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Gov. Palin to Greta: We are already over the [fiscal] cliff

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 30, 2012

Video retrieved from sarahnettoo

From the OTR transcript (h/tp Palin4President2016).  (Emphasis mine.)

VAN SUSTEREN: Governor, I assume you’ve heard the clips that we just played, and there are some who think that Ambassador Susan Rice is not being criticized for her performance but for reasons rooted in sexism. Your thoughts?

PALIN: Oh, I guess they reach very far in an argument like that, saying this — what the heck does this have to do with gender or skin color or anything else? This has to do with competency.

And Susan Rice’s handling of Libya has been part and parcel of the Obama administration’s handling of Libya, which has been appalling. It’s been atrocious and it’s really indicative of a lack of competency and truthfulness and certainly transparency in the entire Obama administration. It has nothing to do with her gender.

VAN SUSTEREN: I actually, in sort of a curious way, think there is sexism involved here. And I think it’s appalling, and the sexism is this way, is that for some reason, because she’s a woman, she’s given a pass, that she’s held to lower standards, which I object to. I want to be held to same standards, equal standards, but there are some who will let her take a pass for giving false information, whether knowingly or unknowingly, sitting on it for 73 days until about three days ago, when she spoke to some U.S. senators behind closed doors.

For some reason, she gets a pass on that! I don’t get that, and I think that’s actually demeaning to women if that’s why she’s getting that pass.

PALIN: Yes. I agree. And still to this day, no apology, no clear explanation to the people of America as it pertains to what really happened there in Benghazi. And again, just the illustration, I think the prime example, of the lack of transparency and honesty that is exemplified in the Obama administration. Very sad.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, there have been 73 days. It wasn’t until this week when — when the information finally came out. And incidentally, Senator Collins with us last night told us that — that Ambassador Rice told her behind closed doors that she had access to the presidential — president’s daily briefing, so she had as much information as anybody, including that this was al Qaeda-affiliated suspected even on day one.

But let me ask you about Representative Susan — Eleanor Holmes Norton. She says, “We do not intend to stand by while Ambassador Susan Rice, who had nothing to do with this tragic Benghazi attack, or its aftermath, is made the scapegoat.”

Yet I — what I’m surprised about — she’s not clamoring for her own party, for the administration, to come out and tell us what did you know, when did you know it and why — why are you dragging your feet about it? So where is…

PALIN: Yes.

VAN SUSTEREN: I mean, she’s missing the point on that one. Do you agree?

PALIN: She’s missing the point and she’s playing politics. And you know, she knows that she has cover because of mainstream media is going right along with her and that suggestion that Obama and his closest people in the White House did nothing wrong in Benghazi.

And obviously, they did. Four brave and innocent Americans were killed in this attack. And still, the American people are left with so many questions. And spokesperson for this incident, this tragedy, are wanting to play politics instead of just being straight with the people.

VAN SUSTEREN: Yes, the — and Press Secretary Jay Carney is, I think, likewise, you know, subject to legitimate criticism. I assume that he has access to information. And for many days — maybe not 73 days, but they’ve done everything they could not to get the facts out.

If they want to end this, it’s a simple way. Just get the facts out! Quit trying to hide them! And that’s what — you know, that — I don’t understand why everyone gives them the pass except for CBS and FOX on that.

PALIN: Yes, exactly, Greta. That’s the bottom line is, you know, just — just be straight with the people. That’s all we expect of our government is honesty so that we can, as the people being served, so that we can judge the decisions being made.

