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(Gunny G: READER RESPONSE…) ~ Rand Paul: GOP needs to ‘agree to disagree’ on social issues

May 20, 2014 1 comment

like me old (1952) DI always said, …..”very gd simple”…the gubmint is not to involve itself in social issues at all,,,see Davy Crockett on taxes….our original constitution had none of the potus, congress, and supremes to phvck things up and we defeated the greatest military machine of that time, then we the people, the signers of the preamble, got together and overthrew the constitution (coup d’etat that is called, and illegally snuck in our present big gubmint- pseud0-constitution, and…since then humbugged/brainwashed the herd/flock along the way…on and on…

Simplicity and Continuity, but…the herd never could handle the truth…

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GUNNY G: MY ANSWER TO THE DO-GOODERS OF TAXATION, WELFARE, ENTITLEMENTS, WELFARE, SOCIAL ENGINEERING, ETC. Re “NOT YOURS TO GIVE” …-CONGRESSMAN DAVID CROCKETT”

October 14, 2013 2 comments

GUNNY G: MY ANSWER TO THE DO-GOODERS OF TAXATION, WELFARE, ENTITLEMENTS, WELFARE, SOCIAL ENGINEERING, ETC. Re “NOT YOURS TO GIVE” …-CONGRESSMAN DAVID CROCKETT”

 

English: Oil on canvas portrait of Davy Crocke...

English: Oil on canvas portrait of Davy Crockett; original size without frame 76.2×63.5 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

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Davy Crockett: Key factor in this year’s Senate primary, apparently (Lamar!)

September 27, 2013 2 comments

Davy Crockett: Key factor in this year’s Senate primary, apparently (Lamar!)

 

Nashville Post ^ | September 26, 2013 | J.R. Lind

 

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:01:16 PM by don-o

 

Davy Crockett, a man who lost an election and then told his ex-constituents to go to hell, makes an appearance in a Senate primary.

 

Joe Carr, from the inbox:

 

Yesterday, Ted Cruz completed 21 hours on the Senate floor fighting for the American people against Obamacare, standing on principle. Tennesseans from one end of the state to the other rallied around Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech.

 

English: Oil on canvas portrait of Davy Crocke...

English: Oil on canvas portrait of Davy Crockett; original size without frame 76.2×63.5 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Sen. Lamar Alexander was nowhere to be found during Sen. Cruz’s speech, but appeared during session to give an insulting analogy about at least one famous Tennessean.

 

 

 

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Gunny G: Obama in West Bank: Palestinians ‘deserve a state of their own’… Vs. Davy Crockett To Bono…Not Yours To Give…

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment
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Davy Crockett To Bono…Not Yours To Give…
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Obama in West Bank: Palestinians ‘deserve a state of their own’
nbcnews.com ^ | March 21. 2013 | John Newland

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:28:31 AM by John W

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President Barack Obama spoke critically of Israeli settlement activity and reaffirmed his commitment to the creation of “an independent and sovereign state of Palestine” in a Thursday news conference in the West Bank.

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Gunny G: Is What This Country Needs Right Now A David Crockett To Write Real Americans A Stirring Letter…?

December 15, 2012 3 comments

Gunny G: Is What This Country Needs Right Now Is A David Crockett To Write Real Americans  A Stirring  Letter…?

In the 1960 John Wayne movie, The Alamo, Duke Wayne plays the role of David Crockett.

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Just prior to the battle where they are besieged by General Santa Ana and his forces, Crockett receives a letter from Santa Ana.
At that time, morale is sagging and a certain amount of uncertainty and hesitation is growing. Crockett then decides to read the letter to his men.

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Crockett : Talking about whose ox gets gored, figure this : fellow gets in the habit of goring oxes, whets his appetite. He may come up north next and gore yours ! Men, we’re in a little fix, sort of. The he-bull around here, general Santa Anna, he’s mad at us.
Beekeeper : Yeah ?
Crockett : He’s wrote us a letter. I can’t read it, it’s in Spanish, (winking at Flaca Smile but the young lady will.

