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The Philosophy of Liberty: Plunder

July 29, 2011 by  

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Michael J.

    Thanks Bob,
    A near perfect explanation of life here in the broken promised land. Broken down into terms even the Liberal Drones can comprehend, while having a tough time denying. But I can’t wait to hear them try.

  • TIME

    WOW, How many times have I point this out????????????????????????????

  • Bob C.

    I like this video, but why do they show a group like the NRA in the line with all the guys trying to get public moneys= lobbyists? How does the NRA get money from the government or TAKE freedoms? (they might be guilty of not doing a good job protecting it, but stealing it?)
    How does the NRA steal from the people by defending a constitutional right?
    This is misleading.
    They don’t take from the tax base with programs, they fight to stop people that WOULD take constitutional rights.

    That said, I believe the NRA has sold out, and sells out with “compromising” our rights for decades.
    I now go with GOA and JPFO, dumped the NRA

    • Evan

      I prefer NAGR. National Association for Gun Rights.

      • Lani

        Well, the NRA is the oldest. I choose to support them and GOA and JPFO in as best I may with the very few $’s left. We must put our $’s, even if they be cents only, to as many on our side as we may. It is not much, but if all in our group gave just one dollar, for that matter, if all who legally own firearms or who support such, if we all just gave a one dollar bill it would be amazing. Please. It will not hurt, send one dollar, in cash. Even if you are not asked by them just find them, easy to do, send a bill. I know some one will rip us off, but that is her/his issue at the judgment day. we just give that one bill. Please.

      • Wu Ming Ren

        Bob and Evan, thanks for the tip on JPFO, GOA, and NAGR. I took the opportunity to google those organizations to find out more about them and to compare them with the NRA. What I have discovered just about curled my socks! I noticed over the past few years that many 2A advocates have dumped the NRA. I got the impression that the NRA is to 2A advocates as AARP is to senior citizens: They both talk a lot about how good they are, but they don’t measure up to the challenges facing advocates of either group. The NRA seems to have sold out in an attempt to be “reasonable,” and the AARP has sold out, too, viewing its members more as a source of revenue than as a group to protect.

        I especially don’t like the NRA’s politics. I was appalled that the NRA supports Harry Reid (pressure from members dissuaded the organization from endorsing him in the end). They overlooked his vile advocacy of socialism because brought $61 million in Federal funds to support construction of the Clark County Shooting Park. What?! Couldn’t they build their own gun club with private money, a lot less money besides? And then what, a government gun club won’t have government rules for membership? I’d worry about all the strings that could be attached, such as the possibility of being required to store my guns in a locked armory between shooting sessions.

        “I don’t like it, Beav.”

        “Gee willikers, Wally, you’ll have access to your guns any time you want, and the kids will all stay safe.”

        “But, Beav, what if they change the hours of operation, or only let you have your guns while shooting at the range, or only allow you to remove them from the armory with special permission during hunting season? With all the guns locked in the armory, the government could confiscate them all with one quick visit! No, Beav, it’s better to maintain positive control of your own firearms at all times.”

        “Gee, Wally, I never thought of that.”

        There’s more. Check the following link, and follow the links therein to read the case of McDonald vs. The City of Chicago case argued before SCOTUS.

        I’m looking for comparative information on these organizations, something like a Consumer Reports profile, with tables for quick overview would be nice. Anyone have a link to such a thing?

  • vicki

    Well said Bob. This should go up there with the “types of government explained” video as required viewing.


  • s c

    Some will never ‘get it.’ If the NEA has sold its rump (like so many others), then hurt them where they feel it the most, and get OUT of that nest of rump-sellers. By the way, you might as well call the NRA ‘Republicans.’
    Progressives will never understand that distinction, but it’s not as though no one on this website has tried to get the pathetic yahoos to understand. There are CONSERVATIVES, and there are REPUBLICANS.
    One group puts the nation before politicians, and the other puts politicians before the nation. The NRA, it seems, is an example of the second group.


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