And Jay Carney, though, just so obstinate and so arrogant, really, in his replies and in his exchanges with the media over this. If I were a member of the media sitting there, being talked to and kind of scolded as Jay Carney does to them, I would be quite offended and it would make me want to be an even better reporter and be a better investigator of what the facts truly are with this Libya tragedy.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, the dirty little secret, though, in Washington on both sides of the aisle is, though — is that access — you know, you will lose access if you are — you know, you have to, you know — you have to use good judgment. I’m not saying that, you know, you sell your soul to the administration, but some people, frankly…

PALIN: So what, though? So what? So what if you lose…

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, no, I…

PALIN: … access to Obama? You know why — you know why people don’t want to lose — I mean, the American people don’t care if a reporter isn’t going to have access to the Obama administration because what’s coming back as a result of having that privileged, powerful access is this lack of transparency. It’s more confusion. It’s more uncertainty and it’s lies!

So why in the world would a reporter be concerned about whether they’re going to get more of that fed to them, those lies, the uncertainty, the murky answers to so many questions being asked? I wouldn’t care about having that access when you know what the result is.

VAN SUSTEREN: I’m with you. Look — look what’s happened in just this Benghazi investigation. State Department did a conference call and conveniently left FOX News off when they wanted to brief them the day before their people went to Capitol Hill. The CIA had a briefing, and guess what news organization was left out? FOX News Channel.

Then a memo was released — I think it by the intelligence DNI, and who didn’t get the memo? FOX News. But what they don’t realize is that all these other news organizations will eventually give it to us. You know, so it’s — I mean, that’s the irony of it.

But I mean, they are trying to punish FOX because we dare to ask them questions, and all we’re asking questions are — what are the facts on four murders? And the more you try to hide it, the more — when 71 days drags to 72 days drags to 73 days and we’re still not getting the answer, it’s reasonable to be suspicious that you’re trying to hide something! So tell us and that’ll end it.

PALIN: And the American people need to understand that this, this Benghazi tragedy, it’s just one example of what the greater problem is with this lack of transparency, this distrustfulness of our own government. Benghazi is a prime example of it.

But it leads you to believe and to know that there are many other deceptions that are a part of this White House and the mode of operation there in Washington, D.C.

VAN SUSTEREN: You know, if there’s a reasonable explanation for any of the confusion or — you know, tell us. You know, lay it out. Don’t give us more silly stuff. Don’t hide more stuff.

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VAN SUSTEREN: So where’s President Obama today? Well, he was not in Washington. He was at a toy factory in Pennsylvania. And to many, he seems to be back on the campaign trail, campaigning for his fiscal ideas.

Governor Palin, Speaker Gingrich, who has battled with President Clinton on big issues, says you got to sit down face to face in the same room. He did 35 days. This is now being sort of outsourced. How should this be resolved? I mean, how do we get these parties to talk?

PALIN: Well, Speaker Gingrich knew then, as he knows now, that the House of Representatives has great power because they hold the purse springs. They can unfund many of the things that are a result of Obama’s failed socialist policies when it comes to our fiscal situation.

Speaker Gingrich knows that, yes, they don’t have to concede and capitulate. They can be at the table and exert the authority that they have, the power that they have that the people just gave them by reelecting Republicans, conservatives, in the House, holding the purse strings, saying, No more of this reckless, irresponsible spending coming from the White House. We do want to rein it in.

So that, I believe, is what he meant by saying, yes, we have to both sit down at the table and both sides and negotiate this thing through.

But as for reaching some kind of fiscal cliff that is the narrative today in the media and in the world of politicos — we have already gone over the cliff. We went over the cliff when we engaged in quantitative easing 2 and 3 and went four years without any kind of budget, no kind of blueprint to figure out how to rein in this dysfunctional, overgrown government that is based on borrowed money and borrowed money from foreign countries that don’t necessarily like us and borrowed money from our children and our grandchildren.

We’ve already gone over the cliff. Now it’s just a matter of how hard are we going to thump down there at the bottom of the cliff.

VAN SUSTEREN: Am I too hard on politicians? Because I really actually — I struggle with the whole thought of whether their work ethic is really up for the job because this is a lingering problem. And I travel a lot, see people without jobs. People are worried about losing jobs. We’ve known about this fiscal cliff and the sequestration and the tax increases or not increases since a — since at a minimum August of 2011. And all they’ve done is absolutely nothing on it except have a lot of chatter, no product. They had the super-committee in November of 2011. The super-committee did — could not reach a decision, could not reach an opinion, so did the super-committee meet in December? No. January? No. February? No. Did the president do anything? No. Did anybody do anything in this town? No.

