JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/10/quote-of-day_10.html (26 comments)

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jsid-1223642595-597620  pdb at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:43:15 +0000

I believe the world is full of Americans who merely haven't arrived here yet.

jsid-1223644824-597621  sevesteen at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:20:24 +0000

In my experience, the average naturalized US citizen is more appreciative of the US and more of a patriot than the average natural born citizen.

jsid-1223645064-597622  Matt at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:24:24 +0000

They ought to be, sevesteen, they know what it means to have had to earn that citizenship. In time, in money, possibly in blood.

Naturalized citizens are often required to know more about the US and its history that those who are born here.

That is not a slight on native-born Americans. I know many who are just like the woman here and deeply appreciative of their citizenship. But I think that group is in the minority and the majority of the public has no clue or appreciation for what they have. As a result, they are perfectly willing to throw it away on a Communist like Obama to make their lives more comfortable in the belief it is their "right".

jsid-1223647239-597624  GrumpyOldFart at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:00:39 +0000

Welcome home, sister. Sorry the place is such a mess. Some of us have been trying to clean house, but we're rather outnumbered by those trying to make it messier still.

jsid-1223647422-597625  Oldsmoblogger at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:03:42 +0000

Welcome home, ma'am. (tips hat) Glad you could make it.


jsid-1223649416-597627  PolyKahr at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:36:56 +0000

And get that lady (knowing the difference between a woman and a lady)a gun, before it's too late!


jsid-1223651831-597629  Lame-R at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:17:11 +0000

Good for her. We need more like her.

jsid-1223654060-597630  John H at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:54:20 +0000

Maybe we ought to start a fund to get this lady and her husband a couple of nice Teeth. I'd be willing to chip in, but I don't know how to organize it. It'd be a great way to get them more involved in the... Freedom Blogging Movement.

I'd appreciate someone coming up with a better name for it than that. Point is I'd like to see more of this lady's thoughts. The offhand comment is nice for pissing off socialists, but a deeper analysis might actually sway some folks.

jsid-1223661774-597633  Sarah at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:02:54 +0000

The love a native-born American has for his country is like the love a man has for his sister. The love a naturalized American has for his new country is like the love a man has for his bride.

My husband -- who just celebrated his first year anniversary as a naturalized American -- is another one of these people who was born to be an American, even though he is from another country (Finland). It's amazing to think how these people manage to defy all the brainwashing, indoctrination, and pressure to conform in their native countries. We should be going out of our way to find these people and bring them here.

jsid-1223673208-597637  KCSteve at Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:13:28 +0000

The ever-indulgent-wife is an American by choice - born and raised in Taiwan.

She has no love of Commies and lots of love of her guns.

jsid-1223687170-597642  Terrapod at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 01:06:10 +0000

Hat's off to Ms.Chho and eternal vigilance by all citizens and the NRA.

From one recent immigrant to another, one who loves this country and what it stands for. Who arrived from another socialist run nation; now a member of the NRA and a gun collector since the day I was sworn in as a citizen.

You would be surprised at how many of us immigrants are aware of and defensive about the constitutuion and the nation built upon such a marvelous foundation.

In the words of another son of America even though he was British, never, never, never ever surrender! It is our duty to fight for the success and prosperity of this nation.

jsid-1223690096-597644  straightarrow at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 01:54:56 +0000

I am so irrevocably proud to have been chosen as a co-citizen by these people.

I feel honored by their presence.

jsid-1223695479-597646  Earl at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 03:24:39 +0000

Well, this is a great post of a great lady and newer American. And the NRA mumbled a reply... where are the tough questions at the debates? about GUN Control and the BAFT? And spying on Americans?

Glad that America is still working for those that come from afar, but they will be like the frog in the slowly heating water - jumping out cause it is too hot, while us longer swimming frogs are just going to get cooked if we don't do something soon.

jsid-1223696364-597648  OrangeNeckInNY at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 03:39:24 +0000

I'm Chinese and I have no love for the damn Commies either. I love my adopted country and I love my guns!

jsid-1223697315-597649  Joe Huffman at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 03:55:15 +0000

A while back I talked to a woman was about 10 years old and visiting Thailand from Cambodia when Cambodia imploded. She ended up a refugee in America and has been living here every since. Communism is somewhat less attractive to those that have lived it.

jsid-1223723238-597651  knirirr at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:07:18 +0000

In the words of another son of America even though he was British,...

