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Democrat Senator Supports 2nd Amendment as "Safeguard Against Tyranny" (!)
Guns (magazine): "Know Your Lawmakers" ^ | February, 1960 | Hubert Humphrey

Posted on 02/01/2013 9:45:39 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed

"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible"

Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Minn. "Know Your Lawmakers" Guns (magazine), February, 1960, p. 4.


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1 posted on 02/01/2013 9:45:45 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed
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To: Beelzebubba

Just go to the top of page 4 of the pdf to see it for yourself.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 9:50:43 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Tyranny -> Genocide)
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To: Beelzebubba

Regrettably, there seem to be no more Hubert Humphreys, Scoop Jacksons or Zell Millers in the RAT ranks. Too bad; they loved America and were willing to listen to reason instead of insisting upon ideology.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 9:53:34 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Beelzebubba

Things change in half a century


4 posted on 02/01/2013 9:55:02 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: Beelzebubba

Most 60’s democrats were more like today’s GOP. Today’s DNC is more like the 60’s Communist party.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 9:55:34 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Beelzebubba

1960, eh?


6 posted on 02/01/2013 9:55:51 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: stuartcr

Yes, as the “progressives” make their intention known and damn the Constitution.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 9:56:41 AM PST by sarasota
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To: stuartcr

“Things change in half a century”

Even on February 1, 2013 another Democrat—Slow Joe Biteme—basically admits that all this sturm und drang over guns is just smoke and mirrors: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/01/biden-concedes-new-laws-wont-end-gun-massacres/
So, like Obamacare—if it won’t work or if ain’t broke why fix it?
For the same reason hounds lick their `nads: because they can.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 10:05:31 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Beelzebubba

1960


9 posted on 02/01/2013 10:23:13 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: tumblindice

PS Specifically from the article today: “Nothing we are going to do is fundamentally going to alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down,” Biden said, echoing remarks President Barack Obama made in January when he said “there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely.”

Like the TARP bailout where we learned yesterday that taxpayers will lose even more billions, and healthcare where we learn every day of some new charge (tax, penalty, fine—whatever) here they say `It probably won’t work but .... ‘

After the (so called) `Assault Weapons Ban’ in `94, the Columbine school shootings in `99. Someone here posted several pages of school shootings that happened during the ten year ban.
We can also thank Democrats for `gun free’ school zones, happy hunting grounds for the criminally insane. The Democrats have the effrontery tot lump law abiding, tax-paying citizen gun-owners with criminals.
And the left scratches their pointy heads and can’t seem to understand our umbrage and why we have so little patience with their nonsense.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 10:23:18 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Beelzebubba
"which now appears remote in America"

Doesn't seem so remote to many of us.

Per the Demolshevik Senator, I don't believe him. If he weren't a Communist, he wouldn't belong to the Democrat Party. Its really just that simple.

11 posted on 02/01/2013 10:43:34 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan
Doesn't seem so remote to many of us.

It was said in 1960.

Per the Demolshevik Senator, I don't believe him. If he weren't a Communist, he wouldn't belong to the Democrat Party.

Stom Thurmond was a Democrat in 1960 if I'm not mistaken.

Are some of you are missing the point of this post?

12 posted on 02/01/2013 11:46:13 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Beelzebubba

Want to drive a Minnesota Democrat insane? Tell him or her that today, Hubert Humphrey would be a Republican.

I’ve done it. It works.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 12:08:38 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Beelzebubba

Oh, I get it...this is coming from the only good dims around....
DEAD ones!


14 posted on 02/01/2013 12:45:08 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Hmmmm....I need to remember this! LOL,


15 posted on 02/01/2013 12:54:32 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Beelzebubba

But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible”


That time is quickly arriving in America, sadly. The police state created in the aftermath of 911 was a huge mistake. And it just gets more aggressive, meancing and abusive of our citizens and the rule of law, with each passing day.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 1:03:46 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Beelzebubba
Democrat Senator Supports 2nd Amendment as "Safeguard Against Tyranny"

"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible"

Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Minn. "Know Your Lawmakers" Guns (magazine), February, 1960, p. 4.

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That was then..... this is now. Once a liberal, socialist demoRAT will ALWAYS be a liberal, socialist demoRAT, grabbing as much power away from the people as possible.

I saw a similar quote from John Kennedy as well. Big deal!