The most that they did was in August, they went on vacation and then they campaigned for their jobs, which we paid them to go get the jobs. They took off August, September, October, early November. They finally came back to November, and now they’re worried that they can’t get a decision before their Christmas vacation. They’re worried that they’re not going to get out of here for Christmas.

You know, to me, I’m thinking, like, Go figure. Any business owner working with his own money would never do that! So I don’t — am I — am I too hard on politicians?

PALIN: No. What this comes down to is the need for leadership in our country. Think about all the problems that you just — that you just espoused, Greta. And to consider that you take all those problems and then you have to acknowledge that the leader of and the cause of many of those problems was just reelected for four more years of the same, four more years of the status quo?

What does Obama do right out of the chute? He says we’re going to overtax and overspend and out-maneuver the other side in order to somehow, through this fairy tale utopia that he wants to create — somehow, we’re going to be a prosperous nation. No, he has failed fiscal policies!

VAN SUSTEREN: But can you — can you let the — I realize the president has the White House, so he has the leadership, and the Democrats have the — have the Senate. But can you really let the Republicans off the hook in terms of — you know, they — you know, even if the other side is just terrible in dealing with or has bad ideas or whatever, you’ve still got to work with them. You’ve still got to figure out a way to bring them inside your tent to resolve something. It’s not enough just to say, Well, we put our thing on the table so we’re done. I mean, it really does take both of them.

I realize the great responsibility is in the party of power, but I think that the power — the party that’s not in power, you know, they’ve — they’ve got responsibilities to the American people, as well, in this difficult times.

PALIN: Well, again, the House of Representatives, the leadership there needs to realize they do have power because they hold the power of the purse strings and they can unfund things that they don’t agree with. They are — the conservatives, the Republicans are in the majority there.

But again, it comes down to leadership, Greta, and if the president of the United States is going to continue to engage in these failed socialist policies and continue to bankrupt this country, then the House of Representatives needs to work around the president and needs to explain to the people what can be done to save us from this insolvency, from this bankruptcy that we’re facing.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, I’ll tell you, one of the really lousy ideas yesterday presented by the president’s treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, is that when he went to Capitol Hill, he wanted — he wanted to suggest that they change it so that the purview over the debt ceiling was no longer controlled by Congress, so that the president would essentially have a credit card with no limits, so he could do exactly what he wanted.

But that type of mentality, not even wanting the checks and balances on his own power, at a time when we are in a perilous economic condition — it’s beyond me that the Obama administration would ever suggest something like that and say — I don’t — – I don’t understand. It’s as though they don’t get it.

PALIN: Yes, so Geithner’s proposal there to not have those checks and balances that are necessarily inherent in defending our republic and also then proposing $1.6 trillion in new taxes, and another tens of billions of dollars in another stimulus package that they want to propose.

Here again, House of Representatives, you need to work around those failed ideas coming from the president and his spokesperson. Republicans, don’t get wobbly on us. Don’t be wusses about this. We just elected you as representatives of the people to get there in Washington, D.C., and rein it in. Washington, D.C., federal government, become as irrelevant in our lives as possible, please. That’s the only solution at this point because we cannot continue to embrace the status quo and think that anything’s going to get better.

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Sarah Palin Warned Us About Barack Obama

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 30, 2012

Charles Fredericks at the Mat-Su Frontiersman writes:

Back in 2008, right at the peak of the McCain/Palin, Obama/Biden presidential election, I wrote a scathing opinion to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman about Sarah Palin (titled “Caribou Barbie”), and five years later, I would like to recant my opinion and tell the people of the Mat-Su Valley just how wrong I was at the time.

