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H.R. 347: Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

February 29, 2012 3 comments

Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.

The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence.

Under the act, the government is also given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country.

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(“One thing is certain: those courageous champions at the Alamo did not die for a political party or for some “lesser of two evils” mantra”) Chuck Baldwin — Remembering The Alamo

February 29, 2012 1 comment
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…..The brave men at the Alamo labored under the belief that America (and Texas) really was “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” They believed God was on their side and the freedom of future generations depended on their courage and resolve. They further believed their posterity would remember their sacrifice as an act of love and devotion. It all looks pale now.

By today’s standards, the gallant men of the Alamo appear rather foolish. After all, they had no chance of winning–none. Yet, the call for pragmatism and practicality was never sounded. Instead, they answered the clarion call, “Victory or death!”

Please try to remember the heroes of the Alamo as you watch our gutless political and religious leaders surrender to globalism, corporatism, socialism, and political correctness. Try to recall the time in this country when ordinary men and women had the courage of their convictions and were willing to sacrifice their lives for freedom and independence.

One thing is certain: those courageous champions at the Alamo did not die for a political party or for some “lesser of two evils” mantra. They fought and died for a principle, and that principle was liberty and independence. So did the men at Lexington and Concord. That is our heritage.

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Who’s Really Dividing Us on Social Issues? It’s Obama, Not Santorum or Gingrich! (Bingo)

February 29, 2012 1 comment

RUSH: I just checked the e-mail during the break. I found an interesting one. Let me share it with you. It probably reflects the thinking and the feelings of many of you.

“I’m not an expert by any means, but we’re all in a complete gloom out here because of this primary. Nobody looks good right now. The only acceptable guy is Romney, and Gingrich and Santorum are annihilating him by name-calling constantly. I don’t even want to watch any of the news coverage right now. We need to get through this primary and pray that Romney has great advisers to hone his message, which I think he can.

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Prison Planet.com » Nanny State: Walking Is Dangerous

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

As Alex Jones demonstrates in the following video, the state has gone overboard in its effort to regulate, control, and revenue-generate from all aspects of public and private life.

Alex uses a private pier in Panama Beach, Florida, as an example of the absurdity of the nanny state – the pier has footsteps painted on its boardwalk instructing people how they are expected to walk on a narrow, restricted area reaching out into the Gulf of Mexico.

It may seem petty, but the boardwalk is but another example of how we are increasingly herded about like cattle, often by storm troopers armed to the teeth with the latest military technology. Get out of line and you might receive the human equivalent of a cattle prod – a taser wielded by “peace officer” dressed in a black paramilitary uniform.

Examples of the coercive and often violent police state are legion. In the past week, a father was arrested and slapped in cuffs because his daughter drew a picture of a toy gun in school.

Earlier this year, a child playing tag on a school playground was accused of sexual assault and a sexual battery charge was placed on his permanent school record, thus almost certainly making sure he will be under the control freak microscope of the state for the remainder of his life.

Signs that nearly everything is illegal abound. An article posted on Infowars.com today runs through a short list of things that will get you in hot water with the law – from selling herbal remedies to children offering lemonade and Girl Scout cookies at roadside stands. Just about anything the state can regulate and tax is illegal without their permission, filling out applications in triplicate and forking over various fees and taxes.

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All levels of government partake in the unwarranted intrusion into the private affairs of Americans – from local and state government to the feds. In 2009, for instance, the federal government had nothing better to do than shake down garage sales under the flimsy pretext that they were protecting American consumers from dangerous and defective products.

It is now a crime punishable by summary execution to non-violently refuse to cooperate with police and other officials of the state, as a 54-year old Sunday school teacher recently learned in the moments before she was murdered by Officer Friendly for refusing to roll down her car window.

Not only is walking dangerous and possibly illegal, breathing may soon be as well. Increasingly, all activity related to the production of carbon dioxide – including breathing – is being looked at as a way for the state to revenue fleece the masses under the pretext of protecting us from our own foolish behavior.

“Right now, eight million people are walking around on the streets of New York City heedlessly inhaling precious oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide, treating the skies over their fair city ‘like a municipal dump, depositing carbon dioxide free.’ Shouldn’t they be forced to pay for the ‘privilege,’ too?” John Perna mocked a New York Times op-ed back in 2007 before the theory of man-made global warming was unmasked as a especially pernicious ruse designed to force you to pay carbon taxes.

