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A Message From the Boy Scouts of America [Just Got Their Pathetic Fundraising Email]
Boy Scouts office of Development and Corporate Alliances | 5/24/13 | Craig H Shelley

Posted on 05/24/2013 5:55:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The reasons you have supported the Boy Scouts of America for more than 103 years have not changed. We will continue to be a leader in youth development and our Scouts will continue to be committed to their communities. With more than 2.6 million youth members, last year Scouts collected over seven million pounds of food for the hungry and contributed more than 13 million hours of service to their communities, and more than 57,000 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle – our largest class ever.

After embarking on months of comprehensive discussion and receiving an outpouring of support and feedback, the Board of Directors and key members of local council leadership voted on the following resolution:

Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, (b) subscribe to and abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and (c) demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone. (emphasis added by SoFloFreeper)

The result of their vote determined that the Boy Scouts of America would adopt this resolution effective January 1, 2014. While we understand you may not agree with this decision we appreciate your continued support and dedication to Scouting and our young people.

Craig H. Shelley

Director, Development and Corporate Alliances

Boy Scouts of America


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Mods: I have no link, but as a FORMER financial donor to the Scouts I got this email. I hope you allow it to remain.

Shelley and the rest of the Scouts can take their perversion and peddle it somewhere else. I will not support an entity that endorses and applauds homosexuality with open arms.

1 posted on 05/24/2013 5:55:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Of the present 2.6 millions scouts, I hope the number will drop to around a dozen or so . . . and crickets.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 5:58:24 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Boy Scouts of America, 2013: Cowards and Degenerates.

A disgrace to everything it once stood for. A disgrace to God and Country. Burn in Hell, BSA!!!


3 posted on 05/24/2013 6:01:11 PM PDT by greene66
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To: SoFloFreeper

They know I don’t agree with it because I got a massive questionnaire from them...asking me how I felt about “What IF” situations in the scouts regarding homosexuality.

I said “NO” to permitting outspoken homosexuals to join, continue, or remain in the organization. The entire questionnaire was designed to find some excuse to celebrate the behavior and outspokeness of homosexuals.

I am one who believes we are to “love the sinner, hate the sin” person....this is NOT what the Boy Scouts were advocating. They were advocating NORMALIZING and CELEBRATING the behavior...

So that is how Craig Shelley knows I don’t agree.

I wonder what email they sent to the small number of parents and other financial supporters who said they AGREED with homosexuals in the ranks.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 6:02:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

How can one require the Scouts to abide by the Scout Oath (be morally straight) and duty to God (who regards homosexuality as an abomination) yet claim that gender identity is irrelevant? The scout mis-leaders are trying to have it both ways, yet they are mutually incompatible and force the Scouts to live a lie. That is certain destruction for the Scouts.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 6:03:24 PM PDT by pjd
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To: SoFloFreeper

“abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God)”

I wonder how in His name they justify this passage. You can’t have a duty to any god if you proudly defy his law.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 6:03:25 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s time to establish the American Heritage Boys.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 6:04:42 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: SoFloFreeper
The reasons you have supported the Boy Scouts of America for more than 103 years have not changed.

Pretty presumptuous for the BSA to tell you, the recipient, that the reasons you supported the BSA in the past have not changed. It's almost an in-your-face opening line.

8 posted on 05/24/2013 6:08:53 PM PDT by Will88
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To: SoFloFreeper

Two questions: Does this only adress members? At what age does a boy “know” he’s gay?

Bigger question - does this in any way address scoutmaters? That is the real problem. Where does this stand?


9 posted on 05/24/2013 6:09:59 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: RPTMS
or take half a dozen of the national council who voted for the gay blades and just stake them out on some red ant nests there in East Texas.

just for entertainment.

back in the day the guys talked about that sort of thing a lot ~ of course the red ants were just then getting settled down in the US and we all feared them figuring out how to move North.

10 posted on 05/24/2013 6:11:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SoFloFreeper

>> While we understand you may not agree with this decision we appreciate your continued support

Go pack fudge, BSA. Not a nickle from me, ever again.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 6:11:21 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: SoFloFreeper
I would make the case that an organization like the Boy Scouts has ceased to serve any useful function once it has someone on its staff with the title of "Director, Development and Corporate Alliances."

I heard an interesting interview on a local radio show today with a lawyer who has had some dealings with the Boy Scouts in the past. His take on this situation is that the Boy Scouts have made this change not for political reasons, but under pressure from major corporate donors.

Thirty pieces of silver will do it every time, eh?

12 posted on 05/24/2013 6:11:55 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

‘I wonder what email they sent to the small number of parents and other financial supporters who said they AGREED with homosexuals in the ranks.’

I don’t know but they better have deep pockets and be very generous or I fear that this gentleman and MANY other professional scouts will be looking for work soon. And I could not be happier than if the entire organization was forced into bankruptcy.

I am an Eagle Scout, but my five sons will never be allowed to join these moral reprobates.


