BRILLIANT: NC Patriot Stands Up For His Rights…

Posted by on April 14, 2018 4:59 am
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Powerful Speech on Gun Rights


Private Citizen Mark Robinson addresses the Greensboro City Council.









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82 responses to BRILLIANT: NC Patriot Stands Up For His Rights…

  1. Tex April 5th, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Mr Johnson is eloquent, plain talking, and tells the truth. George Will could not do any better. Hurrah for Mr Johnson.


    • Taco Tuesday Welde April 5th, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      How dare you compare him to George Will. George is an idiot. This man is a proud American patriot who i wish i had more neighbors like him


      • No Fan April 6th, 2018 at 2:42 am

        Will has been pulling the wool over American’s eyes his whole life. He’s an RINO Establishment Shill and a Fraud.


      • Jude MacAbaech April 11th, 2018 at 2:09 pm

        Whether Will is an idiot or no is for other’s to decide. He most definitely is well scripted and an effective speaker. It’s not like others with similar abilities, 2 former demonicrat presidents come to mind, have not misled Americans before. Tex is spot on with his comment. Mark Robinson speaks from his heart and mind with more eloquence, honesty and passion than any politician. He needs no English teacher to help with crafting a speech. I know because I was one and also a judge for high school speech and debate competitions. Honesty and passion trumps all flaws. Eloquence flows naturally from those. May Mr. Robinson live long in freedom and prosperity.


    • sikupnfed April 5th, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      Robinson. Mark or Marc Robinson


    • abel April 6th, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      holy smokes. this guy nailed it.


    • vee bee April 8th, 2018 at 8:15 am

      George Will? That sanctimonious elitist shill phony? Mr. Robinson is in a different category. He is an informed citizen. I am glad I live in his state. Bravo Robinson!


    • PTTA April 14th, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Mr. Johnson is 100% correct on all he said. 250 million LEGAL Gun owners, no crimes committed by them, and when a shooting happens, the first ones to have their rights taken away, the Legal Owners of weapons. Take a good look at statistics of how teenagers die in-natural deaths. The highest is Drug OD’S. Next texting while driving, next is suicide, (No Hope), next, social problems, and the list goes on, school shootings . on the very bottom. . In DC, all the schools that are private schools, where politicians (either party) , attend, plus many government workers kids go also, they have at least 6 ea armed Guards in Civilian cloths. These schools never get shot up. We need mandatory armed guards in all public schools also. Planes, airports have armed guards, so do bus stations and train stations, also sporting events, Cruise ships, shopping malls and many major stores. Yet te far left has brain washed us not to protect our kids in schools? Instead tey use our kids, grandkids as pawns to take away a constitutional right? That is ot only totally stupid, it is also sinful.


  2. Mike Greschner April 5th, 2018 at 6:44 pm



    • JOHN BECKER April 5th, 2018 at 10:41 pm



      • rocketride April 6th, 2018 at 4:32 pm

        Where’s my f–king Global Warming?


  3. Neil April 5th, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    No one could have said it better.


  4. Roger That April 5th, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Bravo! There’s a man who understands our right of self-defense as embraced by the founding fathers!


    • vee bee April 8th, 2018 at 8:16 am

      unfortunately, the Politburo was likely unmoved


  5. MTK April 5th, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Awesome !


  6. JM April 5th, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Standing O! I’m the majority, too, and I agree with him 110%! (Nice characterization of the over-hyped AR-15.) Only Marxists… like Vlad Lennin, Joseph Stalin, Chairman Mao, Pol Pot and Hitler want to remove guns from citizens… because then they can slaughter us to impose their evil unjust will. Not gonna happen in the USA!


  7. HiPlainsDrifter April 5th, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I’ll stand by him or back his six, 25/8/366.


  8. TheseTruths April 5th, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    That was fantastic. He says, “When are you going to stand up for the majority,” which he (a black man) is a member of — law-abiding citizens who have never committed a crime or shot anyone, who have a right to own guns. I’d like to hear more from him.


    • Cee Muu April 8th, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Me too!!


  9. ray April 5th, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Have him as the keynote speaker at the upcoming NRA meeting in Dallas!!!


    • citizenjane April 5th, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      That’s an excellent idea.


    • Jim April 6th, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Agree… He needs to be the first speaker out to get the crowd jazzed. Eloquent and truthful. He will resonate with all people. Well Done Sir!


    • CoosaTotahK9 April 11th, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      Speaker? H@!!, he needs to be on the board of directors!


  10. lfd1025 April 5th, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Hear, hear!