Officialdom at all levels of government is not concerned about supposed carbon crimes against the planet or defective baby toys swapped at garage sales. It is simply looking for additional creative ways to confiscate more and more wealth from the producers in society. It is also interested in imposing its control freak mandates on all human activity.

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((“ACLU: “Nothing short of chilling”) Torture Architect Argues For Indefinite Detention of Americans

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ACLU: “Nothing short of chilling”

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In the aftermath of Barack Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive which forbids controversial provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act from being used against lawful residents, a former architect of the infamous Bush torture program today testified in favor of indefinite detention for US citizens.

Following the release of a White House “fact sheet” which announced that “Section 1022 does not apply to U.S. citizens, and the President has decided to waive its application to lawful permanent residents arrested in the United States,” Steven G. Bradbury, former head of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in the United States Department of Justice under the Bush administration, testified today that the law should be applied to American citizens in order to deal with “homegrown terrorists”.

In his position as OLC head, Bradbury is widely acknowledged as one of the primary architects of the Bush torture program, having provided legal opinions that justified the kind of abuse that came to light in the aftermath of the Abu Ghraib scandal, which included torture by hanging, beating prisoners to death, raping women, and sodomizing detainees with batons and phosphorescent tubes.

Bradbury told a Senate Judiciary Committee that legislation which would limit the arbitrary application of indefinite detention provisions, the Due Process Guarantee Act, was dangerous because it would prevent US citizens labeled “enemy combatants,” from being interrogated by the military.

“If we capture on our soil a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident who is such an enemy recruit and has been actively involved in carrying out or otherwise aware of an unfolding plot by a foreign power against the United States, this proposed legislation could seriously impede our ability to gather critical intelligence from that combatant through military questioning,” Bradbury told the committee. “By requiring that criminal charges be brought against the detainee as a condition of this continued detention, the [Due Process Guarantee Act] would threaten to disrupt the practical opportunity to conduct such intelligence gathering.”

In response, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who voted against the NDAA, requested that Bradbury’s involvement with the Bush torture scandal be included in the record.

“It’s nothing short of chilling that the Senate Judiciary Committee would have as a witness one of the architects of the torture program,” American Civil Liberties Union legislative counsel Chris Anders told Raw Story. “This is a person who wrote several memos that provide legal justification for the torture program during the Bush administration, and wrote memos on how to try to circumvent legal protections that Congress had put in place to block the use of torture and abuse of detainees.”

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People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say

February 29, 2012 1 comment

The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens the majority of them, at least can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it.

But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would seem to disprove this notion, and imply instead that democratic elections produce mediocre leadership and policies.

The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows that incompetent people are inherently unable to judge the competence of other people, or the quality of those people’s ideas.

For example, if people lack expertise on tax reform, it is very difficult for them to identify the candidates who are actual experts. They simply lack the mental tools needed to make meaningful judgments.

As a result, no amount of information or facts about political candidates can override the inherent inability of many voters to accurately evaluate them.

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Prison Planet.com » Agenda 21: Full Spectrum Domination

February 29, 2012 1 comment

The peace-loving tree huggers at the UN have devised a plan for the world. The friendly folks a the UN’s Department for Sustainable Development have a master plan for us all.

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Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

So let’s see if we understand this correctly. A plan of action. Got it. To be taken globally…okay – everyone must participate. In every area in which human impacts on the environment….yep, that covers everyone and everything in the entire world. It’s a warm fuzzy way to take over the world! Group hug, anyone?

Agenda 21 is an action plan that was developed at a summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. You can read the entire plot HERE but the general idea is that the group of “leaders” intends to have a collective finger in every pie on the planet.

I. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS

The first section of the pact…ahem….plan, deals with the people of the world. Particularly, the DSD wants to “help” those in Third World countries live better….they should be told how to make more money by putting everyone to work in perfect accordance with the goals of the Agenda, how to maintain their health through vaccinations and modern medicine, how to govern themselves, how to control their populations and how to make decisions that will concur with the ideals of the Agenda.

II. CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT

This section includes protection of the atmosphere, land, mountains, ocean and fresh waters. So basically everything in the environment of a given country. This means that historical ways of using these resources could be outlawed, changing the basic ways of life for the indigenous people to make way for “progress” and “sustainability”. This gives control of all natural resources to the good folks of the DSD.

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