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Welcome To 1984: Your Papers, Please

January 20, 2011 by  

Welcome To 1984: Your Papers, Please

Driving from California to East Texas, my daughter and grandson were 90 miles into the Lone Star state when traffic was stopped at a road block just outside the little town of Sierra Blanca.

Drug-sniffing dogs worked down the line of cars. Under treatment for a medical condition for which her California doctor prescribed medical marijuana, my daughter had a small amount in her luggage in the trunk. The dogs immediately sniffed it. She showed the police her medical authorization, but California law didn’t apply in Texas. She and my grandson were arrested, taken to jail and put into a holding tank with a dozen or more men and women who had been arrested for the same crime.

 A few days later, singer Willie Nelson was arrested at that same checkpoint. My daughter was fined $550. Perhaps Willie got off just signing a few autographs.

A short time later my grandson and I drove back to California. A dozen or so miles after crossing into California, we were suddenly funneled into another roadblock… only this time it was manned by half a dozen armed Border Patrol agents.

We were asked to state our citizenship, and then carefully scrutinized by an unsmiling officer who finally waved us through.

An even more sobering surprise awaited us…

We were stopped at a second roadblock 20 miles later… and yet again 15 miles after that. Three roadblocks between the California border and San Diego!

Never in six decades of driving in the United States had I ever experienced being stopped at even one checkpoint. My only prior experience was in Nicaragua in 1956 when that country was under the strong-arm dictatorial rule of Anastasio Somoza. Every few kilometers my companions and I were stopped by armed soldiers, questioned and required to show passports. We were all grateful to be from the “land of the free,” where such things couldn’t happen…

The rise of checkpoints in America, as well as the indignities we suffer at the hands of airport Transportation Security Administration agents, is merely outward evidence of a much deeper net being cast around individual liberty.

According to a recent Washington Post investigative report, “Top Secret America,” a web of 3,984 Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, complete with technologies used on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, has been developed by the FBI. The process is constructing a database with the names and personal information of thousands of U.S. citizens and residents whom any local police officer or a fellow citizen might believe to be acting suspiciously.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who as Governor of Arizona built one of the strongest state intelligence organizations to stop illegal immigration and drug importation (the raison d’être for those roadblocks), has launched a "See Something, Say Something" campaign to encourage citizens to become informants. It started with traffic signs asking drivers entering the nation’s capital for "Terror Tips" and to "Report Suspicious Activity." Recently, she called on Walmart, Amtrak, major sports leagues, hotel chains and metro riders to join the surveillance network, admitting that, "This represents a shift for our country."

One can’t help but reflect on George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984. Published in 1949, it is a nightmarish depiction of what life could be like if the repressive nature of government was extrapolated from those post-World War days into the future. Orwell’s prescience is unnerving.

Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker tallied the similarities between Orwell’s novel and today’s world in his 2003 book, The Blank Slate. The elements of that Orwellian nightmare are either proposed or already here. Government euphemisms… national identity cards… surveillance cameras on streets and in shopping malls, and drones… satellites in the sky… personal data on the Internet… endless wars with shifting enemies… dossiers in government databanks… and ever-increasing controls on the actions and statements of individual citizens.

From checkpoints and electronic strip searches at airports… to your banker being forced to report suspicious deposits to being locked up for not disclosing all of your assets to the IRS… the signs are clear: 1984 is here. Whether it’s a War on Drugs, Illegal Immigration, or Terrorist… it is all a war on individual sovereignty.

Winston Smith, the protagonist in Orwell’s novel, rebels against Big Brother. His fate is arrest and torture. O’Brien, a member of the Inner Party and the person in charge of torturing and converting Smith back into a docile slave, tells Smith about the future: “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”

Winston, tortured and barely able to speak, replies: “You could not create such a world… it is impossible to found a civilization based fear and hatred and cruelty… there is something in the universe, some principle, some spirit that you will never overcome.”

As the novel ends, Winston Smith has given up hope in such a principle. “Everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

There are many today who have found their own peace through a love of Big Brother. For those of us who believe in sovereignty, the spirit Smith believed in is still real. Individual sovereignty is the antithesis of a totalitarian world of surveillance, roadblocks and Newspeak. There is a principle, a spirit that can’t be overcome, and that is the determination to live free… I hope it survives.

Jack Pugsley
Chairman, The Sovereign Society

John Pugsley

Widely respected for his commitment to freedom, privacy and other libertarian ideals, John Pugsley is one of the Sovereign Society’s co-founders and currently serves as its chairman. John’s long and successful career in finance and publishing began in 1975 with his personal monthly commentary on economic and political events, Common Sense Viewpoint, which boasted 30,000 subscribers at its peak. He is the author of two books and for 10 years published an investment and economic newsletter. As Sovereign Society chairman, John is continuously discovering outstanding companies around the world that are unknown, suppressed and, most-often, totally avoided by brokers and advisors.

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  • Michael J.

    Incremental conditioning towards the inevitable police state. Get used to it or stop voting for progressives.

    • TIME

      Michael,

      Thats spot on!

      • WM

        MJ is Ill in TX and CA law does not apply here, but the check point you were writing about is not a state check point.There is no such thing in TX. The check point in Sierra Blanca, TX is a US Border Patrol check point. I’m a Texan and have driven through it hundreds of times. MJ is Ill by fed law and was inforced by fed law enforcement at this check point. Period.

        • TIME

          WM,

          Yes I know of that check point as well the one in NM on I 10.
          I was almost shot in Texas on one of my trips.
          I stoped and followed all the hand motions given by the officer, who waved me on, as I started to go no less than ten guys with M 16′s jumped out of nearly nowhere all pointed at me.

          The fellow asked me why I was trying to leave I responded that you just waved me through ~ I was doing as he requested.
          {He turned white,} once he relized what he had done.

          What he wanted was for me to roll down my window. But he used the wrong hand siginal.

          They were looking for Illegals as per what they stated, as my windows in my 911 are blacked out all he saw was what he thought was a head when in fact it was just my Les Paul case straped in the seat next to me.

        • Texas John

          The issue is not wether or not marijuana is legal or not, it is an unconstitutional search on U.S. citizens.

          • mr. myth

            TJ,

            You’re right on with that! I’ve traveled all but three of these United States in years past, but I now live in WV and rarely travel outside the state. It is disheartening to see and know what this once great country has become. The terrorists have already won!

            We have our share of check points here in WV also but under the guise of sobriety. I once had the displeasure of driving through the same one three times while out running errands. I was so mad when I got home I, without hisitation, called the city police and complained. I was not nice! I told them that “this is America, NOT NAZI GERMANY”, and that it was unconsitutional and all that. The woman on the other end started asking me a series of rediculous questions that where completely unrelated and irrelevant. I stopped her and told her that she was proving my point by trying to keep me on the phone long enough to trace the call and reminded her that I had the right to voice my opinion. I said I’d make it easy for them and gave her my address and told them to send somebody over, I’d love to debate the issue. They never showed.

            As with any predator, when cornered don’t show fear. And remember, you’re guilty of nothing and you’re the one in the right. Remind them of this!

            WE THE PEOPLE have a responsibility to voice our displeasure and remind them of what country they’re in and that what they’re doing is unconstitutional and goes against everything this country stands for.

            One has to sometimes fight for freedom. This is one of those times.

          • Robert Smith

            Hi Mr. Myth,

            How do you suggest we get drunks off the road?

            Rob

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            I drive on vacations all over these great United States, and I have never been stopped once to be checked out. Of course, I do stay away from the Texas and Arizona borders, and out of California, frankly because it has nothing to offer but high prices on everything, pollution like Ive never seen before, and learning how to speak spanish to communicate, which I dont find appealing at this time. And the only reason these check points and such exist, is because we have been politically correct and turned a blind eye to these guys pouring over our border for so long, that its reached epidemic levels, and now states are going bankrupt paying for them, thanks to the bleeding heart liberals. Now we all get to pay for it. Isnt that sweet.

          • Joe

            My reply is to the comment made by Mr Smith. Mr Smith, I grant that “sobriety checkpoints” have had some limited success in removing drunk drivers from the road. However, not ALL drivers who are impaired are caught in these. How would you remove the remaining impaired drivers? Should we be required, as some convicted of drunk driving are, to blow into a “breathalyzer” in order to start our cars? Just how far should the government be allowed to intrude in the name of public safety? When is enough, enough?

        • Thank god for like minded people like me!

          I’m so appreciative for the people who let me know that I’m not only in thinking that liberals are retarded.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Liberalism is a form of mental illness. Maybe it is comvered under Der Fuhrer’s health care for treatment, or maybe it will get you a death panel.

          • Robert Smith

            Death pannels are a lie.

            Why do you keep repeating it?

            Rob

          • http://racetrackdegenerate.blogspot.com lester maddox

            Read that sentence aloud and tell me you’re not retarded.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Death panels are a group of bureaucrats who decided whether you can still receive health care or not. And I believe Obama would like to get these set up in an orderly fashing as soon as he can.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            That was a type. Make that to read, an orderly fashion.

        • Michael

          Before a Federal Law can be imposed, there must first be a State Law. Therefore, if it is illegal by Texas Law then the Federal Law will apply.

          Seems citizens have little to no understanding of their right; personal, state, constitutional etc. Each State is Soveriegn.

          Recently the State of Arizona who are tenents in the peoples buildings, sold the peoples buildings to pay the states bills. This is not legal and should have never happened. The State had no right to sell the peoples property.

          States that have overspent need to downsize and reduce the size of paychecks and benfits plans. Then, they must learn to live within thier means.

          MJ should be legalized across the United States. Perhaps the market and the interest will go away accept for medicinal purposes.

          State and Federal governments must downsize. Agencies need to be disbanded that are not legal constitutionally.

          • http://racetrackdegenerate.blogspot.com lester maddox

            The MJ LINE IS Right on, But the rest is mindless drivel.

    • GreatScott

      Progressives? (Unless your including Bush style Republicans) The Patriot Act and RealID were the brainchild of Republorats. Give me a break.

      • Shane P.

        Progressives Yes Democrat & Republican Progressives!
        They will keep us fighting each other until they have completed the plan. Don’t you get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Paul S.

          Thanks Shane P. for pointing out that the government is using political issues to divide the country. Notice that every presidential election is divided right at the 50% margin, so they can manipulate the outcome. United we stand/divided we fall. Both republican and democrat leaders and the super rich elite who keep them in office and run the media are using database technology to predictably shape American politics. Soon every constitutional right and safeguard will be repudiated. Mark my words. You think you know what’s happening? Mark my words. The American dream is soon to become the American nightmare.

      • DaveH

        We do. But guess what? Bush is gone.

        • REYKOOL

          The fact that G W BUSH is gone mean absolutely nothing his father was “gone” but still pulling strings with his buddies Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld during the previous administration and also because unfortunately Presidents are just front men, First the Congress is turning Republican and the powerful Neo Cons are behind Sarah Palin trying to built the “hype” impersonating a “Tea party” member which is a big Lie because she is a just a Zionist Neo Con.like Dick Cheney BUT without the experience and knowledge , They will coach her no doubt… and sell us another “CHANGE” to replace the former failed Obama “CHANGE, YES WE CAN” .
          Bottom line we are a no longer a Federal Republic but a “Corporatist Oligarchy” and while the idiots are fighting “Republicans vs Democrats” or “Conservatives vs Liberals” over useless issues, the real “Power to be” pass legislation to consolidate their power and maintain the status Quo.
          All these “Police State” legislations “voted fo”r in the name of “National security” are exactly what Communist Russia had in the 50′s (and Obama is not the one who stated it)
          Where are all these Flag waver “cold Warriors” who were always warning us about the Soviet “Evil Empire police state ” and were screaming “the commies are coming If you see the Big Flash Duck and cover” ???
          I know where they are the are now selling us THE WAR ON TERROR. (their new Cash cow).
          RED ALERT ! AL QAEDA IS COMING WE HAVE TO TAKE YOUR LIBERTIES AWAY IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOU from the evil Arabs and other foreigners.
          How many Americans died in a car crash or from a heart attack for the past 10 Years ?
          Compare to getting kill by Al Qaeda FACT : One to 170.000. Tell this to Homeland Security and their MULTI BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET….
          Peace
          Because War is a racket

          • Al Sieber

            REYKOOL, I agree 100%.

          • Gail M. Alario

            I couldn’t agree with you more…well said. This government is using the terrorist as a way to strip every right we have left….we are all living in Big Brother thanks to our government who lies to their citizens! What a lovely country we live in….how I wish we could go back in time to correct the injustice done to each of us!

          • mr. myth

            Good stuff REYKOOL.

            Speaking of Homeland Security.

            We already had one!

            It was called ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD, BORDER PATROL AND…OH YEAH, NATIONAL GUARD!

          • gthog61

            “zionist neocon” = red flag that a kook has gained access to a keyboard

          • Paul S.

            Thanks Reykool for stating the truth. It amazes me that so few Americans understand what is really going on. Nevertheless, the question is, “How do we stop them.” And I can tell you part of the Answer: Elect Ron Paul! Do most or any of you people know what Ron Paul is saying? He says that we need to audit the Federal Reserve, which is a private organization, and return the power to print money to the congress, and/or the people. Unfortunately, if he does that then he’s likely to get shot like the last two presidents who did that, among others before them. (Lincoln and Kennedy). The American people need to elect Ron Paul, and back him up and protect him.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Bush is retired, relaxing and enjoying life, away from politics. He is not involved, and you owe him a load of thanks for keeping you safe for these last 10 years. Soon that safeness will be worn out, as these guys in power now, have let it slip away, and once again the enemy is setting up its shop to start blowing up things, as these lefties in power, much like Clinton, are sleeping and not watching out for our safety. You can bet on that one pal.

      • nationAP

        Senate Democrats back TSA ‘virtual strip searches’.

        • http://MozzelaFirefox Jo

          They need to be voted out of office!!! Until than, when they fly they get molested and porno scanned like the rest of us. No opt outs like the muslims get.

      • patriotpartisan

        Before you rely on the ol’ mud-slinging, finger pointing, blame games; understand Barry Soetoro expanded the Patriot Act and enhanced DHS powers to include using your own kids against you in a snitch program designed to diminish even the civil rights that they can’t legally monitor from the streets… this is no longer Left vs. Right, it’s us vs. them by their own design! We are all living in “glass houses” now!!

      • TIME

        GS, The Patriot Act was written in 1993 by Joe Bidden, “can you say a law wainting on an event?”
        Yes Joe is progressive, so to was Willson, FDR, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush 1 Clinton’s both H&B, Bush 2, even Barry.

        So whats your point again?

        • http://www.personalliberty.com 150fowl

          Time: you are so correct. Bush 1 stated on national tv that we are ready for a 1 world gov. Look on utube. Hillery stated on national tv at a pres. canadate debate that she is a progressive. They have come so far they are not afraid to state their intensions. Any one who blames any one party is stupid. All gov is involved. Also the main press. Wake up people and save our country and our liberty and constitution. Time is wright

          • Boogie

            OK guys,
            We are very near the 2nd Amendment solution is the only solution.
            I hate it but the Democrats said it first!
            They said on public TV that we agree with Chairman Mao that political power comes by and large from the barrel of a gun!
            When someone dare to say maybe the 2nd amendment solution might be what is necessary they went balistic and have not shut up yet about the Tea Party, Republicans and the Conservatives threatening violance!
            Please read the 2nd amendment.
            Skipping all the rest it states very clearly, “shall not be infinged!”
            That is not a right to have weapon. It is the assumption you were born with the inate right to protect yourself by what ever means and that the government of this once great country will not infringe on that God Given right.
            For the propondence of idiots I see posting here. It also says ”
            A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
            Hummm “being necessary to the securityh of a free State………….
            Must be talking about an out of control bunch of elected officials who have forgotten that this country is a “Republic!” Not a damned designed to fail Democracy! Think people. Democracy always leads to Socailisim or worse, “if it could be worse!”
            The 2nd amendment is not to protect us from an invading army, it’s a last recorse for elected officials who think they are leaders of the people of this country. THEY ARE ELECTED OFFICALS, “SERVENTS OF THE PEOPLE” THE OFFICIALS ARE THE PEOPLE.
            Read people! It’s simple but then our Public schools don’t teach, they indoctronate.
            Hell I’m gonna stop I’m preaching commons sense to a crowd of mostly idiots.
            Your getting just what you deserve you stupid jerks!
            So the old say it loudly and long enough it is preceived as the truth is working for the Lemmings I live with in this once great country.

          • http://racetrackdegenerate.blogspot.com lester maddox

            Time is wright? What the hell does that mean?

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Hillery is a prostitute. She stayed with Bill because of the political connections and the power she could have being a Clinton, no doubt about it. She whored herself out for power. Shame on her.

        • Vicki

          It took a little longer than normal for me to track it down but Joe appears to have sponsored (written?) S.390 Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995 and introduced in Feb of that year

          thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d104:S390:

          From the various articles on the subject of who wrote the patriot act most seem to point to S.390 as evidence that Joe Biden actually was the author because of (alleged) similarities to the Patriot Act.

          The official author of the Patriot Act is listed as then (circa 2001) Assistant Attorney General Viet Dinh.

          I used up my one link per post above.

          • leofa

            do i know you?

          • Paul S.

            You are so right Boogie! Are you aware of what Ron Paul is doing? Do you know the history of the Federal Reserve? Watch the movie titled, ” The Money Masters” for a history of the Fed on youtube. The Federal Reserve is behind all the trash that is happening today, but there is a group that is behind the Feds. Nevertheless, I will not tell you who because you will never believe it. Needless to say, if we can stop the Fed, then America may be able to survive. That is just what Ron Paul is trying to do, but if we elect him president, then we must stand behind him and protect him, because they will try to kill him just like they did the last two presidents who stood up to the Fed (Lincoln, and Kennedy) and others before them.

      • Michael J.

        GreatScott,
        That’s correct, progressivism does not discriminate between left and right. It’s an ambidextrous dilemma.

