Solely because Matthew was a Marine, a Kansas-based cult, consisting mostly of members of a single family, traveled to Maryland in order to stand outside Matthew’s funeral with placards saying things like, "God Loves Dead Soldiers," "God Hates You," "You’re Going to Hell," "Semper Fi Fags," "Thank God for Dead Soldiers," "Thank God for IEDs" and "God Hates Fags."
But wait, it gets funnier.
The cult’s leader/father is Fred Phelps, who calls America a "sodomite nation of flag-worshipping idolaters." Since you won’t read it anyplace else, Phelps has run for public office five times — as a Democrat.
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson.
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." ~~ Ecclesiastes 10:2
If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions." –James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1792
"[A] rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive." –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 1823
Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread." –Thomas Jefferson
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I never meant to imply that MOST NRA members were militia members. Just that it seemed logical that those who are in an armed group or club or whatever you perceive a militia to be, would not be Obama supporters because they would fear he’d get rid of their guns.
I can’t see any "liberals" that I know forming a militia, as most support some form of gun control.
I’m pretty middle of the road on gun control. I can see where a gun could be a handy thing in this country, but still think a background check is a good idea. I’m not for banning people from owning guns, that’s for sure.