What’s the issue all through this video? Everyone of the people that added to this were going too damned fast.
Here’s Cato’s Michael Cannon testifying before Congress that continued abuses might lead to armed revolution:
When people are testifying to the very body that is seen as a danger, that’s about as much warning as you can give the people infringing on your rights…
The Department of Homeland Security now is running checkpoints on a ferry cross from Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula — the only crossing between the two places. They’re forcing citizens to submit to illegal searches of their vehicles…but hey! It’s for your safety.
Here’s the location in question:
I find it interesting how many of these stories are coming out of the allegedly “rebellious” Texas, which so many conservatives seem to think is the last safe place to run, in the event of a civil war.
I suspect y’all might be mistaken…
…that some government somewhere on earth is attacking some other government is never in itself a sufficient excuse for the U.S. government to trick, maneuver, and drag the American people into the fight.
- Robert Higgs
But it works so well!
Here’s Jeremy Scahill, the “national security correspondent” for Nation – a “news” rag the Progressives and socialists turn to for their programming — blasting their Messiah for his increasingly hostile position to the press…
When you’ve lost Nation, that’s the sound your base eroding.
In his words:
…in Western societies, you have, on the one hand, President Obama saying that his administration is going to be the most transparent in history and that they want to be friends with the press; and on the other hand, they are monitoring the metadata of journalists, they are seizing phone records, they’re trying to compel journalists to testify against their sources, they’re trying to figure out who journalists are talking to within government so that they can go and indict those people. That’s what they did to the Associated Press. They went after the aggressive team there—Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo and Kim Dozier and others—who were investigating the CIA. And they went to try to figure out who was talking to them. And then it resulted in the indictment of a—I believe he was a senior FBI official.
They will go after the whistleblowers who are providing independent information to journalists, and then leak their own information that makes them look noble and like they’re winning the day for peace, freedom and democracy. They were a total sieve in the aftermath of the bin Laden raid, and everything they said was total—was a total lie, basically, that bin Laden had grabbed a wife and put her in front of him and, you know, all of these things.
So, we’re seeing this intensification of a war against journalists and journalism…
When all three branches of the government are colluding against the interests of the people, it’s the responsibility of journalists and journalism at large to hold them accountable. But this White House, like Bush before, Bushes before, they seem to want only state media. They want everything to look like MSNBC. And that’s not real journalism.
Now that the press is getting to see what a lack of freedom of expression feels like they suddenly start squawking about the administration. Where were these scions of freedom when speech codes at campuses around the nation were silencing unpopular ideas, when opposition groups were targeted by the IRS and other law enforcement communities, or when the Benghazi fiasco was happening? Maybe you idiots should have thought of the consequences of your actions before you deified and defended the actions this callow, “deeply lazy” wannabe Sun King.
Extra helping of shadenfreude for singling out the notably execrable MSNBC for their undisguised role as television mouthpiece for the Democrat Party.
Oh, God, they’re so excited that the One descended from the heavens to speak with them! Squee!!! Or as Chris “Tingles” Matthews says, “He came to us. He came amongst us. He came all over us.”
Okay…he didn’t say the last bit, but he dreamed it.
A government which lay taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an instrument of tyranny. It condemns the citizen to servitude.
“Silent Cal” Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States