        • bear

          Good morning Michael. Looks like your political alarm clock just went off. That’s right! There is no longer a Republican and Democratic party. Both have been infiltrated, if you like, with “progressives.” All of these individuals have Socialist/Marxist ideals and phylosophies. What we are looking at for our salvation is individuals with the Tea Party ideals of smaller government and re-expansion of individual liberties. At a point, Americans who value the ideals of our founding fathers will take up arms as a last resort if we can not re-establish our Republic with ballots. That is a reality we all must face as ugly and fearsome as it may be. Slavery by government is not an option. It is not what we are all about. Go to this link and see what this man has to say about things.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuEc-nFULY8

          • Wlmitch1

            Good afternoon, Bear. I believe that the solution is for Constitutional Conservatives, TEA Party members and other American Patriots who understand the founding principles of our Nation to pick a political party, infiltrate it, and take it over from within. Our best chance to do this, is with the Republican Party, the SAME WAY in which the Leftists and Marxists did with the Democratic Party. This will transform the Republican Party into the party of We The People while the Democratic Party becomes exclusively the party of the Statists. The process has already begun. We cannot do it overnight; it will take two, three, or perhaps even four more election cycles, but it CAN be done.

          • Vicki

            It would be good to remind people that left/right is NOT the political axis we should be caring about. The dangerous political axis is 100%-0% government.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4r0VUybeXY

          • Phil

            Heh……I don’t like to use the word “progressives”, just call em what they are COMMUNISTS!!! Marx was the founder of communism and called for the forced overthrow of all governments in his manifesto. A buddy mistakenly thinks otherwise till I show him that page reference to “we the communists…..” and the call to overthrow by force if neccessary all governments to take their place in the world communist government,etc. Anyway too..I cringe everytime I see that video of Anita Dunn and her “admiration” of Chairman Mao…oy!! heh.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        GreatScott,
        actually the archetech of the patriot act is none other than good ole’ Joe “footinthemouth” Biden!! He has stated it himself!!

        • Robert Smith

          Bush didn’t have to sign it.

          The repugs are really good at letting nothing pass.

          Rob

          • independant thinker

            Obama did not have to sign the renewal and expansion of the un-patriot act either but your hero did.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            If it wasnt for the Repubs building back up our intelligence agencies that Bill Clinton decimated, and building back up our military, that Bill Clinton decimated, you wouldnt be free today. You would be wearing a towel on your head you idiot. They are the only reason you are safe and still free. And once again, our security is taking a back seat while these guys sleep in office. You watch, we will get hit again shortly after the election in 2012, because the enemy has been given the Obama years to set up their operation, as these guys have cut back on homeland security that has kept us safe, which was a top priority of Bush, and we have been kept safe. Of course, while Obama sleeps, and these terrorists are setting their plan up and getting everything in place, it wont happen until after the Obamination is voted out and a Republican comes in, then shortly after, as they are getting their admin set up, Kaboom, and you lefties will blame it on them, when everyone knows it takes them a few years to set it all up, under the watch of Clinton first, and now under the watch of Obama. You watch and see, and you guy will stand there and point fingers and blame others. I can see it already.

      • Dan az

        GS
        Police State describes a state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population, especially by means of a secret police force.

        A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive. In the police state, rights are non existent and laws are selectively enforced.

        The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. Political control may be exerted by means of a secret police force, which operates outside the boundaries normally imposed by a constitutional state.

      • Kevin

        Inside the box, everything seems normal. We have our conservative and liberal debates. We debate the war in the middle east. We debate healthcare, the Patriot Act, the Bailouts. We even debate whether what we have in America is capitalism, socialism, communism, etc. Nothing seems out of place. Meanwhile outside the box, government and their corporate partners get away with nearly anything, because they have created the illusion that there is a difference between the right and left leadership, which there isn’t. The key is the illusion, which allows them to regulate, deregulate, regulate, deregulate, war, peace, war, peace, etc. arbitrarily deciding whatever scheme suites their needs at any particular time.

      • Michael

        Those Democrats promoting Green have the ability to profit from the bills they pass. Those Republicans who promote big oil, profit from billes they pass. Why is our government involved in passing bills that fund what Free Enterprise/Free Market should be providing?

        Get Government out of Business and get the Lobbyists and special ingerest groups out of Congress and make it illegal for them to approach our Representatives and for our
        Representatives to do business with them.

    • David

      It’s all the plan of the international bankers and corporations, the politicians are just bought and paid puppets.

    • DENNIS

      I WOULD NOT MIND IT IF THEY WERE ROUNDING UP ILLEGALS ON THE SPOT AND DEPORTING THEM,,, BUT,JUST TO HARASS PEOPLE FOR DRUGS IS NOT THE WAY TO GO, I DON’T SMOKE OR DRINK, BUT BELIEVE DRUGS SHOULD BE LEGALIZED, GIVING FARMERS SOMETHING TO GROW, TAXED TO INCREASE REVENUE, CLEAR OUT THE PRISONS OF LOW LEVEL DRUG CRIMINALS, ETC ETC. BUT THESE STOPS SHOULD BE DISCONTINUED UNLESS THEY ARE ACTUALLY DEPORTING THE ILLEGALS,,,

      • JoMama

        DENNIS – I agree with you – except for ONE thing. Not all drugs should be legalized. Probably just marijuana – that’s it. Although, I was watching a documentary on drugs in the world. Portugal had a HUGE drug problem & made ALL drugs legal – yes, it’s true. BUT the upside of that is that kids were not using drugs & didn’t want to. It was kind of like ‘reverse physcology’. And nobody (even though they all had the go ahead) wanted NOTHING to do with ANY of those drugs. It took care of the problem in Portugal!!

        • JoMama

          One more thing – if you got NOTHING to hide – you shouldn’t worry about the checkpoints. Let them search. I think it’s great they finally do something & ask about immigration status.
          Damned if you do – damned if you don’t.
          Help me make up my mind. Don’t complain when they actually DO something.

          • http://google.com Allan M Parker

            They shouls do all the checking at the Borders not on US Highways

          • bear

            Interesting observation and suggestion. So, you think this hasn’t been proposed here in America? Of course it has! So, why hasn’t something been done to go in this direction? I’ll tell you why. Many of our government officials and politicians have their hands in the drug pie and it would mean a huge loss of income to them from what is now a lucrative business venture. That’s the wake up call. Look at what happened to the bootleggers when Prohibition ended. DUH!

          • Vicki

            The checkpoint searches for drugs is unconstitutional on its face:
            4th Amendment to the Constitution for the United States reads:

            “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

            The war on (some) drugs is a little harder to show as unconstitutional. However the right of the people to be secure in there houses, papers and EFFECTS which has long been used to support the right of the people to own property other than real estate would apply.

            Here is some more discussion on property rights. They are talking about land but the logic applies equally to a person’s effects.
            http://ppjg.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/understand-this-under-the-u-s-constitution-property-is-not-a-theory/

          • Vicki

            Evidence that effects in the 4th amendment means personal property. I.E. Marijuana.

            http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100831070915AAvTbsg

          • Vicki

            And of course you will find no where in the Constitution did We, The People delegate to the Federal Government the power to forbid us from owning and using Marijuana. This fact alone should be prima-facie evidence of the unconstitutional nature of laws forbidding ownership of Marijuana.

            At least during Prohibition the Federal Government had the guts to get an amendment to the Constitution. Now they just claim they have the power thru the commerce clause. I have read that clause. No where does it say that the Federal Government can forbid ownership.

            http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Commerce_Clause

          • leofa

            for people who do not understand “inalienable rights,” the bill of rights was authored. article 4 refers to the right of the people to be secure in their persons houses papers and effects from unreasonable search and seizure. if there is a reason it needs to be supported with a warrant based on evidence, not an arbitrary search based on “suspicion” or “suspicious activity.”
            article 5 was written to protect people from “routine questioning.” If you are walking, driving, or whatever, it is no pigs business what you are doing or where you are going. He or she has no right to stop and question you. Unfortunately, they do have the lawful authority to stop you and question you and demand gov ID. Warning: they will frequently exceed their authority and make an unlawful search (with or without a warrant)

          • Vicki

            leofa writes:
            “Unfortunately, they do have the lawful authority to stop you and question you and demand gov ID.”

            They have the power to ask you to identify yourself. They do not have the authority to demand that you show them your papers. (unless you are a slave to their highway system. I.E. Driving your property on the kings roads.) It is possible in some states you can refuse to identify yourself.

            http://www.knowmyrights.org/faq/4th-amendment/when-do-i-have-to-show-id.html

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Bear is correct. The lawyers running the DEA, the courts, the whole legal system, and politics, are all making too much money on drugs being illegal, as the collect payoffs right and left, and legal fees both defending and prosecuting drug dealers, and common users, that get court appointed lawyers. Its all a money game. The lawyers are cashing in. To legalize it, the money would go into the Federal Coffers in stead of their greedy little pockets, and they arent going to have that now, are they? No they are not.

        • DeJay

          A couple years ago we went just across the border into Mexico from Texas and all drugs were openly being sold in stores and street booths. One doesn’t have to go to Portugal to buy drugs w/o a prescription.

        • marvin

          JoMama says:
          the other side is alcohol is a drug and cigs have drugs both are legal both kill millions, children as young as 11 are smoking and drankin and get addicted ,or they get their mom or dads pills out of the med cabnet,or huff on spray cans,educations is the ansure not more legal drugs, is their a easy fix no, but making drugs easer to get is not the ansure ether

          • leofa

            alcohol is still illegal. the only thing that was legalized was the payoff now paid as a liquor tax. pay the tax and you’re good to go

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            You are right about alcohol. It has killed more people, caused more divorces, caused more spousal abuse, destroyed more families and marriages, than cocaine, marijuana, heroin and all the other drugs, COMBINED. Its true. Yet society not only accepts it, they recommend it and advertise it to all. Because they dont care, because they are making legal money off of it in the form of federal and state taxes. But it is a killer, worst than any drug out there.

      • Carol Dines

        If we could get Congress to pass H.B. 25, the FairTax, which eliminates the IRS and collects taxes only at the point of purchase, Legalize the sale of drugs in an appropriate place to adults only, along with other traditionaly “bad” things and make it easier for foreign nationals to obtain work permits, we could wipe out the national debt, get control of who enters the country, pass corrections to our laws making sure they are not producing anchor babies, we could get rid of most of our current financial and criminal activity problems, along with riding Congress of temptation to corruption.

        Read about the FairTax on line, you will fall in love with it too!

    • JRC

      On the one hand, we all want illegals removed from this country, drugs removed from the streets but when measures taken to do it inconveniences someone they cry and whine…..sorry pal, that’s just how it is. He cries about his daughter, what is she a moron with an IQ of minus 100? EVERYONE knows that if your state has laws permitting use of Marijuana for medical purposes that those laws do NOT apply outside the state…you even get a written warning to that fact…. and you keep your drugs at home when you leave the state. I mean, come on people, you cry about states rights yet when one state rejects the rules of another and it inconveniences you, you cry wolf. Grow up. Either support and applaud the initiative to get drugs, illegal weapons and illegals of the street or vote Democrat and sing peace songs watching our country being destroyed. If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

      • Bonnie

        Oh yeah, the ol “If you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t have to worry.” Do you believe in Constitutional government? Do you believe you live in a Democratic Republic? Congresses total disregard for the Constitution is treason. Bushes war crimes were treason,Obama’s continuation of Bush policies is treason. Members of the Bush administration should have been tried in a court of law, International Court, for disregarding the Geneva Convention. Obama dismissed their crimes. Do you believe that citizens can petition the government for redress of grievances? Think again! The federal government is beyond help because they are puppets of International Corporations, and their foreign policy is dictated by the AIPAC and the CFR.

        • DeJay

          If you read what I read, the United States is a corporation and corporations are controlled by the Elders of Zion. Our federal governmant is a place where no one is in control, yet everyone is controlling. Who is really running the show??

          • Dan az

            A little off topic but just as important,behind closed doors once again and look its not bushes fault.
            7-19-2010 Executive Order

            Moving to the Executive Order, Obama hereby orders as follows in Section 2 (b) (iii): pursuing the United State’s accession into the Law of the Sea Convention. Note the intent to make an end run around the constitutionally required separate two-thirds U.S. Senate vote necessary to ratify a treaty by burying this in associated documents – not in the bill itself. Read more 2

            CLEAR Act (Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources, HR3534)

            This act creates the Regional Outer Continental Shelf Council which will coordinate siting and development of energy resources and prepare OCS strategies. What will these strategies entail? Further moratoriums? High costs for permitting?

            It amends the Land and Water Conservation fund to make $900 million available to the fund for each fiscal year until 2040 without further appropriation. It allows grants to coastal states and Indian tribes, the Secretary of the Interior to update regional assessments, regional ocean partnerships and regional coordinating councils, ensuring government, nongovernment organizations and academic entities are considered (Section 605 (a) (3) (A) (B) and (C).

            Pay attention to Section 106-e: References –relating to the Service in statutes Executive Orders, rules, regulations, directives, or delegations of authority that precede the effective date of this act are deemed to refer as appropriate to the Department, to its officers, employees, or agents, or to its corresponding organizational units or functions. Congress will no longer be needed to vote on those pesky little treaties; the UN will take care of everything.

            The CLEAR Act repeals the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by removing royalty incentives for natural gas production from deep wells in shallow Gulf waters, removes royalty relief for deep-water production and directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for leases with less than commercial quantities. So here is the Cap and Trade/ Climate part and job-killing component of the legislation. Don’t forget the Conservation Fees of $2 per barrel of oil and 20 cents per BTU of natural gas in Section 802 will be that much more we consumers must pay.

            It prohibits the following authorities from developing a fishery management plan, which is the way we have been doing business: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Secretary of Commerce and Regional Fishery Management Councils. In other words, current management of our oceans within the United States will be superseded by the National Ocean Council, comprised of some of the most radical environmentalists in our Administration, co-chaired by Nancy Sutley, White House Council on Environmental Quality and Dr. John P. Holdren, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/07/19/meet-national-ocean-council)

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            The true intent of the CLEAR Act and its associated documents will change the way we do business with regard to our land, oceans, coastal areas and Great Lakes. All air space above the oceans, what operates in, through, on or is derived from underneath the water, will be subject to taxes as a world resource to the United Nations – Agenda 21. These areas will no longer be owned and managed solely by the United States, as they are newly defined as a global revenue, “social justice” source per the Law of the Sea Treaty.

            All life in these waterways and all adjacent land masses will be directly affected by this legislation. Decisions will be guided by the Rio Declaration of 1992, requiring no scientific proof of threats or damage to justify corrective action, more regulations and fines.

            Consensus is the objective, but the president will make the final decision if one can’t be reached. The Administration will retain the final determination on resolving disputes with States and their governors (Section 222). Read more 3

            http://www.eoearth.org/article/United_Nations_Conference_on_Environment_and_Development_(UNCED),_Rio_de_Janeiro,_Brazil#gen2

        • marvin

          Bonnie
          i would say this to you if what the bush amend done where war crimes to try and protect your sorry ass you need to move to mexico,my point is i belive in the constitutions due process and the law but people from other country are not bound by are laws and they don,t like us and want to do you harm,or want to use you, somethings are not black and white one thing california laws do not cross state lines they are not enforceable in texas or alabama only cal laws are cal laws you don,t like a law get it changed,i say if a road block is to stop and look for drugs or illegals,driver lic,ins card,registration,as long as it is expedient,we have trafic stop here in alabama ever day do i like them no do i understand why yes ,would i rat on a person because he looked differant or was doing something ,most likely not that would depend on what they where doing engage brain befor opening mouth,the sword will kill,but the spoken word can and will distroy

          • kate8

            Maybe all the checkpoints are just another part of getting us used to living in a police state.

            If the government really wanted to do something about illegals and the illegal drug trade, they wouldn’t make coming to America so attractive. Illegals seem exempt from our laws while being welcomed to benefit from any jobs and social programs. In fact, they seem to get preference in too many cases.

            It seems that being a citizen has become a liability in America. You get nailed for the least infraction, while the real criminals are ignored and allowed to roam free to ply their ‘trade’, courtesy of the American taxpayer.

            We could close our borders and send the illegals home. If they can find us, they can find illegals. The problem would be solved, and our streets, towns and cities safer.

            But we all know this is not what’s it’s all about.

          • don

            This is what we get when Obama is always being blamed for not keeping us safe.

        • JRC

          The US is NOT a democratic republic….never has been never will be.
          We are a constitutional republic….there is a big difference.
          And this difference is what a lot of times people on both sides of the divide don’t understand. The right as guilty as the left.

          In a democratic republic the majority of the people votes in a democratic way and the government has to uphold the will of the majority of the people….Germany is a democratic republic, the US is NOT.

          Our forefathers knew the short comings of a democratic republic and the possibility of majority mob rule and the possibility of the majority suppressing the rights of the individual and minority through majority laws.

          This is why they founded a “Constitutional Republic”.
          In the constitutional republic, the government has to uphold the constitution the bill of rights and the law even AGAINST the will of the majority….the will of the majority does NOT count, the constitution and the bill of rights are the only binding rules that counts. In a constitutional republic an individual, and a minority have the same rights and protection under the constitution as have the majority…..thus we have a bill of rights. and thus Muslims have the same protections as Christians and legal immigrants have the same protection as citizens….period

          A lot of times I see people on the right say…The government did this or that and that is NOT what the majority wants…..they don’t get it…it is NOT what the majority wants that counts but what the constitution dictates and what action is within the framework of said constitution and the bill of rights.

          • independant thinker

            When I was in school we were taught the United States was a democratic republic. Democratic because we vote for those who are supposed to represent us in Washington a republic because we have the constitution which those elected by us are supposed to honor when voting on the laws/rules/regulations we live under.

          • Vicki

            JRC writes:
            “We are a constitutional republic….there is a big difference.”

            WE as in the United States are supposed to be a Constitutionally LIMITED republic….there is and even bigger difference.

          • Vicki

            JRC Writes:
            “This is why they founded a “Constitutional Republic”.
            In the constitutional republic, the government has to uphold the constitution the bill of rights and the law even AGAINST the will of the majority….the will of the majority does NOT count, the constitution and the bill of rights are the only binding rules that counts. ”

            Other than the key concept of LIMITED you are correct.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4r0VUybeXY

        • http://www.personalliberty.com 150fowl

          Bonnie: It sounds like you had a smile on your face after the Oklahoma bombing, the first tower bonbing and the 9-11 bombing. It took to long for retaliation. That is one thing I will thank Bush for.

