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JFK: Lifetime NRA Member, Second Amendment Defender
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:18:32 AM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/17/JFK-Lifetime-Member-Of-The-NRA-Defender-Of-The-Second-Amendment

JFK: Lifetime NRA Member, Second Amendment Defender


by AWR Hawkins 18 Nov 2013, 5:41 AM PDT

With the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's (JFK) assassination drawing near, various aspects of his life and presidency are being recounted. Among these, two aspects that are not getting the attention they deserve are his lifetime membership in the NRA and his defense of the Second Amendment.

According to the Washington Post, JFK was one of eight U.S. presidents to "have been lifetime members [of the NRA]." The others were "Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower... Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush." Kennedy stands out as the only Democrat on that list.

In April 1960, JFK said our founding fathers used phrases like "a well regulated militia" and "the 'security' of the nation," as well as "the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,'" to show "the essentially civilian nature of our economy."

He posited "fears of governmental tyranny" as the impetus "which gave rise to the Second Amendment" to begin with. And although he believed it "unlikely" that such tyranny "[would] ever be a major danger to our nation," he said "the Second Amendment will always be important."
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: JFK: Lifetime NRA Member, Second Amendment Defender
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 12:19:40 AM »
He also believed in:


1) Fiscal prudence;
2) Lower Taxes
3) A limited federal government; and
4) Individual liberty under the Constitution.

and yes... a womanizer.  I think the AMC series Mad Men pretty well conceptualizes the attitude men of the era had about women and wives.
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“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: JFK: Lifetime NRA Member, Second Amendment Defender
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 12:40:40 AM »
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And although he believed it "unlikely" that such tyranny "[would] ever be a major danger to our nation,"

Just another thing Kennedy was so wrong about.

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Re: JFK: Lifetime NRA Member, Second Amendment Defender
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 05:44:10 AM »
He also believed in:


1) Fiscal prudence;
2) Lower Taxes
3) A limited federal government; and
4) Individual liberty under the Constitution.

and yes... a womanizer.  I think the AMC series Mad Men pretty well conceptualizes the attitude men of the era had about women and wives.

Are you guys absolutely sure he was a Democrat? Sounds like he'd fit in here pretty well.
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