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    The latest version:(by G.B)

    The Connecticut Citizens' Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots
    organization devoted to advocating rights delineated by the
    Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of
    Connecticut. We are dedicated to defending the inalienable right of
    all people to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and
    state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.

    We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our Constitutional
    rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success
    of this nation, and that the right to self defense, and the tools to
    actualize that defense, are fundamental and inalienable.


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    'inalienable'is used twice...should that be mod'd?

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    Hey jay, others will hopefully warp over here soon.

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    uskrusader wrote:
    'inalienable'is used twice...should that be mod'd?
    The Connecticut Citizens' Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots
    organization devoted to advocating rights delineated by the
    Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of
    Connecticut. We are dedicated to defending the inalienable right of
    all people to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and
    state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.

    We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our Constitutional
    rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success
    of this nation, and that the right to self defense, and the tools to
    actualize that defense, are fundamental and inalienable.



    I t just doesnt read well using the same word twice


    The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.
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    So we might be close from your viewpoint Len? A tweak here and there maybe?

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    I like Scott's suggestion of "affirmed":

    The Connecticut Citizens' Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are dedicated to defending the inalienable right of all people to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.

    We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our Constitutional rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success of this nation, and that the right to self defense, and the tools to actualize that defense, are fundamental and inarguable.

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    bennettprescott wrote:
    I like Scott's suggestion of "affirmed":

    The Connecticut Citizens' Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are dedicated to defending the inalienable right of all people to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.

    We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our Constitutional rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success of this nation, and that the right to self defense, and the tools to actualize that defense, are fundamental and inarguable.
    Two thumbs up Bennett great first post out here!!!!
    The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.
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    Heya bennett, I see that was yer first post, welcome to OC.org!

    This is where the gloves come off!

    :shock::what:

    j/k

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    This is where the gloves come off!
    As we work towards the same mission...



    Together in harmony.. Everybody: Kumbya!!

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    romma wrote:
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    This is where the gloves come off!
    As we work towards the same mission...



    Together in harmony.. Everybody: Kumbya!!
    NowI got that stuck in my head. This is why we should have kept the emails going so that we dont get songs stuck in our head out here,,,,LOL


    The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.
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    BTW: Our CT map/pistol logo is owned by the T-Shirt guy....I'll ask him about getting the image and posting it here.

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    You need to hear the Mark Levin version... I will not post it here though to not offend some.

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    See If he will sell it for a few dollars, and get it in a contract so we dont get sued in the future. Also please email it to me

    Thanks


    The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.
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    Good point Lenny, really good point..

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    As it stands now, Until other drafts from anyone that wants to contribute, I like the last draft, and that's my feeling...

    Justin may throw his hat in on this tonight, so we shall see. You folks are good and open minded, and it is a privilege to work with you all...

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    My preference is also the CT state outline with pistol logo, simple, clean, reproduces with only one color pass large or small.

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    THE LOVER wrote:
    See If he will sell it for a few dollars, and get it in a contract so we dont get sued in the future. Also please email it to me

    Thanks

    I think that since he will be getting a lot of business from us (hopefully) that he wont be losing any money in the future on that design. He would still be able to use different states in the design, just not Connecticut with the gun. Who else would really need that design printed anyway?
    The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.
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    To all: I really like the way the mission statement is developing. It has gone from being quite wordy to a distilled version saying what we need saying yet not limiting us from saying other things later. It's like a well made espresso now. small, strong and satisfying.

    As for the shirts, I want my shirt, I want to wear it to my company picnic this summer (they have stuff in their employee handbook about not having guns on the property) but it won't cover images of guns on tee shirts.



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    As for the shirts, I want my shirt, I want to wear it to my company picnic this summer (they have stuff in their employee handbook about not having guns on the property) but it won't cover images of guns on tee shirts.


    No, but bynext years picnic, you'll have new handbooks out to cover "Assault T-Shirts"...

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    I think Bennett's mission statement works quite well. The only change I would make is "We are dedicated toprotecting (defend) the inalienable right of all people to keep and bear arms,". Only because we use defend a few times already in the context of personal/state defense. I think we want to protect our rights, but defend ourselves. Just my .02ยข.

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    Yeah, protecting sounds even better.

    I made a few other changes as well, let me know what you think. I'm trying to get it even shorter and more powerful.

    The Connecticut Citizens' Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the inalienable right of all people to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.

    We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our civil rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success of this nation, and in particular that the right to self defense, and the tools to actualize that defense, is fundamental and inarguable.

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    Ok, I know I'm a nit-picker, but I really don't like "inarguable." How about "inviolable"? Or "inveterate"? How about "incontinent"?? Insolent? Inordinate??? Maybe "inviolable" is best.

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    I also am very encouraged by this process....I like the way this is progressing.

    Do we have to use the word "tools"? How about "arms"?

    Some might say that we are the"tools".

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    The word used in the Declaration of Independence is "unalienable" and there are (scholarly) arguments for differentiating from 'inalienable'.

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    romma wrote:
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    As for the shirts, I want my shirt, I want to wear it to my company picnic this summer (they have stuff in their employee handbook about not having guns on the property) but it won't cover images of guns on tee shirts.


    No, but bynext years picnic, you'll have new handbooks out to cover "Assault T-Shirts"...
    Well given my other namesake the preppy murderer it wouldn't surprise me that they'd want to protect themselves against me and assault clothing.. hahah

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