        • http://www.personalliberty.com 150fowl

          Bonnie, Bonnie, I hope you did not have a smile on your face after the Oklahoma City boming, the first tower bombing and 9-11. It sounds like it. You want to sit in your chair at home untill they bomb a school and kill your kids? It is one thing I think Bush did right. If we have an enemy that wants us dead should this nation sit on its but like we did during his Dads and the Clinton perion? NO!!!

      • lkar

        This sound two faced, but I agree with the writer and JRC. Here is what I mean:
        The border is not secure, drugs enter this country virtually unabated, and CA law is polar opposite of TX law.
        Illegal Aliens need to be deported and the border needs to be secure. This would solve the first problem and likely reduce or end these types of check points. However, it seems the federal government does not want to secure our borders and they sue states that try to clean-up the illegal alien invasion.
        We have had a “war on Drugs” for over 20 years. Why is it we cannot win? Overcrowding in prisons allows most dealers to plea bargain for a lower sentence. This reduces their liability and consequences for getting caught. Government induced poverty (housing projects) entices many to seek economic freedom by dealing drugs and emotional freedom by doing drugs.
        California has some of the most liberal laws in the US. Why wouold it surprise anyone traveling to Texas that their laws are much more conservative. Gun laws vary from state to state and most honest people take extra precautions when transporting their gun. Why would they think drugs are any different?
        However, as a free society we should question the effectiveness to check points as opposed to not having them. If they lead to improving results for the goal (eliminating illegal aliens, eliminating illegal drugs), then check points should be embraced. If they prove to be of no value, the checkpoint system must be abandoned.
        Which I question the value of the TSA. Even with the TSA, bomb attempts succeeded (only the incompentence of the bomber avoided the catastrophy). I think you could reduce the TSA staffing by 80% or more and rely on intell and profiling for air travel security.

        • Thor

          Having worked many check points, I can testify to the fact they work. In fifteen years, never set one up without making an arrest.

          • Vicki

            “pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be
            much easier to deal with.” (‘Atlas Shrugged’ 1957)

          • Vicki

            For example
            http://library.findlaw.com/1999/Mar/18/128202.html
            It is unlawful for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, possess, or purchase any fish, wildlife, or plant taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any Federal, State, foreign, or Indian tribal law, treaty, or regulation.

            So if you possess ANY fish or wildlife that is illegal to possess in ANY country in the WORLD YOU can be prosecuted here in the US. You will also notice that since marijuana is illegal in several countries you can not possess it here even if ALL the drug laws were repealed.

            Do you feel the chains yet?

          • mr. myth

            THOR, you’re missing the point! (Which is not surprizing). It’s not about the one you arrest, It’s about the 20,000 you don’t!

            It’s people like you that are willing to do whatever you’re told regardless the Constitutionality of said instructions. How do you think people like Hitler or Saddam take control as dictators? They get weak minded people like you to do their bidding. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!

        • Vicki

          Ikar writes:
          “We have had a “war on Drugs” for over 20 years”

          More like 50+

          We can’t win because the initial premise is flawed. For a free people it can NOT be illegal to own anything. For subjects (slaves) the government (rulers, Masters) can and do control what the slaves are allowed to possess.

      • rick c

        What exactly is an ILLEAGLE WEAPON ????

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        You are dead on correct. It the same with a weapon. In Indiana, you can carry a concealed weapon. But I cant take this with me and go into a bar in New York with it? Id end up like Plaxico Burress, in jail, all though I wouldnt be dumb enough to put it in the pocket of a pair of sweat pants and shoot my own bad self with it. You cant take certain things certain places, and thats the way it is. Accept it, be aware of it, and dont cry about it when your ignorant of the law and get caught. That is your responsibility to know what your doing.

    • herman richardson

      The Lone star state has more things going on, my friend worked at the local prison, there are 7 here, a town of 18000, she retires as do lots of those old punk guards yearly. Short store is they surrender their employment cards and are issued Law Enforcement Officer Participate card instead….so some of those mouth breathers have the right to abuse folks in the free world, alot like what they do in joint. Doesn’t it make you feel safer?????
      WAKE UP

    • Stan

      You overlook the fact that the Greatest Attack on Freedom in American History, the Patriot Acts I&II along with the Spying on America Acts were Republican Legislations.

      The problem is with BOTH Parties.
      As long as we keep voting for either party things will only get worse.

      • independant thinker

        “You overlook the fact that the Greatest Attack on Freedom in American History, the Patriot Acts I&II along with the Spying on America Acts were Republican Legislations.

        The problem is with BOTH Parties.
        As long as we keep voting for either party things will only get worse.”

        While you ignore the FACT that a democrat (Biden) wrote the un-patriot and and it was renewed and expanded by a democrat party controled congress with a democrat presidents (Obamas) approval.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        If they taped phone calls and caught one terrorist, which they caught many setting up their dirty deeds, Im all for it. Gee, maybe if Clinton hadnt had cut intelligence in half, and had this in place, we would have caught these guys in the setting up process of 9-11 and some 2000 people would still be alive. Now theres a thought. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Im against government intrusion myself, dont get me wrong. But when youve got 4 million of these illegals running around in this country, and you dont know how many of them are the middle eastern terrorist types, I say tape, and tape some more, I could care less. If they hear me tell my wife I love her, big stinking deal. Ive nothing to hide. They arent doing to to empower themselves, it was done to catch Ali Habib and his band of 40 theives, and they did catch a few doing this. Funny, I never heard any uproar over this when they were taping John Gotti and Sammy the Bull Gravano before they put them away. Why wasnt anyone in an uproar over that? Kind of amazes me actually. If it catches the bad guys, Im not going to complain about it.

    • patrick H.T. paine

      ” To conquer, first divide!”

      Article 4, Section 1

      Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

      The Constitution of the U.S. does NOT require interpretation, nor
      does any such power exist…..of course, once a system of government
      has been corrupted……in this instance, a strong Federal government,
      which was what the document ( and our history ) was specically
      intended to prevent, one can expect that any legal constraints,
      attempting to restrain it, will be ignored and over time, the meaning
      and/or intent, diluted so that any attempt at resistance or restoration is rendered, both meaningless and ineffectual.

      It is impossible to expect a “fair and impartial” judgement from
      those who have an interest in the outcome…….and despite the
      numerous “checks and balances” that were inserted in the beginning:
      seperation of powers, executive, legislative, judicial…at
      both federal and state, levels of government, and the ultimate
      balance of federal, state and ultimately “We the People”, all of
      this has failed……and the victims are so easily distracted, by
      appeals to their “perceived self interest”…..and the very REAL
      need, it would seem, to control the behavior of others…..whether
      or not this behavior, has any meaningful impact or relevance on
      individuals or society. ( the end result seperately or together,
      is still hung )

      Why is it, that when legislation is passed, its goals and intent
      are not clearly stated at the outset? ( and why when these attempts
      have failed or outlived their purpose, are they so hard to get rid of?)

      Weren’t gasoline taxes intended to maintain infra structure?

      Didn’t the so-called tobacco settlement have a specific purpose
      attached to the funds? More importantly, why didn’t this settlement
      force the removal of all the additives, which are far more
      damaging than any effects of the natural product? Why hasn’t the
      FDA done this?

      Why in the instance of the checkpoints cited here, is the intent
      not clearly stated….which would prevent the obvious abuses……?

      All human behavior, carries with it, natural consequences and potential downside when one acts irresponsibly……laws intended
      or directed at punishing “maybe harm” have little effect on irresponsible behavior, and produce an illusion of safety, where
      none actually exists…..as a pedestrian in a crosswalk with a
      walk symbol can not trust that a negligent driver will not
      run him down…..in the simplest sense……to the potential abuse
      of power of those entrusted to “enforce” these laws…..as they are
      a revenue source for the state, in the least instance, and an
      invitation for “corruption” and “self enrichment”, at the worst
      level.

      Since all of this is well known to all of us, one wonders why
      criminal penalties for those who violate the public trust
      are not far more severe than that of citizens convicted of
      similar offenses?

      Do not ask for whom the bell tolls…..

      • Al Sieber

        patrick H.T., good post, very well put. the bell tolls for us, that don’t listen.

    • eddie47d

      Michael J., 1984 and Blank Slate were written long before 2011 and everything mentioned in this article (surveillance cameras and big brother)has also been around.It get’s a little irksome that those on the Right pushed through the Patriot Act,brought us Watergate,hire Blackwater to do their dirty work,set up conviction laws that gives us the largest incarceration rate in the world (mostly over drugs) and you have the audacity to blame it on Progressives.I don’t think John Pugsley was making this into a left-right issue but you brought it up right off the bat. I’m against airport x-ray scanners but they were developed a decade ago and have been in use since then. So that doesn’t seen to be a Progressive idea either.

      • eddie47d

        Michael; You proved my point in your next comment by blaming Obama and saying he is creating problems before they exist. They existed big time! Long before Obama.

      • eddie47d

        That should have been posted after Michael J.’s post at 6:54am.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Watergate? Your paranoid about Watergate? One side wanted to hear what the other was doing? Its been going on for years. Big deal Pal. As Lynyrd Skynyrd brought up, my conscience doesnt bother me, does yours? And you mentioned Blackwater. What about the one Hillary was in, what was it called, Rosewater? About her dirty dealings in the Rose Law Firm? Funny you ommitted that one. Selective attacks dont you think? What about the dems committment and relationship to one George Soros? That is the one that really needs investigating. What about Al Gore and all his global warming lies trying to get the government to force us all to buy his green technology so he could become a billionaire. And that just went away. To me, that was criminal. But no investigation by the media. Hmmm. Smells like a rat.

    • EddieW

      Police State is coming yes, but we have another problem, a little more important right now…China is devaluing the dollar by 30% Many other countries will quickly follow suit!! We get a lot of our clothes, electronics and other things from there…Oyr food could do like Yugoslavia, where a loaf of bread went from 1.00 to 100,000 dollars!! Stock in some food before summer, and clothes if you are going to need them…prices will go through the roof!!!

      • JRC

        It was always just fine when the US changed the value of the dollar on a whim for the corporations to make more profit, and nobody ever cared how other countries made out and struggled. Now that the shoe is on the other foot we cry wolf.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          And it will only get worse when youve got government growing Democrats at the helm. Soon that will change.

    • Lewis Munn

      Agreed,

  • Michael J.

    What to do when you have in mind to control a group of people or an entire population:

    Create a problem or enhance an existing one. then create a two-fold solution. Part one of the solution will effectively control the group or population that it’s aimed at and who cares if the the original problem created or enhanced is cured or not.

    It’s an unfortuanate reality of the Obama dictatorship we are presently cursed with that solutions are devised before problems exist.

    • nationAP

      It’s because Obama refused to profile.

      • marvin

        nationAP
        you do know their is a differance in profiling and refusing to enforce the law ,point,if two white guys rob a bank who are you going to be looking for brown .black,yellow,hell no [white] , if you have any brains,90% of illegal aliens are from mexico so is it profiling,to say most illegals are hispanic,i guess if you are a brain dead morron,you could say it is profiling, but the facts are [if you are in this country from anouther country you must carry your documents on you at all times]it is the law and you must be able to prove you are who you say you are ,you and i go to jail for giving false info to the cops,no one is or should be above the law or just be left alone because your king the great obama wants your vote

        • lkar

          God point marvin. The government does not want to “profile” but it is not profiling when statistically the majority of illegal aliens are hispanic. I travel to foriegn countries quit often and I always make sure to have my passport and visa in my pocket. It is the first document that I grab in the morning before I leave the hotel. Why? So if I am stopped (and I have been stopped in Mexico several times but not other countries) I have proof of who I am. Why is it not common sense to expect the same in the US? SB1070 was not about profiling, but about enforcing the law! The liberals won because they got to dictate the language. It is not profiling when it is obvious.

        • mr. myth

          Here’s a thought.

          The govn. says they can’t profile.

          Then why, and how do we have the profession of “CRIMINAL PROFILER”?

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          The politically pulled the same crap after 9-11, that it was profiling to look at middle eastern towel heads as suspects. Excuse me, it wasnt 80 year old white grandma that did these bombings. It wasnt 37 year old black cousin Eddie. It was middle eastern terrorists, and they should all be checked out severely and often. Then, and only then, maybe would they start giving up these guys who are making things hard on them. But that wont be. Ill guarantee you, if I commit a crime, and another white guy sees me do it, he will rightly tell the officer that I am the one. You wont get that out of the terrorists. They consider us infidels, the enemy, and they seek to kill us. Thats how it is, and our very own in charge protect them, and that is a sick and dangerous thing to do. It has to stop.

    • JoMama

      Michael J –
      It’s called ‘Wag the Dog.”

  • http://aol.com sean murrey

    stop voting for these progressives then they wont be asking for your papers.

    • clh

      The papers we need to be asking for are Obama’s. Keep writing your senators, congressman and governor and DEMAND that Obama show his birth certificate. Everything he has done, is doing and will do in the future affects our every day lives for generations to come. When he can’t produce them he is out and all his progressive bills he signed, all the czars he employs at our expense, all his appointments of liberal/socialists will be gone. Keep pushing folks, our lives depend on it. I write mine everyday, including John Boehner and any others I can fit into my day.

      • Aix Sponsa

        The state of Hawaii has already certified his birth.

        • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Virginia

          Wrong! That paper is worthless. There is no certification of his live birth. Dr. name? It’s a trumped up piece of paper. There were NO computers in hospitals when Obummer was born! WAKE UP!

        • ValDM

          Why, then, if we’ve already “seen” the BC was Hawaii’s Governor doing ALL he could to get the BC released? Do you recall that? It was less than a month ago, when Odumbo was vacationing in Hawaii for Christmas.

        • kate8

          Alix – Really? How about this:

          http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=252833

          Obama and his handlers have been dancing around this issue since before the election, and were never required to produce legitimate documentation.

          Anyone who gives Obama a pass on this is guilty of treason, as far as I’m concerned. Either the Constitution is our Law or it isn’t. If it isn’t, then we’ve been overthrown.

          Isn’t there ammple evidence that this is, in fact, the case?

          • http://www.personalliberty.com 150fowl

            Kate We have been overthrown. By law he has to prove his citizensship to be able to run for pres. He did not do that. Still refuses to and has not been forced to. His apponent McCain was required to prove his citizenship and did.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Really? Then why is it not revealed? Why has Obama spent over a quarter of a million dollars in legal fees fighting to keep from having to show it? Doesnt that light up a bulb and make you think? Why hasnt he produced his college papers and fights still to keep them hidden? Are you kidding me? Would someone actually pay to hide the truth? I dont think so Tim, as they would say on Tool Time. I dont think so Tim.

    • herman richardson

      If you think voting will change anything, I feel sorry for you. They have you convinced that something can be done, guess what folks, not going to happen. This country must follow Rome in all of it’s stupidity, it too will fall

  • Jeanne Therese

    THE PEOPLE IN THE USA HAVE BEEN WARNED TIME AND TIME AGAIN. WILL THEY EVER OPEN THEIR EYES AND EARS AND LISTEN TO WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH OBAMA AS OUR LEADER?? NOT ME….I DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM AND HOPE THE REST OF USA DOES NOT REELECT HIM IN 2012. I JUST HOPE IT IS NOT TOO LATE ALREADY!!!GOD BLESS AND BE WITH OUR USA!! WE NEED HIM (GOD)

    • Bill

      I agree with you when you say that obalama is a socialist dictator. This country is going down the tubes at a very fast pace, with that muslim idiot in command. I didn’t vote for this muslim either.

      • nationAP

        Give him more time and he will destroy America.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          He isnt getting more time. Over 60 of his henchman were sent packing, and he is next in 2012 at the first available time to boot him out. The boy is gone, history, kaput. He is outta here. May be the biggest defeat ever in the history of presidential elections. Im actually kind of wondering if the democrats will even let him run, as they know is is totally unelectable. His skin color may say him though, as they do not want to lose the black vote. Dont label me a racist, Im not, I just know how these people are, and they use people. Tell me, someone, anyone, just what have they done that is so wonderful for the black race that condones them getting over 90 percent of the black vote? They have done nothing to help them, just keeping them down. It is a fact, and no one can refute it. They have done nothing to merit this kind of vote percentage. Nothing.

    • Freeworld

      AMEN!

    • herman richardson

      keep dreaming

  • albert j.

    This will continue untill WE the people stop it.

  • http://wmtsmith@cox.net wmts

    Tx has the SOVERIGN RIGHT to write there own drug laws, your daughter was remiss by not beigh aware of Tx laws. I had the same issue with alchol in AR and MS with beer not purchased in that state when stopped a DUI check points

    • DaveH

      They don’t have a right to enforce those laws on other states citizens just passing through. And their roadblock fishing expedition is squarely against the 4th Amendment of the Constitution — the main law of the land. Get it? They are lawbreakers!
      We need to pass the word and boycott those states that break the law as well as mount vigorous court campaigns against their lawbreaking ways.

      • JRC

        Dave you are wrong,

        The moment you cross into a different state you are under the jurisdiction of that states territory and law. The only exception is dedicated sovereign areas of embassies. It is the same as if you go into a different country. Ever wondered why the US can use the death penalty on non US citizens for crimes committed on US soil….same principle.
        So don’t make up rules and laws, they are very clearly defined and it is that states constitutional right to do so. The states have full jurisdiction they are sovereign within they’re borders, that’s why other states have to get people extradited if they want them to be moved from one state to another because of a crime.

        • Bruce D.

          I believe you to be right about that JRC. States to some degree are similar to individual countries.

        • DaveH

          No, JRC, YOU ARE WRONG.
          The last time I checked, Texas was still part of the United States, and as such is still subject to the Constitution!

          • texastwin827

            Dave….are you really that stupid? Or are you just kidding around trying to make us think you are?

            EVERY state has it’s own separate Constitution. While we are subject to the US Constitution, meaning no state law can be passed that violates the rights of a citizen that is given, under the US Constitution, each individual state has their own set of laws, that other states may not have.

            Your argument is long on being so boring given the woman was detained and arrested at a FEDERAL NOT TEXAS checkpoint. As you so carefully pointed out, Federal laws, including the Constitution, override state laws.

            In this case, the woman was arrested for violation of the Federal Law prohibiting illegal drugs (there is no recognition of CA’s medical law by the Feds).

