An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Is this really becoming a police state? Are the incidents sited in this column exceptions, or are they becoming the rule? I’m not the paranoid sort. Never have been, but I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever see my country again.
Shared by The Bunker.
Who Will Protect You from the Police?
The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions
By John W. Whitehead
“Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.”
It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded your home. You have mere seconds before the intruders make their way to your bedroom. Desperate to protect your loved ones, you scramble to lay hold of something—anything—that you might use in self-defense. It might be a flashlight, your son’s baseball bat, or that still unloaded gun you thought you’d never need. In a matter of seconds, the intruders are at your bedroom door. You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your accosters. It’s the police.
Before I go any further, let me start by saying this: the problem is not that all police are bad. The problem, as I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, is that increasing numbers of police officers are badly trained, illiterate when it comes to the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment, and, in some cases, willfully ignorant about the fact that they are supposed to be peacekeepers working for us, the taxpayer.
The Useless Numnuts really don’t understand Americans at all, nor, apparently, does this administration. Hmmm….
Swiped from The Tea Party and Chris via Facebook.
5 Ways Obama Has Trampled the Constitution
Elizabeth Slattery & Rich Tucker – The Foundry
Today, the Constitution turns 226 years old. Let’s not forget it states that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”
The Obama Administration has done the opposite, turning the law on its head and ignoring constitutional limitations on its power.
Here are five of the Administration’s largest violations:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that businesses employing 50 or more full-time employees must provide health insurance or pay a fine per uncovered employee. The law schedules this mandate to begin in January 2014. Yet the Administration has already announced that it will put this requirement on hold.
Meanwhile, Congress explicitly considered and rejected proposed amendments to Obamacare that would have created a specific allowance for a congressional health insurance subsidy in the exchanges, and indeed, such an exemption is illegal. But the Administration told Members of Congress and their staffers that it would give them a generous taxpayer-funded subsidy just the same.
Obamacare won’t work as written, and the Administration is just seizing power unilaterally to rewrite it.
To put it bluntly…..BULLSHIT!!
Laurie Iacuzza walked to her waiting car at the Greater Rochester International Airport after returning from a trip and that’s when she found it — a notice saying her car was inspected after she left for her flight. She said, “I was furious. They never mentioned it to me when I booked the valet or when I picked up the car or when I dropped it off.”
Iacuzza’s car was inspected by valet attendants on orders from the TSA. But why only valet parked cars? That’s what News10NBC wanted to ask the TSA director about. We reached him by phone.
Berkeley Brean asked, “Are the cars in the short term lots and long term lots getting searched as well?”
John McCaffery, TSA, said, “No, those vehicles that are in the garage, short term long term parking, even if they carry pretty large amounts of explosives, they would not cause damage to the front of the airport. But for those who use the valet, the car could be there for a half hour or an hour so there is a vulnerability.”
News10NBC went to the valet parking and one of the attendants showed us the notice they put in the cars.
We asked, “You’re required, they tell you, you have to search the car?” Valet Parking Attendant Frank Dettorre said, “I have to do it.”
Why don’t they just wipe their collective asses with the U.S. Constitution? I mean, after all, they are doing it figuratively already, so why not make it a public spectacle? Come right out in the open, prove what we, who are paying attention that is, already know! We no longer live in the United States of America, at one time, the shining light for freedom around the world. Nope, this ain’t the U.S. of A. that so many fought and died to protect and preserve. This is something altogether different. This is EVIL!
Profile those who would do harm to the people of this country, and leave the rest of us the hell alone! Take your PC BS and shove it where the sun don’t shine, and I don’t give a damn who gets offended!
Just when did WE give the TSA so much authority? I don’t recall that ever happening. I don’t recall ever voting for any TSA representative. I don’t remember giving my so called elected representatives the authority to violate the 4th Amendment, or any other amendment, for that matter!
ENOUGH! Muzzies don’t like it? Too freakin’ bad! Got back to the third world hell hole you came from cuz you sure as hell aren’t wanted here! Oh yes, I do believe in freedom OF religion, but since Islam isn’t a religion, you don’t have the freedom to shovel your shit here!
Yes, I’m just a WEE bit PISSED OFF!!
This is so awesome! So real! So TRUE!! PAY ATTENTION!!!
No one…and I mean NO ONE has the right to tell you what you need. YOU know better than anyone else what your needs are, but do you know what your GOD give RIGHTS are? Are you willing to allow some jackwagon to take them away from you? GOD gave us the right to speak, to worship, to defend, to be free! The Bill of Rights just reiterates this, so that NO MAN can take them away from us!!
Brat and Ick? The grandkids? The great grandkid? I don’t have any parents, aunts, or uncles…all of whom were veterans. Is this how they are repaid for their sacrifices?
DHS insider: It’s about to get very ugly
by Doug Hagmann
Something quite unexpected happened just hours ago, in the dark of night, during a two-day layover in Washington, DC. My son and I are scheduled to take part in a seminar outside of Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend, so we combined our travels to include a side-trip to DC for a business meeting we had previously arranged. It was during this layover that something seemingly ripped from the pages of a spy novel took place.
While I was in the middle of a perfectly good and well needed sleep in the very early hours of this morning, I received a message. I cannot disclose how I received this message, at least not now. The discerning reader will understand why, which, by the way, would make a very interesting story alone. The message was extremely clear and precise. I was to meet my high level DHS insider at a very specific location in Washington, DC, at a time when most ‘normal’ people, except third-shift workers are still asleep. And, I was to come alone and make certain that I was not being followed, and I was to leave any cell phone or electronic device behind.
