Here's an e-mail Mindconnection received (see our reply, below):
ISP, and I just ran across your Website. I was wondering if you would
consider putting a link to us on your site. You may have seen our ads
in some of the outdoor magazines, especially the NRA publications, as
well as commercials on the Outdoor Channel.
Just to tell you a
little bit about us, we are the only ISP that helps defend the right to hunt, fish, and own a gun by donating a dollar
of a subscriber's $19.95 monthly access fee to one of the fine organizations that
defend our outdoor and gun rights. We sent close to $100,000 to the
NRA last year alone, not to mention others like US Sportsmen’s
Alliance, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Gun Owners of America,
National Wild Turkey Federation, and several others.
You get the same
service as AOL or Earthlink, only a lot more articles related to the
outdoors. We have over 12,000 access numbers in the US and Canada. You get up to 7 email addresses with virus protection and spam guard, and tech support second to none. You can win guns, hunts, and
prizes. You can visit http://www.outdoorsunlimited.net/intro2
for more information. Thank you for your time, and let me know if you
can find a place on your site for us.
Here's our reply:
Kristy, consider it done.
God made men equal.
Sam Colt keeps them that way.
SAMUEL ADAMS "If ye love wealth more than
liberty, the tranquillity of servitude greater than the animating
contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your
council, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you;
and may your chains set lightly upon you, and posterity forget that ye
were our country men." 1776
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil
constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to
defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair
inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with
toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted to us
with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on
the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them
to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out
of them by the artifices of false and designing men."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN "The people of the United States
are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to
overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the
Constitution." (17 September 1859, speech in Cincinnati, OH)
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of
JAMES MADISON (Drafted Virginia Constitution, Member of
Continental Congress, Virginia delegate to Constitutional Convention, named "Father
of the Constitution", author of Federalist Papers, author of the Bill of Rights,
Congressman from Virginia, Secretary of State, 4th President):
"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of
almost every other nation.. (where) ..the governments are afraid to trust the people with
." (Federalist Papers #46)
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
"They [proposed Bill of Rights] relate 1st. to private rights....the great object in view is to limit and qualify the powers of government..." 8 June 1789 (The Papers of James Madison, Hobson amp Rutland, 12:193, 204)
"To these (federal troops attempting to impose tyranny) would
be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their
hands." (Federalist Papers #46)