"Some people are calling for the federal government to restrict the right to keep and bear arms of people who are on the federal government’s terrorism watch list. This is not only unconstitutional, but sets an extremely dangerous precedent for all our rights. If the federal government can take away someone else’s right to defend themselves simply because it has unilaterally decided to place them on a secret, wildly inaccurate list that’s virtually impossible to be removed from, eventually, some bureaucrat is going to find some way to put you on that list for another reason."
Michael Boldin
Founder of Tenth Amendment Center
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EXTREMELY ACCURATE ! ! ! We hold this truth to be self evident. By way of pure incompetency, the likes of the famous Senator Kennedy to 2 yr. olds have been put on the no fly list. By way of pure theological / political maliciousness, the innocent have been and will be punished. The entirety of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land is antithetical to the individual sovereign that would assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them. Such criminal society is attempting to take supreme advantage over those that oppose the complete demonic overthrow of a once land of liberty.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    " What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."

    ~ Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787

    " To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens."

    ~ Adolph Hitler
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    There is supposed to be a difference between being accused and being convicted.
     -- cal, Lewisville, TX     
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    Ah, yes, 'The List.' Every totalitarian regime has one (then more). I understand that 'Al Qaeda' is a synonym for 'the list.' Caesar had kill lists, so did Hitler, Stalin, Mao. Obama has one -- the Clinton's have two! Giving legitimacy to these lists bypasses the due process of law. No-fly lists are essentially hit lists -- can't charge the person with a crime but disempower him wherever and whenever possible.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    A terrorism watch list that sounds great to some is very dangerous for all Americans. And who would make up this list, the government, the same nuts that want to disarm us.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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     -- Mary - MI      
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