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God, Guns, and Freedom in Abilene

KSAL Staff - October 22, 2016 6:30 am

In celebration of the Bill of Rights 225th anniversary, the National Archives is holding conversations across the nation to explore the continuing and often complicated issues of rights in our age. God, Guns, and Freedom seeks to facilitate discussion of these critical and often controversial amendments with two programs designed to help Kansans negotiate the meaning and consequences of these rights in 21st-century Kansas.

Part two of the discussion is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium. This Kansas Town Hall program is conducted in partnership with Kansas State University’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy.

This program will focus on the second amendment and the right to bear arms in a world where gun violence is increasingly common. The issue is critical to the lives of Kansans as new open carry laws increase the presence of firearms. As a reminder, firearms are not allowed on the Eisenhower Presidential Library campus, as it is federal property.

A panel moderated by Dr. Timothy Shaffer will discuss the issues. Shaffer is Principal Research Specialist for the National Institute for Civil Discourse and is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Assistant Director of ICDD.
Each panelist will provide a 15 minute presentation. Panel members include:

  • Dennis Weese, Kansas Concealed Carry Certified Instructor and Dickinson County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy, “The United Price of Freedom
  • Dion Lefler: Government and Politics Senior Journalist, “Why can’t we agree what the 2nd Amendment means?
  • Janet Hanson, Nurse, “Public Health Perspectives on Gun Violence

The audience will be able to submit questions collected during the presentations for the moderated question and answer portion of the program.

Story by Samantha Kenner / Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

Rich Seibert

October 22, 2016 at 8:17 pm

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Rich Seibert

October 22, 2016 at 8:18 pm

There are over 370 “mental disorders” listed in the latest version of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.) The list includes “Tobacco Addiction Disorder” among other equally mundane and ridiculous so-called “mental illnesses.”

If the DSM is the standard by which politicians wishes to remove our rights to own guns, then I’d guess 90% of the American people could probably be classified with a mental disorder of one kind or another.


Rich Seibert

October 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Mental health gun control is a weapon against the people is communist in origin..
Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

Deceptive Transformation: The Truth of Soviet Influence in America and Gun Control..
The idea of using mental health as a weapon against the people is communist in origin, and the social sciences, or the studying of human behavior has its roots in early twentieth century Russia when Ivan Pavlov developed his “classical conditioning” theories. In fact, Pavlov was disturbed that Vladimir Lenin would use these conditioning methods against the people in order to get them to accept communism. Since that time the social sciences have been used as a means of maintaining control over populations and getting them to accept their own down fall. This is happening today in the United States as our universities and public schools have long ago adopted educational techniques based on the social sciences and classical conditioning methods. Subjects like White Privilege and Multiculturalism are used to demoralize our population, create a guilt consciousness and silence us into accepting a new agenda based on the idea that we have been unfair, and our lifestyles are oppressive, and offensive to others.
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