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Mary Starrett — Davy Crocket to Bono: “It’s Not Yours To Give”

November 24, 2012 Leave a comment

…..History has shown us socialism does not work. Countries laboring under the delusion that Utopia can be achieved by making sure all have ‘what they need’ necessitates that relatively few must labor to provide for all. Bono’s ill-advised scheme is socialism. The Republican Party has agreed to consign Americans to the same fate as other socialist countries with its recent endorsement of Bono’s global goody bag.

English: Oil on canvas portrait of Davy Crocke...

English: Oil on canvas portrait of Davy Crockett; original size without frame 76.2×63.5 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bono, the mouthpiece for environmentalism, global wealth transfer and socialist policy in general owns several opulent mansions throughout the world and travels by jet. The four engine behemoth he flies (while admonishing you to drive a hybrid) gets about 3 miles per gallon. (So much for the imperiled ozone, the Kyoto treaty and greenhouse gasses.)

What we now see is the GOP unabashedly aligning itself with a man who travels the world advocating taxpayers (especially the porcine capitalists in America) fund every bloated ostensibly humanitarian project the UN can cook up. Ironically, Bono has moved his lucrative music enterprise out of his native Ireland and to the Netherlands to offset a huge tax bill with nary a wimper about this Bono factoid in our liberal press.

With planes, mansions, off shore tax shelters and a world-wide bully pulpit to tell Americans how they should fund millions for tin pot dictators in far flung lands- Bono’s got it all figured out about how much and to whom you must give to charity.

And the Republicans have signed you up for this lunacy. The Republicans- the party of limited government whose control of the White House and/or both houses of Congress for a quarter century has resulted in quadrupled federal spending.

Would that time travel were possible; I’d introduce Davy Crockett to this bonehead Bono. Davy Crockett was a U.S. Congressman from Tennessee- not just some coon-skin capped fictional character. Based on the following story I suspect the fabled frontiersman Davy Crockett would have a few well-chosen- albeit sharp- words for Mr. Bono.

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Gunny G: What’s Left of The REAL “American People” and THEIR Opinion?: The Majority of This Present Bunch Could Care Less About This BS!…

July 11, 2012 1 comment

GyG: So, ya really think the average “American” of today gives a big rat’s @$$ about principles like this ????

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David Crockett To Bono: “It’s NOT Yours To Give

Crockett To Bono: “It’s NOT Yours To Give”

By Mary Starrett
August 12, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

http://www.newswithviews.com/Mary/starrett73.htm

The Republican National Committee has signed on to endorse a proposal by Irish rocker Bono to commit American taxpayers to spending $30 million to “eliminate global poverty.”

As if any amount of tax payer funds would actually accomplish that goal. What usually happens is the money extracted from us to fund these wealth transfers first fills the pockets of foreign fat cat dictators while barely a trickle ends up lining empty food bowls.

History has shown us socialism does not work. Countries laboring under the delusion that Utopia can be achieved by making sure all have ‘what they need’ necessitates that relatively few must labor to provide for all. Bono’s ill-advised scheme is socialism. The Republican Party has agreed to consign Americans to the same fate as other socialist countries with its recent endorsement of Bono’s global goody bag.

Bono, the mouthpiece for environmentalism, global wealth transfer and socialist policy in general owns several opulent mansions throughout the world and travels by jet. The four engine behemoth he flies (while admonishing you to drive a hybrid) gets about 3 miles per gallon. (So much for the imperiled ozone, the Kyoto treaty and greenhouse gasses.)

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The Battle of Athens (Tennesee)

May 5, 2012 1 comment

The Battle of Athens (Tennesee)

The Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 8:21:11 PM by MrsPatriot

As a direct descendent of Tennessee Patriots who were veterans of every major conflict in defense of American Liberty from the American Revolution forward, I stand in awe of my home state’s distinguished list of Patriot sons and daughters. From 19th-century notables like Andrew Jackson*, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Nathan Bedford Forrest** and Sam Davis, to a long list of 20th-century Patriots headed by Alvin York, warriors from the “Volunteer State” have distinguished themselves in battle with honor and courage.