Seriously? I thought, as I was still trying to make sense of it all. Is all this really necessary? Is this really happening? I considered waking my son to accompany me, but opted to follow the instructions to the letter. Besides, I thought, he’s not the most affable middle-of-the-night person. I left a hastily written but detailed note in my hotel room before my departure in the event something happened. I looked at the digital clock on my rental car (my personal car would never survive our long distance trip). It was 3:20 a.m.
Read the whole thing here. Seriously, this is worth reading. You decide what you believe. While you’re at it, decide for what, and whom, you are willing to fight and die. One of these days, it may come to that point. You have to decide…whose side are you on?
Once again, I woke up to a world gone mad. I’m guessing this is going to be the new normal for a while. Insanity has taken over, and we’re all in the asylum!
In recent days, I’ve found out that I’m considered a terrorist. Really? Me? Yep! According to what is being spread to the Army, by the government, I, and many like me, are a danger to the security of the nation. They say it’s the U.S., but I don’t see how that’s possible. Maybe they mean a danger to evil? Hmmm.. At this point in time, the evil is quite wide spread, but wouldn’t being a danger to evil be a good thing? Not if that evil is your own government who thinks you, as an evangelical, is dangerous. There is something VERY wrong with this scenario.
All this emotional, knee jerk, reaction to tragedies has got to stop! Creating unconstitutional laws because they make YOU feel good is not a reason to violate law abiding citizen’s God given right to self protection!
Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that recent steps by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show “there doesn’t have to be a conflict” between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.
“I believe there doesn’t have to be a conflict in reconciling these realities,” Obama said in Denver, where he stepped up his call for background checks for all gun purchases and renewed his demand that Congress at least vote on banning assault weapons and limiting access to large-capacity ammunition magazines.
“There doesn’t have to be a conflict between protecting our citizens and protecting our Second Amendment rights,” he said.
If this clown was serious about protecting citizens, he’d secure the damn border! And THEM protecting the citizens has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment, or hunting!
Obama noted that more than 100 days have passed since the shooting rampage that killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and reignited the national debate over access to guns.
“Every day that we wait to do something about it even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. Now the good news is Colorado has already chosen to do something about it,” he said.
Obama also spoke about the people who say the government is coming after their guns.
“You hear some of these quotes: ‘I need a gun to protect myself from the government.’ ‘We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away,’ Obama said. “Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”
In danger of losing congressional momentum on the issue, Obama went to Colorado — which has a deep-rooted hunting tradition and where gun ownership is a cherished right — to use its example and public pressure to prod Congress to act.
I am dumbfounded! It never ceases to amaze me that there are people who actually voted for this clown! The knee jerk reaction of the mentally disturbed Democrats will continue to destroy what those self same Founders did to protect US from THEM! It is all too apparent that way too many in elected office do not understand that document they swore to uphold.
There’s more of his garbage, and the slant of the media, plus video…and teleprompters. Funny how this video doesn’t show the unenthusiastic response of the LEOs which I saw on the news yesterday. Hmmmm….
Gun companies are leaving Colorado. More loss of jobs for the state. The Outdoor Channel will no longer be filming any of their shows in Colorado. Less promotion for the state. Hunters are canceling trips to Colorado. More loss of jobs. Excuse me, but do any of these fools realize there are consequences for their idiocy?
None of the tragedies in Colorado, or in Connecticut, or any other state, were caused by law abiding citizens. If there had been a legally, open or concealed, weapon in any of these place where the mass shootings occurred, then more than likely, some of those people would still be alive. But political correctness, and irrational fear, has constrained our citizens from protecting themselves, and their fellow man, woman, and child.
I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m VERY lax in my posting lately. I really AM sick! Honest! And lemme tell ya…this seriously sucks. I wanna go home!
Anyway, Publius Huldah has written a rather fascinating piece entitled….
Here’s a little snippet:
In order to write intelligently on our Constitution, one needs to have studied and understood the original source writings of our Framers. No matter what your educational level, if you don’t know what is in our Declaration of Independence and federal Constitution; and if you are not familiar from personal study with The Federalist Papers, The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798, Madison’s Report on the Virginia Resolutions (1799-1800), and Madison’s Notes on Nullification (1834), among other original source writings, then you have no business writing about these issues.
But we are flooded with rubbish about the Constitution put out by law professors, history professors, Ph.Ds. of this or that, Heritage Foundation, those with no academic qualifications, and politicians. And none of them know what they are talking about!
Heritage Foundation, too? sigh… Well, she is the expert, and she doesn’t tolerate fools. She’s right. There are too many talking and teaching about a subject they haven’t even studied in depth. It’s rather sad that a large majority of our so called representatives aren’t familiar with the Founders, their writings, and the intent.
As I’ve told her time and time again, she almost scares me! Heh! The woman is brilliant, and retains the knowledge from everything she has read…photographic memory, don’cha know. Yep, she is one amazing lady! As I told Marsha Blackburn the last time I saw her, she really needs to have P/H go to D.C. and school those folks up there that are screwing up the country!!
Go read the entire piece. Read her papers on her blog. Read the links she provides. Study! We must educate ourselves! We cannot allow the federal government to continue to usurp power! It’s not theirs….. IT’S OURS!!!
….and not bothering with names!! This lady, KrisAnne Hall, is amazing!! Like Publius, she gives ALL liberals a royal smack down!
H/T: Chris via FB and Chicks on the Right