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.
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.
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.
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.
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.