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    Pro-RKBA "Day of Service"

    Uhhhhh....I'm late. TODAY was to be the "Day of Service" suggested by Barack Obama. A day to go and volunteer your time/services for a good cause.

    Can't think of a better cause than promoting the 2A, can you?

    I'm hoping that some others managed to beat me to the idea....and actually got to do something today. Even if I'd come up with an idea in time, I had to work today anyway. Some of us have to earn the wealth that's gonna get spread around... And it's snowing and cold...

    Anyway, I imagine our soon-to-be-President may have other "days of service" to call us to. And if not...who cares, we can make our OWN days!

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    I went to work, "servicing" my debts.
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    It wasn't just a day of service suggested by Obama. MLK day is traditionally a day where people are encouraged to go out into the community and do something. He simply took that message and made it a little more widely distributed.

    My thought is - before you go off jumping into all these conclusions about this "Obama day of service" - you should probably understand what exactly it is and where it came from. Kind of makes some of your other statements on the matter seem pretty petty and ignorant given the fact you have NO IDEA what exactly you're talking about.

    but hey - don't let facts get in your way.

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    As a matter of fact...

    Quote Originally Posted by green lantern
    Can't think of a better cause than promoting the 2A, can you?
    There were about 600 of us down in Richmond yesterday, at the Virginia Citizens' Defense League annual road trip. In VA, MLK Day is open house for the General Assembly. Everybody and their grandma, who's got a cause or an issue, comes down to lobby. In addition to splitting up into teams and visiting the officers of all Senators and Delegates, we had two rallies. Before lunch was a VCDL rally. After lunch, we had a GOA rally. Kudos to the Capitol Police, who set up a CHL entrance line to bypass the Xray machine and metal detectors.

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    3fgburner - Excellent!

    NNFAN - Hm, I deduce that your Cheerios had something other than milk in them this morning...let's review.

    I don't particularly care for Obama - True

    I did not know that MLK day has traditionally been a day of service, as opposed to something good that Team Obama came up with for the country to do together the day before the Inauguration - True

    I object to the notion of the then-President-Elect calling on Americans to volunteer on that day (or any day for that matter) - FALSE.

    I'd be interested to learn what sort of "conclusions" I've jumped into, short of the possibility that maybe Obama will try and get people out doing good things on other days besides this one day (or even this one day a year now)...this is a good, thing, no? ESPECIALLY if we as firearms owners join in in ways to promote the RKBA.
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    I gave a speech at my Toastmasters club encouraging responsible ownership of firearms. No outright converts but I'm satisfied to have planted a few seeds. One of the tougher speeches that I've given knowing that many in the audience disagreed. As a result my skin is a little tougher and I'm resolved to speak out more often about why reasonable people own firearms.

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    I'm hoping that some others managed to beat me to the idea....and actually got to do something today. Even if I'd come up with an idea in time, I had to work today anyway. Some of us have to earn the wealth that's gonna get spread around... And it's snowing and cold...

    Anyway, I imagine our soon-to-be-President may have other "days of service" to call us to. And if not...who cares, we can make our OWN days!
    With all the talk of "socialist" this and that, perhaps I read more into it then what was there.
    However, with the first remark about "somebody has to earn the wealth" and the second about "I imagine he'll have other days of service..." Seems like a bit of a reference there...

    If I read more into it then what was there - then I apologize. Somehow I don't think that's the case though.

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    The first...hey, just repeating his own words.

    The second...as I said, I don't see the problem with our leaders calling for voluntary days for people to do good things for others. Seems like a good thing for everyone, and COULD be made into a good thing for RKBA peeps in particular. Take some people to the range, give talks on the 2A, do some volunteering in the name of a 2A group...I dunno, that sort of thing.
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    I went hunting for Geese. I had to get out of the DC area. Everytime I turn around in my area someone is clapping or "proud" to have Obama as president. I had to get some meaningful conversation in and as it happened, I had a better conversation with the Geese.
    Move along move along. Nothing to see here.

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    The first...hey, just repeating his own words.
    http://www.thehighroad.us/showpost.p...9&postcount=47

    That pretty much sums it up.

    If perhaps more people actually knew what socialism, communism, fascism, etc actually were - I think things would probably be a lot better for everybody. Then again, most people don't even know how our own system of government works.

    You're "just repeating his own words" with implications (come on, we both know what the implication was) that honestly makes zero sense if you actually understand what socialism, communism, etc actually are. That's what makes it so frustrating.

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    ...one little jab...just COULDN'T stop myself could I?

    Let's take this part of the convo to PMs, shall we?
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    He is full of hot air. Him and his day of service. Yes I saw him painting walls and his wife was serving lunch. Thats all well and good.

    I would much rather service the 2A any day of the week.
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    I do what I want....

    I spend more days acting in support of the 2nd than I do anything other than working. To volunteer on a preselected day misses the point of volunteerism. Being told to volunteer is an oxymoron. Beside every sailor knows to Never Again Volunteer Yourself.
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    Originally posted by Mrs. Armoredwar:
    He is full of hot air. Him and his day of service. Yes I saw him painting walls and his wife was serving lunch. Thats all well and good.

    I would much rather service the 2A any day of the week.
    I do agree it is fun to service the 2nd Amendment but I think that the POTUS was suggesting that you do something to help your fellow man more directly. Such as food kitchens, helping clean up a neighborhood, or Habitat for Humanity. These are more likely to help people physically and in a more tangible way then shooting your guns with a novice.

    As far as people complaining about socialism, I don't think that they realize the US has some socialist policies. And I agree with NoNeedForAName in that the obvious conclusion that Liberals equal supporters for dictatorship. I myself find that everyday I am becoming more and more pro-socialism and more and more anti-capitalism. The fact is that many of us benefit by socialist policies in the US government but refuse to realize that these things are socialist.

    Some examples of these:

    Public Roads
    Military Protection
    Fire Service
    Police Service
    EMT Services
    Water Service
    Public Transportation
    FDA
    EPA
    FCC
    Army Corp of Engineers

    and numerous other government entitites and agencies. Even those private corporations contracted by the government as they are using the peoples tax money to pay them. Perhaps we should just buy the services directly? Imagine people like yourselves paying the fire department like the days of old to come and put out their fires.

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    Autolycus: Any particular reason you posted to a thread from LAST YEAR?
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    Cause it was still on the page. I would have assumed it had been archived. My mistake and apologies.

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