          • independant thinker

            DaveH, under your argument If I live in a state with no speed limit I can drive as fast as I want to in any state subject to the limitations of my home state. If an exotic dancer lives in a state that permits total nude dancing then she can dance totaly nude in any state subject only to the laws of her home state. Conversily If you are from a more restrictive state on speed laws or nude dancing you must obey your home states laws no matter where you are.

          • DaveH

            Texastwin,
            Are you really that stupid? What difference does it make if it’s a Federal Checkpoint or a Texan Checkpoint? They are both subject to the Constitution.
            Do you think the name-calling somehow makes your opinion better than mine? And that is all it is — an opinion.

          • DaveH

            What difference, Independent? It’s called illegal search and seizure. A fishing expedition. Read the 4th Amendment.
            When the Nazi’s have taken over the country and treat you like dirt, You people will deserve it. I don’t.

          • DaveH

            I must admit to being particularly aggravated by Ignoramuses who call me stupid because I expect the people in Government to abide by the law.

          • eddie47d

            Dave H. The nazi’s are coming ,the nazi’s are coming.Always trying that tired old line. You are somewhat right about the Constitution but are you for States Rights or Federal Rights. That is what they were trying to get at. It also could show the folly of having so many different State Laws instead of one common Federal Law.

          • Bruce D.

            Certainly there is no bigger name called on this site than you DaveH. Why so hypocritical?

          • Bruce D.

            Name caller I mean. Certainly you must know that is true.

          • mr. myth

            Ed47d,

            It’s not about Federal or State rights, IT’S ABOUT THE PEOPLES RIGHTS!

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            From what I understand, it isnt the State of Texas, its the Republic of Texas. The only one as far as I know.

        • Bruce D.

          States have the right to know who is and who is not coming into their State. They have the duty to protect the citizens of their State from criminals or illegal aliens entering the State. I feel checkpoints at the border are a good idea, especially in a known problem area. Once allowed inside the State I would be against them. If States do not have this right then you have Federalism which I am against.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Agreed. That is why I am all for Arizona doing what it needs to do to stem the tide of illegal immigration and illegal drug trade that they bring with them. And states like California that come and protest show their ignorance, as their state is bankrupt and is sucking money out of the rest of the states like a giant whirlpool, because they wont do anyting about their illegal alien population. And now they cant, because hispanics run the state, and have taken it over in the southern part, just like they said they would years ago, and it is their plan to get Texas and Arizona and New Mexico also, and as long as we have left wing pacifist appeasers running things, they will do it with out a problem. This is another reason why Democrats are dangerous to these United States.

      • texastwin827

        First, as was previously said, this was NOT the State of Texas that stopped these people. EVERY state along the Mexican border has Border Patrol checkpoints.

        Second, you DO have to know each state’s laws as they are different and what’s legal in CA may not be legal in TX. Wouldn’t matter if Texas had the law too….this is FEDERAL LAW…people in CA are prosecuted by the Feds for using marijuana even with a medical waiver.

        Might I suggest you brush up on gun laws in Texas, if you ever plan to drive through our state. They DO apply to outsiders, just like they do to Texans.

    • DeJay

      The courts will say that ignorance of the law is no excuse. I worked for an effective attorney who claimed that ignorance of the law is the best excuse. Why does every city have a law library? It’s so lawyers can go there to check on the laws governing a particular case they are trying. If you ever find yourself in a court of law, find some very stupid law and ask the judge what his/her take is on it. Chances are pretty good they won’t know.

  • http://www.churchofthetrueway.org Bob Sheppard

    Our government finds it much more enjoyable to harass it’s own law-abiding citizens that it does to control the borders. It has been stated previously but what the American public must do is to begin to decide if they want to live under a police state or if they are willing to put some time and effort into controling those who occupy the seat of government. We need to stop listening to the media and stop acting like little children and it would come to a halt.

    • Bruce D.

      To some degree the drug and alien problem there has a lot to do with the aggressive police presence. I drove to the Grand Canyon on vacation three years back. I was stopped at border check points twice between states but waived on. Then later driving on the highway the Texas police pulled me over and searched my camper truck for drugs. No ticket or anything although I was going over the night time speed limit. First and only time in my entire life I ever had anything like that happen. It was an agressive search also.

      • DaveH

        What they did was against the law, Bruce. When a policeman stops you and says “we need to search your car”, ask for the warrant. Whatever they say after that be sure to tell them “You do not have my permission to search my car. Do you understand that?”. If they say no, then repeat that statement. Obviously you can’t stop the armed thugs from doing whatever they want, but you can and should take them to court for illegal search. If we do that every single time, they will back off.
        If it’s a local event, then contact the newspaper, the local government, and everybody else whose ear you can bend. We need to inform as many people as we can about just how lawless our Government is becoming.
        As responsible citizens, we need to make sure that Government adheres to the Constitution. If we sit idly by any longer, it is soon going to be too late.

        • DaveH

          Here is an example of just how bad it can get if we don’t stick together:
          http://www.tuccille.com/blog/2008/01/attacked-by-cop-on-dark-road.html

          • DaveH

            In one story I read about the event, the offending officer was whining about all the nasty phone calls and mail that he got. Poor baby.

          • eddie47d

            Dave; Now that is an honest relevant story,thanks for sharing.

        • Al Sieber

          Dave, that’s what I tell them, it pisses them off, but they tell me to go.

        • Bruce D.

          They will tell you that they will compound your car until they get the warrant. One thousand miles from home on your way back from a vacation caught speeding you do not want to play that kind of a game. Police set up road blocks in South Florida once in a while to catch drunks and whatever else they come upon. I do not normally go out on the big drinking nights so it hasn’t affected me. I am sure there are plenty of things you can find to sue the government over DaveH. Why don’t you give it a try. You seem to have all the knowledge and all the incentive. We can start a legal fund for you. Go ahead and give it a try.

          • DaveH

            Then I would sit there until they got that warrant. They are bluffing.
            If you want to be foolish and give up your rights, Bruce, that is your right.

          • DaveH

            Bruce,
            If a criminal accosts you and demands your wallet, give it to him, it’s not worth your life. And just go on your way, don’t file a complaint because it isn’t worth the trouble. Besides, he might harm you later for that. Now go cower in your corner, Bruce.

          • Bruce D.

            You should put your money where your mouth is Dave and stop trying to tell other people what to do. John Pugsley is also the head of a investment group that claims a high rate of return on investments. Why does he not sue for his daughter if a law has been violated. He should have plenty of money to do so.

        • Carlucci

          I found a site on the web about this. If you are pulled over for any reason, you are supposed to do the following:

          1. CRACK your window – do not put it all the way down.
          2. Ask politely “why did you pull me over?”
          3. If told to do so, step outside of the car, close the door behind
          you and lock all car doors.
          4. Keep quiet and calm – ! Don’t say anything unless asked. If the
          “law enforcer” harrasses you, simply politely ask “Are you
          detaining me, officer, or are we (or am I) free to go now?”
          5. Never consent to searches – say “I do not consent to any searches,
          sir/ma’am”. (They have to have a warrant to search and know it).
          6. Never complain about a ticket. (You can hire legal assistance to
          get it dismissed for probably less money than the ticket. I did
          this last year so the alleged “speeding” ticket wouldn’t go on my
          record and make my insurance go up. The legal fee was $50.00
          less than the ticket. Interestingly, more than half of the
          people in the full courtroom were represented by legal counsel.
          Apparently people are wising up that this is yet another way for
          local government to extort money, and would rather pay someone to
          help them avoid negative information going on their driving
          records. Plus, like me, they just didn’t want to add more money
          to the county’s coffers).
          7. Keep your private items private and out of sight.

          I typed this info up and keep it in my car. If you are polite and know your rights, knowledge is power. Check out the website:

          http://www.flexyourrights.org

          • DaveH

            Thank you, Carlucci.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Only hassle I ever had was going into Canada. They were rude and out of line, and actually dumped our clothes out of our bags on the ground, even though they could see all our fishing gear and we told them we were coming up there for a week of fishing, pouring dollars into their economy. Needless to say, I will never go back up there again. I will go to Minnestota and Wisconsin, and stay out of there, and keep my money here, the socialist bastards.

    • Bill

      It is really sad that the press is controlled by oblama. They used to report the news, and now it all about britany spears, paris hilton and all the other gossip items of the so called stars. The press is so afraid of offending oblama.

      • nationAP

        You forgot Michelle O. as a style icon on every possible magazine cover.

        • nationAP

          2008: the beginning of the end of freedom in the US.

          • JRC

            Give me a break, it started long, long before then.

          • nationAP

            “Before then” we couldn’t see “the end”, now we do.

        • clh

          That woman has no style or class. When she wear pants they are creeping up her ass with the biggest wedgie you have ever seen. Yet she has the odactity to tell the rest of the country what they should eat. Health of the country by ass. Obama smokes and is eating JUNK food constantly then comes home to the meal prepared by their chef at our expense. Hypocrit!

          • Carlucci

            I just tried to post a reply to clh and got an “error” page. Comcast must be on censorship patrol.

            I tried to post that M.O. is one big ugly woman. Anyone can buy clothes from J. Crew stores or discount outlets – big deal. But of course the lame stream media lapdogs do nothing but yap and fawn over M.O, insinuating that she’s the black Jackie. Wrong. Jackie had a stylist and fashion designer that her uber rich husband paid for privately.

            As far as the groceries consumed by the current occupants of the White House, supposedly that is not on the taxpayer’s dime. They have to pay for that out of pocket, including when they entertain.

          • Karolyn

            I think she looked beautiful in her red gown for the reception last night. You have nothing better to contribute to an adult discussion than insults directed at the first lady?

          • eddie47d

            clh and carlucci; Most black women have big posteriors and I’m sure you knew that so give your unkind comments a rest.My wife does too and that is just a fact of life.

          • http://deleted Claire

            I will never be disrepectful to any First Lady of America. Her red gown was beautiful. Democrat or Republican, it was a lovely gown. I have seen her in a number of gowns, some were lovely, others I did not care for. Having said that, a person cannot help their looks. None of us are perfect by any means. I am not so consumed with hate that I cannot realize a beautiful gown when I see it.

          • http://deleted Claire

            The taxpayer has always paid for these state dinners, past and present.

          • http://deleted Claire

            “disrespectful”

        • Karolyn

          So friggin’ what? You don’t have to buy them or look. Why does it bother you so much?

          • Carlucci

            I never said anything about M.O.’s posterior. I just think she’s an ugly woman. If she was a white woman, I would probably say the same thing. Since when is it against the law to say someone is ugly?

            Get over it.

          • Karolyn

            It’s very disrespectful. Something I might have said of someone when I was 17.

          • http://deleted Claire

            I can tell you one thing, I would be mad as hell if anyone called me ugly. We are all born looking the way we do, some unattractive, some pretty. A person can be ugly as homemade sin, but be beautiful inside. A person can be pretty on the outside and ugly on the inside. I will never call anyone ugly.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Fashion icon? Please. That woman has no class at all. Laura Bush has more class in her little pinky than that woman has in her whole body. She is about as street as they get, and you can bet, since she got there, the “N” word has been spoken in the White House more than when LBJ was in there. And from all accounts, that was a lot. I cant respect someone like that, who as a first lady doesnt dress like it or act like it, and someone who lives the life of reilly, makes a statement that she has never been proud of the United States before her husband was made a candidate for president. Are you kidding me? Your husband was a U.S. Senator and you werent proud to be an American? Really? Then she needs to leave. The sooner the better. And I hope she doesnt steal the furniture like Hill and Billy did.

  • David in Ma.

    And, people dismiss internment camps as something that will never happen in America…….fools, they already exist!
    Can you guess why?
    I’ll tell ya why.
    To remove people who resist the complete government control of society, after all, they cannot be allowed to encourage others to resist, so you either re-educate them to the new order or remove them.
    NO?
    Then you missed reports of their existance in russia, china, n. korea, south america and other places—-it’s not really a new idea.
    AND, the food in them is solient greens….(made from those who didn’t conform.)

    • Angel

      I totally agree David. I, too, know that they exist!

      • Newbern W Johnson

        If you know that they exist, why do you not give locations etc? It is part of the solution to share such information with as many people as possible. Repression can only exist in an information vacuum.

        • TIME

          NWJ,
          Here’s your keys now you go and do your own detective work.

          Look at all “Closed Military Bases,” {look at “before” pictures of the outer permitters, as in when they were still active}
          Then Look at pictures of the “newly created permiters” if your near one why not just go look at them in person.

          What you will note if you can grasp it is the following, even on active bases just as the ones that have been cosed down they are made to “KEEP YOU OUT.”

          What you will find on these closed bases is the following, They are now set up to “KEEP YOU IN.”
          The simple question that should hit you is why is that?
          Keep in mind these are CLOSED BASES. So why have countless billions of dollars been spent to created mined zones around them with high power electric fences, set in three zone’s and why all the RAZOR wire set within all three zones? Oh and why are the Records on these closed bases so heavily redacted? And why are Billion being spend on them.

          Perhaps spend a few hours looking in to NAZI Death camps and how there were set up? Then perhap the paralles will show themselfs very clearly to you.

          • pennsyltuckian

            I see you stopped taking your lithium. I think you need some serious help.

          • TIME

            Well Penn,
            Perhaps you should look into what I posted before YOU start with your new Drug program.
            Or are you afraid you will find what I posted to be true, or is the TRUTH more than you can handle?

        • Raggs

          Newbern…

          Search in you tube under FEMA camps.. you will find many videos about these camps all across America in every state.

          • nationAP

            Google “terrorist camps in the US”.

          • nationAP
          • eddie47d

            There have been talk of internment camps since the late 60′s. Those U-Tube videos are only from one perspective and deliberately are made to be provocative. Since they have been around for a long time and thousands know about them then the cat is out of the bag.Americans love writing books and spreading the news so where are the many thousands who had worked there over the years and re-tooled these “death camps”. Living on a steady diet of fear and presenting little fact to go with it makes me suspect of the very mention of these camps.

    • herbstine

      Prove it. Give details. Where? When?

      • Dan az

        Do some research Just type in fema camps its that easy!
        What is the Federal Emergency Management Agency? Simply put, it is the “secret government”. This agency has powers and authority that go well beyond any other agency in the nation. What can FEMA do? It can suspend laws. It can move entire populations. It can arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and can hold them without a trial. It can seize property, food supplies, and transportation systems. And it can even suspend the Constitution of the United States.

        When the first concept had been presented, its original mission was to assure the survivability of the United States Government in the event of a nuclear attack. It’s secondary function was to be a Federal coordinating body during times of domestic disasters. These disasters consisted of earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes.

        The “secret” black helicopters that are reported throughout the US, mainly in the West California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado areas are flown by FEMA personnel. It has been given the responsibility for many new national disasters such as forest fires, home heating emergencies, refugee situations, riots, and emergency planning for nuclear and toxic incidents. It works together with the Sixth Army in the West.

        A series of Executive Orders (EO) was used to create FEMA. It does not matter whether an EO is Constitutional or not, it becomes a law simply by being published in the Federal Registry. These orders go around Congress.

        • Angel

          Thank you Dave…I posted quite a few links and it says my comment is awaiting moderation.

          • Angel

            I’m so sorry…I mean Dan!

          • Dan az

            Angel
            I know you are awhere of this info but it needs to get out to the ones that dont believe it so I will post it here if you dont mind my time is short and have to go now.
            There over 600 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States.

            The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a mass exodus of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention lefts by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.

            Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is initiated for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.

            The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.

          • Angel

            There are many under the guise of “Residential Facilities” but tell me…when they show pictures of these…and some have swing sets for the kiddies, why is the barbed wire fence pointing “INWARD” to keep occupants IN. NOT outward to keep occupants safe. Sounds more like prison to me!

            Thanks Dan…I didn’t mind at all!

          • kate8

            Dan az – How do you know they are empty?

            Jesse Ventura went to visit one, and it appeared that there were residents (besides staff). Children were seen playing in the yard.

            They may actually be already in use. People could be disappearing here and there, and it would hardly be noticed. Folks disappear all the time. They certainly aren’t going to tell us about it. Heck, they still deny they even exist.

        • Al Sieber

          Dan, thanks for making other people aware.

          • JRC

            Angel,
            Our corporation has a compound of about 1800acres in an rural area with a lot of barrack style housing and ware houses.We have 12 rows of evergreen trees planted on a dirt berm surrounding the area to prevent eager eyes from noticing movement and schedules inside it. The area is fenced with 2 rows of fences with barb wire on top tilted to the INSIDE of the compound. Why? Not to keep people in but to keep up with state and county requirements that no harm can be done to people and we are not permitted to have the barb wire lean outwards. Only the inner fence has Constantine wire and we have dogs and guards running in between the 2 fences..sorry but the stuff we are handling and storing is dangerous and we do all we can to prevent it to get into the wrong hands.
            But here is the deal, some time ago we had a call telling us we where listed on a U-tube video and it claimed with 100% certainty we are a fema death camp. We all had a good laugh. Well, all the signs are there. Inward barb wire, double row with constantine wire on the INSIDE (its against the law to have them on the first fence…that’s why we have 2), railroad tracks going in, an incinerator (yes we have one and quite a big one..burns fine for up to >10000 deg as needed for hazardous waste) and even an air strip .

            It’s all just conspiracy theories of paranoid nutcases that need to get of the bong and go get a job so they learn what reality is.

          • eddie47d

            Thanks JRC,some common sense in our paranoid world. Not only that: Garden Plot was around since at least 1968 and it was set up for rapid response to the civil unrest in large cities(race riots). Our unit out of Ft Carson had to be ready to go to Kansas City or even Dallas if need be. It was to keep cities from burning and arrest looters. I never heard of any units ever being sent out and it was for precautionary measures. Americans are afraid of the truth and only want conspiracy theories to drive their lives.

          • Dan az

            Hey Al
            Due to the 4th admendment right of no illegal search and seizure, this very type checkpoint should be challenged in court. Essentially, we now live in a complete police state.

            Law enforcement can now get warrants on the spot issued from a standby judge. These warrants even allow law enforcement to jab you in the arm with a needle on the spot.

            If we do not act now and stand up to this, it will simply be another win for the police state that has gained more and more traction each year.

            Who knows? Pretty soon we might all end up in cages.

