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    New WH petition "Eliminate armed guards for the President"

    If I signed petitions I would sign this one. LOL

    Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them.

    It currently has over 31,000 signatures.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...zones/6RDGkxLK
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    I wish this website would die already. No petition, even if it had 100 million signers will get any type of serious consideration.

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    Armed security (the SS) is not for Obama, it is for the President of the United States. Careful, when a guy we like gets elected the same will apply to him/her.

    Did folks ever stop and consider that protecting the President is more like protecting all that presidential stuff that the American tax payer has paid for. What does AF 1 cost anyway?
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Armed security (the SS) is not for Obama, it is for the President of the United States. Careful, when a guy we like gets elected the same will apply to him/her.

    Did folks ever stop and consider that protecting the President is more like protecting all that presidential stuff that the American tax payer has paid for. What does AF 1 cost anyway?
    It's for him too. He has protection for life.
    "Public opinion and votes have nothing to do with this. The challenge of the Court is not what they're going to do with votes. The challenge-- of the Court is are they going to protect people's rights." - Al Sharpton


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    Modify, eliminate PAID armed guards for the POTUS or take the cost of paying them straight from the paycheck of the POTUS.

    Just an idea.

    As for AF-1 I think they should use these new Boeing 787s .
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Or replace the guards' guns with the dreaded bubble gun ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkey View Post
    It's for him too. He has protection for life.
    True, but the extent of the protection is greatly diminished.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    The secret service should carry gun free zone signs instead of guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    The secret service should carry gun free zone signs instead of guns.
    This. This right here

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