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What would you do if you got this letter?

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I'd be mindful of how

I'd be mindful of how ignorant one is before being enlightened.

That letter sounds like the thoughts I may have had before hearing Ron Paul in 2007; before educating myself on matters I had never before explored beyond superficiality.

Many have lived in a bubble their entire lives. Just because yours popped years ago doesn't mean theirs should have. You/we are the bubble-poppers now.

That they made the effort to send a letter means their door is open. This is an opportunity. See it as such. Go in; say hi; discuss.

If you have more information about the situation, please do post it, as otherwise it leads to a thread of wild speculation.

You could continue worrying about what needs worrying.

Be thankful. Think of how this Cherokee woman would deal with such a letter.

Take your Jeep Cherokee off road for a spell. Drive out to see more of the wonderful place you live.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Sue ...

Sue for injury to reputation and person. I do not see any claim of first hand knowledge in the letter that can be relied upon to establish any facts of lunacy, redneck hillbilly's, or nuts.

Introduce the false accuser to our wonderful court system in the US which loves to loot people for victimless crime. I am certain one could think up a reputation injury as grounds for suit. I wouldn't want to live among neighbors who have falsely accused or threatened me. Something like: "I have been living in fear ever since I received this letter. When people make false claims without first hand knowledge there is no telling what they are capable of because a rational, reasonable person would do no such thing."

If it was delivered by U.S. Postal Mail, sue in federal court.

SUE!?

Oh my! That would hurt!

the time and money to hire an

the time and money to hire an attorney for a pissing contest in court would be a waste of time and the freedom of expression would go in their favor dude
Speech

The First Amendment says that people have the right to speak freely without government interference.

Speaking != Delivering a

Speaking != Delivering a irrational hate to a specific target

Speak all you want using your own or public property.

Attacked by a coward that rejects the rule of law.

What would I do?

After I got angry I would probably pity their children for having clueless parents.

Free includes debt-free!

Before pointing fingers

Before pointing fingers at your neighbors, IMO this could be some outside group targeting pro 2nd expression, perhaps even a gov front stirring up crap.

Dear Neighbor,

Go Fuck Yourself!

God bless you, (your name) :) (<-- Smiley Face is crucial)

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com


"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Or alternatively

Dear Neighbor,

Are you sure it's a good idea to antagonize a lunatic with a gun?

Sleep tight, (your name) (insert smiley of your choice)

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com


"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

looks like

they are really Libs, probably something someone told them to do on some blog.

maybe moveon.org or something similar. Anyway, switch to Gun Owners of America, the NRA is marginal at best.

BTW, if they are Christian they would not name call someone hillbilly redneck or whatever.

Maybe stupid city slicker, never hillbilly redneck.

even their font is cartoonish

even their font is cartoonish and naive.

don't respond, take the high road

I wouldn't get such a letter.... and neither did you!

It would appear this is not a good use of the precious time we have left... time to open the eyes of the electorate in our precincts with the constitutional answer to their pains!

Instead of presenting the DP audience with hypothetical impossibilities, give us the real letter, which includes the name and address of the person so in need of education. In other words prove this is a real letter. It appears to be 'shopped'.

The language construction is askance and it is a weak and very confused hit piece attacking religion or Christianity in particular! It is a very poor example of communication and not even a good hit piece. Grade level... 3rd-5th.

Time is too precious to waste on this type of trivia!

I once distributed copies of an invitation to my trial.

Someone found one and mailed it to my parents.

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

No one with ethics

Would post another persons' personal information on the web. This user is looking for advice on how to handle the situation, not forming a lynch mob.

Furthermore, if there's any question of the validity of this letter, it would be that it was typed and printed by the poster himself, not that it was "shopped." What would be the point of photoshopping something you could physically produce?

I would

I would not reply and get more big stickers for my car lol

Do nothing. Throw it away and forget it.

Whoever left it is just a whiner who will continue to whine and whine about you and the sticker for years whether you remove it, talk to them, whatever else happens...

Do nothing. Throw it away and forget it.

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

This is almost a man/woman thing

I know that most are aware of the facts on guns, no need to go there.

But a weird phenomenon I've noticed anecdotally is that many 'conservative' couples I know have guys that like, own, and shoot guns, but their wives/girlfriends are incredibly uncomfortable with them, and despite hating gays, loving church, etc., they do not want guns in their house or in the community.

They use the old argument, "People will just go around shooting each other, guns going off hurting kids." They have zero conception of the fact that bikes, swimming pools, and especially automobiles are statistically orders of magnitudes more dangerous to people and kids and what have you.

The reason for this is simple: they are reacting emotionally, guns are scary, they are afraid of them and don't like them. Everything flows from that.

And this is being exploited politically.