          • Dan az

            Hey Al
            I posted something that I ran across tonight and believe me this stuff is insane.Check it out below!

        • Art J

          Hi, all, I have read the only people who will be put into FEMA camps are the evil ones who built them. Many members of royal families are about to be arrested soon. Things are looking better to me.

      • Angel

        All it takes is a little work…do you have an aversion to doing research?

        freedomfiles.org/war/fema.htm
        campfema.com/
        infowars.com/bombshell-fema-camps-confirmed/
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P-hvPJPTi4
        trueslant.com/matthewfleischer/2010/05/03/on-the-persistant-rumors-of-fema-camps/
        abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread59023/pg1
        apfn.org/APFN/camps.htm
        oilempire.us/redalert.html
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxd_hsiZ1Ak

        • JRC

          Why don’t you guys do some real research and you will find out that you are wrong, and no, U-tube and websites made and maintained by conspiracy nuts for conspiracy nuts is NOT considered legitimate research. It is no wonder the rest of the world laughs about the people in the US. We have the biggest contingent of nuts on this planet…I hope it isn’t genetic.

          • TIME

            JRC,

            So you say that people all over the world are laughing at us. Really? I do travel all over the world as in my passport looks like a where have you not been lately, oddly thats not what I hear.

            So then Perhaps you can enlighten us all as to why one of my bigger clients has offerd me and my family as well all my staff safe haven in their country when as they stated “all hell breaks loose”?

            Please do enlighten us all, I await your valuable retort.

          • libertytrain

            While I had a momentary “wish I was on his staff” flash, I can’t help but wonder if when this occurs, it would not cause chaos worldwide eventually. Except perhaps China —

          • independant thinker

            I do agree that just because someone claims a site is a “FEMA camp” does not make it one and as a result I take these claims with a grain of salt. However, I also know our government is capable of doing just about anything. A few examples. Deliberately exposing solders to damaging amounts of radiation to see how it affects them. Spraying viruses over a city to see how they spread. Deliberately letting a segment of the population become infected with a “social disease” (now called STDs) to see how the disease progressed and how to treat it after it had become well established. These were all done without knowledge or consent of the people involved.

            So while I take the claims of “FEMA” camps with a grain of salt I also do not discount the very real possibility of them existing.

          • Al Sieber

            JRC, what about REX 84?

          • Dan az

            This is extremely important INTEL because there have been reports that U.S. Secretary Napolitano had previously requested 3 to 4 brigades of troops from the Russian government to specifically assist in the quelling of domestic civil unrest by U.S. Citizens. This was done by the Obama Administration

            The arrival of these troops obviously confirms this earlier rumor, otherwise they would not be here at this particular time. Although there doesn’t appear to be any ‘immediate’ threat …….this highly unusual event does cause extreme alarm and should have us all on our toes and looking for signs that something is going to happen and happen soon.

      • GreatScott
        • eddie47d

          Nothing but sound bites and 2 second quotes.Then there is Lou Dobbs and his fantasies. Most of those interviewed were on FOX so that doesn’t set to well in the reliable column of relevant news. How about some meat and potatoes information instead of very awkward U-Tube videos.

          • Dan az

            This is some proof but Im sure you will poo poo it too so reaserch it and Ill bring some more to the table and we can see who has the truth and who has BS.
            HR 645 the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act is a proposed bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would authorize FEMA to build no less than six National Emergency Centers throughout the U.S. on closed or open military facilities. These facilities are to be designed to house large numbers of people. Why would emergency centers need to be built on closed or open military facilities unless there was a need to keep people from coming in and out of them?

          • Dan az

            Now eddie here are a few things you can check out for your self now remember we could go on alnight with this so while you try to comprehend this bit of facts Ill see what else I can find for ya!
            EXECUTIVE ORDERS EXPAND POWERS OF FEMA

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens and restrict the freedom of movement within the United States of civilians and grant the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and entry ports.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all transportation.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all fuel depots and power plants.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into federal work brigades.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the postmaster general to run a national registration.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including ones in the commercial service.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, waterways and public storage.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions or crises.

            EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

          • JeffH

            FEMA Concentration Camps:
            Locations and Executive Orders
            http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2004/FEMA-Concentration-Camps3sep04.htm

          • Al Sieber

            Dan, some people can’t handle the truth.

        • JeffH

          FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders
          http://www.apfn.org/apfn/camps.htm

          • Dan az

            Scary stuff huh guys?

      • EARL MCMAHAN

        Where are the camps; go to REX 84 website.

      • JeffH

        Known FEMA Camp Locations Listing
        http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=734.0

    • JRC

      I have a roll of aluminum foil I can sent you if ye need it.

    • JRC

      Did you ran out of aluminum foil? I can sent you some….go seek professional help you need it. Before you snap and we have a second Arizona disaster.

      • Dan az

        JRC
        If you would look just above your post You would see that your spinning the truth in your mind and trying to sell it to others.Try denying the facts and I dont mean you tubes but real facts on what has been going on behind closed doors!Look up at my reply to eddie!

      • Al Sieber

        JRC, ignorance is bliss. you can send me all the aluminum foil you can afford. tin foil is different than aluminum foil, different metals.

    • clh

      They exist here in the United States and they are being worked on everyday.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Im not buying what your selling. And Im definitely not dropping what your dropping. Or popping. Or smoking. Or snorting. Or huffing, or whatever it is your doing that has given you dillusions of grandeur.

  • skippy

    Well, I did not vote for him either. I did not and still don’t like his “fundamental transformation” ism. Great article Jack, kudos on this one! Now I will have to read “1984″. Might I suggest it become “required reading” in high school, apparently it should have been in my day!!! Let’s all hope and pray that 2012 brings us a great candidate that we the people can stand behind and support.

    • http://tansuselfdefense.net Ray Sneed

      It used to be required reading in high school. I read and had to do a report on it my senior year. It is a very good book, chilling, but very good.

      Ray Sneed

      • independant thinker

        Guess I will have to re-read it as well. Does 1984 end with the “hero” being sentenced to death for his “crimes” and he tricks the government into broadcasting his execution and trappes a government official in the room with him or am I confusing the book with an old Twilight Zone show?

        • Al Sieber

          Independent, no, he “Winston” submits in the end, after they find his weakness, they torture him with….sorry, you’ll have to read the book.

          • independant thinker

            Like I said it’s been too long since I read it. I guess the other did come from an old twilight zone show.

  • Charles

    With this coming dictatorship, will also come abuse. I can see the time when people poised as law enforcement officers will stop you, ask for your card, run it through a hand held electronic scanner and have all your personal information in a few seconds. Even if it be “legal,“ will it be safe. I think we know the answer to that. Please America, wake up.

  • Ellen

    Another point to notice from ’1984′ is how Big Brother was constantly telling people what was happening and, even though he made it all up, the people believed every word. They didn’t think for themselves or question anything he said even if it conflicted what he said the day before. We have this same situation with Obama. He gives speeches that include blatant lies and his adoring public believes every word.

    • Karolyn

      Please cite the “blatant lies.”

      • ValDM

        Transparency comes to mind. How many of those back-door deals and middle of the night deals are you happy with?

      • DaveH
      • clh

        Everytime he opens his mouth! Wake up Woman!!

      • kate8

        Karolyn – What “blatant lies”?

        You’re kidding, right? You really don’t pay attention, do you?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Karolyn,
        If nobama said you were 120 years old and dumber than hell, You would swear it was the truth and I know you aren’t 120 years old!!!

      • JeffH

        Ask and you shall recieve.

        Exposing The Lies of President Barack Obama
        http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies

    • mythbusting

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5t8GdxFYBU

      If you cannot fathom the depth of this huge lie to the public, then you are beyond the scope of reasonable and rational thinking.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Sounds to me like the democrats listening to their leaders and to the national news channels. They actually believe the propaganda they are telling them, while these guys are sucking the money and life right out of them, making them more and more dependant on government.

  • http://MozzelaFirefox Jo

    You think “1984″ is bad, Try Huxley’s “Brave New World”.

    • bill

      Brave new world is required reading for my two H.S. kids! I couldn’t believe when my daughter showed it to me and said dad have you ever
      read this book? I was sick! And so was she by the content.

      • http://MozzelaFirefox Jo

        It’s hard to believe that book is required for HS. I had to read it in college and that was bad enough. It destroys innocence and leaves you with very little hope. The book seems relivent for today.

  • Catfish

    It is like boiling frogs, start them out in cool water and heat it slowly. They never realize what happened.

  • theodorej

    If we truly want God to bless America,we have to go before him as a nation and stop electing feckless cowards…After we have done that we must take apart the pornograhy business which is bigger than baseball,football and basketball combined…stop killing innocence,quit fostering perversion and telling our children it is alternative life style,quit wrecking the family unit with divorce and finally turn from rampant drug addiction….these are just some of things we must do as a nation if we want God to return peace and prosperity to our land…it can be done…it has been done…

    • DaveH

      Theo,
      The people who want to save people from themselves by force have gone a long way towards creating this Leviathan Government which is sucking the life out of our Freedom. You are behaving no better than the Liberals when you do such things.
      People can grasp morality voluntarily (preach to them), but when you aggressively force your pet peeves (through Government) on others who are harming nobody but themselves, then you leave a large contingent of people vulnerable to the Propaganda of the Progressives.
      I believe the do-gooders (who really are aggressors) have contributed largely to our current condition. It doesn’t matter who builds the initial framework (Leviathan Government); that framework can be used by any group of fanatics later on, whether they be Progressives, Repressive Right-Wingers, Muslims, or others.

      • DaveH

        Note that I am all for morality, but it can’t be shoved down peoples’ throats. Teach them the dangers and leave them be. That is our best chance. If they experience some of the pain they were warned about, they will learn. The alternative is to ram our morality down their throats, make them bitter, and have them continue making the same dumb mistakes repeatedly in a vain effort to prove us wrong. Like rebellious teenagers.
        And I am talking about victimless crimes. Of course when there’s an involuntary victim involved, it is a different story.

        • kate8

          DaveH – I don’t think Theo was talking about forcing anyone to “come before God as a nation”. Obviously, that would only refer to those who actually believe in God, else there is no point to it.

          I would think that goes without saying. But then, in today’s climate, if you don’t spell out the obvious, someone might take your words and commit some illegal act for which you would then be held responsible…

          • DaveH

            Kate,
            He said this “After we have done that we must take apart the pornograhy business”. That sounds like peaceful advice to you?
            You are a very intelligent woman, Kate, please don’t make the mistake that Liberals make by sticking up for a viewpoint just because that person shares your faith.

          • kate8

            DaveH – I guess I just didn’t get that he was suggesting any kind of force or violence.

            As for pornography, our nation did much better before it became widely and easily available to anyone, even children. It has done so much to dismantle marriage and the family, relegate women to being considered little more than sexual objects, and even much the same for men. It is as destructive as gambling addiction and is part of the moral decay in America, to the end of our complete destruction.

            The fact that Theo is a Christian is not why I agree with him. I simply find no fault in what he says. In no way is he talking about fascism. There are just many things that can exist without being accepted as mainstream and in our faces where they cause harm to the vulnerable and do damage to our children. This is a fact.

            I’m not sure what your beef is here, but I don’t think my opinon on this makes me unintelligent. Nor do I think yours makes you so.

          • DaveH

            My beef, Kate, is that so many right-wingers just don’t get that they are the aggressors. In that sense, they are no better than the Liberals who also want to force their agendas on other people. They just have different agendas.
            If you don’t believe in Pornography (doesn’t much interest me either), fine, stay away from it, but don’t force your pet morality on other people who are doing nothing to anybody but themselves.
            If they do harm other people (I’m talking physically) then they should be punished, pornography or not.
            The first step to others respecting your Freedom is to respect theirs.
            Government is Force, whether it comes from the left or the right.

          • kate8

            DaveH – In theory I agree with you. But people who want things like pornography and drugs have always been able to get them. They just weren’t readily there to any child who can push a button.

            Society has an obligation to use common sense in the degree of saturation it allows of such things over common accessiblity. We have a moral responsibility to protect our children from having it shoved in their faces at every turn. It’s called common sense, and I don’t see much of it around anymore.

            It’s okay display pronography and violence everywhere we look, but it’s taboo to mention God. In that stance, you, too, resemble liberal-think. So what we have is rampant depravity without counterbalance of the freedom to express its opposite.

            There is a fine line to walk in a free society. Our founders said it would only work with a just and moral society, so that is where the enemy attacks us, spreading contemp for moral values and encouraging addiction to all things perverse and destructive. We have become morally bandrupt as well as economically, because you can’t separate prosperity from goodness and integrity. When all this happens, it becomes easy for tyrannical governance to move in because the moral compass, which guides mutual respect, is gone.

            When people can no longer self-police with reason and common sense, the writing is on the wall. Europe embraced the anything-goes idea before us, and they aren’t faring well, either.

          • DaveH

            Okay,
            Let me analyze this. We were born naked. Until man invented religion, that wasn’t a problem. Now looking at a picture of a naked woman (or man) has somehow been elevated to a heinous offence. So, for the act of looking at a naked body (posed willingly), the Religious Right will subject a man to fines, imprisonment, or other force. Who are the real animals here?
            Again, how can you expect others to respect your freedom, when you don’t respect theirs?

          • DaveH

            You had to go and open Pandoras Box, didn’t you Kate?
            Please don’t argue religion with me. You will lose. I have absolutely no interest in converting you. In fact, in a way, I envy you.
            And, as I have said before, Religion (at least Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu) is good for society when it is approached on a voluntary basis. Who else will teach people standards for respecting and getting along with our fellow human beings?

          • kate8

            You know, DaveH, I would not argue religion with you. In the first place, I am not about religion. I do believe in Divine Intelligence and a Divine Governing Power, but not in the way religious folk do.

            In the second place, this is not a particularly religious issue. It is a moral one, how we respect and honor one another. If people choose to ue and be used in such a way then, please, at least keep it private. You want Christians to keep their worship private, then so should everyone else keep their rites private, whatever they are.

            You are right. It is Pandora’s box, and not a cut and dried issue. You surely are aware that public acceptance of depravity is a tool used to destroy and conquer a nation. It is not a matter of religion. It is a matter of respect for humanity. We do not honor one another by degradation.

            I am sorry that you don’t feel the presence of Spirit. There are many like you who don’t. Unless you can perceive humanity as being more than mere flesh and blood, then there is no point in discussion, because nothing matters at all.

            One day we will all learn what is True. Until then, we will all continue to dabble at life.

            Blessings.

        • Karolyn

          When I was a kid going to catechism, the nuns told us it was a sin just to look at our own bodies in the mirror! Repression doesn’t help. The US is one of the most puritanical societies in the world, and look where that has gotten us! The more something is taboo, the more enticing it is.

          • libertytrain

            My nuns were not like that – ever. They kept telling us to think, do, be.

          • Bruce D.

            I have never met or talked to any Nun that tried to surpress people in any way. They are always quite selfless and giving.

          • Karolyn

            How old are you guys? This was in the 50s and early 60s when nuns were rapping kids on the knuckles with rulers. Never went to Catholic school, so I never experienced this, but I know it was done.

          • kate8

            Karolyn – Much of my family is Catholic, and I have many nephews who went through Catholic school all the way. They are now through college, are wonderful, respectful and well-adjusted young men who are a joy to be around.

            My niece is a teacher at a Catholic school, has been for 30 years. She is a very wonderful woman.

            My grandson attends Catholic school as well, mostly because it happens to be the best private school in our area. He is thriving there, also.

            I have never heard of a single incident such as you describe.

          • libertytrain

            Started in Catholic school in the late 50′s; all through the 60′s right up to and through 1970. I did not ever have that kind of Nun in the three Catholic Schools I attended through my completion of high school. I have nothing but the utmost respect and fond rememberings of each and every one of them.

        • Al Sieber

          DaveH, my out look on religion is control, and big business.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        I really didnt see where Theo said anything about forcing anything on anyone. He said we need to rid ourselves of these evils, and that is a fact. The breakdown of the family is a major, major reason things are falling apart, and the breakdown of the family is because of falling away from God. I know you dont believe in God Dave, and if you want to do that, thats fine for you. I love you anyway brother. But for those of us that do, and have allowed God into our lives, He truly has opened our eyes and ears to see what is going on here. It is His banishment that is killing us slowly, and the more perverted our society gets, and the more we exclude Him and kick Him out, the closer we become to being the Greek Empire, The Roman Empire, and the Medo-Persian Empires before us, who all were given over to their enemies when they because so perverted and decadent that God couldnt stand it anymore, and when they have defiled themselves to a point, that was it, God gave them over to their enemies. We are truly on that path. The world is on that path, and Bible tells us exactly as to what is going on today. To the T. Its pretty clear. It even says, in the end times, it speaks of more and more wars, more earthquakes and floods, of fathers turning against sons and sons against fathers. Of wrong becoming right and right becoming wrong. Yes, we are at that point. How much longer, who knows, only God does. Could be tomorrow, next week, next year, or 100 years. But be ready my friend is all I can say.

    • Karolyn

      It has been done? Where? People are people and are free to think and do as they wish.

  • Angel

    Unfortunately…I don’t see it ending but getting worse. The progressives are not the only blame and even though I didn’t vote for him, neither is Obama. It IS however the Illuminati controlled UN.

    They have checkpoints, yet how many illegals reside in the US and receive public aid and the government does nothing! How about illegal jobs and yet the government does noting. Would it not be more beneficial to secure the borders in the first place? With no checkpoints further north of the border than 5 miles…

    My guess is, this is not to stop drugs as our government takes part in the harvesting of them..but it is to control people in America who are suppose to be free. Freedom is a thing of the past and Big Brother will continue to breath down our necks until complete takeover has finished us as a nation/Republic….or until Jesus comes.

    • TIME

      Angel,

      They are so close and thats why the {rapid advancment of protocol} that you have all seen take place over the last 24 months. And most of you were sleeping when just last week Barry took more power under his wing with even MORE “Executive” powers. What do you all really think that means?

      Yet – This has been going on for some time as I have said over and over and over again.
      This all got its foot in the door in 1913, With Woody Wilson and from that point on its been a “long slow but effective” method of reducing Independant thinking.
      FDR was the second stage of rapid advancment, then came Johnson, then Bush 1, then Clinton, then Bush 2, and Now we have Barry Soetoro, and thats only if thats really his real name, YOU don’t even know what his real name is, nor anything other than what YOU have been told by his spin doctors even the ones who wrote his books.