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Let me elaborate. Regardless of the politics involved and what you may think now, Sarah Palin did one thing that we shouldn’t forget. Put aside all other actions, failures, controversy and animosity for just a second about Palin and consider this: she warned us about Barack Obama.

She stood up and said clearly, openly and without reservation just exactly what Obama would do and how he would do it. She said that he had socialistic — if not Marxist — views, that wealth would be taken away and redistributed and that he would create a new economic dependent class. Not to mention a power grab in the justice department and what appears to be complete control over all government functions, regardless of opposing dissent.

And here we are in Obama’s second term, and who could argue now that Sarah didn’t have it right all along? Not only was Sarah dead-on the mark, it is shocking to see just how far along this radical agenda has evolved. It would be an understatement to say that Sarah most likely understated her case. I would guess she is more surprised then I at what has transpired thus far.

Most business people I speak to (if not all) are absolutely terrified at what will happen next. With the uncertainty that these people face, and the current economic turmoil, it has made most very pessimistic of the future. In addition, most Alaskans are rugged individualists, yet remain amazingly open minded. Having said that, most feel the encroachment and loss of individual rights affects them directly. It would be very accurate to say that the last four years have radically changed our country, myself included. I have totally changed my viewpoint about things, and my friends have, too. I cannot believe how wrong I was, and I admit it.

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In closing, Sarah Palin warned us, and that is irrefutable. But I have learned from it the hard way. Instead of “forward,” which is the current battle cry, it seems that “backward” is the new norm. I shudder to think what this country will be like in the next four years.

Yes, Sarah warned us, and some listened. I don’t agree with her all the time, but what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask? Not sure, but she knew, and that is fact. Maybe I should have listened.

Charles Fredericks

Wasilla

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h/tp Whitney Pitcher

Also see:

(October 2008) Palin Invokes Socialism Charge Against Obama

(October 2008)   Palin: Obama’s Plan Is “Experiment With Socialism”

(July 2009)  Palin: Obama Is Leading America Towards Socialism (VIDEO)

(October 2010)  Sarah Palin – President Barack Obama Sounds Like a Socialist to Me !!

(April 2012)  Today Show Guest Host Sarah Palin: Obama Is A Socialist, Obama Is A Socialist

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Like Reagan, Palin knows how to use a grassroots microphone

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 29, 2012

Excellent article by Kevin Fobbs  over at RedState.  We can certainly get on board with this!

Sarah Palin in 2016 Presidential Race is no laughing matter

By: kfobbs (Diary)  |  November 29th, 2012 at 11:14 AM  |  25

RESIZE:AAA

The presidential campaign of 2016 was launched as soon as the last light dimmed on the stage after Mitt Romney gave his concession speech, in losing his presidential bid to Barack Obama. With the new battle now warming up amongst the GOP hierarchy there are many Republican leaders who want to point the party leftward, away from Ronald Reagan and his heir apparent Sarah Palin.

That is correct. There is no stuttering here. Sarah Palin may appear to liberals, leftwing pundits as well as GOP Washington leaders as yesterday’s news. Yet Mitt Romney’s loss was not due to conservative steel in his campaign. What is clear is that nearly two million conservatives did not embrace Romney’s attempt to skedaddle to the middle road by running away from conservative positions and values. They simply stayed home.

Consider the results of Palin’s steadfast 2012 primary season effort as she crisscrossed the nation campaigning on behalf of conservative congressional, senatorial officials. The results of Palin’s efforts are notable, beginning with backing Texas U.S. Senator-elect Ted Cruz. Combine that with eight congressional candidates being elected to congress out of 14, due to Palin’s endorsement.

Now examine Romney’s results. In a general election where Republicans were expected to be more competitive in U.S. Senate races. Republicans actually lost two U.S. Senate seats. There are many who have engaged in a lot of finger pointing in order to place blame for the loss. But the buck does stop at the top with Mitt Romney.