13 posted on 05/24/2013 6:12:22 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I personally will not be giving another dime to the BSA. I will also recommend that my children not to enroll any of our grandosn into the oorganization...as much as it pains me, and as much as I regret the loss of this once great organization.

The homosexual community is now going to recruit 16-17 year old boys to become open members of the scouting organization. I do not want my 12-14 year old grandsons going on campouts with them. Plain and simple. Not worth the risk.

My church, the LDS Church, will continue with the scout program within its own congregations until and unless they accept adult leaders who are homosexual. That is what the Church has indicated is its line. The Church teaches that homosexuals can be members of the church as long as they are celebate in these desires. IOW, they can have urges, but if they resist temptation and rely on the atonement of Christ, then they can be members in good standing as much as a heterosexual who does not commit fornication or adultery.

While I can understand this, and agree with it when it comes to young people who are serious about trying to overcome their lifestyle and affliction in a spiritual sense, and it is an affliction that tempts them to sinful behavior...I cannot support it within the scouts. I know that there will be people now entering the organization specifically to fill its ranks with these queers who have no intention of “repenting,” or overcoming their lifestyle.

I cannot and will not risk that set of circumstances on my own grandkids of I can help it.


14 posted on 05/24/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: SoFloFreeper

Boy Sodomizers of America.

RIP BSA.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 6:14:58 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Will88

you can say that with a hey nonny... it’s these activists who insisted on being able to be “openly gay” in the scouts. how many scouts were “open girl chasers”?


16 posted on 05/24/2013 6:14:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: greene66

The queers just wanted to put it in a little way this time.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 6:15:35 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
When Canada did this their membership dropped by half and their camp lands dropped by half.
18 posted on 05/24/2013 6:15:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They can take their perversion and go elsewhere. Anus screwing 101 doesn’t seem to be a scouts honor.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 6:16:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: smalltownslick

>> does this in any way address scoutmasters?... Where does this stand?

It’s only a matter of time before five out of ten scoutmasters will be sodomites. The faggot filth are relentless. And far too many in our society have been either seduced into going along or browbeaten into shutting up.


20 posted on 05/24/2013 6:16:24 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: SoFloFreeper

A sad business. We went to the ceremony honoring one of my grandsons who became an Eagle Scout last year, and we were hoping that his younger brother would soon earn the same award.

Now, I don’t know what to think.

But I agree. I certainly would not reply favorably to that letter. And I doubt whether I will donate anything more to them.

I gave up on the Girl Scouts some time ago, and now it looks as if the Boy Scouts are following them down the drain. A great pity. A great tradition has been destroyed.


21 posted on 05/24/2013 6:16:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Man, even their timing stinks.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 6:16:51 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Alberta's Child

They never figured they would lose more than Untied Way threatened to yank, did they.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 6:16:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Cicero

Well, Christian America should remember that Boy Scouts never, ever was their roots. Boy Scouts at best was a greenhouse. The Lord Himself is their roots and if they have gotten careless about it and given that role to cultural icons, this serves as a great reminder that it was wrong. God does not permit evil things to happen for no good reason.


24 posted on 05/24/2013 6:18:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Breitbart post is shocking report on how vote was orchestrated and controlled. Has ANYONE seen it? Top down control is EVIL.


25 posted on 05/24/2013 6:19:49 PM PDT by codder too
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To: SoFloFreeper

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and xxx.


26 posted on 05/24/2013 6:20:07 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Cross out clean as well. No Homosexual is clean in thought or action!


27 posted on 05/24/2013 6:22:37 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Quote I saw from another FR thread.

‘As yesterday’s Boy Scouts urged: “Be prepared!”. As tomorrow’s Boy Scouts will urge: “Be fabulous!”’


28 posted on 05/24/2013 6:23:28 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Viennacon

‘I wonder how in His name they justify this passage. You can’t have a duty to any god if you proudly defy his law’

Ask the Episcopal Church, They seem to have no problem doing the same thing.


29 posted on 05/24/2013 6:24:30 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Craig H. Shelley
Director, Development and Corporate Alliances
Boy Scouts of America

Please take me off your mailing lists.

I can not support Sodomites.

"Clean & Reverent"
have been removed.


30 posted on 05/24/2013 6:25:03 PM PDT by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Does that mean girls are also now be invited to become full members of the Boy Scouts ?

This is sickening.

It’s like one private Catholic School allowing one Islamic student to attend, and then the student sues to ban crosses at all Catholic schools.

The minority destroys the majority?

Too much to expect that the “active homosexual” minor children’s parents start their own little homosexual den all by themselves, right?

Is that because sane adults agree that children should not be sexually active at all?


31 posted on 05/24/2013 6:26:58 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Some of us felt the exact same way during the last election.


32 posted on 05/24/2013 6:27:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: codder too

Our local troop was having a take home dinner event. The last one was very successful. Drove by earlier this evening, it was dead. I suspect given this is not a big fag loving area, their new ideas did not go over well in the community.

