The Price of Freedom

2013 February 8
by justrand

What the hell is it about the Left? I know, we ask that a lot…but damn…what is it?

jackbootsYou can always tell what the latest mantra/theme/slogan is from them, because within days of someone spouting it they all start to line up behind it! And it is isn’t (necessarily) a conspiracy ushering forth from Central Planning (though sometimes it IS). Usually it is just some moron slobbering and/or shrieking some mindless blather, and then all of a sudden the minions of the Left are pulling on their jackboots and marching down the street…usually with machine-printed banners!

Over the last few days a new theme/mantra has emerged…and it is now all the rage! “Trust your government!” … “Obey the President” … “Be a good citizen by complying with all laws” … etc…

OK, on the surface these kinda sound just like ‘Civics 101’. Except the context where these are coming up is incredibly disturbing. The above statements  all emerged from recent statements (with multiple variations) on three topics in the news this week: (1) new restrictions/regulations regarding the 2nd Amendment, (2) the drone strikes…and the Resident’s “Kill Memo” regarding U.S. citizens, and (3) Obamacare.

But the new mantra isn’t limited to those topics. On every front dissent and disagreement, once deemed necessary by the Left when Bush was President…are now decried, and borderline illegal under Obama. And the “borderline” of illegality is getting blurred daily.

When the topic of “transparency” came up in a Senate hearing this week, the response from an Obama apparatchik was essentially: “You don’t need to know that”. And then Democrat Senators rallied to defend the statement, declaring the Republicans were only asking questions for “political reasons”.

Hollywood celebs, Democrat politicians, and our “beloved” media, are all lining up behind the rallying cry of “Obedience!” Most damned of all in that list are the so-called journalists. Their job USED TO BE investigating and reporting. NOW they routinely either ignore anything remotely negative regarding the Obama Regime, or actively tell us: “It’s NONE of your business!”

This post was “inspired” by Geraldo Rivera. He became the last straw this morning, after a week of listening to everyone from Chris Rock, to Leon Panetta, to Harry Reid, to Piers Morgan tell me to “OBEY!

Rivera, warts and all, USED TO BE someone who at least pretended to be concerned about government abuses of power. Today, when asked about the existence of Obama’s ‘Drone Strikes on American Citizens’ policy…and the utter lack of ‘Due Process’, transparency or oversight inherent in the policy…Rivera said the following: “We just have to trust our government to use the power wisely”.

Wait…WHAT? Obama’s policy is that Americans ANYWHERE who are deemed a “threat”, can be drone-stricken out of existence with NO oversight, NO ‘Due Process’ and NO information pre or post annihilation as to why. Yet Rivera, et al, shrug (he did) and say “Let’s just TRUST them”????

How much DOES a pair of jackboots cost??? I don’t know…but it sure ain’t the Price of Freedom!

 

42 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 February 8 7:35 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Chris Rock: “Chris Rock: Obama is America’s Dad You All Have To Listen To Him.”

  2. 2013 February 8 7:55 am
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    CHRIS ROCK CHRIS ROCK[

  3. 2013 February 8 8:14 am
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    justrand permalink

    yup, bc3b…and then there’s this article: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/08/reason-establishment-media-getting-even-more-establishmenty-on-obama-drones/

    As exhibited by the Ministry of Truth each week, the Left is fully entrenched with propping up this Resident of the White House, and his vomitous Regime. So naturally, having CONTRARY OPINIONS bandied about is a big No-No!

  4. 2013 February 8 8:15 am
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    justrand permalink

    IP, every time I see that picture I image Obama’s portrait as the aiming target for that Kraut! 🙂

  5. 2013 February 8 8:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Overcome your fears, lighten your burden and succumb to the will of Big Brother!!

  6. 2013 February 8 8:55 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Oh that I was a lawyer! — http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/illinois-democrat-judge-found-not-guilty-for-reason-of-insanity/ — I would request move to this guys court then immediately asks for stays till further notice.

    The land of Lincoln has become the land of loonies.

