"We can't be so fixated on our desire
to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..."
by:
Bill Clinton
[William Jefferson Blythe III] (1946- ), 42nd US President
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March 1, 1993 during a press conference in Piscataway, NJ. Ref: USA Today, 11 March 1993, page 2A
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Preserving our rights is a luxury YOU can't afford. Thanks, Bill.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Preserving the rights of ordinary Americans is exactly what our government is supposed to do. Instead then continue trampling our rights. For example, you can't get more unpatriotic than The Patriot Act!
     -- Joel, Rochester, MI     
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    I think the Clintons and Bush family are gobshite globalists. They worship Moloch and are perverted murders. Aside from that, they're alright in my book.
     -- Martin Masi, New York , NY     
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    Just what I would expect from such a Communist piece of filth. Bill Clinton was and is an ungodly disgrace to our country and our people. May he be eternally sodomized by Satan and ALL his hellish minions.
     -- Shunk, H'burg     
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    Why don't we put the full quote up here. Doesn't it worry anyone that the ... after the sentence might take away context. Try thinking once in a while!
     -- Greg, Washington DC     
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    it doesn't matter whats after the ... Because we should be completely fixated on preserving civil rights. Besides Clinton went to the Bilderberg meeting and stalled the investigation of Iran Contra, safe guarding Bush Sr. from murders and coke dealing, thats why he was pres. Not because he was an amazing leader from AK? Try thinking once in awhile. (one word dumas)
     -- Alpha, Dumgreg     
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    Bill Clinton is NOT just a common criminal, though he is that too. No, no; Bill Clinton is something far, far worse. He is a treasonist of the worst sort who helped to push America down the slippery slope toward destruction, and he greased the slope to boot. Now, mind you, I propose that NOTHING should be done against Clinton unless it could be done lawfully under due process through the United States courts. Iif there was virtue left in America, Bill Clinton would be tried for treason, found guilty after due process of law, hung by the neck until dead and then burried in a paupers grave in shame.
     -- Jack, Littlerock     
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    this quote was taking completely out of context... Clinton said: "You know, you can't have – be so fixated on a desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles. It's something that I strongly support. You can't be so fixated on that that when you're unable to think about the reality of life that millions of Americans face on streets that are unsafe, under conditions that no other nation – no other nation – has permitted to exist. And at some point, you know, I still hope that the leadership of the National Rifle Association will go back to doing what it did when I was a boy and which made me want to be a lifetime member of it – (laughs) – because they put out valuable information about hunting and marksmanship and safe use of guns. But just to ignore the conditions we face today in a lot of our cities and other places in this country and the enormous threat to public safety is amazing."
     -- Anonymous     
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    A globalist traitor, just like the last few CEOs. Total filth and not worthy to walk on American soil. His apologists here are every bit as bad.
     -- Tyrone, Chicago     
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    CRI. terminal case of cranial-rectal insertion disorder.
     -- Steve Crowell, Eastham     
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    Death to all who commit treason against the people of the united states. for what the clintons did and the bushs did, they should be stoned to death, hanging or shooting them would be too merciful. they should suffer NOTHING BUT PAIN for what they have done. we should name fed buildings after the rosenblums because what they did IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT THOSE 3 COMMUNIST NO GOOD BASTARDS DID TO OUR WAY OF LIFE! LET ME BE THE FIRST TO THROW A CINDERBLOCK AT CLINTONS HEAD. HE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A COMMUNIST. THE PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE THE DEATH PENALTY AFTER DUE PROCESS. I'M AN AMERICAN I DO BELIEVE IN DUE PROCESS, ALTHOUGH THEY DONT!
     -- TERRY, CINCINNATI     
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    The Clintons should be hung by the neck until dead! Along with the Bush's for the lies to the American people. They really destroyed this great country America.
     -- Anonymous, NEW YORK     
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    If you hang clinton and bush for lying, then you would have to hang EVERY politician as well! Which is fine with me...look at how they have ruined our country. tea (party)baggers should be included too!
     -- GOD, CALIFORNIA     
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    Bill Clinton, in a nutshell.
     -- Byron, Fort Collins     
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    Hmmm.....So.....On who's rights should we be focused?
