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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Just remember that it's a perspective thing. Here, I'll give you an example...

    Most libertarians agree that sex between consenting adults is none of the government's business. Even if someone is getting paid for it. But depending on our own perspective, some people may find it in bad taste for, say, a Las Vegas Congressperson to flaunt it by having whores draped over his arms. One could make the case that the more it is "normalized", the more effective it will be for liberty. But you could have others (who also support that right) that may not like it being portrayed at "cutesy".

    Both points of view can legitimately be held. It's one of the things that make liberty so great. Billy could learn that lesson, but so could all of us.
    I get your point, and would otherwise agree. But in this particular case, I find I must disagree. The implications of "normalization" with respect to guns (or any other mechanisms or activities that are or could be involved with the application of force) are neither analogous with nor the same with respect to prostitution (or drug use, or any other "indecorous" activity that does not involve or is not implicated in the application of force). That is, your statement "that the more it is 'normalized', the more effective it will be for liberty" does not apply to the latter as it does to the former.

    In both theory and practice, libertarianism is concerned with the legitimate use of force in society. The right to defend oneself against aggression - whether from individuals or even the government - is fundamental to that concern. It is thus critical that the means by which that right (and ultimately, every other right) is to be asserted and maintained should be "normalized".

    IOW: The "normalization" of possessing the capacity to defend oneself from aggressors is absolutely critical to the establishment and preservation of liberty, but the "normalization" of snorting a line of blow from off a hooker's ass is not. (And what is more, the "normalization" of the first of those things will help maintain the liberty to engage in the second - but not the other way around.)
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 12-06-2021 at 04:09 PM.



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  3. #32
    Honcho priest of the redcoats chiming in:

    https://twitter.com/JustinWelby/stat...12054140985348



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  5. #33
    From Charlie Sykes' bio: "Contributor, MSNBC"

    https://twitter.com/ThomasEWoods/sta...71874442412033

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  7. #35
    And now there's this. LOL.



  8. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    And for that very reason, gun ownership is a light that should not be hidden under a bushel.

    The more "normalized" it is, the more effective it will be for the purpose AF identified.

    It should absolutely be normalized - and good for Massie for doing his bit as a prominent public figure.
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Just remember that it's a perspective thing. Here, I'll give you an example...

    Most libertarians agree that sex between consenting adults is none of the government's business. Even if someone is getting paid for it. But depending on our own perspective, some people may find it in bad taste for, say, a Las Vegas Congressperson to flaunt it by having whores draped over his arms. One could make the case that the more it is "normalized", the more effective it will be for liberty. But you could have others (who also support that right) that may not like it being portrayed at "cutesy".

    Both points of view can legitimately be held. It's one of the things that make liberty so great. Billy could learn that lesson, but so could all of us.
    I take it at face value. #SassyMassie was doing a bit of trolling, and he got a lot of bites. It has nothing to do with when the last shooting occurred. Shootings happen every day. You don't have to look further than Chicago for a body count every week. There would never be an appropriate time for such a photo in the eyes of the gun hating leftist totalitarians.

    The message is clear. Massie supports the Second Amendment in all of it’s full original intent. Those who hate the Second Amendment and guns will always be offended. The picture was not meant to placate or compromise with those haters.
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  9. #37
    Now we need a picture of Ron Paul and his family with their guns in front of their Christmas tree.
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    https://twitter.com/RepMattGaetz/sta...04886555004935

  11. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Just remember that it's a perspective thing. Here, I'll give you an example...

    Most libertarians agree that sex between consenting adults is none of the government's business. Even if someone is getting paid for it. But depending on our own perspective, some people may find it in bad taste for, say, a Las Vegas Congressperson to flaunt it by having whores draped over his arms. One could make the case that the more it is "normalized", the more effective it will be for liberty. But you could have others (who also support that right) that may not like it being portrayed at "cutesy".

    Both points of view can legitimately be held. It's one of the things that make liberty so great. Billy could learn that lesson, but so could all of us.
    Sheeeet....if the Honorable Batson D. Belfry's only vice is chasing skank in Lost Wages, these days I'd consider that an overall good, considering what so many of these weirdosexuals are into these days.
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  12. #40
    Thomas Massie is a white supremacist "fascist" who wants to shoot black Santa according to Salon. This is one of the most unintentionally hilarious things I have read in a while.


    White supremacist Christmas: Those Boebert and Massie "gun photos" are a direct threat

    h ttps://www.salon.com/2021/12/24/christmas-those-boebert-and-massie-gun-photos-are-a-direct/
    Last edited by jct74; 12-25-2021 at 12:28 AM.



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  14. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by jct74 View Post
    Thomas Massie is a white supremacist "fascist" who wants to shoot black Santa according to Salon. This is one of the most unintentionally hilarious things I have read in a while.


    White supremacist Christmas: Those Boebert and Massie "gun photos" are a direct threat

    h ttps://www.salon.com/2021/12/24/christmas-those-boebert-and-massie-gun-photos-are-a-direct/
    Fascism, as an ideology and movement, is contradictory, often incoherent and difficult for outsiders to understand. That is one of its greatest powers. Fascism arouses emotions of shock and anger among its targets and enemies, producing confusion and uncertainty in terms of assessing the danger.
    Marxists are experts at projection.
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    People are still talking about this two years later.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/facepalm/co...iving_in_fear/


    A lot of hate of course because it's reddit but also a lot of people are impressed that Massie owns a M-60.

  19. #46
    You know, as a supporter, I actually received a Christmas card from Congressman Massie that year and it wasn't this one with the guns. They posed the same way but they were all holding bluegrass instruments; guitars, banjos, etc..

    So, granted they also posed in front of a Christmas tree with guns, that photo was not literally his "christmas card". (Or I was slighted )

  20. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Valli6 View Post
    You know, as a supporter, I actually received a Christmas card from Congressman Massie that year and it wasn't this one with the guns. They posed the same way but they were all holding bluegrass instruments; guitars, banjos, etc..

    So, granted they also posed in front of a Christmas tree with guns, that photo was not literally his "christmas card". (Or I was slighted )
    Maybe you were on his "naughty" list.

  21. #48
    Remember when Congress said, privacy for me but not for thee? Anyone surprised they feel the same way about guns?

    https://twitter.com/TRHLofficial/sta...42041902887358




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