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Minuteman State Director Says Government ‘Fears We May Take Up Arms’

By Hatewatch Staff on April 21, 2009 - 8:59 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Joe Ray, Washington state director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, told a crowd of around 500 protesters at a Tea Party rally that rumored gun control laws may take effect because “They [government officials] fear we may take up those arms and take them to task.”
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  • JBP

    More sensationalism from the SPLC….so anyone who has an opinion that differs from YOUR Socialist agenda is part of a hate group? You guys have no purpose in this country. You’re about as relevant to whqt’s going on as tits on a boar.

    This country is in real trouble and you have the nerve to label AMERICANS who want the rule of law restored, as in EQUAL RIGHTS for ALL, not just a privileged few, need to get off your ridiculous soap box and support the people who have faith in this country and its founding documents!

    Americans have been patient. Americans have been civil. Americans have tried to use the avenues of change that are available to us and still, the privileged in Congress and strewn through out OUR government, ignore the voice of the people, the Constitution and OUR laws! Maybe gathering in large groups is all that is left to try and gain the attention of our so-called “ELECTED” officials and to bring law and order back to this country!

  • Herbert E. Larson

    Oh good grief, when I read of this kind of gathering I shake my head in exasperation and a hint of sadness. I find that the people behind the scene are just exploiters of the lack of knowledge with fear and anger. I do not know how far these Machiavellian manipulators are from the people they are using, to gain power and control it is far enough for denial-ability. I find it sad that people who are looking for a simple answer to a complex problem can be lead to the most disruptive way of handling the problem, never seeing that they are just fodder for the machine that does not care about them. .

  • vinta

    WILL YOU EVER STOP YOUR HATE TOWARD WHITE PEOPLE!

    I HOPE SOMEONE GETS YOU OFF OF THE INTERNET SO YOU DONTCONTINUE TO SPREAD IT ALL OVER TO ALL THE WEAK MINDED INDIVIDUALS.

    YOU ARE AN EMBARASSMENT TO THE HUMAN RACE