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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Great NRA Ad Points out (Again) Elitist Hypocrisy

Many of the liberal elite have armed guards at their homes and their workplace. But they insist that advertising to would-be assassins that schools are unprotected is enough to guarantee the safety of our kids. It's time to expose these hypocrites. Obama is ensuring that former presidents get lifetime protection from armed Secret Service agents. Shouldn't ordinary citizens, who don't have the privileges of the elite, have the right to protect themselves? Let's make this ad go viral. Please pass it on, post it on your FB page and let the world know that you support our Constitutional rights. The Founders weren't primarily thinking of hunters when they passed the 2nd Amendment. They knew about tyranny and wanted citizens to have the ability to fight it.


c matt said...

Obama is ensuring that former presidents get lifetime protection from armed Secret Service agents.

I may not agree with Obama on many things, but this particular point seems off-base. My recollection is former Presidents always received lifetime SS protection?

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Prior to Obama's executive order, it SS protection was limited to ten years after serving in the presidency.

Pressley said...

It was not an executive order, it was a House Bill that passed both the House and the Senate:

And it was to reverse the 1997 legislation that limited protection to 10 years, beginning with President Bush. The rational, as stated by the Republican Congressman who sponsored the bill:

"Citing increased terrorist threats and “the greater mobility and youth of former presidents,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), one of the bill’s chief sponsors, argued that a change in the 10-year limit was necessary.

“Both men are young, enjoy good health, and have long lives ahead of them post-Presidency,” Gowdy said during a speech on the House floor. “This bill proposes to extend that security for the remainder of their lives.”

It only affects Presidents Bush and Obama and any future presidents, as President Carter, GHW Bush are already under protection for life.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Thanks for the correction.