74
July 4, 2009, 01:27 AM
4V50 GARY is right.................................................

ArfinGreebly
July 4, 2009, 01:52 AM
The OP almost quotes the opening line of the Preamble to the Constitution.
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The opening line of the Declaration is
When in the Course of human events . . .


I appreciate the sentiment in any case.

Party on, dudes!

dacavasi
July 4, 2009, 02:03 AM
We may have our "issues", but, warts and all else, there is NO WHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD I would rather live than right here, IN THE GOOD OL' U.S.A.!!!

Truthseeker
July 4, 2009, 03:37 PM
dacavsi,

+1 on that sentiment. There is no place better.

t165
July 5, 2009, 04:04 AM
But the 2nd Amendment is nothing but words on a piece of paper?

billnpatti
July 5, 2009, 07:53 AM
The Second Ammendment and all of the rest are just words on a piece of paper..........if "We The People" allow it to be so. Our Forefathers, in their wisdom, provided these rights for us as citizens of this country. It is up to us, the citizens of the United States of America, to stand up and insure that these freedoms and righs are respected by our government. If we don't, they become nothing but words on a piece of paper. Who will stand with me and tell our representatives that we will not allow Obama's Socialist leaning government to trample on, disregard and misinterpret the rights that our Forefathers provided for us and for which thousands of good men have died? Stand up now or be prepared to kneel forever.

gmark340
July 5, 2009, 09:26 AM
And in the same context, I send this to the kids every Fourth, to remind them that someone had to stand up and take action. At the same time, people can forget their history. Emerson wrote this poem to commerate a monument being placed in memory of the battle of Lexington and Concord, 61 years after the fact, to remind them. I always find it a sobering read:

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Concord Hymn

SUNG AT THE COMPLETION OF
CONCORD MONUMENT, APRIL 19, 1836.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world,

The foe long since in silence slept,
Alike the Conqueror silent sleeps,
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When like our sires our sons are gone.

Spirit! who made those freemen dare
To die, or leave their children free,
Bid time and nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and Thee.

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