  11. Dan April 5th, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Very moving and excellent comments made by someone who obviously believes in the Constitution and our God given rights. I hope he runs for office. He would get my vote,


  12. MissSmartyPants April 5th, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Bravo Mr. Johnson! More like him need to stand up and speak out.


  13. JT April 5th, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    God bless this man!


  14. BonuanBangUs April 5th, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The common law abiding citizens are usually smarter than the typical career politicians who only want to protect their asses.


  15. Katie April 5th, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you, just thank you!


  16. Tellthewholetruth April 5th, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    AMEN Mr. Robinson and Thank you!!


  17. OldSaltUSNR April 5th, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    The only difference of opinion I have with Mr. Robinson is on the military value of an AR15. It depends on who’s holding that weapon, and whether or not their trained.

    I WANT a military grade weapon in my safe. I want SEVERAL military grade weapon’s in my safe. In fact, my safe once held over a dozen tricked out COMBAT rifles while their junior enlisted owners were downrange with …. ah… various government supplied military grade rifles.

    The Second Amendment was written to protect my right to have, hold, shoot, display, brag on, as many “military grade” weapons as my wife will let me foolishly invest my money towards.

    And unlike Mr. Robinson, I’ll be so audacious as to admit that when they outlaw my weapons, I will become an outlaw. In fact, I almost certainly broke California laws by holding those special operators weapons for them while they were deployed, and I never slept better for it.

    Kudo’s for Mr. Robinson, for going out to speak in public, when he knows he’ll be vilified for holding forth on his Constitutional values. Without a doubt, his great grandfather, or perhaps great, great grandfather did not own a gun because the government outlawed blacks from owning weapons, particularly in the old South. He knows the value of the rights the leftists want to take from him.


    • Daniel April 6th, 2018 at 9:00 am

      The 2nd amendment not only includes military grade equipment, it pretty much requires it. With every constitutional amendment, there is a collection of writings and discussions about the purpose of the amendment so that the true meaning, intent and purpose can be determined when brought into question.

      First, define militia. At the time and even today, the proper definition of militia is fighting aged men. And the purpose of the militia is to defend the land against enemies foreign and domestic. In order to do that, we must have access to weapons equal to or better than those which would be used against us. It could not be any more clear.

      The second amendment was written to guarantee our government shall not stand in the way of our ability to survive as individuals or as a nation of free people.


    • Ideas Time April 7th, 2018 at 12:56 am

      This guy is an American patriot. I would stand beside him any time. My hat is off to him.


  18. RoreyRock April 5th, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    ~ wow ~ !! Awesome ~


  19. Hubris April 5th, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Amen. I don’t think this is a lone voice anymore. People are standing up for themselves, I love it.


  20. Gary April 5th, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    So has anyone ever heard your congressman or senator stand up for our rights like this!? Let’s put this guy on the ballot for the fall. Unlike obama, he doesn’t need a TelePrompTer! I bet he’d win hands down.


  21. Ramp April 5th, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    You da Man!!


  22. Matt April 5th, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Mr. Johnson spoke powerful TRUTH so clear when you hear it…if your ears are listening…if your closed to it…it will still trample you underfoot..a missing concept of the clueless snowflake generation and the fascist left!:(


  23. Justume Samson April 5th, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Wish I could pin a medal of valor on this one!!! Grand! Take note CUPCAKES AND SNOWFLAKES!!!!


  24. Mark Garfinkel April 5th, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Well done, Sir


  25. Judy April 5th, 2018 at 9:30 pm



  26. ol' hickory April 5th, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Mr. Johnson……..Great job….!!!!!!…..Powerful speech…..
    Straight to the point and full of truth…..Great Job sir………


  27. RatedProduct April 5th, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Oh yeah! A man that speaks his mind.
    I’d pay to see footage of a camera slowly panning the council members.


  28. Denise April 5th, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Instead of the 1000 little Obama’s the ex-prez threatened us with, could we have 1000 Mark Johnsons?


  29. Ned April 5th, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    You tell ’em!

    By the way, in this fight we will fire shots when the time comes. Count on that.


  30. smith April 5th, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    “I don’t think Rod Serling could have written a better script!”

    Excellent speech!

    Here’s something to think about:

    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms….disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.

    Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

    In other words….

    “Gun control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun.”

    – Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, #2 in the Gambino crime family under John Gotti, from the Peter Maas book “Underboss”


  31. Strayhorse April 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am



  32. Richard April 6th, 2018 at 2:43 am

    A great American Patriot: stands for what is right, just and supported by our Constitution; communicates the message with clarity, passion and logic.

