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    Filed at 5:07 am under by dcobranchi

    But I believe this is a good example of why HSLDA and the conservative homeschoolers are so gung ho on having their kids join the military. The far-right fringe believes there’s a war coming and they intend to be “well regulated” when it does they start it.

    Today’s right-wing letter-writer doesn’t even realize that he’s threatening to become the domestic enemy he’s sworn to defend against:

    Democratic Congress taking away freedoms

    Why are the Democrats in Congress so dead set on destroying the United States of America as a capitalistic nation and turning it into a democratic socialistic country? Is it because they want more power over the people? Yes.

    Serving this great country for 21 years, protecting its great way of life, helping communistic and socialistic countries to become capitalistic countries, only to see the U.S. move to socialism, is not what I fought for. Why aren’t we protesting?

    Democrats are pushing this country into slavery of the low-income and middle-income Americans. Is not every American a free man or woman today? Did not this country abolish slavery? Does Congress not realize that, “We the people,” the American voters, are whom they work for? Should we not be telling them what laws to pass to protect America? Was there not a revolution against Britain? Is there another revolution brewing? I’ve read that history repeats itself.

    I took an oath to protect this country from foreign and domestic enemies. Will I have to spill my blood on American soil to protect our freedom as our forefathers did? I love my country more than I treasure my life. I am willing to fight and die to preserve my freedom. Are you willing to preserve our freedom, so that your children may live as free men and women?

    If you are not for freedom, then you are against freedom. Therefore, I consider you an adversary.

    Scott Manning

    He’s very confused. Socialism and capitalism are economic systems. Both are compatible with democracy, which I believe we claim to be in favor of. If the country ever voted for a socialist government, we would all be bound by that collective decision, and the military (including Scott Manning) would be obliged to defend the government against extremists who would attempt by force of arms to overthrow it.

    NOTE: Obama and the Democrats are NOT working to bring socialism to the US. That’s a Limbaughesque lie.

    6 Responses to “JUST AN ANECDOTE”

    Comment by
    March 13th, 2009
    at 9:13 am

    The Obama and socialism bit is a 100% foolproof idiot detector. Anybody that believes that ridiculous meme is an without a doubt an idiot, and you an safely ignore them.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    March 13th, 2009
    at 9:59 am

    Except — since when are armed idiots safe to ignore?

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    March 13th, 2009
    at 10:05 am

    Again, I hope the Homeland Security folks are on this. This loon has access, apparently, to weapons. And he has a serious misunderstanding about who his Commander in Chief is.


    Comment by
    March 13th, 2009
    at 2:37 pm

    I don’t know if y’all consider me on the ‘far-right fringe’ or not, but I’m probably as close as you’re going to get on Daryl’s blog. For the record, I figure we’re all members of the same country. Obama is my president. I’m worried his policies will bring us a repeat of the Carter stagflation/malaise. That’s about as close as I get to beating the ‘seceede from the union’ drum.

    That said, I’d be proud if my kids chose to do a stint in the military. I have a concealed-carry permit and a full gun safe. Our family stores up supplies against hard times, be it a flu pandemic, worldwide crop failure, or widespread economic collapse. As I interact with other folks who run in these circles, I am detecting increased frustration and calls for action. Yeah, Chuck Norris and good Mr. Manning believe the stuff coming out of their mouths. These folks always have Jefferson’s quote on their lips: (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.). It worries me.

    I hope for a quiet 4-8 years of the recession finding it’s bottom and the global economy working back up, followed by another Reagan revolution. I figure Obama’s policies might lower the bottom or make it harder to work back up. Not exactly a ‘take up arms’-type disagreement.

    But yeah, there are a lot of armed idiots. And I worry.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    March 13th, 2009
    at 4:43 pm

    Seems to me our inability to agree on the identity of any “patriots and tyrants” is where Chuck’s argument breaks down. We can’t trust each other to want to be a self-governing whole any more. There’s only one answer to that, and I see more and more people sadly agreeing . . .

    Comment by
    March 14th, 2009
    at 11:50 am

    “I love my country more than I treasure my life.”