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Ron Paul’s phony stance against the federal government washingtontimes.com ^ | 10-4-11 | Andrea Poe

October 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Ron Paul’s phony stance against the federal government washingtontimes.com ^ | 10-4-11 | Andrea Poe

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READER RESPONSES: Gunny G…

RP is as good as they get!

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Dr Paul is a true Conservative (Jeffersonian) like Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan!

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“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.”

-Davy Crockett (unsourced)

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http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett

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GyG RESPONSE: WHY NOT HERMAN CAIN?

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Gunny G Response:

Politicians, for the most part, blab a lot about freedom and liberty, and so on…in reality they are really talking about their particular form of control, pc, etc…

There are rare ones here and there; but few and far between…..

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“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.”

-Davy Crockett (unsourced)

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DNC Chair: All GOP candidates are “the same”

September 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Yeah….

They are ALL politicians—not a smidgen of difference between Rs and Ds….

If indeed it is in the cards of the puppeteers, we will have a new one to fill the vacated “position,” then things will go back to its nwo program; meanwhile, the usurper will walk away scot-free (likely the deal has already been cut) w/o penalty of any kind except, perhaps, a bruised ego…

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“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.”

-Davy Crockett (unsourced)

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http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett

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-Davy Crockett (unsourced) ~ “There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.”

September 23, 2011 Leave a comment

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Mary Starrett — Davy Crocket to Bono: “It’s Not Yours To Give” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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In the early 1800's Congress was considering a bill to give tax dollars to the widow of a well-loved military officer. Davy Crockett rose to address Congress after many speeches advocating the allocation. He said: “Mr. Speaker…. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals to give away as much of our own m … Read More

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Alamo : Davy Crockett’s defiant stand at the Alamo ‘lasted just 20 minutes’, claim historians

August 16, 2011 2 comments

The legend of Davy Crockett, the buckskin-clad ‘King of the Wild Frontier,’ has been cast into doubt by new claims that his fabled last stand at the Alamo may have only lasted 20 minutes.

For 175 years, the Battle of the Alamo has been one of America’s most cherished historical events. Celebrated in song, story and cinema, the story of heroism against all the odds helped define the young nation’s pursuit of liberty.

But, according to a new book, the brave last stand depicted by Hollywood stars like John Wayne was a myth. In reality, author Phillip Thomas Tucker claimed many of the Americans who died at the Alamo were cut down as they tried to escape from the besieged garrison after a surprise pre-dawn attack.

The ‘last stand’ at the Alamo on March 6, 1836 came after a small band of Americans held out for 13 days against the army of Mexican dictator General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

The leaders of the group included Crockett, already famous as a frontiersman, storyteller and crack shot, and James Bowie, known for his distinctive knife.

It has long been part of the Alamo legend that Crockett died fighting.

The legend was firmly established by the 1955 Disney TV show in which the hero was seen swinging an empty rifle as the hordes of Mexican soldiers closed in for the kill. But in his book, ‘Exodus from the Alamo,’ Dr Tucker painted a much less glamorous ending.

Using recently discovered Mexican accounts of the battle, the historian wrote that the defenders of the Alamo in the war for Texan independence did not die defending their garrison under brilliant sunlight.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk …

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Mary Starrett — Davy Crocket to Bono: “It’s Not Yours To Give”

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

In the early 1800′s Congress was considering a bill to give tax dollars to the widow of a well-loved military officer. Davy Crockett rose to address Congress after many speeches advocating the allocation. He said: “Mr. Speaker…. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it.

We have the right, as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity, but as members of Congress we have no right to so appropriate a dollar of the public money. We have no…. authority to appropriate it as a charity. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week’s pay, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.”