      Soon and I mean really soon we are going to go to “CODE RED,” in case you all can’t grasp that, note that we have been in “CODE ORANGE” now for 10 years.

      If you don’t wake up your friends and neighbors and familys, it will in fact be nothing less than welcome to ROOM 101.

      I can’t keep saying it over and over again are EWE awake yet?

  • Kurt

    Who is approving these damn check points? Why is no one challenging them for violating the 4th amendment?

    The TSA groping and BP checkpoints need to become a campaign issue – is a candidate or incumbent for or against them?

    • hank

      I believe that that the slight delay is well worth the attempt to stop
      illegal aliens from coming into this country. If we continue taking away the tools that law enforement needs to see who is traveling the
      highways near the border then we might as well put up signs at the borders reading “Welcome, come one, come all”. What we should do is fill up these internment camps with the illegals already here and feed
      them rice and bread. Just enough to keep them alive while we maked arrangements to send them back to where they came from. If we do that
      then our unemployed would all have jobs and the economy would once again flourish. American workers would not be sending US currency to another country to help their relatives to leave their country and come to America.

      • DaveH

        You would have made a good German citizen.

  • Ted Crawford

    While I understand that this is a difficult problem I know that we must do something! Untill we can vote this administration out of office we can be assured that nothing substantive will be done to secure the border. I find it hard to fault a state for at least trying to help with the problem. After all it can’t always be the other people who are inconvienced, we’re all in this together and we all must do what we can!

    • DaveH

      While I don’t condone illegal entry, I do believe that the whole immigration thing is a red-herring for more of what most of us fear (Big Government). The same thing is true of the Drug Wars. The sheep on the left let them build it bigger for their dream of asset equality. The sheep on the right let them build it bigger for their dream of the righteous State. And it just keeps getting Bigger. Duh!

      Ask yourself. Why do the Mexicans want so badly to come here? Because their repressive and corrupt Big Government regulatory regime has made it nearly impossible for them to make a decent living there. And why is the drug violence in Mexico escalating out of control? Because our repressive and corrupt Big Government regime has convinced many people that the Drug Wars are necessary. Yet, they’ve been fighting them for over 30 years with no definitive results other than the loss of our Freedom.

      • DaveH

        And the enrichment of the most evil segment of Society — The Drug Lords. Money is power.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Because the government, made up of lawyers, and the judges and lawyers, are all getting rich on drugs being illegal. From representing big dollar drug dealers, to taking payoffs to look the other way when drugs come in, to public defenders getting paid with tax dollars defending some broke kid that got caught smoking a joint, they are all rolling in the dough with it being illegal. If it was legalized, all the money would go into the public coffers where we all would benefit, and out of their pockets, but they dont want it.

  • Big AL

    Thomas Jefferson said it best “The people need to rise up and have a revolution every ten years just to keep the Government honest. “

    • Angel

      Martial Law can be declared if there is an uprisal of the people against the government. The Administration is stepping up the pressure on us by instituting outrageous laws, regulations etc. against the will of the people. They want an uprising – then they will open the camps. Keep your heads on straight – do not let them bait us into a situation that can only go against us at this time.

  • herbstine

    I can’t speak for California, but the checkpoint on I-10 near Sierra Blanca, Texas, has been there for decades, in a (vain) attempt to catch illegals. The drug dogs are more recent, as the drug trade through there gets bigger. If you go west on I-10, you’ll find a similar checkpoint past Las Cruces, NM. Both pre-date Nanny Janet by quite a bit.

    As far as the marijuana bust goes, possesion is illegal under Federal law, and only Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington have legalised medical marijuana. If you’re going to carry a controlled substance & don’t check state laws of where you’re passing through, that’s on you. Us gun owners have to.

    I don’t like the amount of intrusion the current mob of nanny staters is pushing, & I really hate the politically correct blindness they stubbornly adhere to. I support & vote for true “conservatives” (for lack of a better term), who support the letter & spirit of the Constitution. Sadly, there have been too many people who are willing to follow clowns who promise “utopia”, but do what ever they want once in office, including blatantly illegal & immoral things.

    • Angel

      Since the mid term elections in 2010…Arizona is on that list!

    • Louie

      herbstine, you are the only person who has made any sense so far. These fools that don’t mind being stopped and searched because they haven’t done anything wrong…that’s okay with me. (but) I do mind being stopped and searched & I haven’t done anything wrong. These people are like little children, they have to have their diaper checked every once in awhile…I would say more, but what’s the use…one caan not reason with a fool!!!

    • DaveH

      State laws are trumped by the Constitution, Herb. And the Constitution says we have the right not to be searched without probable cause and a warrant. They are totally out of line randomly searching people driving through the panhandle.

      • Bruce D.

        I think those check points are not far from where you live DaveH. Why don’t you sue?

        • Bruce D.

          That is the Texas check points. Just a short trip for you.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Maybe its me, I dont know, but I have more than a couple of close buddies that I grew up with, still see and play sports with, and they have to do drug check points time to time and pull people over, and I know for a fact they arent some nazi government hate squad that is there to step on my rights. They do it because they get tips that there are drugs coming up a certain road, and to look for a certain type of vehicle, and they will pull over and search anything that fits that criteria. And it doesnt matter what the driver looks like, because lets face it people, drug dealers will pay a pretty good time to someone to haul some stuff for them, so it could be 80 year old grandma driving it in. Who knows. Maybe I need to be more paranoid, but I just dont see it. Not to say it wont escalate into something bad down the road, but for now, I just dont see this 1984 big brother thing.

        • DaveH

          Bruce,
          You’re behaving like a right-wing Eddie.

          • eddie47d

            Oh, Thanks Dave!!

          • DaveH

            How did you know I was talking about you?

          • eddie47d

            Because the other Eddie W is more to the right.

  • Robert A.

    I do not support Obama, did not vote for him or his ideoligy. I do however feel many folks misplace the blame on his office. This is not to say the President’s current left wing agenda is not obnoxiously socialist but I would present the case of overempowered Government and control being developed since the 1980s.

    The lack of basic common sense border security and imigration enforcement has allowed folks who do not belong in this country to be in this country. The acceptance of liberty for the few has empowered Government to control and dictate to the masses.

    Until such time we the people demand Government become a servant to the majority instead of an instrument for the minorities our individual freedoms will be snuffed out one by one.

    Our Government is too big and too powerfull. Instead of expecting the servants to protect the constitution we have allowed them to change the laws for the self serving purpose of self preservation. The only real solution is to take away the power by choking off the funding. We the people control the purse strings and money corrupts.

    In my common sense opinion the federal Government and many State Governments and those politicians who hold seats of power in such should be arrested and prosecuted as traitors.

    • JRC

      This country is NOT set up for the government to serve and uphold the will of the majority. We are NOT a democracy we are a constitutional republic. The government has to uphold the constitution and the law even if it goes against the will and wishes of the majority. Our founding fathers have very well recognized that the danger with a democracy is that the majority can mob rule and suppress minorities.
      This is why they implemented the constitutional republic where the individual, the minority, has the SAME rights and protection under the constitution as the majority. To demand that the government only do what the majority wants is to demand that our constitutional republic will be destroyed and be replaced with a mob rule democracy. Is that really what you want.

      • DaveH

        Good comment, JRC.

      • Pat R

        Sorry JRC. but you are wrong. The UNITED STATES CORPORATION was founded in 1871 and has acted as our Government ever since. There has not been a Constitutional Republic since 1860, before the War. This is why we have no say in our government. It is owned and run by IMF.

        Today, we have a restored Republic for the united States of America. If you want to sit around and whine and moan about every thing, go ahead!
        I choose to be “free” and secure a future for my kids and grandkids.
        It is your choice!

        http://www.republicfortheunitedstates.org

        • JRC

          Thank you for the link, I needed the laugh.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        If its supposed to be the same, then why do I see minority groups, such as hispanics, blacks, gays, illegals, getting special rights given to them not afforded to others? Isnt that wrong. Affirmative action anyone, where I was told to my face by 15 employers on the first day of job hunting alone, back in 1976 when I graduated, that they couldnt hire me because I was white? What happened to my constitutional rights? They only get violated for the majority, and enforced for the minority anymore, all in the disguise of political correctness. Its bull crap.

        • libertytrain

          Same with me back in the early 70′s – trying to get employed by a company that was larger – each time, nice that I’m a woman, that helped but the wrong color. I did get a job with a small law firm but that has stuck with me all these years – reverse discrimination.

  • Karolyn

    Legalize drugs, and the problem goes away!

    • DaveH

      Mostly. There will always be problems, but the current cure is worse than the disease.
      For those who would argue that decriminalization of drugs is going to lead to rampant drug use, see this:
      http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10080

      • Robert Smith

        Hi Dave,

        It’s common sense.

        Drugs were legal for most of American history and we didn’t have the problems that we have now because of prohibition.

        Didn’t we learn anything from alcohol? All we get from prohibition is organized crime.

        BTW, in states with medical pot the other drugs have taken a hit. IOW, if pot is available then the more damaging drugs don’t have as many followers because the “pusher” isn’t in the picture to get them hooked on something.

        Rob

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Legalize it, stop spending billions fighting it and lining the pockets of lawyers and judges and politicians, and put the proceeds into the federal coffers and use to for building bridges and roads and stuff that we all benefit from. Enforce the same rules as alcohol. Get caught driving all drugged up, go to jail just as if you were drunk driving. Go to work all hopped up, get fired just as if you went to work drunk. Now they would have to do something about testing where if you smoked the night before, because it would still be in your system, and it wouldnt be right to fire you, just as they wouldnt fire someone for drinking the night before. But this war on drugs has been a huge failure, and people have gotten rich and created a million jobs in this so called fight, that we are all paying for. And they have no intention of stopping it. There is too many payouts being given. Just stop the charade, and get over it.

  • http://voterimposedtermlimits.org/ Don Ruane

    When will the people of the United States wake up, smell the coffee and understand that all of the problems we have in this country are “MADE IN CONGRESS”.

    We are so afraid of FIRING our Congressmen and Senators that we have destroyed our Country.

    I hate to say this but Washington’s system requires that all politicians become corrupt in order to serve and succeed in the Congress. They must Go Along, to Get Along.

    We send good people to Washington; the system corrupts them just at six years. The lavish lifestyle, the great money, the tremendous benefits, the ability to pass laws that they exempt themselves from creates the climate of corruption we see in action today.
    It’s about time we impose Term Limits on everyone who serves in Congress. It is my firm belief that no one should be allowed to serve in Congress for more than six years.
    We the American people have allowed ourselves to be led to the slaughter, like sheep, by long-term incumbent politicians, be they Democrats or Republicans.

    I firmly believe that the Tea Parties must take up term limits as a national issue, to save our country. Without term limits there will be no debate or passage of any of the critical issues facing this country.
    Long term politician will not take up the critical issues because the fear defeat at the polls.

    Don Ruane

    • DaveH

      Term limits are just a diversion, a placebo.
      There is no guarantee the new guys will be any better.
      Also, Lame Duck Congressmen will become more frequent (everyone of them who is on their last term). Imagine if the Democrats in the last two years had all known they weren’t going to be re-elected?
      There is only one real solution, and that is education of the voters.

      It has been my experience that we are getting what we vote for.
      The Liberals/Progressives want income redistribution, which in reality is only redistributed to the politically-connected until the majority of the people quit working eventually (see Cuba).
      The Right-Wingers want to control the life choices of the citizens (protect them from themselves) which in reality doesn’t work, but it does work for the Political Class, and Government gets bigger and more expensive until we are crushed under the weight (see Iran).

      We are only going to emerge from this mess if people make the effort to get reacquainted with the kind of Freedom that our Founders embraced. I really don’t hold my hope for that event.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        I agree, with the freedom our Founders founded this country on, One Nation, Under God. There is where we have gotten in trouble, and the proof is in the pudding.

  • 1minuteman

    when i was in high school in the late 60′s it 1984 was mandatory reading in english class. i think that would be a very good learning lesson for the kids today to have to read that prophetic book and they would find it very relative to today. at least tell your kids to at least watch the movie which has been on cable the last few years.

    • Wlmitch1

      I read the book 1984 back when I was in college. What went on in the story was sickening to read. There are numerous ominous parallels which are occurring today. Furthermore, I have friends and acquaintances who came from Communist countries. They tell me, and others who will listen, that we are losing our freedom.

  • Kim

    You’re spot on, herbstine. Funny that we have to show who we are but BO doesn’t have to fess up anything. Don’t think he would pass with his “non credentials”…

    This article reminds me of being in Belize last April and all the checkpoints there, expecially around crime ridden Belize City. Well, I think things are probably just as corrupt here, just more diluted.

    • DaveH

      We’re getting there.

  • captain

    All the voting is rigged, so voting won’t work either. We all need to band together and ignore all these creeps. The cars should have just kept driving if they all did, they could not stop them. We have the power if we would only exercise it!

    • DaveH

      No doubt there is some vote rigging, but I don’t think enough to make a big difference. It has been my observation that people on both the Left and the Right are clueless when it comes to the concept of Freedom. I think the leaders are giving us what we wish for. Watch out what you wish for, it might come true.

  • http://www.yahoo.com George Mc Grath

    I am a victim of informants who created lies about me a few short years ago and because of this I was found guilty in absentia. Trouble is I do not know what I am guilty of but I have been blacklisted and persecuted since 2006, have lost my freedom and healthcare, been cheated out of money and had personal property damaged.
    Add to this the inability to get help of any kind has left me a walking dead man. Hello Democracy, where are you???

    • Gary

      George is it democracy that got you in the mess you are in. We were given a constitutional republic by the founders. Our “leaders” have been walking allover that constitution for decades. We have been fed a line of crap about being a democracy for years and now people here it and believe it. The republic was set up to protect us from what democracy will always lead to.
      This is what we are seeing today.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      George, I also, almost 20 years ago, had an employer created false acusations against me, to cover their asses to the corporates, over stolen baseball cards at a print shop I worked at. Everyone at the end of the run, would dig through these boxes that they would bury at the dump, and get themselves some sets out of them. You would have to sort through maybe 200 cards to get the 30 card set where the colors were all right. So two years later, someone steals uncut sheets and they find a guy in Cleveland selling them at a flee market before they are even in the Post cereal boxes. The witch hunt is on. Someone tells them, for a 10 thousand dollar reward, they saw me taking them 2 years ago. They send detectives to my house with a warrant, and I give them the box I have. Im fired from my job, thrown in jail, get released, and with a spotless record at 32 years of age at the time, Im given a felony conviction, 100 hours of community service, and a year and half probation, even though I didnt have what they were looking for. But I found out they sacrificed me to the corporation they make them for, and told them they caught the thief. It sucked George, it really did. But you know, life goes on. It was a rough couple of years, but things now are better than they ever have been. If it wasnt for that rough spell God allowed to go through, I probably wouldnt have listened to His voice calling me. But I was hurting, and I did listen. And Im a much better and stronger person now because of it. I lost everything over this, my friends crapped on me, my girl left me, I lost my job, and had to work 2 other jobs after that for 3-1/2 years to keep from losing my house. It was rough. But with God’s grace, I made it through. So dont give up, there is hope. You just need to look for it in the right place, thats all. Good luck to you, my prayers are with you.

  • http://poehw@comcast.net Flip one over

    Here is a sample: A car pulled out right in front of me, It took all my driving skills to avoid rear ending it, (beening a farmer I have been driving since I was 6 years old) I then tooted my horn to make sure they knew I was displeased. the guy in the back seat game me the middle finger and I asked if he wanted to pull over, Guess what? he did, He jumped out of the car and had the stance, I finally got stopped and (being concerned if he had a weapon) I exited my truck and charged him, I admit, I tried to both hit and kick him, but the grass was wet and I am a old man. Him and the woman with him, were calling me any name you can thing of, I returned the favor. The woman keep screaming hit me, hit me, while she held her child in her arms. while my attention was directed towards the woman, the man body checked me.
    Result: I was minding my own business and got fined for road rage.
    They on the other had went through a stop sign, gave me a the finger, did not have their seat belts on, stopped to fight, knocked me down, endangered her child and got off scott free.
    This is what happens to anyone who defends themselves.

    • Karolyn

      This is what happens when you don’t just let things go. Was it worth it? Did his giving you the finger hurt you? Was it worth possibly dying for? Live & let live. When someone gives me the finger, I smile at them. That’s how you really get their goat!

      • Aix Sponsa

        I’ll bet you get the finger a lot.

        • Karolyn

          Actually, no I don’t because I drive responsibly and let it go when people are stupid. I also apologize when I inadvertently cut someone off.

          • http://deleted Claire

            I only get “the bird” when I drive my ’69 Camaro Rally Sport in the summertime. So many people want to give “it a go” and I leave them spinning their wheels. Geez, makes my heart pound, so I can’t do it anymore! Great fun but only on a deserted road.

    • JRC

      This is not what happens to people that defend them self but it is happen to people who road rage (yes you did) and who think they have to try to take the law in they’re own hands. You where rightfully fined.
      The right thing to do would to slow down and get some distance from them or pass them and get away from them. So what if they ran a stop sigh? It was NOT your business. If you make it your business, contact law enforcement and have them take care of it….that’s the way this should be done. So they give you the finger smile and let it go. Or give them the finger too if you that immature. Drive defensive. Stoping and being confrontational gets you what you got, you can be glad he did not shot you and claimed self defense…he would easy have gotten away with it…I probably would have shot you if you would have attempted what you did….unfortunately there is no medication yet against stupidity…you would be the first to need it.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      If you look in the mirror, you will see the person that was the cause of this. See, you chose to be the agressor, instead of forgiving them for pulling out in front of you. I know I have accidently done this before, and I got honked at and flipped off, but I knew it was my fault. And I didnt appreciate their response, but understood it. Now later, I have had people pull out in front of me, and I thank God I didnt hit them, and let it go. How do I know they arent trying to get to a hospital? How do I know maybe something bad has happened to them and they are hurting and not fully paying attention? I cant make that judgment on them that they deserve my wrath for pulling out in front of me. No sir. I might not like it, but its happened, its over with, and why add to it? You should have just let it go. But you asked if he wanted to pull over, and he obliged. Then he took the self defense stance, but you decided to charge him. You sir, were the aggressor here, and had the means and ability to avoid any confrontation, but you chose otherwise. You have no one to blame but yourself.