  7. 2013 February 8 9:05 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    In keeping with the spirit of this posting. Its not just about falling in line, but also about coordinated suppression

    http://michellemalkin.com/2013/02/08/the-blame-righty-mob-falls-silent/
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/one-honest-blogger-versus-the-entire-media/

    Two similar stories with a central them. Same ole story, if it doesn’t make the MSM it did not happen…..

  8. 2013 February 8 9:12 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #3 – Imagine the reaction of the media if a Republican administration was threatening to kill U.S. citizens with drones. As long as the GOP acts like a scared puppy, the media will continue the propaganda/censorship.

  9. 2013 February 8 9:18 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Speaking of the media, isn’t it interesting how little the MSM is reporting about the killer ex-cop’s manifesto? Imagine if his heroes were Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

  10. 2013 February 8 9:25 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    PS, 7,

    LAPD has not found ex LAPD, Christopher Dorner yet so the manhunt continues. But already two civies have been shot without warning. Guess Obama’s shoot first ask questions later applies to more than drones.

    Now here is one man. He knows LAPD procedures. LAPD has been unsuccessful in apprehending him as he has gone underground. In a civil unrest situation, where say 10% of the force went to the liberty side, what chance does the LAPD have? Zero most likely as those that skip will be hopefully wise enough to apply guerrilla tactics and avoid a head on assault situation.

  11. 2013 February 8 9:25 am
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    9 – Yes it is, though not surprising.

  12. 2013 February 8 9:26 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Indeed BC.

  13. 2013 February 8 9:43 am
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    justrand permalink

    Hut 1369 is look like the UPSIDE these days! It may not be “3 hots & a cot”…but it’s not a hellfire missile up the butt either! 🙂

    hmm….maybe Boot Barn is having a sale on Jackboots?!?!?

  14. 2013 February 8 9:46 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Stuff the media won’t cover: Ohio Poll Worker Admits Voting for Obama Twice in 2012:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/340174/voter-fraud-never-happens-keeps-coming-back-john-fund

  15. 2013 February 8 9:49 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Speaking of Hut 1369 – we’re having Hut 1369 weather today – about 5 inches of the white stuff and 28 degrees

  16. 2013 February 8 10:38 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Here we go again…. http://spectator.org/archives/2013/02/07/conservative-fury-at-rove-erup/ …. Rove by surrogate has stepped into it big time. Go to part 5 and look at the long list of signators to the letter. Oooops.

  17. 2013 February 8 10:38 am
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    justrand permalink

    Perfect, bc3b! Nothing aids extermination re-education quite like 28 degree weather!

  18. 2013 February 8 10:46 am
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    gnqanq permalink

    First we had the LEFT dream of assassinating Bush & Chaney as well as others on the right. Next there was an attack (assassination attempt) in Tuscon on Giffords. Next we had the the nut make an attempt on the Family Research Council in DC. Now we have this LAPD Officer on the run. All are left wing nut jobs. There have been plenty of others, some made public and others not so.

    On Glen Beck this morning he made the comment about history and where political assassinations were on the time line.

    The LEFT has stated many times that they want to do away with the right. Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground stated back in the 60’s/70’s that up to 25 million Americans would have to go away.

    The polarization continues.

    JR as you commented in the last thread that maybe somebody wants something to happen. On certain sites there is speculation that this government wants a false flag event to be able to act.

    As Jesus said about the signs of the times that one can discern what is coming. Like wise, one can see the signs of what is happening (has been) and can discern what is coming.

    There is one thing you can do – PREPARE to weather the storm.

  19. 2013 February 8 11:15 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Going to make a rather off the wall prediction (par for me) — Obamacare is scrapped soon after 2016. — http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/penalty-call-puts-ball-in-employers-court-87342.html The ineptitude will not even save trying to go to single payer.

  20. 2013 February 8 12:09 pm
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    justrand permalink

    whew…and just in time!! Obama is going to re-re-re-re-PIVOT on “Job Creation” in the SOTU.

    The media will GUSH over the boldness of the pivot!!!!!!!!!!! (Chris Mathews will achieve multiple orgasms during the speech…do NOT watch!)

  21. 2013 February 8 1:43 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    PSA, http://prepperbroadcasting.com/ Folks know this one right? I have listened to a few shows and they are pretty good.

