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Skating On Thin Ice?

February 25, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: I’m going to question a president’s use of his “Executive Privilege” power. I’m sure that it has been used effectively by leaders of both parties at various times....

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BudZilla

Feb-25-13 12:54 AM

Cracked is the term you seek.

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taxedenough

Feb-25-13 2:13 AM

Lets see Leo...Homeland security, Soc. Security Admin ect buying up over 1.2 BILLION rounds of ammunition. Huge push for sweeping gun control and confiscation, increased effort by the government to create class/race warfare. Desensitizing government agencies by using targets of children and pregnant women for firearm practice. Leo, the libs on here can not dispute the facts so they will resort to burying their heads in the sand and insulting you. But dont be fooled into thinking its only the current administration. Both the dems and repubs are complicit in their effort to gain more control over the people. It may never get to the level you described Leo, but even getting halfway there is too much. Thank you Leo for your service during the last world war. Few of the new generations realize the sacrafices you made.

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Jazzie

Feb-25-13 4:31 AM

More whining...wah wah wah

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-25-13 4:40 AM

Yep, big brother is here and we keep supporting it by buying electronics that follow our every move. We are feed lies in the media and we are taking over the world.

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sueanne

Feb-25-13 7:18 AM

America sure has changed, dont you love America today?

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darkeagle

Feb-25-13 8:04 AM

No Mr. Wilcox you hit the nail right on the head.We are headed down a very dark road.jazzie you need to grow up and do some research on whats happening in our country you are so far out of touch you don't even make sense.

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MyRushie

Feb-25-13 8:32 AM

Jazzie you admitted you didn't even VOTE so shut up!

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GioAllie

Feb-25-13 8:35 AM

taxedenough--the "buying up ammo" issue has been discussed and refuted.

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Howard

Feb-25-13 9:03 AM

BudZilla, you beat me to it!

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GioAllie

Feb-25-13 9:14 AM

the attempted, if that was the intended corrolation between nazi germany, socialism and this administration, is nothing new.

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formerlyphil

Feb-25-13 9:25 AM

just like anything else in the world..

..nobody thinks it can happen to them. until it happens to them.

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formerlyphil

Feb-25-13 9:41 AM

•Method of bill passage. It is the view of the Sheriffs’ Association that anytime government decides it is necessary or desirable to test the boundaries of a constitutional right that it should only be done with caution and with great respect for those constitutional boundaries. Further, it should only be done if the benefit to be gained is so great and certain that it far outweighs the damage done by the constriction of individual liberty. While many of the provisions of the new law have surface appeal, it is far from certain that all, or even many, of them will have any significant effect in reducing gun violence, which is the presumed goal of all of us. Unfortunately the process used in adoption of this act did not permit the mature development of the arguments on either side of the debate, and thus many of the stakeholders in this important issue are left feeling ignored by their government. Even those thrilled with the passage of this legislation should be concerned...

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formerlyphil

Feb-25-13 9:41 AM

...about the process used to secure its passage, for the next time they may find themselves the victim of that same process.

NYS sheriffs' response to andy "HUD" cuomo's safe act.

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50s4ever

Feb-25-13 9:49 AM

I've been diappointed by many remarks on this forum but today takes the cake. If your ideology spurs you to degrade this man's personal observations of one of the most important times in history, the chasm between us will surely bring about bloody strife. Thank you sir for your service and attempt at bringing genuine knowledge to this forum.

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duckster

Feb-25-13 9:51 AM

The guy who wrote this letter is the real deal. A vet who grew up in the depression, didn't take any quarter and didn't give any. As far as I am concerned guys like him are the reason we breathe free air. I hate to admit it but there have been some very recent events that point toward future totalitarianism. 1.) extension of the patriot act which really does put the possible suspension of Habeaus Corpus in play, congress allowing for the execution of perceived enemies without due process, and drone usage (here and abroad) ramped up. No I am not a conspiracy theorist but the above combined with the recent push to disarm the common man are indeed noteworthy. BTW: what ever happened to real men?

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bobbybill

Feb-25-13 10:42 AM

"No I am not a conspiracy theorist but the above combined with the recent push to disarm the common man are indeed noteworthy" if you believe that there is a push to disarm the common man then you are indeed a conspiracy theorist.

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sueanne

Feb-25-13 10:42 AM

Those who did not actually experience the days Mr Wilcox lived will not fully appreciate his opinions and wisdom. Its to bad some of us refuse to learn from those who have traveled the road before us.

Thank you Mr Wilcox for your sacrifice that people like you made to make us free.

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bobbybill

Feb-25-13 10:44 AM

"increased effort by the government to create class/race warfare." that would be the Republican party not the government as a whole. And really, targets with women and children on them? What "news" agency did you get that from? I used to think the Enquirer was bad but in comparison to some of the sites you guys read from they should have gotten a pulitzer.

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bobbybill

Feb-25-13 10:46 AM

for the record, not everyone who is old is wise. Yes, Mr. Wilcox thank you for defending your county but as far as your opinion goes i must diagree with you on your observations.

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50s4ever

Feb-25-13 11:08 AM

I wish we could get those who claim there is no agenda to put their lives and fortunes on the line to be forfeited if it does. Come to think of it, they are and DON'T EVEN KNOW IT!

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formerlyphil

Feb-25-13 11:09 AM

just like anything else in the world..

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50s4ever

Feb-25-13 11:09 AM

booby-what life observations have you made?

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GioAllie

Feb-25-13 11:10 AM

has argument and disagreement been reduced to comments from only those who have served? I hope not.

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GioAllie

Feb-25-13 11:26 AM

I can't speak for everyone, but My love for My country will never waiver.

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sueanne

Feb-25-13 11:49 AM

I think in general terms that i was wiser at 25 than at 15 and wiser at 35 than 25 and wiser at 45 than at 35 and wiser at 55 than at 45 and so on. However i realize thats not true for some of us.

Those of you who are in their mid twenties, are you wiser than you were at 10?

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