  • Jack

    I don’t know where Mr. Pugsley gets the idea that Janet Napolitano tried to stop illegal immigration and drug smuggling when she was Governor of Arizona. She did absolutely nothing to stop either. In fact the capitol of Phoenix was and still is a sanctuary city for illegals. She was a dumb “do nothing” as Governor and still is.

  • Neil Dixon

    Interesting. With all these checkpoints you would think that we could control the huge number of illegal aliens entering the country. Of course I am being humorous. They could “if they wanted to.” A really sad, sad situation.

  • http://Juno Ken Laws

    A Russian Dictator Nikita K. made the statement that he didn’t care how many people voted that they changed nothing; It was the people who counted the votes that changed things. Not the voters but the counters of votes. America has been asleep to this truth for a long, long time. How else can you have a President elected to office and finding people who admit they voted for him is like pulling hens teeth. I agree with a responder thing here will grow worse and worse for it will take the return of Christ Jesus to make the changes and even He must use a rod of IRON.

    • DaveH

      Ken,
      Do you really expect them to be honest with you, especially if they know how you feel about Obama?
      I can see from the commenters on this board and others that we do indeed get what we vote for.

      • Al Sieber

        Right on Dave.

  • Jared

    Just where has Pugsly been hiding for the past 50 years or so? I find it lamentable, that people who bitch about the USA being over run by illegal aliens, complain over the very tool used to intercept illegal aliens and drugs that get by the first line of defense. The Border Patrol has maintained checkpoints in various locations along the border area for decades, and quite legal by the US Supreme Court. Perhaps Pugsly hasn’t paid much attention to Mexico, (living in a drug induced stupor has a tendency to hide reality from some people), but there is a vicious war going on in Mexico. Torture, Beheadings, bodies being cut up into quarters, shootings, over the very thing Willy Nelson got cited for – DRUGS! 10′s of thousands of people are murdered in Mexico and the United States every year because of DRUGS that YOU Pugsly so easily dismiss! These checkpoints you are bitching about are a deterrent to the DRUGS and ILLEGAL ALIENS destroying OUR country! There are no checkpoints in Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio and most other states, only in states contingent to MEXICO because of DRUGS and ILLEGAL ALIENS! If you have a better way to address the problem, then stand up and state your case, I am sure Border Patrol agents would rather that than face being murdered in the line of duty on a daily basis! Go find a nice opium den and ponder more of your stupid conspiracy BS.

    • Angel

      There is a movie out called Bordertown with Martin Sheen and Jennifer Lopez. Watch it sometime. It might interest you to know how much our government knows and is a part of things.

      • Angel

        Oh…and it can’t be a conspiracy “theory” BS if it ends up being the truth!

        • 45caliber

          You aren’t paranoid if people really ARE out to get you.

    • Karolyn

      Legalize drugs! No more violence in Mexico, no more gangs, less incarcerations, no more wasted money in the “war” on drugs. We could save a lot of money!

      • lallyby

        I am very sorry Karolyn,but you dont know a lot about the reasoning for keeping drugs illegal do you?It goes like this.You have one hand playing against the other,through the same deck of cards.It’s like a giant piece of pie,with all the slices belonging to the people keeping the drugs illegal.You get more fundage that way…you see.If you have a pie(both drugs,money and its derivatives)divided in half,one piece is for bringing the drugs into the country and distributing them.The other is for fighting against thos who bring the drugs in and distribute them.If you control both slices of the pie,then it is to your advantage to keep the drugs illegal.That way you can make profits from the drugs as they course through the body of the citizenry,and you can control the monies with which you(by creating government entities that fight against them)appropriate under the guise of fighting against that which you already control.Then you can regulate both slices of the pie.Comprehende?You conrol both effectively that way,dont you get it?If you give one away then you only have one slice left.It is amazing to me when we are currently fighting in the opium capital of the world,that people dont get it.ITS ABOUT CONTROL OF THE POPULACE THROUGH DRUGS!Whether its the illegal ones or the prescribed ones.Get the big picture and join the club pal.

      • lallyby

        Yes by all means anesthesize your mind.Nothing like having mental roadblocks to support the physical ones is there?Mind control is easy for those who like to play by alternating their reality.Then they might complain a bit,but will be too busy dumbing themselves down to do anything about it.Yes play right into their hands….you even think you are smart dont you?

        • DaveH

          I would ask you the same question, lallyby.
          Get thee some learning:
          http://mises.org/daily/4971

          • lallyby

            Oh..Mr.DaveH?….this from people who will point the finger at the German people for not seing the holocaust happening just outside their towns?It is progressive propaganda that controls you.Just as it did the Germans.Dont you realize a fallibility when its presented to you?You are politicizing the blinder that has been set in front of you.You would rather believe that which is good,and ignore the Camp outside your town.The problem comes when you finally get dragged to the camp by liberating forces,and are subject to viewing that which you choose to ignore.Then what good is the information which you peceive to be correct?It is your perception that is clouded and not my judgement as I play Devils advocate.If you deny that what happened there could happen here,where is your sensibility?Does the word”gulag”mean anything to you?How about”kulak”?Have you read the Bible?Have you seen that the human condition is rife with discrepancies,when it comes to realizing a bad situation and dealing with it?You go on believing in what ever it is that you believe in,and the world keeps throwing curve balls,as you strike out.When will you choose to see that little by little,is as insidious as all at once?Yes you have chosen your propagandist,and if they are mistaken then where do you run to next?

          • lallyby

            And..I am not the one in denial here DaveH,you are.

          • DaveH

            30 years of failed Drug War, and you say I’M the one in denial?

          • 45caliber

            DaveH:

            If we should legalize drugs because of 30 years of a failed drug war, perhaps we should also legalize murder. It’s been illegal far longer and hasn’t yet been stopped.

          • DaveH

            Einstein’s definition of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

          • Robert Smith

            That defines the war on drugs.

            Rob

      • 45caliber

        Karolyn:

        I have this bridge for sale …

        If you really believe making drugs legal would solve all those problems, you should go back and study why the drugs were made illegal in the first place. After all, everything was legal until about 1920 or so.

        • Robert Smith

          Pot was made illegal because of the racist effort to get Mexicans and blacks. Then there was the hysteria of “Reefer Madness.”

          All the others became illegal because law enforcement found money in them there laws.

          Pot wasn’t a problem for anyone until it was made illegal.

          Harder drugs were used in “snake oils” that could have been regulated pretty much through disclosure of what’s in it.

          Rob

    • Ruby

      By no means do I have liberal or progressive tendencies. However, I was wondering the same thing about Pugsley.

      I’ve lived in San Jose, CA since 1968, and have traveled throughout the state through the years, crossing it’s borders between Nevada and Arizona, and sometimes into Mexico through Tijuana. Other than the obvious between MX and US, I can name at least 2 check points that have been there for a very long time – one between NV and CA at South Lake Tahoe (I think there’s one at Reno, too…can’t remember); and another somewhere near San Diego. I don’t recall ever going through one from CA to AZ. Mostly flew into Vegas.

      Granted, these aren’t road blocks as described above; however, they are check points of some sort. The one between NV and CA is agricultural due to the medfly problem we’ve had here forever. The one near San Diego has an obvious purpose.

      Point is they’ve been there for many, many years. I think Pugsley was never caught up in one before.

      • lallyby

        Drugs are the real roadblock….in your mind man!Get it.The roadblock to understanding what is really going on.How do you complain about physical roadblocks and not even give a hoot about the mental ones that are put in your brain every day?It is because by some way or form,they havwe anesthisized your brain.So that nobody can think correctly.That way they can keep us divided and do as they wish and we sit and watch it.They is the Fed by the way.Open the door to abstract thinking just for a moment and its there for your viewing pleasure.Think outside the box….you may find out the truth that way.God knows you havent found it through listening to Him.

      • libertytrain

        My family in 1994 did run into one in San Diego area, never even knew they existed and we were somewhat stunned by their existence as well as the peculiar road signs with people on them – who knew? We didn’t.

  • Raggs

    I dont want to get too far of topic but has anyone heard that obama’s bail-out ( buy-out ) of AIG went towards Islam.

    I just read an article on WND that millions of tax dollars that went to AIG was used in support for Shariah law in the US.

    • JRC

      WND? my god, that rag still exist? It is nothing but a bunch of merchants with mostly invented stories, conspiracy theories and right out lies masking as a conservative on line news paper.

      I remember them and Y2K…my oh my.

      I rather believe the made up news at CNN and FOX and listen to Brother Grim fairy tales then believe one single thing Farah and his spinsters put out.

      • 45caliber

        You have to take ANY media story with a grain of salt, regardless of who reports it. But if you do, you can find grains of gold among the trash.

  • Allen

    Wow, you were not stopped in Arizona. Imagine that!

  • Angie

    I wonder why We The People are required to show our papers when the president of the United States of America is not required to show his?

    • 45caliber

      Excellent question.

  • GreatScott
  • LLW

    I am fairly sick and tired of people refusing to see the big picture. Do not blame law enforcement for doing their job. Blame those with an open border agenda. Blame the criminal element that continues to push to inflitrate this country with drugs far more leathal than pot. Blame a Government that cannot understand what the word sovereignty really means and blame multinationals for short sighted greed and a hot desire to leverage the underground economy. Further, blame yourself for not paying attention to the mess we are in with respect to illegal immigration and the host of social misery that brings.

  • Mister

    Any people who refuse to rule themselves through self-discipline/character/integrity, will find themselves ruled by others through a police state. It’s a social pattern borne out by history.

    235 years ago, American patriots shouted “We will have no king, but Jesus!” as they marched into battle against the world’s super-power (Britain). That generation saw freedom come to this land.

    For a time, Jesus was indeed King here. Now He’s just a cussword in movies. Today less than 20% of Americans darken the doors of church. Obama pretended to be the messiah, and is now our king.

    The sad truth about our government is that it closely reflects the moral climate of the people. In other words, don’t be pissed at D.C. if you are also bad with money, up to your eyeballs in debt, selfish, myopic, a liar, shallow, unfaithful, corrupt, etc.

    To the extent that we as a People return to the ways of the Lord, we can expect to see blessing and freedom return. Otherwise we are on a fast-track to a nightmare.

    • Karolyn

      Such gloom and doom. I would venture to say that the majority of Americans, whether they go to church or not, are upstanding, moral people. The trouble is that more attention is paid to the opposite element.

      • 45caliber

        And more people seem to feel sorry for the criminals than for the victims. I’ve seen a couple who were working hard to help prisoners in jail. I asked them why. They told me the victims had already recovered due to insurance or medical care so they needed to show their support for the criminals “who were forced to commit crimes due to society”. That is the biggest fake excuse that someone ever came up with. Too many people treated exactly the same way by society do very well for themselves. Those who don’t – don’t want to.

  • http://yahoo Daisysue

    I live in Arizona and am amazed to hear about Check Points. 80 miles of the United States from the Mexican/American Boarder to just outside of Tucson,AZ has basicly been conceded to Mexico. That area is in control of drug/human trafficers.
    The only enforcement in that area is the signs warning people not to travel through there as is “dangerous” due to use by drug/human trafficers.
    J.Nepalitano has stated that our boarder is more secure now than ever. Arizona is the most central and largest smuggling/illegal crossing area in the the U.S.A. Last year AZ. passed a bill allowing Sheriff/police officers during a routine traffic stop the ability to ask suspicious persons to show a D. L./proof of residency, which is in keeping with Federal Law. Obama has since sued the State of AZ. and Gov.Brewer through the U.N. with Abuse of Human Rights.
    Does it make sense now that I was amazed to hear about your encounter with Check Points???

  • Shane P.

    Progressives Yes Both Democrat & Republican Progressives.
    They will keep us fighting each other until the plan is complete.
    Don’t You People Get It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Big AL

    Two Words…. BUILDERBURG GROUP! Thats the name of the real government. With the Rockafellers, The Rothchilds, J. P. Morgans Etc. Remember the name BUILDERBURGER Group. Its easy to remember Just think what do most Americans like to eat? Burgers and What are they trying to do Build a New World Order. So they are Builders Of a New World Order And they are a Group. BUILDERBURGER GROUP. Same Guys Created the Fake Federal Reserve. The Bank that is about as federal as federal Express. They have nothing whatsoever to do with the federal Government other than loan it money that they print at will and then the Government collects taxes to pay the intrest or vig on these loans. Listen to Alex Jones…Infowars.com or go to Prisonplanet.com Your life may very well depend on it.Don’t take my word for it do your own research. I did, Your not going to like what you find out, but the truth always hurts. Wake up America. Time for a revolution? Maybe, or just get on the cattle cars with the rest of America…….

    • http://www.personalliberty.com 150fowl

      Big Al I have been waiting to see how long it would take for all of this info from so many informants to make any sense of the true fact. The Builderburg Group. That is the people controling all. They control who you vote for. They control all money. They control almost evrything. The New world Order. 1 World Gov. ext. See the dvd The End Game by Alex Jones, Blue Print for Global Enslavement. Very enlighting. Believe or not.

  • http://home.classicnet.net/country24/ country24

    Imagine the humiliation of being pulled over and asked to identify your nationality. I thought we were only supposed to treat Hispanics that way. I’m certainly not surprised that you’re outraged at being treated like a Hispanic.

    • lallyby

      You are another one that just doesnt get the program.They punish all for the acts of the few.Instead of making sure that Hispanic illegal entrants into America are filtered out and deported,they dont want to seem like they arent being politically correct by not giving the entire populace the same treatment.It’s only fair right?Just becuase we are searching for Hispanic people doesnt mean we we cant pull people over and search them who are clearly not of Hispanic origin…its only fair right?To be certain,when Patrick Purdy shot school children with his AK-47,they banned assault weapons for everyone.I guess they failed to comrehend that they would unwittingly create a black market for these weapons that has come back to haunt them today in Mexico,right?Thats just it…by blaming the entire public,they have actually done more harm than good.Amazing isnt it?By not dealing directly with the problem,but foisting draconian law on everyone,they succeeded in creating the situation we have today!Yet this is largely unreported by those who are in the media.Why?Because it gives rise to situations like the one we had earlier in this month.Where someone whether mentally competent or not,has grown tired of the lies and decides to take the problem to the source.That also goes unreported, and the anger and frustration grows stronger by the second.

  • Jack54

    To All:

    Please note the following:

    1. Obama is not the sole cause of all these problems…everyone has to avoid false agendas and get to the facts
    2. Democrats and Republicans are both responsible for the US current state of ridiculous personal freedom and economic downslide.
    3. There are no absoluts in regards to political, religious and ethnic backgrounds…there are good and bad people from all these categories…unfortunately, there exists political correctness and abusive powers by both governments(Taliban included) and businesses that forces the dictates of the few on the majority
    4. Governmental agencies also have good and bad people working within them…some are truly very good and exemplify what America is supposed to be…some a very bad and there is a history of power being abused to the height of hypocrisy in almost every administration…leaders seem to be above the law at times…laws are passed based on fear and providing for thr greater good of the population…these laws are no doubt totalitarian and unconstitutional…
    5. The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches are all guilty of hypocrisy in action along with collusion/conspiracy to control things their way…not all of the time…but enough of the time to have disastrous effects of the very people they are sworn to serve without hypocrisy…this unfortunately, is the way of the world…not just the US…there exists the nobility factor…government and business leaders are in fact nobility…they are not all bad…there are some good people involved in the mix…but, verbal orders given by those at the top who are directly influenced by powerfull special interests groups dictates the agenda for all to follow…also, in a would be, could be, should be world often patronised by the media those who are real bad leaders are made out to look as if they are correctly leading for the general good of the population when they are in fact representing big business or other special interest groups…
    6. Our leaders may be cultivating those who are mentally ill…they are all responsible…power, control and wealth dictate the abuses that are ruining the US and the world…while all leaders claim to want peace what is it that they do…they offer a friendly hand shake at the meeting table while engaging in espionage aganist one another…they proliferate arms production, distribution and death/violence…do they need enemies to pass and enforce the system of things to have the powers to pull it off?
    7. Did FEMA CAMPS exist before the Obama administration?…If they do exist why is it that the media does not root out there existance in detail?
    8. I am not a HOLY ROLLER…but I do read extensively in a search for the truth in such a screwed up world…I believe there is a GOD…there also, is enough proof to me that Jesus Christ is GOD`s divine son out of his perfect spirit…Christ expressed that all are part of GOD`s created family…that we are all responsible for taking care of GOD`s created family irregardless of ethnic, political or religious differences…our Constitution is of the same ideas…some of Christs statements of divine wisdom must be followed by all for this true justice and treatment of all…~~you will be judged exactly how you judge others…this of couse go`s hand in hand with “do onto others just as you would have those do unto you“…also, those who consider themselves omnipotent here on earth might consider that Christ said upon his return that“first will be last and last will be first“…

    Now, no one is perfect outside of GOD and Christ…every one can have a bad day…be selfish…mistreat others…but also, we can correct things…

    Certain things unfortunately, can only be corrected by GOD…only can can create and recreate life…the earth…that is why extremism is so bad…whether it is the Taliban, Al-Queda or any government you do not do things to others that only GOD can correct…you do not dismember or kill others…you have a right to defend yourself as required if physical harm is intended for you or others that you can defend…you are to avoid confrontation and try to make friends with your supposed ememies…but you must stop evil utilizing the best way possible…

    I suggest that for the people of the US to have true control over things and to end the long list of unconstitutional and extreme laws that are being enacted… that all laws that take our personal freedom or our property be voted into law ny referendum of the people…a majority vote…our lawmakers who play games of distortion by lumping things together to achieve passage and who utilize the media and statistical targeting to validate their games need to be controlled…they can assemble common sense laws in plain English/Spanish or any other translations required to be presented to the voting population for passage…this makes them Constitutional and removes the influence of special interest groups…
    all laws must be revisted starting with the most extreme to make things just and doable…

    Businesses who out source must pay a military ssistance tax for the cost of the military to protect the sea lanes and bases which operate in foreign lands to protect their overseas investments while they can close down US business operations and increase profits!

