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What would you do if you got this letter?



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Holding a tea party

"As some have said, I would attempt to meet the person who wrote the letter. Invite them over for tea."

Yeah, but what would you slip into that person's teacup? I'm inclined to something simple and earthy, like bisacodyl, cascara, or senna.

Think of it as giving that individual something other than a neighbor's business to occupy idle time and energy.

"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." [H.L. Mencken]

Wise words

:)

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

Comic Sans

is not a good font to use if you want to be taken seriously.

You did the right thing by posting it. It sounds as though this particular fool isn't a Christian, but is only using the caricature of "Bible-clinging gun owner" to mock you.

In that case, circulate the letter. The other comments have it right - this adult should have a good old-fashioned shaming for their childish behavior.

I wouldn't respond to any one

I wouldn't respond to any one person. I'd do exactly what you're doing here.

I would send a copy of the letter to the newspaper or all of your neighbors and ask them what they think. Simply add the words, "I got this letter in the mail. Just wondering what do you thought."

Let the power of social shaming work against them.

Get a larger NRA sticker.

Get a larger NRA sticker.

The Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.

AND...

a yard sign.

Jason Burns

Welcome to the r3VOLuti0n!

http://r3VOLuti0n.com

How bout...

Placing those gun free zone signs at every church in town next Saturday night and see how NRA members in the churches volunteer to pack in church, that will give that neighbor a slow burn.

Get a Horn that Plays "DIXIE" for your black jeep.

Hit the Horn each time you come and go from home!

Send them a little note saying, 1. they can MOVE, or 2. seek Counciling.

Either way, you're not the one with the problem.

Here's what I would do:

If you know who sent it, send them back a letter explaining why you believe in the importance of the second amendments and liberty.

If you don't know who sent it, I would send out a letter to the community door to door explaining how constitutional rights are being threatened etc.

That way you probably will get the message accross about what you believe in essentially, which is liberty.

Since revolutions and civil wars involve much interpersonal

violence, you know who to watch out for when the SHTF, and violence breaks out.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Probably not a Christian

Tyrants like hiding behind titles to give them credibility. The ad hominem attack--hillbilly redneck--gave this person away.

I would ignore it, but be aware that authoritarians like to drum up mob behavior or lawsuits to hector others into bending to their will, so you may find out who the "Christian" is eventually.

What would I do?

Talk to the neighbor if they are willing.
Be reasonable and logical.
Be nice, even if they aren't.
Invite them to go shooting (Ignorance is their problem, this may correct it).
Take the High road - I won't lower myself to any poor arguments.
Be ready for them to not talk, or to not be reasonable. That's their choice.
Use correct grammar and sentence structure (although they may not notice).

That's what I would do. But then, that's because I'm a follower of Christ.

Where is the Thread Starter?

I noticed the thread starter as not made a single response to any of the 3 pages of responses to her post what gives? Is this a troll post? Several questions have been asked of the thread starter and still no response.

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End The Fat
70 pounds lost and counting! Get in shape for the revolution!

Get Prepared!

No doubt the letter is from a teacher!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4IOMuX_nyM

I saw this report on CNN this morning. This clip does not include the part where they reported grief counselors were brought in for the other students.

We are so screwed as a country.

Tin Pan Miner

Have to add...on my mind...cooler head:

My Jesus gave two commandments we are to live by as His followers:

1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and body.
2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

Soooo...when your neighbor has a home invasion - intervene if you can and defend him/her with your gun...juat as you would yourself.

That's Christian behavior...

And would probably end any further letter writing and ugly name-calling which is not Christian behavior.

In the mean-time pray for him/her (and still ignore the letter).

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

So On the Back of Your Jeep

you need to add a "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH" sticker.

Joined the Liberty Movement in Anchorage, Alaska, 1977. Ron Paul supporter since 1983.
In Liberty from the Pacific Northwest.

I wouldn't do anything.

could just be a troll trying to stir things up. Best off ignoring it.

Part of me....

....would say plop a sign in your lawn with this on it:

Dear Anonymous/Gutless Neighbor with no balls;

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams

But that just might exacerbate the situation. :P

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

*facepalm*

I would have chucked this in the trash as soon as I noticed that they used 'Comic Sans' font.

Hello Neighbor

You seem to be confused. I am not a red neck and you are not a good christian. I suggest you seek out a mental health clinic as you seem to be delusional and aggressive.

I pray you seek help and (a different church)God help you with your irrational thinking.

As a responsible law abiding neighbor I will pray for you and your deliverance from irrational thinking.

Peace

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Luke 22, 36

Jesus instructed: If you have no implement of self defense (sword/gun..same thing) go sell some clothing in order to buy one !
The neighbor has a liberal poluted/diluted mind set. You are not likely to change them. Just don't stoop to their level. The fact that you are willing to advertise Jesus' advice on your bumper reveals you have obtained a more mature evangilism than your neighbor.Truth is percieved as hate to those who hate truth.

A patriot must always be prepared to defend his country from his government.

as a christian...

.... this kind of letter makes me puke a little in my mouth.

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

My Response

Dear "Loving Neighbor",

I would appreciate if you didn't make assumptions and judge me by my interests. It is probably not a good idea to teach your children to assume that all people who like guns and value the second amendment are "hillbilly lunatics". I thought Jesus taught tolerance, compassion, empathy, and understanding; not telling your neighbor how they should live.

Thanks for the concern and I hope you enjoy the new NRA pro gun sticker that I am ordering off of the internet as we speak. It will be awesome.

P.S. If your house gets robbed, I hope the police are quick to respond.

Thanks,
Your neighbor

I would answer with a letter:

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams

I hate guns.

They are cold, dark, hard, and unforgiving.

But that is the very reason that I love the fact that all my neighbors are gun-loving 'hill-billies'.

Leave him a note

promising that if thugs with guns come to your neighborhood, you will not use your gun against anyone who are breaking into that neighbor's house. That should make him feel better.

meekandmild's picture

Post signs in your neighborhood

"This neighborhood is a gun free zone"

Quietly tuck it away

and go about your business (save in case you need it for evidence if a wrong is committed against you). Doesn't deserve any further attention.

What a disturbing comment to make, equating gun ownwership with lunacy, red-neck-hill-billy nuts, and not being a christian.

And cut the cr*p about the children...really, really getting OLD.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Ignore it, change nothing

.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Here's What You Do

Make a sign for your front yard, big enough to catch everyone's attention.
The sign reads something to this effect:

To the so-called Christian neighbor who left me this letter:
[Attach Letter]

Would Jesus appreciate the cowardice you have shown by not insulting your neighbor and not identifying yourself?

I do not claim to know what Jesus thinks of you, but I do know that what you have done is not the act of a concerned neighbor but of a coward who wants to force his will upon others.

Come speak with me. You have an opportunity to redeem yourself in my eyes. Perhaps you might redeem yourself in the eyes of Jesus as well.

To a safe Christian commmunity,

Your Name Here