  22. 2013 February 8 2:22 pm
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    Mr Evilwrench permalink

    18: I think they’ll keep poking us in the eye, and throw a false flag op in here & there every time we don’t give them what they want, just to keep the pot boiling. These people think they know us, and they think they know what they’re doing.

  23. 2013 February 8 2:53 pm
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  24. 2013 February 8 3:21 pm
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    The Return of CISPA
    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/281963-house-intelligence-committee-leaders-to-re-introduce-cispa-next-week-

    -insert fake shocked face here –
    Gee thanks Republicans /sarc

    In a speech earlier this week, Rogers attempted to head off the privacy concerns raised about the bill last year.

    “We’re talking about exchanging packets of information, zeroes and ones, if you will, one hundred millions times a second,” he said. “So some notion that this is a horrible invasion of content reading is wrong. It is not even close to that.”

    For a guy that that is the chairmen of the House Intel Committee I find it hard to believe he can really be this uninformed, but even if it was meant just as spin it’s a patently stupid comment.

  25. 2013 February 8 3:34 pm
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    justrand permalink

    KH, it takes a lot to shock me with the ignorance (and/or pretended ignorance) of our elected officials, but DAMN…#25 shocked me!

    yes, it IS just “zeroes and ones”…but then $100 bills are just paper & ink, right? Yet if I steal a stack of “paper & ink” from the bank that has a paper & ink value of about 50 cents, they charge me with a FELONY just because the paper happens to have “$100” printed on it!

    Congressman…those “zeroes and ones” control our LIVES these days!

  26. 2013 February 8 4:02 pm
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    16 DR,

    It’s looking more and more like a complete wipe-out for the GOP in 2014.

  27. 2013 February 8 4:38 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Mr Evilwrench –

    “18: I think they’ll keep poking us in the eye, and throw a false flag op in here & there every time we don’t give them what they want.”

    That’s the problem: they have a plan and we don’t (other than reaching for the white flag).

  28. 2013 February 8 4:41 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    “16 DR,

    It’s looking more and more like a complete wipe-out for the GOP in 2014.”

    True Eph. There are two things (as I see it that can save the GOP in 2014: 1) a really bad economy or 2) people being totally sick of ObamaCare.

  29. 2013 February 8 5:08 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    That’s the problem: they have a plan and we don’t (other than reaching for the white flag).

    bc3b why we must reach out NOW to find like minded people. People that you trust YOUR LIFE with. People you will be willing to die for. When it comes it will be too late to organize – thus you need to prepare now.

    And now for something completely different.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUzMPlQb2G4

  30. 2013 February 8 5:47 pm
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    All Your Electronics Are Belong To Us (within 100 miles of the border)
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/02/electronics-border-seizures/

  31. 2013 February 8 5:48 pm
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    Mr Evilwrench permalink

    Well, I have a plan, but they’ll have to come ask me to explain it to them.

  32. 2013 February 8 5:49 pm
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    Gotta love they count the sea so some states are entirely covered.

  33. 2013 February 8 6:27 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Eph, 27,

    Looks increasingly that way bro. The Dims maybe liking the idea. Certainly Obama desires to wipe the GOP off the map. What they don’t realize is that the GOP is the best thing that ever happened to the Democrats. Politics like nature abhors an empty niche. Something will fill that niche and what fills that niche will be something hungry for blood to establish its territory. The only prey around will be Democratic.

  34. 2013 February 8 6:32 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    * School selected.
    * Weapon of choice selected
    * Freshly 3D printed, AWB illegal 50 round mag, check.

    Wait! What!??? http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/printed-magazine/

    You can’t ban something till it exists, at least as the law currently stands. But bet your bottom dollar that the next move the Libs make will be to start making certain ideas illegal. Otherwise you can’t stop the development of things like what is described in the article.