I will guarantee that if JFK or HHH or Harry Truman were still alive today, they would be supporting 0dumb0sh_t & the radical socialist demoRATs right down the party line, including gun control, registration & confiscation. Once a socialist RAT bastard, always a socialist RAT bastard!

17 posted on 02/01/2013 1:39:51 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: kosciusko51

The america haters of the 60s now run america.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 3:19:40 PM PST by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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To: rcrngroup
Once a socialist RAT bastard, always a socialist RAT bastard!

I think Ronald Wilson Regan would disagree with you...

19 posted on 02/01/2013 3:49:51 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Aren’t they already insane????? I agree however, despite all the current RATS love for John Kennedy, he would have to run as a Republican as well. In the 60’s they were not the Communist party, the Dems in college in the 60’s have made it into a full on Communist party without the derogatory name.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 3:58:10 PM PST by nobamanomore
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To: kosciusko51
Today’s DNC IS more like the 60’s Communist party.

That needed fixing.
21 posted on 02/01/2013 4:04:58 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

Fair enough. I was trying to be kind.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 4:26:56 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Beelzebubba
The following is a standard post I use in various online news comments sections on anything to do with Obama and gun control:
The greatest number of murders of citizens--including murders of children--by means of guns was racked up not during the days of the Wild West but during the 70 years between 1917 and 1987. The folks doing the killing were political types eager to take over their nations and fundamentally transform their societies into their vision of paradise on earth. The major players, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, killed the majority of the 260,000,000 slaughtered during those seven decades. And none of them grew up playing violent video games.

Questions:
1. How did the political thugs manage to round up all those citizens and march them off to the death camps?

Answer: Superior firepower.


2. What could those soon-to-be-murdered citizens have used to prevent their deaths?

Answer: Superior firepower.


3. Why did they not have this means for self-protection against their own governments?

Answer: Because they had been disarmed and kept unarmed by their own governments.


4. What was the object of the first gun control laws in the U.S.?

Answer: To prevent freed slaves from defending their lives and property.


5. What did the Founders explicitly state was the reason for the American citizenry to be armed to the teeth with all the "terrible implements of war"?

Answer: To prevent government from doing to them here what governments had done to the citizenry in Europe.


6. Why is Barry Obama trying so hard to promote gun control as a means to protect people from what historically has been a minor problem (criminal use of firearms) while ignoring what has always been the principal threat to life, liberty, and property--uncontrollable government?

Answer: I guess we'll soon see.
As both Washington and Mao said, "Power is in the barrel of a gun." Sure, we can vote. But the 2nd Amendment is the power behind the vote. The ultimate preservation of life and liberty lies not in the promises of an increasingly gargantuan and intrusive government but in the hundreds of millions of guns in the hands of the U.S. citizenry.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 4:37:21 PM PST by aruanan
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To: bamahead

The cpusa endorsed baraq in ‘08 and ‘12.
They didn’t run a candidate.
Didn’t want to run a duplicate.

nuff said.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 7:18:48 PM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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To: Beelzebubba

Hubert expressed my exact opinion. Amazing, coming from a Minnesota Democrat widely regarded as a “leftist.”


25 posted on 02/01/2013 7:59:43 PM PST by cookcounty
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To: kosciusko51
I think Ronald Wilson Reagan would disagree with you...

Good point... however Ronald Reagan is a very rare exception. Also Reagan was conservative from the very beginning, even as a registered demoRAT. I don't think you can say the same about JFK or HHH. Especially HHH. He was a liberal right from the very start. Same for JFK.

26 posted on 02/01/2013 8:43:49 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Beelzebubba

i was going to say “a democrat senator from what country?” but then saw it was from 1960....


27 posted on 02/01/2013 10:02:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kosciusko51
The old democratic party is dead. Call them what they are:
The Socialist-Democratic Party of the USA. Whenever we hear someone refer to them as the democratic party, correct them and tell them oboma is a socialist..socialism is about the control of the people and commerce, but not the ownership of commerce. Hence, the Socialist-Democratic Party. We need to take control of the language back from the socialists and call them what they are, whether they deny it or not.
They deny they lie...same thing, ‘cause it's what socialists/communists/marxists do.
28 posted on 02/02/2013 2:51:12 AM PST by itssme
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I have a relative that was sure Romney was going to put blacks in chains and make slaves out of women (not quite literally, but close).

