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Monday, August 9, 2010

Restore The Constitution Rally

So some folks want to hold a rally with guns to demonstrate their constitutional rights. Honestly that's cool with me. I have no problem with folks exercising their rights, even if they want to parade around in cammies carrying guns while doing so.
But while reading their website I ran across this little gem:

"Here’s a little history for you;
On February 1, 1960, four negroes (term used in 1960) from NC A&T University, decided to sit at a “Whites Only” lunch counter in a Woolworths Store in Greensboro. This was their peaceful way of protesting segregation.

Times haven’t changed that much folks. 50 years ago, people were fighting for Truth, Justice & the American Way. Today, the majority of Americans are in the fight of our lives. To preserve our great country & to Restore The Constitution."

What's with all these right-wing folks comparing themselves to the Civil Rights activist of the 1960's? This is just downright bizarre. I'm sorry but there is no comparison between people fighting to receive rights that other Americans already enjoyed with people protesting to ...... Hell I don't even know what they're protesting. Their right to bear arms? They'll be doing that. Their right to protest? They'll be doing that to.

If they insist on comparing themselves to civil rights activist maybe the police should turn some dogs and fire hoses on them to give them some street cred.

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