There was silence on the floor of the House as Crockett took his seat. When the bill was put to a vote, instead of passing unanimously as had been expected, it received only a few votes. The next day a friend asked Crockett why he spoken against a bill for such a worthy cause. In reply, Crockett related the following story: Just a few years before, he had voted to spend $20,000.00 of public money to help the victims of a fire in Georgetown.

When the legislative session was over, Crockett made a trip back home to campaign for his re-election. He encountered one of his constituents. The man told Crockett, “I voted for you the last time. I shall not vote for you again.”

Crockett, feeling he had served his constituents well, was stunned. He inquired as to what he had done wrong. The man replied, “You gave a vote last winter which shows that either you have not capacity to understand the Constitution, or that you are wanting in the honesty and firmness to be guided by it.

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Remembering The Alamo

March 4, 2011 1 comment

March 6 marks the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo back in 1836. For more than 13 days, 186 brave and determined patriots withstood Santa Anna’s seasoned army of over 4,000 troops.

To a man, the defenders of that mission fort knew they would never leave those ramparts alive. They had several opportunities to leave and live. Yet, they chose to fight and die.

How foolish they must look to this generation of spoiled Americans.It is difficult to recall that stouthearted men such as Davy Crockett a nationally known frontiersman and former congressman, Will Travis only 23 years old with a little baby at home, and Jim Bowie a wealthy landowner with properties on both sides of the Rio Grande really existed. These were real men with real dreams and real desires. Real blood flowed through their veins. They loved their families and enjoyed life as much as any of us do.

There was something different about them, however. They possessed a commitment to liberty that transcended personal safety and comfort.Liberty is an easy word to say, but it is a hard word to live up to. Freedom has little to do with financial gain or personal pleasure. Accompanying Freedom is her constant and unattractive companion, Responsibility. Neither is she an only child. Patriotism and Morality are her sisters.

They are inseparable: destroy one and all will die.Early in the siege, Travis wrote these words to the people of Texas

“Fellow Citizens & Compatriots: I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. . . .

The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise the garrison are to be put to the sword . . . I have answered the demand with a cannon shot & our flag still waves proudly from the walls.

I shall never surrender or retreat. . . . VICTORY OR DEATH! P.S. The Lord is on our side. . . .”

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“When we assumed the soldier we did not lay aside the citizen,” from then-Gen. George Washington‘s June 26, 1775, letter to the Provincial Congress is inscribed inside the apse.
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Note: The above quote was a favorite of Col David (Perfumed Princes) Hackworth USA (Ret.) (now deceased)

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David Crockett To Bono: “It’s NOT Yours To Give”

August 12, 2007 7 comments

David Crockett To Bono: “It’s NOT Yours To Give”

 

By Mary Starrett
August
12, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

 

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http://www.newswithviews.com/Mary/starrett73.htm

 

The Republican National Committee has signed on to endorse a proposal by Irish rocker Bono to commit American taxpayers to spending $30 million to “eliminate global poverty.”

 

As if any amount of tax payer funds would actually accomplish that goal. What usually happens is the money extracted from us to fund these wealth transfers first fills the pockets of foreign fat cat dictators while barely a trickle ends up lining empty food bowls.

 

English: David Crockett

English: David Crockett (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

History has shown us socialism does not work. Countries laboring under the delusion that Utopia can be achieved by making sure all have ‘what they need’ necessitates that relatively few must labor to provide for all. Bono’s ill-advised scheme is socialism. The Republican Party has agreed to consign Americans to the same fate as other socialist countries with its recent endorsement of Bono’s global goody bag.

 

Bono, the mouthpiece for environmentalism, global wealth transfer and socialist policy in general owns several opulent mansions throughout the world and travels by jet. The four engine behemoth he flies (while admonishing you to drive a hybrid) gets about 3 miles per gallon. (So much for the imperiled ozone, the Kyoto treaty and greenhouse gasses.)

 

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