One might justifiably say that the attitudes discussed in this thread came from we English, even though the vast majority of us have since lost them.

jsid-1223748415-597656  Mike at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 18:06:55 +0000

This is Ly's husband (the one who was working late :-)) Thursday was a busy day for her...she also called into Lars Larson (~30:30 into his podcast).

Ly and I have spent the last couple of days talking about about the ideas obviously popular in USA today and comparing to those prevalent prior to the takeover of China, Cambodia and Laos by communists.

It was not Mao, Pol Pot, or Lao who drove communism - instead they rode to power on the popularity of "fairness", hatred of success, and group identification.

Further, the mass acceptance that initiating FORCE to implement these ideas made these regimes deadly.

We see identical ideas prevalent in USA today and specifically within Obama's campaign. Of course, Obama has never said he'd "re-educate" 10's of millions, but Mao, Pol pot, and Lao never said it either before they came to power.

The one major difference we see between the USA and those countries is the number of liberty minded gun owners here. That's why the communists in USA (renamed of course to avoid comparison) are so adamant about disarming us.

We'll hurry up and get some self defense. We're going to need it now, but I will search for a way to ensure our weapons are not registered with the Obama government.

BTW, when I met Ly 20 yrs ago, I told her she was an american long before she came to america - I really enjoyed seeing Kevin's similar comment.


jsid-1223763227-597662  straightarrow at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:13:47 +0000

OrangeNeckInNY, I beg to differ sir. You are not Chinese, you are American. Hello, brother.

jsid-1223766274-597664  Kevin Baker at Sat, 11 Oct 2008 23:04:34 +0000


Thanks for commenting, and thanks again to Ly for standing up and saying what so many of us have been thinking for so long. And thank her, too, for giving me a chance to talk to her so I could write this post.

jsid-1223816053-597675  Brett Bellmore at Sun, 12 Oct 2008 12:54:13 +0000

Yadda yadda yadda, indeed. You know, I'm still waiting for those pirate TV station ships off the coast that Wayne promised if McCain/Feingold were upheld. Remember that?

The NRA is a publicly chartered organization. If it annoys the government too much, the charter gets revoked, and it ceases to exist. A fact I'm quite sure Wayne never forgets.

The blood of patriots might still run in our veins, but if the time comes for that blood to rise, the NRA won't be involved, of that you may be sure.

jsid-1223822235-597678  pdb at Sun, 12 Oct 2008 14:37:15 +0000

Orangeneck! lol!

jsid-1223939792-597708  DirtCrashr at Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:16:32 +0000

I was there and very grateful for Ly to speak-up. Some of the other questioners were trying to lead Wayne along a known and specific path - Ly was unique and original, and quite certainly more important and attention getting.
It was not Mao, Pol Pot, or Lao who drove communism - instead they rode to power on the popularity of "fairness", hatred of success, and group identification.
Further, the mass acceptance that initiating FORCE to implement these ideas made these regimes deadly.

Compared to low-rated "Republicans" who wonder if they are better as Conservatives first, or even Libertarians, or hated less as Whatevers(?), Democrats are among the highest self-identifying groups. It's been noted too that they really want to make their ideas the dominant paradigm, by force as they have described - or "by any means necessary" as Bill Ayers lived-it.

jsid-1223955126-597714  Terry at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 03:32:06 +0000

Welcome home Ly.

I saw first hand what Pol Pot did in Cambodia. I wish all Americans could have witnessed the carnage. Then again I am glad all did not see what I saw. The visions have left me haunted . . .

jsid-1224021779-597735  geekWithA.45 at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:02:59 +0000

>>It's amazing to think how these people manage to defy all the brainwashing, indoctrination, and pressure to conform....

People who grew up in the gaslight either melt or find their own free minds.

Once they find their own minds, they recognize how precious they are, and defend them tenaciously unto death.

Not surprisingly, most such free minds Chose America.

jsid-1224537190-597933  anon at Mon, 20 Oct 2008 21:13:10 +0000

Funny how silent Markadelphia is on this one...

jsid-1224553031-597950  DJ at Tue, 21 Oct 2008 01:37:11 +0000

Shhh ...

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