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Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Balance. Gun control is a gun for the government, and the government is just people, too, only bigger and able to do more damage. Sometimes, the letter and the spirit are one thing. A militia must be mustered from available citizens at a minute’s notice, ready and able to use force in defense of their lives and homes, a bit like a rural community has a volunteer fire department, all able to use the equipment available to them.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    What is sad is the number of Americans who do harm with the belief they are patriots who are trying to save their nation from itself. One wonders where they get such ideas.
    When Henry the 2nd was angry with his one time friend, Thomas Beckett, the Bishop of Canterbury, he is said to have angrily said, “Can no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” And four of his knights took those words and went to kill Beckett.
    There are many angry people out there. When they read forums like this and even more strident ones, it effects what they think. If they hear enough people calling for radical action, they begin to feel that if they take those actions, they will become matyred heroes, like Tim McVeigh and Eric Rudolph.
    Without civil discourse, calm voices cannot be heard over the violent din of uncivil and viciously angry cries for change, no matter what the cost.
    Perhaps these people hope that the actions they take will inspire more to join their cause. How many of GC’s commentators are ready to rise up against their gov’t if they can get enough people to join them?
    but Respectfully,

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Your comments have always seemed so reasonable and well-mannered. But my eyes have been opened. I can see now it was all an insidious commie ruse. We are all so grateful to “onguard” for pointing out you are actually … Far Left!
    Really, Respectful Troll – I appreciate your comments, BUT CUSS AT LEAST ONCE, OR I’LL GO MAD! (just kidding)

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Civil rights, a sense of history, fairness, engaging with people honestly and decently — yeah, sure, Respectful Troll MUST be far left if he believes in all those things instead of mean spirited insults!

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “RT has claimed to be an Independent…”

    I have not found this to be the case. He has been pretty straightforward as to his leanings. His “ruse”, in my opinion, is that he is willing to look at things the way they are, not through a lens that has been prepared by either party’s dogma. Perhaps the rarity of that kind of individual has you confused.

    It reminds me of the quote from The Office, where one character in a relationship with another character allows that he always says what he thinks. Her frustration: “What kind of game is THAT?”

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It is hard to attack something if you believe it to be for the common good, and impractical to attack something that can’t be quickly and easily reconciled.
    It is easy to attack a messenger but apparently difficult to come up with solutions to which a real majority might agree.
    What are the Rep Con Core beliefs? What Dem Lib beliefs do you think most odious?
    The cartoon shows a man about to act to ‘defend his rights’ from the gov’t. At what point is it acceptable in a civil society to do that?
    & Respectfully,

  7. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    And the republicans are more concerned with making Iran a nuclear pancake than with trying to do anything beneficial in foreign policy

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Gore Bane: had to read that a couple times to believe you said it. The fact is that “conservatives” and “pro-lifers” say Gosnell represents every liberal, person supporting Roe V Wade, or a woman’s right to her own body.

    No, the “ricin warrior” doesn’t represent “gun owners”, but DOES represent a vast number of people in so called “militias” and ultra-right wing groups. NOTE: that doesn’t mean all true conservatives or Republicans. However, watching Issa and the pundits could lead you to believe they represent a majority.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Essentially, yes. The National Guard is a militia. But a militia of ordinary citizens able to defend themselves with capable force, and properly responsive to authority is another thing entirely. In today’s world, an invader or terrorist such as a Boston Marathon bomber is free to wander until an official government authority apprehends them. In the time of the founding, all available citizens would have been on the lookout and able to end the flight of the perpetrator, not cowering in their own homes on lockdown by order of the police state. A militia of citizens is not the same thing as a citizen’s militia. We are the government. Any citizen acting within the law should be able to use the same force as any agent of the government. Well, unless we pass laws to make them second-class citizens whose only function is as a slave class to provide wealth for the ruling class, of course.

  10. David B

    David B said, over 3 years ago


    Is that not the National Guard? No.
    Is that not a well armed Militia? No.

    A militia contains all citizens, not a select few. This includes those of us that are above the age of 18-45
    Quit trying to make up your own facts for useful idiots.

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