Hello Bill. First let me say that I respect your right to voice your opinion, as long as your voice doesn't violate the rights of others.
A tongue in cheek remark denotes a statement that is meant as wit or a joke. Your statement from your first post borders on slander, which is an accusation that is meant to harm or cause financial loss to those to whom it is directed. Your last post fills that desription. Your statement, "I do give them an extreme degree of credit, for filling the woods with inconsiderate, unknowlegable turkey hunters.... " is very slanderous, as if to say they are purposely doing what you accuse them of. Yet, maybe I'm misunderstanding your intent.
Sometime ago, I had the oppurtunity to spend some time in Missoula Mo. That was the most liberal city, besides San Fransisco, that I've ever visited. There were antis, tree huggers, and other peta like groups every where, and on every corner, exercising thier freedom of speech. I took the time to listen to thier rhetoric in an effort to understand what they were using for ammunition, in thier effort to see that we hunters, you and I Bill, lose our rights as hunters, and firearms owners. One of thier chosen tactics was to use statements of hunters against other hunting groups, in this case the group was the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation whose home is in Missoula. They sought to divide and conquer the rights of hunters from within thier own ranks, while at the same time pretending to support the voice of the hunters who were'nt in agrrement with the RMEF. My point is simply this Bill. You may soon find you have a whole bunch of friends you didn't even know you had.
Furthermore, youmentioned GOD as the CREATOR of the wild turkey and you are right. I don't believe anyone will try and put the label of CREATOR on the NWTF, because of aplug on the History channel. Since you mentioned GOD as the CREATOR, may I remind you that he is the CREATOR of all that ever was, is, or ever will be, as well as the CREATOR of the set of rules by which we should strive to live by. I understand then, that by your statement, you believe in GOD, and quite possibly might be my brother in CHRIST, so in love, I'll quote a well published author. The Apostle Paul stated in his letter to the Ephesians in Ephesians 4:31, " Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice."
Last but not least Bill, your life membership in the NWTF does not give you a right to discuss the NWTF. It is your right as a citizen of this great country that gives you your right to discuss the NWTF and many other liberties. You just happen to be as a life member, the one who is fighting the orginization from within. Do I hear your new friends knocking at the door. That Bill, is tongue in cheek wit, or rather my simple attempt at it.
I am not offended by your statements Bill, because I know the truth, but in case others are offended I suggest thet research the NWTF and who they are, what they do, what they have accomplished, and what they hope to accomplish in the future, and they to will know the truth, and then hopefully that truth will set them free from being offended.
My words are not meant to be hurtfull Bill, but rather just food for thought, that they may be nourishing to someone. Take what you can use and leave the rest, as they are just the musings, mutterings and thoughts of an ole preacher and follower of JESUS and the flock mentality. God bless you Bill.
GOOD LUCK, GOD BLESS, AND STAY SAFE!
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