Someone earlier said it well, because of the support they thought they were losing from the corporate fags, they decided to change their policies, all for 30 pieces of silver. Enjoy.


33 posted on 05/24/2013 6:27:57 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I mean, except for the part about inviting queers to prey upon your children, nothing has changed.


34 posted on 05/24/2013 6:28:40 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I gave the local Scouts grief when they came trolling for their annual food drive last year...told them no donations for even CONSIDERING allowing queers into the organization...this year should be extra-interesting. :-)


35 posted on 05/24/2013 6:29:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gee...I wonder what the pedophile sodomites are thinking? Target rich environment. Just cant be “open” about it.


36 posted on 05/24/2013 6:29:36 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s as depressing as can be to consider that a sexual perversion that afflicts such a small number wields such power to disrupt and destroy.

The Boy Scouts was one place where the sexualization of children had no place. Now, that is all they have left as a mission.


37 posted on 05/24/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The BSA is about to discover that the false narrative of 'America's majority support for homosexuality' as perpetrated by the media is a BIG FAT LIE. Heheheheeeeee...

Pleasing 3% of the population at the expense of the remaining 97% is a mistake of epic proportions. Specific to the BSA, a more accurate percentage would be less than 1% at the expense of the +99%.

How does the Marxist police state ensure it never meets with resistance or a revolt? Turn all boys into girls and this is also what the schools are doing; That is what the 'anti-bullying' campaign is all about. Taking the 'fight' out of boys.

38 posted on 05/24/2013 6:30:46 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SandRat

They lost 54% of their membership.


39 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Boy Scouts, could have played it smart, as I once proposed, and played on the euphemism “gay”. Yes, we accept gay Boy Scouts, but we won’t tolerate pederasts! Who controls the language, controls the reality!


40 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: joshua c

Breaking news! NAMBLA and BSA talk merger!


41 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:31 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: codder too

Post the link!


42 posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The same will happen here.


43 posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Alberta's Child

Who do you think pays the salary of these BSA “Directors”? It’s not much different than politics. These guys/gals working for BSA have mortgages to pay and do what the those with the money want them to do.

BSA Director is a $130,000 job according to the glassdoor salary website. If AT&T pulls their money there will be a lot less “directors” guaranteed.


44 posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:38 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Nervous Tick

“It’s only a matter of time before five out of ten scoutmasters will be sodomites. The faggot filth are relentless. And far too many in our society have been either seduced into going along or browbeaten into shutting up.”

We scoutmasters may be a tougher breed than you give us credit for. I am sure there are some that will give in, but there are those of us that know the fight isn’t over. Do not expect me to bend over and take it.


45 posted on 05/24/2013 6:33:13 PM PDT by krizzy (NOT IN MY TROOP !)
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To: SoFloFreeper
No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.

So, what about the youth that have a preference/orientation for animals? Will the BSA now include those youth, or face discrimination charges?

When you base membership on sexual preferences, you open Pandora's box. Why not keep with tradition and NOT mention sexual preference, but continue to lead members to serve God and country?

46 posted on 05/24/2013 6:35:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thanks, but no thanks.

I encourage people to find an alternative to the song “God Bless America.” The royalties of this song benefits the anti-traditional family God Bless America Foundation and raises between $100,000 - $800,000 a year for anti-traditional family value scouting programs.


47 posted on 05/24/2013 6:37:14 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: Jim from C-Town

“Ask the Episcopal Church, They seem to have no problem doing the same thing.”

Latest Episcopal Church Stats Reveal Fewer Parishes, Members
http://juicyecumenism.com/2012/10/12/latest-episcopal-church-stats-reveal-fewer-parishes-members/

Updated 2011 figures released today by the Episcopal Church Office of Research show that the U.S.-based denomination’s membership continues to decline, while the church’s attendance largely remained the same as the previous year.

The figures show a continued drop in membership from 1,951,907 members in 2010 down to 1,923,046 in 2011, a decline of 28,861 persons. The number of total parishes dropped from 6,794 in 2010 to 6,736 in 2011, a decline of 58 congregations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Episcopal_Church_(United_States)
The Episcopal Church experienced notable growth in the first half of the 20th century, but like many mainline churches, it has had a decline in membership in more recent decades.[56] Membership grew from 1.1 million members in 1925 to a peak of over 3.4 million members in the mid-1960s.[57] Between 1970 and 1990, membership declined from about 3.2 million to about 2.4 million.[57]


48 posted on 05/24/2013 6:37:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: krizzy
We scoutmasters may be a tougher breed than you give us credit for. I am sure there are some that will give in, but there are those of us that know the fight isn’t over. Do not expect me to bend over and take it.

Good for you! How would it play out if a local Council refused to abide by the directive?

49 posted on 05/24/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Pleasing 3% of the population at the expense of the remaining 97% is a mistake of epic proportions

Worked out well for JC Penney didn't it?

50 posted on 05/24/2013 6:39:11 PM PDT by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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