To refresh everyone’s memory, it was Romney and his Boston campaign brain-trust, who said to Palin back in July, “Thanks but no thanks.” They denied her a prime time speaking role before the GOP National Convention and the nation. Mitt was bound and determined to place both Palin and the Tea Party organization supporters on the sidelines and go it alone to seek more moderate political pastures.

Romney may have listened to comedians like Bill Maher and political pundits like Chris Matthew who found no end in skewering the non-candidate Palin during the campaign year. There is a lesson in Romney’s loss that reminds conservatives that Ronald Reagan was the 1976 version of Sarah Palin. He too had his many detractors as well as liberal and Republican pundits who scoffed at Reagan’s notion of a new conservative under current building in America.

Ronald Reagan was held at arm’s length by Washington GOP insiders and derided in liberal circles as a joke. Many in the mainstream media poked fun of his film character that played opposite a Chimpanzee in the 1951 “Bedtime for Bonzo” movie. While the democrats and the Washington insider pundits laughed, Reagan beat President Jimmy Carter with nearly 51 percent of the vote to Carter’s 41 percent in the 1980 presidential election.

Now no one is laughing, including President Barack Obama, who saddles up to Reagan-like comparisons when he’s feeling a little light in the accomplishment department.

It is far more important for Americans who are earnestly concerned about the direction of the nation and its drift away from conservative values. They want to support a true bona fide conservative leader like Reagan.

Sarah Palin like Ronald Reagan understands that presidential elections are won in the grassroots campaign trenches found in Ohio counties and Pennsylvania coal fields. Conservative leadership is nourished in the farmlands of Iowa, Indiana and Illinois and in the kitchens of homes in Nevada and Colorado. Presidential elections are solidified with the commitment of Reagan Democrats in Macomb County, Michigan and Tea Party patriot all over this nation!

It is the power and strength of conservative ideals that when fully embraced will see a repeat of the 2010 elections, where the Tea Party grass roots movement resulted in Republicans gaining 63 congressional seats. Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi loss the Speaker’s gavel to Sarah Palin’s tireless effort to create a new conservative history which is still being made in America.

The keys to the White House Oval Office do not lie in the hands of the political power elite in Washington. They instead belong squarely in the firm grasp of Americans in the Heartland. There, with conservative families in states all over this nation the fate of America will be determined.

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And for those naysayers in the comments section at RedState, take a look at these:

Welcome Back, Dad (by Michael Reagan)

McCain compares Palin to Reagan 

SARAH PALIN REMARKS ON RONALD REAGAN (C-SPANN Video) 

Palin Hearts Reagan: How Gov. Sarah Palin Benefited from Choosing President Reagan as a Role Model

Palin on Reagan: He was ‘America’s lifeguard’ By Sarah Palin

February 2011 Is Reagan/Palin Appreciation Month (Updated)

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Celebrity Mayflower Descendants: Sarah Palin

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 28, 2012

Governor Palin was one of eight Mayflower descendants featured at The Daily Beast in their article entitled “8 Star Mayflower Descendants.”  You can view all of them here.

TheDailyBeast: Celebrity Mayflower Descendants

Sarah Palin

What do George W. Bush and Sarah Palin have in common? Well, maybe some of their core values and political beliefs, but some genetics, too. These two famous Republican politicians were both descended from John Howland and Henry Samson. Palin herself has three other Mayflower relatives.

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The Porch: Antler Piles

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 28, 2012

Posted on Chuck Heath, Jr.’s blog today:

This next picture was taken last month and shows my boys in front of Grandpa’s pile. It’s eerily similar to Sam’s, and no, we never knew Sam. Just an Alaskan coincidence.

If you don’t know the story of Dad’s antler pile, he started building it about 25 years ago. Most people assume that he killed all the animals represented by those antlers but that’s not true. The antlers were actually sheds. Whenever we are on one of our frequent trips into the wilderness, we search for dropped antlers. If they’re in good shape, Dad sells them or trades them. If they are older and weathered, they go on the antler pile.