Look I hate to say it, but some women are so fearful and in some cases nearly dysfunctional that they require people in their lives to guide them just to survive. This is the Obama demographic, the Sandra Fluke voter, what was that girl's name the campaign used?

Well whatever.

I also know women who are tough and love guns, and none of this applies to them. But I really don't know any men, not nearly to the extent of the number of women out there, that are so emotionally unsuited for liberty.

/rant

Dollars to donuts this was some young mom who posted this.

What state do you live in?

I've lived in Alabama all of my life and I'm pretty sure I've never met a conservative woman who feels that way. Liberals, maybe, but conservatives, no. Most of us can shoot about as well as our husbands.

I have 4 daughters between 4 and 13 and all can shoot a bb gun/pellet gun/.22 fairly accurately. My oldest is also pretty good with a bow.

Despite that, I do agree with you that this letter most likely came from a woman.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

God helps those...

who help themselves. As for following the golden rule, good christian .... Name calling and slander doesn't much help anyone "change" for the better, if that is what the aim of this letter is. They took the Sheppard sheep christian thing a little out of context, and have no understanding of history's lessons on government disarming it's citizens. I thought my neighbors were tough.

Not to bring the race card in to play -

but I'd be curious to know if "redneck-hillbilly" isn't considered "racist". Correct me if I'm wrong, but if this were a Latino gun owner, and the pamphlet read "spic-gang-banger"......I can pretty much guarantee that this would be all over the news and would be used as a possible motive for a "hate-crime" if things were to escalate on their part.

Sounds like it's in the same vein, which also makes me wonder if this neighbor is of "Anglo-European" descent.

As for your original question; You may want to consider leaving a note on their windshield with a link to this: http://www.christiangunowner.com/

"God doesn't give us the option of deciding how much we are going to apply what He requires, while acting like pagans in areas of our life where it suits us. When it comes to Christianity, get in or get out. But don't make the rest of the world puke by your foul representation of Christ."
http://www.christiangunowner.com/about.html

Related site:
http://aggregateverity.com/christian-gun-owners-you-found-ou...

Keep us posted on this.

I agree, it is used in the same manner as a racial slur

That being said, being an Alabamian, I can safely say that most of us who are conservative do not necessarily take offense to "redneck." Some may even consider it a compliment, lol. I think many see it to be a way of life "the redneck way."

Hillbilly on the other hand, most would find offensive.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

I agree, which is why I questioned the neighbor's ethnicity.

The tone and content of the letter was also very derogatory. It's the same thing if one black person calls another "nigger" and no offense is taken, but something entirely different if someone of a different race says it.

It also boils down to "how offended" the individual feels and/or "how far" he/she wants to take it and "feel" victimized/offended by playing the role of victim, as many people tent to do and blow things way out of proportion for some kind of financial or other gain.

I figured I'd put that out there because "reverse" racism(what a joke!) has been widely accepted for years. Honkey, Whitey, Redneck, - ALL socially acceptable for years and no offense is/was to be expected. Yet the SHTF, with marches, news media, and the creation of "hate crimes" when it's applied towards another race. Double standard?

I personally think it speaks volumes about what offends, or "pretends" to offend someone. When one isn't offended, specially when the offender is full of ignorance, it shows that they know and are comfortable in who they are as a person. We should all be proud of who we are without letting some ignorant individual dictate our feelings. Thanks for your comment Angie.

I doubt it's a Christian

I doubt it is a Christian that wrote that. Probably some leftist nutcase that is not only anti-gun, but anti-Christian as well, trying to kill two birds with one stone. And they may not even be a neighbor as evidenced by the phrasing "It has come to my attention."

Ignore it unless you can find the author, in which case question them nicely to find out where they are really coming from. In the unlikely event they are Christian, introduce them to some Christian gun folks/organizations/websites/clubs, etc.

And follow the advice of those recommending covering up the sticker with one from GOA or JPFO.

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

Replace with GOA

Take the NRA sticker off and replace it with a GOA sticker :p

Guest subscription to the GOA

I would go to him in person and return his letter.

I would definitely do a literature drop to educate him and the other neighbors. Target the whole neighborhood.

Then I would sign him up for a guest subscription to the GOA (not the NRA) newsletter or just leave a few for him to read. Love your neighbor and treat him as you would want to be treated.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

Best answer in the thread

Well done.

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Here here!

Since when were we big fans/defenders of the NRA, anyway? This is all provocateur piddlywinks.

Here, here

If you are going to talk like a limey (!;-), it is "hear, hear" No big deal, though! I agreed and gave you thumbs up. They won't let me do it more than once, though!!

And, yes, we are preaching to the choir!

Too bad the busybody wasn't THIS person's neighbor...

http://blamebush.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/07...

I dare them to call HIM a redneck hillbilly nut.

R.I.P. Charlton Heston