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

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Wed Aug 8 08:03:30 PDT 2012

Politically strategic, definitely.

Paternalistic, likely.

Generous, perhaps.  (Motivation matters.)

Polite?  Hardly. Especially when you so love to brag about your generosity and your intervention.


On Mon, 6 Aug, 2012 10:59 AM CDT mdw at martinwills.com wrote:

>As an insider (American) looking out, you really should get out and see
>just how polite American society is.  I believe if you look at the overall
>charity the US gives the rest of the world.  We are the #1 exporter of
>free and low-cost food to other countries.  We are the #1 provider of free
>and low-cost medical services to other parts of the world.  We were the #1
>provider of emergency aid to Haiti and Japan after their earth quakes.  If
>you don't want our help, please feel free to turn it down!
>> --- On Mon, 8/6/12, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:
>> An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when
>> one may have to back up his acts with his life.
>> Robert A. Heinlein
>> As an outsider (non-American) looking in, "polite" is one of the last
>> terms I would use to describe American society.
>>           ...ken...
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