[FoRK] Fwd: Rand Paul: Obama Just Banned 1 Million Firearms

mdw at martinwills.com mdw at martinwills.com
Mon Aug 6 12:54:54 PDT 2012

Sorry, I only stroke pedantic twits at the petting zoo.


> By "stupid" you seem to mean valid, sharp questions, the answers to
> which would be further revealing of your values -- and thus devastating
> to your position.
> So, you decided to play it safe, and pretend you didn't notice them.
> Hmmm... is that the kind of courage you found on the field of battle?
> Oh, sorry -- another "stupid" question, eh?
> I was DOD for several years.  But, all I did was break terrorist
> traffic, task monitoring, stop bombings, save American lives -- both in
> country and abroad.  Even during a few field installations, I rarely
> felt I was "in harms way."
> Do I qualify to help amend the US Constitution?  Maybe just a little?
> The drive to Ft. Meade was CRAZY risky.  Can I count that as danger?
> I inadvertently saved foreign lives.  Can I amend ~their~ constitution?
> There's no easy way to say this, man:  the stupid is NOT inbound.
> GS
> On 8/6/12 12:38 PM, mdw at martinwills.com wrote:
>> Does asking stupid questions make you feel less stupid?  How about a
>> stupid question that is worded so it makes the other person think that
>> you
>> are less stupid?  How about comments from others commenting on the
>> stupidness of your question.. Does it make you feel more or less stupid?
>> Quit playing word games and think. That is what supposedly makes you
>> different from the other organisms on this planet.
>> --Martin--
>>> The<timeless and inerrant>  constitution, "Dont f_ck with it", does
>>> that include the amendments?
>>> Does amending the constitution constitute "f_cking with it"?
>>> Isn't swearing allegiance pretty much the same as swearing to uphold?
>>> If not, can anyone swear to uphold the constitution, or does it have
>>> to be within the context of some government sponsored lethal force
>>> organisation? Is being a member of a government sponsored lethal force
>>> organisation the only way to uphold the constitution?
>>> Why does a willingness to kill and be killed (in harms way), make
>>> someone a more worthy citizen? What if you were in the armed services,
>>> but never left, e.g. the Pentagon - does that mean you were in harm's
>>> way?
>>> What if you were willing to be in harm's way, but there wasn't an
>>> opportune war to go to, does that count?
>>> What about your military/paramilitary sisters, do they count?
>>> Can you talk a little more about how, in your service, you have
>>> personally contributed to upholding the constitution? Like, were there
>>> any specific actions you took that resulted in the constitution being
>>> more upheld, versus less upheld if you hadn't taken that action?
>>> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM,<mdw at martinwills.com>  wrote:
>>>> A little broader...  Those SWORN to uphold the US Constitution
>>>> including
>>>> all law enforcement and reserves (active and retired).  I happen to
>>>> have
>>>> had US Navy, PD, and currently Air Force commitments upholding the
>>>> constitution.  As my past and present brothers would say "Don't F**K
>>>> with
>>>> it!".
>>>> Martin
>>>>> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM,<mdw at martinwills.com>  wrote:
>>>>>> Only those people
>>>>>> who have put themselves in harms way to protect the Constitution
>>>>>> should
>>>>>> be
>>>>>> allowed to change it (enough said on my view).
>>>>> And remember: "Service guarantees citizenship"
>>>>> Does this mean the US needs to be committed to an enduring series of
>>>>> wars to ensure the size of its pool of citizen/veterans?
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