Daily Topics - Friday March 29th, 2013

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Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

Hour Two: The GOP's sneaky plan to control America - Lee Fang, "The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right"

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golden 7 years 6 days ago
#1

For the guy who want guns to defend a tyranical government, you should ask how he defines tyrany. Is torture tyrany? Is extra-judicial executive approved assassination of US citzens tyrany? Drones?

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mblockhart 7 years 6 days ago
#2

Caller made the claim that 2nd Amendment was created for the purpose of people protecting themselves from a tyrannical government. That was never the purpose of the 2nd Amendment! In fact, taking up arms against the US government is treason! Those who arm themselves against their fear of the government are not patriots loyal to their country. They ignore the fact that the government IS the country. Thom pointed out how stupid doing this was and he's correct. These gun hoarders would be no match for the US government or their state governments. But they also would be committing treason. They're traitors. Call them what they are.

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Maxrot 7 years 6 days ago
#3

To the argument that having an armed citizenry will stop a tyrannical government. I have one response: Belgium 1914. Though they tried, the citizen snipers of Belgium did more to inflame the problems incurred by a military marching across the countryside.

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debert 7 years 5 days ago
#4

Thom

My husband told me about Friday's conversation. Might I suggest that organization be called Big packers Tiny peckers!

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