     -- grampawoody, Texas     
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    He never got my vote.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    That the quote might refer to our right to own guns makes Clinton all the worse a traitor. We are MUCH safer with an armed population than we would be without. After all, the (government's) cops and crooks would still have them. The Clintons are globalists and care not at all for the US.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    I can see that presidential oath of office meant nothing to him.
     -- J Allen, Arlington, Va     
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    This quote is taken out of context. The full context isn't much better, but to use this snippet against Clinton is disingenuous.
     -- Valerye, Lexington, GA     
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    ... a quote fragment, taken out of context! I don't know what the rest of the context is in this case, and it is that context that will make this either a good quote or a bad quote. This quote fragment points to the problem with this site and the editor of this distribution list. It clearly shows that there is a desire on their part to shape the conversation in a skewed manner rather than to lead to an exploration of the meaning of liberty... put bluntly, the editors of this site & list are a part of the problem with liberty in the world today, not a part of the solution!
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
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    He was always a very charming fascist.
     -- Bob, Eugene, OR     
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    It doesn't matter what the context is (which in this case was about making laws that abridge the right to carry arms) -- the remark is contrary to the office of the President, whose primary job is to specifically protect the individual rights of Americans, particularly those rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Yes, we MUST be fixated on protecting the rights of "ordinary" Americans. Clinton and his gang are 'elitists' (i.e. 'extra-ordinary') which means the laws don't apply to them, just 'ordinary' Americans.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I think he ought to walk off the top of a tall mountain. Or go swimming with pihranas.
     -- Big Walt, Huntington Beach, CA     
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    Thanks, Reston, for your long time support of this site even though you think that the editors are "part of the problem with liberty in the world today" (whatever that means). This quote is sourced - go look up the rest if you want. I suppose it is safe to assume that you could agree with this quote depending on what the rest of it is. Is it fair to ask what rights we should not be so fixated upon for 'ordinary' Americans? And if I may ask, what is the problem with liberty in this world?
     -- Editor, Liberty Quotes     
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    Editor, thank you very much for all your efforts these many years. The Clintons, just a few more socialists killing what they can.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The FIRST time, the entire context is not there, boss, can't rate it, all I can say is, if I were the pres, I would have said 'my sex life is no one's business" and left it at that, a lie is a lie when one holds high office, and is an impeachable offense, now, it appears even treason is not an impeachable offense
     -- Kimo, USA     
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    Who really made that quote Bill Clinton or his father ?
     -- R, Bristol     
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    clinton? worst monster that ever sleazed its way...boil it alive,serve it to jackals
     -- tony ciruzzi, utica     
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    The only rights that the Clintons care about are their rights to steal America for themselves and their cohorts.

    Semper Fi.

    b
     -- Bruski, Naples     
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    The ludicrously insincere, pragmatic to the point of being sociopathic, William J. (Ahab) Clinton and Hilary(Jezebel) Clinton, perfect personifications of Mercedes Marxists of whom they are, necessarily are nurturing psychotically spurious Divine Right of Kings notions of themselves.

    As boundless as their hubris is, they cannot but hold in utmost, inviolable, contempt the "ordinary man" whom they historically, utterly unauthentically, have purported to represent.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    After Bill we now have to put up with Hillary, one of the truly evil people on this planet.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    "....., he said."
     -- Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT     
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    I don't know what that means...
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe     
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    That poor little farmer must go ! No inheritance, the needs of the many out way the needs of the one. Good By Liberty and Freedom of/by and for State and Individual sovereignty. First to go, Financial Liberty, 2nd to go, Freedom to move about.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
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     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR      
     
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