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John Deering

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    They probably did have a few that initially felt that way back then.

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    They also had quite a few who thought enslaving other human beings and owning them to do your yardwork was a good idea. And that women as chattel was a good idea. As with all necessary progress, smarter and more moral people decades later fixed a few of the founders’ grevious and horrific errors.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    Jeez, Chillbilly, is there anything that you can’t find a reason to denigrate?

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    He did. And he’s right.

  5. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Please point out what part of Chillbilly’s statement was false.

  6. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    The founders had to keep slavery in order to get some states to join the revolution – a decision that led to the Civil War four score later. The last Congress delayed the sequester and debt limit, and it’s here we go again…

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    “As with all necessary progress, smarter and more moral people decades later fixed a few of the founders’ grevious and horrific errors.”

    Grievous and horrific by today’s standards yes. That’s where the world was at that time. Yet they were also far sighted enough to build in flexibility for the future evolution of the culture and the country when they wrote the ninth amendment and left the flexibility for the constitution to be added to…

  8. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    Exactly, I agree. That is why the present gun culture is totally absurd. The constitution and the second amendment were written in the days of muzzle loaders. Trying to apply this to today’s armory available to the public makes no sense at all, and needs adjusting.
    Sorry for changing subject.

  9. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ Dr. Canuck

    So every gun owner is a ‘redneck’ with a bumper sticker on their truck?

    And what if the Journal had published, say, the names and addresses of all citizens of Middle Eastern Descent? Or known homosexuals? But that would be different, wouldn’t it?

    What that newspaper did was reprehensible. No occasional ‘bumper sticker’ idiot who you’ve happened to meet makes it any less so.

  10. bueller

    bueller said, over 1 year ago

    @warjoski

    Loving that whole premise of "redneck " vs.
    “normal person”. Two – dimensional enough
    to be worthy of a cartoon mentality ( More comics page "Garfield " than the editorial
    page, I mean.)

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @ahab

    “Gun owners are just not enjoying the fact that owning guns may make them a target for burglary, "

    I would think that a burglar would be certifiable or have a death wish to knowingly invade a household that was armed when he can invade one that isn’t armed thereby increasing his survival iindex.

  12. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    From January 2007 to December 2010, The Democrat Controlled House failed to pass One single Budget, Nancy Pelosi just ‘Kicked the Can’ down the road.

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    So has American society reached the point that you’re not safe unless armed? Whatever happened to the religious influence, the golden rule, and plain human decency?

  14. Dredpiraterobt$

    Dredpiraterobt$ said, over 1 year ago

    I ran into a bone head with the second half of the 2nd Amendment on the back of his pickup just yesterday.
    .
    I asked him what happened to the first half of the second amendment and he said “We already lost the first half, now they’re coming after the second half.”
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    So I knew he was on vacation from NASA!
    .
    Within 5 sentences the guy said “I’ll tell you what we need to do, we need to get the N1663r$…” I shut him down right there!
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    BTW, this incident took place at a point within 40 miles of both Newtown and The Journal News.
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    I opined to this person that if he thought it was appropriate to use that word and to think in those terms, then he shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun!
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    And you thought this is just a web persona!

  15. Dredpiraterobt$

    Dredpiraterobt$ said, over 1 year ago

    As to The Journal News.
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    What about sex offenders?
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    Why do you have a right to know if there is a sex offender in your neighborhood? So you can be prepared to protect yourself from “him”, right?
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    So how can you prepare yourself to be protected if it turns out that the neighbor that shouts and screams all day and all night is a guy with a house filled with high powered rifles and handguns? Especially if you have no way of knowing.
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    Fireworks are illegal in many states because they are explosive devices that don’t belong in clustered living communities. One "accident with fireworks can cause widespread damage. Similarly, if your neighbor is in the destructive trades and has dynamite, you should be made aware of the fact. Same with the regulations on welding gasses.
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    Bullets are explosives. If your neighbor’s house catches fire, and he has cases of bullets in the house, shouldn’t you have that information so that you can take the proper cautionary actions, like get far far away? (I say this knowing that people will actually pull over to watch a car or an RV burn on the side of a highway! I shake my head as I step on the gas to get as far away as possible!)
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    And if you don’t think that Anonymous already has your name and address for EVERYTHING that is public record about you, sliced and diced and available to the buying criminal, then you are naive to the extreme.

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