The pile is now over fourteen feet tall and it continues to grow. Dad’s dog, Bo, is specially bred to find and retrieve antlers. Believe it or not, he has even found them under water in slow moving rivers and ponds. I have no idea how he does it.

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The Porch: Hot Dogs at Chilkoot Trail Outpost

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 28, 2012

Chuck Heath, Jr. posted this photo on his blog this week:

Anyone tired of turkey leftovers yet? How about a hot dog instead? This picture below was taken at my friends’ place, Chilkoot Trail Outpost. Fred and Kathy have been wonderful hosts to our family over the years.

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Palin: Were they lying then or are they lying now?

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on November 28, 2012

Sarah_point

Sarah Palin posed a simple question to her Facebook page yesterday and linked to a letter by Brent Bozell at ForAmerica.

 

Politicians. Were they lying then or are they lying now?

 

ForAmerica’s Bozell calls out GOP leadership on Fiscal Cliff

Speaker John Boehner, Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Minority Whip John Cornyn

United States Capitol

Washington, DC 20215

November 27, 2012

Speaker Boehner, Leader McConnell, Majority Leader Cantor, and Minority Whip Cornyn,

The 2012 election is over and now is the time to focus on delivering
on the promises you made to the country during the campaign.

With the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, both sides are
making opening gambits and the talk so far is alarming. You led the
Republican Party for two years claiming emphatically that the tax
increase on “the wealthy” that Barack Obama is determined to enact is
really a devastating tax hike on small business owners that would kill
jobs and decimate any kind of economic recovery. Now conservatives see
daily stories asserting that the GOP agrees with the President that
“revenues are on the table” and GOP elite are all over the airwaves
asking if the Tea Party will care if “a few multi-millionaires pay more
in taxes.” That talk is only embolding liberals to demand even higher
taxes. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and others are openly
calling for a return to taxing Americans in the top rate at 91 percent.
Yes that’s ludicrous, but liberals feel comfortable making such
outlandish proposals because they feel you are weak enough that you will
continue to surrender to evermore higher taxes having capitulated once
already. They will never be satisfied. You know that.

Conservatives have one question to ask: If you now claim a tax
increase on small business is the correct course of action, were you
lying all along when you claimed this tax increase would decimate the
economy? Because if you were not lying, you will now be willing
participants in the destruction of American jobs in a time of economic
crisis. This is the question you must answer, given the posturing of
many Republicans in the immediate aftermath of the election.  More

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Palin: Follow Vanessa on Twitter

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on November 28, 2012

Yesterday, Sarah Palin encouraged others to follow Vanessa Riddle on Twitter.  Vanessa is a young lady battling neuroblastoma and she has a goal of reaching 100,000 followers on Twitter.  At time of writing, Vanessa  has exceeded that goal having over 108,000 followers.

Posted to Palin’s Facebook page:

Sweet angel Vanessa! We’re praying for you -
for your health and happiness. You’re going to reach that ‘followers’
goal, by the way. Lots of people are rooting for you and will follow you
on Twitter (@vanessariddle) and Facebook, so have fun with it!

Love,

Sarah Palin & family

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Bristol Palin: Grandpa’s Boy

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 26, 2012

Bristol posted this photo of Tripp and her Dad on her blog today:.

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Track Palin Gives His Heath Cousins Rifle Training

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 26, 2012


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Posted at Chuck Heath, Jr.’s blog today:

Here are some pictures of Track teaching my boys how to shoot a rifle at the gold mine last year. My kids haven’t been able to spend a lot of time with him between his deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, but hopefully he’ll be around a little longer this time.

Our entire family has been raised around guns and we were all taught from an early age how to properly use them and respect them. They have given us the means to provide food for our tables as well as friendly competitions at the shooting ranges.

Our 2nd Amendment rights are something we hold dear. In the book,Our Sarah, we talk in detail about the importance of a properly armed citizenry.

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