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1/10/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letters: Now petitions are dangerous?

To declare one's allegiance to, and being a resolute supporter of, the Second Amendment is commendable. To go on record to express that allegiance is courageous.

But, as Justin Raimondo writes (Chronicles, January 2013), the 115,000 Texans' signatures on a White House website secession petition, far exceeding the 25,000 needed for an official response, "are worse than a futile gesture: They are a public record of the sort that Homeland Security will no doubt be very interested to examine. That's the only sort of White House response the petitioners are likely to get, which underscores the foolhardiness of such a useless gesture."

Not to suggest that openly declaring one's support for the Second Amendment is foolhardiness, but that a now-public record newspaper article declaring so may possibly invite unwanted interest by the feds.

D.B. Mitchell


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

"i pledge allegiance to no flag, no borders and no man, just my god."

That statement alone speaks volumes.

Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

I like the qualifying petition asking Obama to build a Death Star, to which the White House responded with the corresponding figures - that it would cost 830 quadrillion dollars and therefore would be a questionable expenditure in these troubled financial times. Had I known about the petition beforehand, I would not have hesitated to sign it. Insane, you say? Throwing away my credibility? What credibility? I've been telling you all about the Government's massive manipulation of the national (and world) culture through their collusion with the film industry, including spelling out the 911 terror attacks years beforehand, and nobody attaches the corresponding weight. So if you wish to throw reality to the wind, let's have a Death Star, damn the cost. Let's call it The Belly Crawler, after the Government's trademark assets which get close to us and try to drag us into the hell from which they come. There. I've done my part. Now do yours. Let truth arise.

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: tj denton

remember, our founding fathers seceded from a tyrannical government, why is it that now, when someone wants to secede from a tyrannical government, you all condem them?? hmmmm, obviously you view our forefather as traitors.

i pledge allegiance to no flag, no borders and no man, just my god.

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

"... anyone signing such a foolish document is just that a fool admitting they are a traitor! "

Well said and accurate!

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Comparing 2nd amendment advocacy to signing a petition of secession, sedtionist treason is a bit of a stretch, one does not go hand in hand to the other, we have a 2nd amendment which cannot be taken away without legal authority via a constitutional convention, secession, sedition and treason were decided by the civil war and anyone signing such a foolish document is just that a fool admitting they are a traitor! 2nd amendment advocacy has nothing to do with over throwing our constitutional government even though some traitors might wish to combine the two!

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: desert dweller

They count on your fear! They work for YOU, not the other way around....as for gun control...they will play hell doing it, but should it happen, anyone that attacks my home, family or attempts to steal my property will be met with the very least a knife, a sharp stick, a machete, or last but not least a blunt rock...if they think Americans will roll over for their communism...they are dumber than even I think....and I think them pretty STUPID!

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: Bye Texas

What a strange letter.

If 115,000 Texans want to voice their opinion through such a forum, what's the problem?

It will be one "country" that won't be stamped on my passport.

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: Rick O'Shea

Are you trying to say that our government would act with retaliation like some mid-east terrorist group, an African faction group, I.D.F, or other well known group of thugs, can it be so. I sincerely hope Texas secedes, I will move there tomorrow, I'm fed up with the U.S. and it's constant down spiral of personal freedoms, and before it's said, yes, if I could afford to pack up and move to another country and start fresh I most certainly would, as of now there are 9 other countries that are more free than America (http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking).

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

@ DB

I understand your concern, but you are advocating not publicly stating your support for the 2nd Amendment by signing a petition at the White House web site because you fear a possible act of revenge against you by the federal government.

In other words, be careful about exercising your first amendment right to publicly redress the government because you fear the government.

If that is the case, how have we sunk so low as a free society, one that is based on the people ruling themselves?

The only way things will get better is if people are brave enough to step forward, in large numbers, and not fear the government. Our government is supposed to be for the people, by the people.

We the people need to take our governance back, not cower before our "leaders".

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