I pointed out to him that Romney is more liberal than his Democrat icons JFK & HHH, so how could he be so dangerous. I could hear the crickets. He’s never responded.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 5:08:55 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Well played.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 7:22:18 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: JimRed

Yes.

I am constantly reminding my Boston Irish Mom that it is NO LONGER Grandpa’s Democrat Party.

I am proud to say she did NOT vote for the Lyin’ King in either election.


31 posted on 02/02/2013 8:26:55 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Beelzebubba

The tyranny which seems remote in America, my ass. Even when seeming to make a case for our side leftists can’t help themselves.


32 posted on 02/02/2013 1:04:06 PM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: Beelzebubba

Tyranny in America doesn’t appear remote to me at all. It’s a Minnesota Dem who said this, but still a Dem. A pig just crapped on my head. I shook my fist at it as it flew away.


33 posted on 02/02/2013 2:21:30 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Want to drive a Minnesota Democrat insane? Tell him or her that today, Hubert Humphrey would be a Republican.

If you study JFK's speeches and policies and it's clear that if he was alive today he'd be a Republican....just like Governor Connolly.

34 posted on 02/02/2013 7:14:04 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: nixonsnose
The America haters of the 60s now run America.

Bill Ayers went from the Ten Most wanted list to the mentor and patron of a President.

35 posted on 02/02/2013 7:18:04 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Beelzebubba

I often silence liberals with this comment:

“The JFK Democrats wouldn’t even recognize today’s Democraps. It has become a loose aggregation of greedy liberal special interest and victim groups.”

JFK was strong on defense. He inspired REAL hopes and aspirations to accomplish the impossible — like putting a man on the moon.

Obama is weak on defense and focuses solely on the “downtrodden” — never calling attention to an innovative entrepreneur or businessman or scientist. Never.


36 posted on 02/03/2013 1:21:57 AM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Beelzebubba

Gee, I wonder what senator said this ?

“You should draw a mushroom cloud and put underneath it, ‘Made in America,’ by lazy and illiterate Americans and tested in Japan.”

Senator Ernest Hollings, democrat South Carolina from 1966 to 2005

He did get the lazy and illiterate Americans part right.
But ooooh so politically incorrect.


37 posted on 02/03/2013 7:13:39 AM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Eleutheria5

“Tyranny in America doesn’t appear remote to me at all. It’s a Minnesota Dem who said this, but still a Dem. A pig just crapped on my head. I shook my fist at it as it flew away.”

take a look at the date he said it, it was 50 years ago.


38 posted on 02/03/2013 1:58:14 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: nixonsnose; All
The america haters of the 60s now run america.

Right you are! Partial transcript of 1985 video interview of KGB defector Yuri Alexander Bezmenov:

"Most of the people who (reeducated) in the sixties, drop-outs or half-baked
intellectuals are now occupying the positions of power in the Government,
civil service, business, mass media, educational system. You are stuck with
them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You
cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information,
even if you prove that white is white and black is black you still cannot
change the basic perception and illogical behavior."

"In other words, these people, the process of demoralization is complete
and irreversible. To get rid society of these people you need another twenty
or fifteen years to educate a new generation of patriotically-minded and
commonsense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of
the United States society."

∅bama: Spawn of the 1960's hate-America crowd ™

39 posted on 02/03/2013 3:18:47 PM PST by QT3.14 (Hate speech in America: Speaking the truth)
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To: Beelzebubba

He’s dead. Any other dims?


40 posted on 02/03/2013 4:13:15 PM PST by Postman (........................................................Flies get too little credit.)
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To: Postman

He’s dead. Any other dims?

He probably still votes though, so isn’t his opinion still valid?


41 posted on 02/04/2013 3:00:39 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Beelzebubba

When Wayne La Pierre made the statement in the hearings that the 2A was about protecting the people from government tyranny, it seemed to me that Senators of both Parties got all nervous and jerky. Lindsey Graham made a point to call him out. We have too many in Congress on both sides who see that kind of talk as a threat to their power..


42 posted on 02/04/2013 7:47:52 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: tumblindice

So, did anyone ask the WH Idiot why they want to do all this stuff if it’s not to stop killing?


43 posted on 02/04/2013 9:27:18 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: kosciusko51
Today’s DNC is more like the 60’s Communist party.

Today's DNC IS the Communist party.

44 posted on 02/09/2013 9:06:30 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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