    Would like to see him enter politics to help drain the swamp!


  33. Melanie April 6th, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Thank you Mr Robinson. You are so right. We are the majority. And we are keeping our guns, come hell of high water.


  34. marvin April 6th, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Despite what TV and Movies portray there are very, very few true Military weapons on your streets ….. YET …… Yeah, you go ahead and ban those nasty semi-automatics … and make it PROFITABLE for the smugglers to bring in handgrenades, RPG rocketlaunchers, FULL AUTO machine guns ……. up until your ban it was not worth the effort to bring them in ……
    You are totally incapable of stopping the DRUGS that flood the streets
    You are totally incapable of stopping the ILLEGALS that flood the streets
    You are totally incapable of stopping the Washington DC CORRUPTION that poisons America.
    …… greasy machine tool smelling weaponry will be a breeze. And OY-VEY! the profit margin! Then there is the matter of all military weapons WE have strewn all over the World with absolutely no accountability or tracking …. wait til THOSE chickens come home to roost. Imagine a nutcase launching an RPG into a school ….
    . when you take away the semis a demand will make true military stuff profitable. and the demand WILL be met.


  35. Chad April 6th, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Outstanding. We need Mark Johnson in Congress!


    • Chad April 6th, 2018 at 9:07 am

      Sorry, Mark Robinson in Congress.


  36. joe April 6th, 2018 at 9:04 am

    I believe that the time for explanations and begging for our God given rights is well over.The traitors who are in that very room and all over the country shall be arrested and tried for what they doing.So called “mass shootings” are fake and still nobody investigates them.There is no objective,investigative media left in this country but just the Marxist propaganda mouthpieces,a bunch of traitor enforcers and a lot of brain dead idiots.These individuals have no clue what they’ll face if they persist on the idiotic idea to ban peoples’ right to bear arms.It will not end good…


  37. hoop April 6th, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I would keep this one TOP OF PAGE – for a week or so. It should reach 10 million views overall if not more….


  38. William Allen April 6th, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Mark Johnson, a true Semper Fi American citizen. Very proud of you and I sincerely hope you run for the Senate. I don’t think you will concern yourself with what the MSM says about you if you run. Thanks so much.


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  40. William Allen April 6th, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Pardon me for the incorrect ID name, Mr. Robinson.


  41. John Q April 6th, 2018 at 10:13 am

    He put it all down into some very concise and straight forward language.


  42. Reagan groupie April 6th, 2018 at 10:22 am

    All joking aside, give this guy some campaign contributions. The founders of this country would have loved this guy! He speaks good ole common sense and is probably brighter than the entire lot of the council that he addressed.


  43. RgS April 6th, 2018 at 10:42 am

    He expressed the American spirit I saw growing up. I know he speaks for many and appreciate his courage to defend our rights and freedoms.

    Well done.


  44. Will April 6th, 2018 at 11:20 am

    God Bless you sir. You have spoken more eloquently than any liberal politician could ever dream of doing. No script, no teleprompter, just a proud, patriotic American!


  45. DeBos April 6th, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Damn. I thought that people with cojones and common sense were extincted in the good ol’e US of A. I was wrong. Brilliant speech. Loved every second of it.


  46. RandyLee April 6th, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    damn this guy laid it right out there for everyone to see!! what an awesome speech!!! and he is absolutely right. we citizens that have no intention of ever breaking a law or shooting someone are the ones being punished by these stupid liberals and their even dumber gun control laws….and they know it too!!!

    Libs just want our guns so they will have a free hand in controlling the population! the one statement Robinson made that I don’t agree with is he said he would turn in his guns if the law said to do so. I doubt there are very many people who would agree with that!


  47. wise guy April 6th, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    A sleeping giant will emerge again like it did 12-7-1941


  48. Anon April 6th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    The Bill of Rights exists to remind the US government that it can not infringe on the rights of the People. Modern times have truly become a Rod Serling script. Imagine if you will, people who use their freedom of speech to destroy their freedom to protect their very lives…


  49. Arlie April 6th, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I’m in Love ! Dang & Hot Damn…Tell it Brother Mark.


  50. Dave April 7th, 2018 at 12:06 am

    We stand firm with you in Idaho! What a well spoken speech from the heart in support of our constitutional right to bare arms. Awesomeness my friend!


  51. Ideas Time April 7th, 2018 at 12:59 am

    The left hates good people who appose tyranny.


  52. Ideas Time April 7th, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Do this man a favor and post him everywhere, he earned it.