  35. 2013 February 8 8:45 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “We have had a decade of highly visible evidence of the construction of a police state: the PATRIOT Act, illegal spying on Americans in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the initiation of wars of aggression – war crimes under the Nuremberg Standard – based on intentional lies, the Justice Department’s concocted legal memos justifying the executive branch’s violation of domestic and international laws against torture, the indefinite detention of US citizens in violation of the constitutionally protected rights of habeas corpus and due process, the use of secret evidence and secret “expert witnesses” who cannot be cross-examined against defendants in trials, the creation of military tribunals in order to evade federal courts, secret legal memos giving the president authority to launch preemptive cyber attacks on any country without providing evidence that the country constitutes a threat and the Obama regime’s murder of US citizens without evidence or due process.

    As if this were not enough, the Obama regime now creates new presidential powers by crafting secret laws, refusing to disclose the legal reasoning on which the asserted power rests. In other words, laws now originate in secret executive branch memos and not in acts of Congress. Congress? We don’t need no stinking Congress.”

    http://www.thedailybell.com/28669/Paul-Craig-Roberts-It-Has-Happened-Here

  36. 2013 February 8 8:53 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Some Americans claim that we have had police states during other wartimes and that once the war on terror is won, the police state will be dismantled. Others claim that government will be judicious in its use of the power and that if you are doing nothing wrong you have nothing to fear.

    These are reassurances from the deluded. The Bush/Obama police state is far more comprehensive than Lincoln’s, Wilson’s, or Roosevelt’s, and the war on terror is open-ended and is already three times longer than World War II. The Police State is acquiring “squatter’s rights.”

    Moreover, the government needs the police state in order to protect itself from accountability for its crimes, lies and squandering of taxpayers’ money. New precedents for executive power have been created in conjunction with the Federalist Society which, independent of the war on terror, advocates the “unitary executive” theory, which claims the president has powers not subject to check by Congress and the Judiciary. In other words, the president is a dictator if he prefers to be.”

  37. 2013 February 8 9:07 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Must see video – African-American Doctor sticks it to Obama and Obamacare right in front of the dictator’s face:

    “Dr Benjamin Carson’s amazing speech on 7th February.”

    http://youtu.be/PFb6NU1giRA

  38. 2013 February 8 9:13 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Where we once had 3 million or 4 million illegal aliens, we’re now told the correct number is more than 11 million. This is not immigration. It’s an invasion. And we need to deal with it as such. This is not just my opinion. It is what our Constitution says.”

    http://personalliberty.com/2013/02/08/stop-the-illegal-invasion/

  39. 2013 February 8 9:28 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “When one is surrounded by blatant absurdity and total loss of freedom, compassion and humanity, he needs a way to describe the horror, to shed light on the dark insanity of it, to remove the barriers of confusion and to build a clear path to reason. He needs to quantify the threat so that he can move beyond it and toward understanding.

    In our modern age, we are absolutely stricken with an epidemic of willful idiocy that bears no rational excuse. A century ago, such behavior in a culture could have been chocked up to a bottleneck in the flow of concrete information. But today, mankind has a veritable buffet of data at his fingertips at any given moment. Facts and truth can be found with a mere modicum of effort and a remedial passion for learning. We can plead “lack of access” no longer.

    Yes, our government and our society have become corrupt to the core. Yes, the traditional sources of information in the mainstream media are utterly useless and dishonest. Yes, our public educational system is completely Federalized, and our schools have been warped into lemming factories where young minds are bled dry of all creative power and individuality. Yes, the system we are born into is designed to make us stupid. However, the establishment has not yet been able to extinguish our ability to walk away. We all have a choice: to be taught by others or to learn for ourselves.

    At the end of the day, sheeple are sheeple not because they have to be, but because they want to be.”

    http://personalliberty.com/2013/02/05/sheeple-another-look-at-a-sad-breed/

  40. 2013 February 9 8:36 am
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    Mr Evilwrench permalink

    35: In fact, things that don’t exist have actually been banned. The best example in context is the gun undetectable by a metal detector, cf the mythical Glock 7. Neither do they seem to mind mandating the use of other things that don’t exist, like cellulosic ethanol in fuel. Fines have been levied for failure to use it, but none has been produced so far for use.

  41. 2013 February 9 10:30 am
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    re:35 – “CNET says the video demonstration on YouTube was first yanked, then restored, but as of now seems to have been yanked again.” – Freedom :roll:

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