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4/6/2012 6:00:00 AM
Kingman letters: Taking after the Brits

In reference to Ms. Dane's March 30 opinion to what she refers to as "Asinine laws," I, for one, do not consider any part of our Constitution as "asinine." A little history lesson Ms. Dane.

In the 1700s our 13 colonies were ruled by Great Britain. The crown taxed everything and sent the taxes to the king to support Britain and ruled the colonies with a heavy hand. Most all of the colonists were indeed armed as they hunted game to feed their families. When the British became more than the colonists could bear, they stood up against tyranny, defeated the British and became "independent," thus forming our government and our Constitution, which by the way, this president is trying to destroy.

The current administration wants to rule every aspect of our lives such as the British did. It wants us to rely on them for everything, thus making us much weaker - not going to happen. What you call "radical rogue militia groups or good ol' white boys," I call patriots. And just for the record, there are a lot of non-white people who think the same way. If our Constitution is too much for you to bear, Ms.Dane, may I suggest that you try living in China or Russia and let's see how much freedom you enjoy.

As for the Trayvon Martin matter, there are enough far lefties out there screaming "racial profiling" without you adding to the mix. I do not believe that all the "facts" are known, so let due process take its course instead of trying the matter in the news or on the Senate floor as some of the Democrats have done.

In closing, "I will keep my money (what is left of it), my freedom and my guns and you can keep the change."

Sam Wise


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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Article comment by: nnp nnp

Good letter. Not much in the way of rebuttal from the anti-American/pro-open border, pro-multiculturlist, anything goes crowd. I guess it's just to hard to stand up to the simple truth, history.

Thanks Sam. More traditional American Citizens need to speak out against these "politically correct" terrorist, and the media, who are trying to brainwash Americans, and working to destroy our country with their pervert, twisted ideas.

Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Article comment by: Gisela Potokar

Very good letter, Mr. Wise, thank you for standing up for the rights of the American people.

Remember, during WWII, Japan did NOT attack our country because they knew that there were too many guns here. Not so in Hawaii at the time.

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Mr. Wise:

Thank you for making my Easter!!

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012
Article comment by: Amen And Amen

@ Sam
Amen. However comma you aren't going to change the mind of someone who has a "mind like a steel trap" ie: the mind of any so called liberal. Hard to open and always ready to snap shut. They are only a liberal as long as you agree with them. Heaven forbid one should disagree with a liberal. Suddenly they become screeching little birds unwilling to listen to reason.
Don't be afraid to post Mr. Sam. There are A LOT of folks who agree.

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012
Article comment by: nnp .....

@Mr. Wise..... I don't wish to unravel your understanding of Americans' rights, but the English King's taxation on the colonies had something to do with recouping expenses from the war with France a few year earlier. You can research the role of William Pitt (the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham) in raising the funds for that global conflict, a portion of which took place in North America as The Seven Years War. This was the conflict which established Britain, rather than France, as the major Western global power. You may wish to consider the effects of French supremacy upon Americans, had William Pitt the Elder not raised to turn around the string of British into eventual victory over France. Here are a few hints - the maneuverings and duplicity of France's five major factions which led to persecution and exile of the Protestant Huguenots, the peculiar French trait of not adapting agricultural practises to climate change at the time, the success of certain catholic interests to destabilise society (which were scarcely but finally defeated in Britain), and more. Lots to think about here before utterly disparaging those old taxes.

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012
Article comment by: origional kingman resident


Great letter. Many people here don't recognize the freedoms we have in the US because they have never experienced anything else. I agree, if you don't like our constitutional freedoms, try life somewhere else.

Another thing that Lori doesn't realize, the right to bear arms is not a law legislated through the government, it is a right listed in the Bill of Rights.

Maybe she should try England where they enacted a major gun control law several years ago. The amount of armed robberies and other gun related crimes sky-rocketed after the law was enacted. Criminals get very brazen when they know they are the only ones carrying guns.

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