  53. OldSaltUSNR April 7th, 2018 at 4:07 am

    Kane: Whoopsies.. Just noticed that you made an error.

    “Private Citizen Mark Johnson addresses the Greensboro City Council.”

    Should be Mark Robinson. We need to get this man’s name right, for the record here.


    • Kane April 7th, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Thanks, I will fix it.


  54. Ron Kelley April 8th, 2018 at 7:20 am

    He nailed it. This country (media and politicians) ALWAYS puts minorities in front of the Majority – and for some strange we let them do it. It is high time that we begin focusing on what’s best for the MAJORITY – after all we are supposed to live in a Democracy in which MAJORITY rules.


  55. Ron Kelley April 8th, 2018 at 7:28 am

    I suspect the reason the Media and Politicians react so favorably to minorities is because the minorities are typically very NOISY / create a lot of drama and the Media & Politicians just love drama. If there is no drama – they will even go out & create the drama because it sells newspapers and magazines & gives the Politicians a chance to make it look like they are actually doing something worthwhile. Well maybe we need to create and show them some real MAJORITY DRAMA. A type of drama that they may not like.


  56. Mike Toner April 8th, 2018 at 10:44 am

    This young man just took the words right out of my brain & mouth. Commonsense must prevail. I am a U.S.Army Veteran who fought for freedom & our U.S. Constitution. The Government has lost its way. They can’t even fix highway pot holes let alone run a Free Country. China, Russia and many others are sitting back laughing & watching the greatest country known to man kind fall apart. Mental Illness stupid is causing these shootings. Look at the cause & correct the cause. Any one want to spend a weekend in Chicago? God Bless America.


  57. ~ Occams April 8th, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I’ll let those below decide for me:

    “A free people ought to be armed.” ~ George Washington

    “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” ~ George Washington

    “The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!” ~ George Washington

    “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” ~ George Washington

    “Guns in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion… in private self-defense.” ~ John Adams

    “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, at last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    “The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson (quoting Cesare Beccaria)

    “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” ~ James Madison

    “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.” ~ James Madison

    “Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? … If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” ~ Patrick Henry

    “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.” ~ Patrick Henry

    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” ~ Patrick Henry

    “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…” ~ Richard Henry Lee

    “A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves … and include all men capable of bearing arms.”
    ~ Richard Henry Lee

    “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.”
    ~ William Pitt

    “To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” ~ George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights

    “I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians.” ~ George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights

    “… arms … discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property…. Horrid mischief would ensue were (the law-abiding) deprived the use of them.” ~ Thomas Paine

    “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.” ~ Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1811-1845

    “The ruling class doesn’t care about public safety. Having made it very difficult for States and localities to police themselves, having left ordinary citizens with no choice but to protect themselves as best they can, they now try to take our guns away. In fact they blame us and our guns for crime. This is so wrong that it cannot be an honest mistake.”
    ~ Senator Malcolm Wallop

    “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” ~ Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

    “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi

    “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
    ~ William Pitt, British Prime Minister 1783-1801, 1804-1806

    “This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” ~ Saint George Tucker

    “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you … it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” ~ Dalai Lama

    “A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.” ~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


  58. Linda Russell April 8th, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Bravo! It’s about time some regular sane people spoke up! Thank you!


  59. Vince Caprice April 9th, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you Mr Robinson. In addition to your factual presentation on guns, I express my pride in your courage.

    What you said, in addition to 2nd amendment rights, took great courage. I am sure you will ‘take some heat’ from many ‘victim group cowards’ who protest, riot, damage and hurt people and property, often times with impunity because so few can muster this strength.

    Like the voice of ‘one crying in the wilderness’, you have shown the world that there is a small spark of hope as long as people like you are willing to speak what is really truthful.

    If only we could find more. Thank you.


  60. Rae Sims April 9th, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Mr Johnson has said it more eloquently and appropriately than anyone has ever said it since The Framers spoke their words. Thank you dear American
    for saying it just the way it is. I’m with you on the ‘fight back,’ also. I am so proud to call you brother. God bless


  61. Anonymous April 11th, 2018 at 5:35 pm



  62. archey April 15th, 2018 at 11:44 am

    As Mr. Robinson was speaking, I could feel my insides swelling with Pride! Here is a Man that was saying things that I always felt, but could not put into words.
    It is soooo good to know that People like Mr Robinson are out there and can articulate so well..

    Thank You Mark Robinson…..


  63. Delores Martinez April 15th, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    smart man, telling it like it is.


  64. D corbett April 15th, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    From the heart


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