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General Patraeus (Betray-Us) and Gun Control June 13, 2016

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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121113033840-david-petraeus-horizontal-large-galleryWhen I first read this story I thought it was a joke.  Famous betrayer of his own country David Patraeus (pronounced Betray-US) and retired astronaut Mark Kelly have started a new gun control group called Veterans Coalition for Common Sense. The next by Mark Kelly  is priceless.

“As service members, each of us swore an oath to protect our Constitution and the homeland. Now we’re asking our leaders to do more to protect our rights and save lives,”

As a reminder, General Patraeus (head of the CIA at the time) was forced to resign after it was discovered he was having an affair with his biographer.  After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor (many felt his actions warranted a felony conviction), Patraeus was sentenced to 2 years probation and a $100,000 fine for giving classified information to his mistress.

Here is a man armed with a PhD and who spent 37 years serving his country that compromised the safety and security of his own country and those with whom he served to help his lover.  He betrayed his wife, his family and his country.  Patraeus “…swore an oath to protect our Constitution…” and instead violated the oath for his own selfish purposes.

He espouses the need for ‘common sense’ yet did not have the common sense to not compromise national security for his mistress and does not have the ‘common sense’ to recognize the hypocrisy of his own actions.

Patraeus could not be convinced under the threat of prison to not share secrets with his lover yet now expects that tougher gun laws will prevent other criminals (since he is a criminal) to be deterred from violating new laws related to guns.

Let that sink in for a moment..


1. tgib5150 - June 13, 2016

Sure these are the people we need to listen to guns, guns, and more guns is always the answer as a combat vet I will also do everything I can to keep military gear from being sold you have no justified need for this type of equipment period. 

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Chris Mark - June 13, 2016

Well..if you are a combat vet I applaud your service. Please read my own bio. We are not talking about ‘military gear’. Please tell me where an AR-15 is used in the military? “Justified need” is not a requirement in the 2nd Amendment.

Chet - July 11, 2016

As uncomfortable as it might make you, the Founders had the polar opposite intent. Their vision was that every grown male possess “military gear” including small arms. That way, any govt, including their own, would have that same uncomfortable feeling that are experiencing now every time they sought to do something and thus deter the very same types of issues they were having with the King.

You can argue the merits of whether or not that is a good idea. You cannot argue that it wasn’t an intrensic philosophy behind the creation of this country.

Chris Mark - July 11, 2016

Clearly you misunderstood my post. My post was reference the fact that Patraeus lost the moral high ground to talk about gun control when he betrayed his oath. I am ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment. There is no discomfort on my part discussing anything with anyone.

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