    Enough for today…all must put aside hypocrisy and selfishness and work together for a better USA and world family!

    We have the ability and resources to correct our problems and be the world leader that we have been in the past!

  • Shane P.

    Yes, Builderburgers!
    That is what it is all about.
    Builderburgers, Illuminati, Club of Rome, Secret Society.
    All names of the New World Order.
    Look up for your redeption drawith near!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • David

    It is 1938 Germany all over, except the target are Christians. We have a Muslim fraud in charge of our country, and we, and “our” representatives allow it. Why wasn’t the first order of business for the new congress to demand verification of the frauds eligibility??? Hmm, bought and paid politicians, ya think? Obama needs to be removed from office and imprisoned,immediately, you can’t impeach an usurper. Remove him and let us citizens handle the uprising of the uneducated black drug dealers. The elected officials can go do what they do best run and hide from reality.

    • JRC

      So David,
      What will you do about the hundreds of thousands of white uneducated drug dealers, the white people that cook and deal meth?

      Ohh I get it, they are not guilty because they are white eh?

      You only want to go after blacks and other colored people….boy and here I thought we had eradicated Nazis during WW-II

      • DaveH
      • 45caliber

        JRC:

        As far as I’m concerned, when you find them you can shoot them. They are, in fact, murderers since the meth drug users end up dying from it, usually within ten years or so. I don’t care what color they might be.

        • DaveH

          Damn, 45, you can be ruthless.
          So, if a guy1 gives guy2 something he asks for (and pays for), guy1 is a murderer? But you are not a murderer for suggesting that guy1 should be killed?
          Scary Dude.

          • 45caliber

            If guy1 is breaking the law by giving something to guy2 that is illegal and will kill guy2, then kill guy1. It is far better for society and those thinking of dealing would immediately find something else safer to do.

            If I’m ruthless, it’s because I don’t feel sorry for guy1. I feel sorry for the people affected by guy2.

          • DaveH

            I feel sorry for our country when there are so many people like you who just don’t get that they are the aggressors.

          • 45caliber

            DaveH:

            I’M an agressor for saying that meth dealers should simply be shot? How? An agressor commits a violent act. I haven’t. The problem is that there are criminals who are costing us all a lot of money to sit around all day in some prison. If released, they will immediately return to their criminal activities. The best thing for society is to simply kill them. And saying it does not make me an agressor. It makes me a realist.

          • http://deleted Claire

            45caliber–Have you ever seen a person in real life that was addicted to meth? I haven’t but I have seen plenty of pictures. They look like vampires except their teeth literally rot out of their heads. Horrible.

  • Robt Hauser

    As I say, the reason they call it the Second Amendment is that once it is abolished, all of your rights and freedoms will be gone in a SECOND.
    As a free nation, America is dead….for all practical intents and purposes we no longer have Americans in America, just brain dead yuppies who “do lunch” and take up space a Starbucks with their idiot faces grafted to their laptop screens mindlessly babbling back and forth to each other about “paradigm shifts” and “infrastructure” and “Markowitz Portfolio Theory” , etc….brain dead YUPPIES who blithely surrender all their rights to terrorists, like that clock-busting-repulsive sow-gutted jewish wretch, Janet Napolitano, in order to be “safe from terrorism”. What a bag of lying flatus this country has degenerated into….and why do you think one of the most popular bumper stickers in this country right now reads ORWELL WAS AN OPTIMIST ?
    Pugsley wrote a good article but I do disagree with what he said about that wart hog, Napolitano, turning Arizona into a security state to fight illegal immigration and drug running….reports I’ve gotten indicate that as State misgoverness she steadfastly maintained her fat ass firmly anchored to her thumb and allowed the Mud Flood to ruin the State of Arizona while Phoenix jockeyed for first place as crime capitol of America.

  • sirian

    I understand what the main article is saying but it seems so odd to me that something, which at one time was very common place, was not referred to – common sense. I’m sorry that his daughter and grandson were arrested on a standard “possession” charge but as has been mentioned in other comments – why didn’t she check the Texas laws pertaining to “medical marijuana” before leaving California? It is easily acquired on line – like most any other information. As for the road blocks, please, there is a continuous battle in progress between the border states and Mexican drug cartels while the Federal government sets back on its honches and laughs. Of course it is their Constitutional responsibility to protect the citizens of this country but they are of more concern with the protection of their vote – be it legal or otherwise. And you wonder why Obama sued Arizona – please. It has continuously perplexed me as to why they haven’t built a 15 foot concrete wall on our border with Mexico. Both sides of the wall totally covered with Constantine wire, ground vibration sensors every quarter mile to detect tunneling and a mine field extending out 300 feet on either side. I’m sure there are more than enough union workers willing to get the job done as long as wages, medical benefits and especially pensions aren’t effected. They’ve decided to cut our shuttles from being launched anymore so why don’t they simply redirect the funding for that towards a wall? Naw, the U.N. wouldn’t be overly accepting of such a move. Typical excuse, correct? The solution to this is at present sitting in the ballot boxes/machines. Everyone needs to stop bitching and VOTE!! Be sure to know who you’re voting for and their background. Remember, it’s on line folks – look it up!!

    • http://yahoo Daisysue

      YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DaveH

      Or we could just get back to the kind of Freedom that our Founders advocated. The kind of Freedom where the Left-Wingers and the Right-Wingers aren’t battling it out for the privilege to ram their respective agendas down the rest of our collective throats through the Force of Big Government.
      For Individual Liberty, Personal Responsibility, Free Markets, and Limited Government, Vote Libertarian!
      http://libertarianparty.org/platform

  • David

    There was a reason for the Crusades, it was an attempted islamist takeover of the world, all planned by the old, inbred, international banking families. They are up to their usual tricks pitting one ideology against another, all for profit.

  • FreedomFighter

    We the people must demand goverment be constrained to the powers given by the constitution, we must remove the curruption of progressive/liberal socialism and communism.

    We as Americans need no king, no dictator, nor do we want a totalitarian goverment with its boot eternally upon our face.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • The Shrimper

    What I want to know, is what the hell good is the damn medical authorization if any other MINDLESS authority figure can act like it does not exist. Just like the zero tolerance policies .. absolves those in authority from having to exercise common sense.

    Sadly we are getting what we vote for….hope there are enough thinking voters to reverse this madness. No moderates!!!!… no progressives.!!!…… God help us all.!

    • JRC

      Its called states rights, medical marijuana is NOT legal in Texas…and she knows it, When given medical marijuana, you are also given a piece of paper stating that the permit to use and carry it on you is only valid in the state it was prescribed. So don’t complain about something that is common sense and perfectly legal…it has always been that way, Just ask gun owners about they’re blight with different laws and rules in different states. Just because one has a concealed carry permit from one state does not mean anything in a different state. Same issue.

      • DaveH

        But she was not, nor intended to be, a resident of Texas. She was just passing through.
        What right, anyway, does any Government have to stop us from putting whatever we want in our own bodies?
        Who is the aggressor here? A Girl who is smoking marijuana, not harming anybody else, or the Texas police who are breaking the main law of the land and forcing their aggressive ways on her? The term Nazi comes to mind.
        The fourth amendment:
        “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

        • 45caliber

          Dave:

          I disagree with you here. Do some study as to why drugs were declared illegal in the first place back about 1920 or so. It was because drug-related crime was so bad. Making them legal and insisting that everyone has the right to use if they want to (it’s my body) is okay if that was ALL they did. Unfortunately for the rest of us, it isn’t. And cheaper prices due to being legal only means they can buy more of it.

          • DaveH

            Yeah, Yeah, I know, legalize drugs and we are all going to become drug addicts. Save it, 45. It’s not true.
            I lived those years before the drug busts became the fashion, in a rough town named San Bernardino, California. That environment was much less dangerous then than it is now that you do-gooders have saved us from ourselves. In fact, pre-war San Bernardino was a decent place to live before the Drug Warriors turned our society upside down.

          • DaveH

            And you are being just like the Liberals when you talk about the usage going up (that is, spouting unsupported scare stories). Experience has proven otherwise:
            http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10080

          • Karolyn

            Ah, yes, back in the late 20s, early 30s, I believe when the movie “Reefer Madness” was made to expose the public to the horrific dangers of insane killer pot addicts. Have you ever seen it? It’s a hoot! I’m sure there are still people who would believe it. If drug addicts were left alone and didn’t have to cheat and steal for their drugs, they would be fine. The drug dealers would have to get some other kind of work, and there would be no drug gangs and cartels. People will use drugs and alcohol until the end of time. It always has been and ever will be, and there is no stopping it unless the user wants to stop. All the money saved by getting rid of the DEA could be put to better use in treatment facilities.

          • 45caliber

            Karolyn:

            I know how you feel about it. But as I said, do some studies.

          • 45caliber

            Dave:

            Too bad you didn’t live in 1910. Families were being destroyed by drug users (many were women who took laundrum for their nerves). Users sold off all the belongings of the family and then robbed people for more money for drugs – pretty well what they do today. When they did outlaw them, there were still people who insisted that they could stop any time they wanted and the drugs didn’t affect them at all.

            They broke the back of the drugs by making prison so harsh on offenders that (if they lived to get out again) they wouldn’t even consider drugs. They can’t do that today. It would be “cruel and unusual”.

          • Karolyn

            45 – Since I am a recovering addict and alcoholic and have worked in the field and am studying to become a certified counselor, I do know quite a bit about the subject. It is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart, having lost friends over the years to drug abuse. However, the one thing I do know is that the drug war stops NO ONE from using. They will always find something to get high on. Fear does not stop an alcoholic or drug addict; only the desire to get clean will change him or her.

          • 45caliber

            Karolyn:

            I’m glad for you getting over it. And I hope you can do some good in the live of another.

            It does stop some kids in high school. They don’t want to get into trouble with parents and the law. MJ itself may or may not be a real problem (I’ve seen people on it that I don’t consider normal after awhile) but it does lead to stronger and stronger things. Like meth. Patting the hands of the users and particularly the dealers doesn’t do a thing.

            As you said, if they want to get out, they can. But insisting that sending them to rehab when they don’t want to give it up does nothing but waste money. They have to have some other reason.

            A psychologist in Maine years ago did some research on drug users and criminals in general. He said the biggest problem is that the drugs destroy their empathy – and it isn’t easy to relearn. Worse, the most violent of criminals never had any and can’t learn it. The ONLY way that he found that would keep them straight after they got out was to make things so bad on them that they didn’t want to go back. The other psychologists insisted he was wrong – but not when I’ve seen those in jail. I think he was right.

          • DaveH

            Come on, 45. Did you live in 1910? If so, I want to shake your hand. Please tell me your secret for longevity.
            I and my friends were oblivious to drugs until the do-gooders started the drug wars in the late 60s. Then, with all the free publicity, drugs became popular amongst the vast majority of my high school acquaintances. I was the only person I knew who hadn’t used drugs in those later years. News flash, kids like to do things the authorities don’t want them to do!
            Funny thing is that you keep admonishing me and others to do some study, when from your comments I can see you have done little. Apparently, like most people, you only read those articles that support your opinion.
            Take off the blinders, 45, and read some articles that challenge your comfort zone.

          • kate8

            45, Well, now Dave has accused us both of being like liberals today.

            I do believe that common sense is dead. Humanity does not appear to be capable of civilized behavior without some kind of societal value system. Therefore, you will always end up with a value system based on common respect and decency for the common good, or on an every-man-for-himself pursuit of perversity without boundaries. What a fabulous bit of human truth for a nation’s enemies to use to corrupt, divide and conquer. One would almost think someone had already thought of that.

            Things were so much more clear when right was right and wrong was wrong. One always knew what was the right choice. With the blurring of the lines, and the elimination of conscience, choices are not so much made based on what’s right, but rather on what feels best in the moment.

            Do you suppose that has anything to do with the trainwreck state of America today?

  • http://yahoo Daisysue

    I am amazed about the check points. I live in Arizona, approximatly 80 miles of the United States, from the border to just outside of Tucson,AZ has been conceded to drug and human trafficers.
    The only enforcement are signs warning people not to travel through the area as it is “dangerous” due to possible encounters with armed drug/human trafficers. J.Nepalitano has stated that our border is more secured than ever.
    Obama has sued Gov.Brewer and the state of Arizona through the U.N. for Abuse of Human Rights for trying to enforce Federal Laws pertaining to illegal aliens.

    • http://yahoo Daisysue

      ooooooooops!!!!! PLS EXCUSE THE DBL POSTING. LEFT FOR A FEW AND COULDN’T FIND IT, THOUGHT I HAD LOST IT SO WENT BACK AND RE-WROTE AND POSTED. SORRY

  • Fredrick

    Although the veracity of Californians need for medical marijuana is suspicious at best, I can’t help but think that the efforts of law enforcement/protection could be better utilized. Perhaps in the actual security of our borders, and the expulsion of those criminals that have violated our sovereignty by entering our country illegally. Just a thought. F.W.

    • DaveH

      But the criminals fight back, Fredrick. It’s much easier for Government to mess with the passive citizens.

  • tc

    this is the begining of fascisim,tyranny and dictatorial gov.they create fear to control people

  • http://personallibertydigest Don

    1984 has been happening for a very long time. Evil has a lot people in power right now.We might just have to wait for jugement day for good to take over. We have to obey the ten commandments and return to God. Nothing else will fix our lives.

  • HowardL

    A few years ago people were whining about not feeling safe and demanding more security. Now they’re whining about having to stand in front of a body scan at the airport. Whine whine whine, if you demand something, then get it don’t whine because you have to have your soft little ego hurt or you have to be inconvenienced.

    • DaveH

      I never whined about safety. Why do you want to impose your violations of my privacy and dignity on me?
      We could have Free Markets in Airline travel. That way the cowards could get felt up and scanned all they wanted on a “safe” airliner.
      And those of us who would rather fight and be free could choose the Airlines that allowed us to protect ourselves.
      Both sides would be happy then. But then, Government wouldn’t be so powerful and affluent, would they? What a shame.

      • 45caliber

        Good idea. The government might suddenly discover that their “safe” airlines were going broke.

  • jopa

    I want everyone to be searched, scanned and have their papers ready.Everyone but ME ME ME. It’s all about me.

    • 45caliber

      You fit right in with the liberals.

  • Wlmitch1

    A Litany of Grievances Against the Statist Politicians and the
    Radical Left

    by William L. Mitchell

    January 20, 2011

    Here is some history, along with a litany of legitimate grievances against the Marxists, Globalists, and RINOs (Republicans-In-Name-Only) who are currently in power, and the radical Leftists who are destroying our Nation, our Liberty, and our way of life. The year was 1620 when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. From 1775 to 1783, our Founding Fathers FOUGHT AND WON A REVOLUTION to banish tyranny from our shores, and successfully established the United States of America as a Constitutional Republic. But BECAUSE of the Marxists, Globalists, and RINOs in power today, the rock has been landed on US. All of the rhetoric about tolerance, brotherhood, and everybody sharing all the world, which the Marxists speak so beautifully about, is NOT intended for We The People. Their rhetoric is a LIE! Their evil, gutter ideology has wrought the vicious disarmament, torture, slaughter, and even genocide, of more than 150 MILLION innocent men, women, and children by heathen Fascist, Nazi, and Communist regimes worldwide in less than 90 years’ time!

    When We The People remind the Marxist, Globalist, and RINO politicians that We The People send our elected officials to Washington D.C. to work for US, WHICH WE DO, they look upon us with hubris, hostility, and unfriendliness. The Statists no longer intend for us to be Citizens, but subjects and wards of the State! They impose unconstitutional laws on us against our will. They unconstitutionally tax, spend, and regulate us into deep recessions, EVERY DAY of which businesses struggle to survive; and many decent, honest, hard-working Americans must work two very-low-paying jobs, or two or three part-time jobs, with few or NO benefits, just to support their families. They work from before sun-up until past sun down! From can’t see in the morning until can’t see at night! And these are the Americans who are able to find jobs at all! Then the Statists take a quarter or more of what these Americans earn, in FICA, Medicare, and Federal Income taxes, and when they die, the Statists take even more of their hard-earned money in Estate Taxes! WHEN THEY DIE, they are taxed EVEN MORE! Those Marxist and Globalist politicians HATE America; and they do NOT try to hide it ANYMORE!

    And what is it that has awakened Americans to such a degree that we now demand our country back? It is the past 50 years of the radical Leftists having taken over and bastardized the “Mainstream” News Media, Public “Education”, the “Entertainment” Industry, and the “Democratic” Party. It’s a SHAME!! And it is for these 50 years, IN WHICH, they have stupefied and indoctrinated our youth, expelled God from public life, infringed on our right to keep and bear arms, consistently appeased – and even allied themselves with – the enemies of freedom, murdered our unborn, and imposed immoral and deviant lifestyles on We The People. They intimidate, slander, and try to silence those of us who are TEA Party activists and sympathizers, Constitutional Conservatives, and other American Patriots of ALL races and religions by falsely accusing us of being “far right” bigots and sellouts. They try to criminalize us for opposing THEIR criminal ideology, and telling the TRUTH! Radical Leftist, activist judges at all levels legislate from the courtroom. They do NOT INTERPRET our laws like they are SUPPOSED TO! Those Marxist, Globalist, and RINO politicians do nothing to secure our borders and deport those who have entered our country ILLEGALLY. They impose so many laws on us, with a few hidden loopholes, that it is becoming almost impossible for the average American to NOT break the law! THAT is not Liberty! IT IS OPPRESSION AND SLAVERY!

    Under Obama, Holder, Napolitano, Clinton, and Reid, the destruction of our once-great nation has accelerated drastically. They force their suicidal poison known as Political Correctness on us against our will! They have hauled a sovereign U.S. State before the U.N. Human Rights Council for enforcing our immigration laws! They appease and apologize to the Islamic terrorists who want to kill us, and the regimes which sponsor them. At our airports, travellers in full Muslim dress are given a free pass while the rest of us are treated like criminals and terrorists. They violate our First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, and Tenth Amendment Rights incessantly. They are so ARROGANT and incompetent that they refuse to understand why we American Citizens are frustrated and angry! They accuse us of being ungrateful for all they do “for” us when they KNOW that they are doing their unrighteous deeds TO us! And NOW we have a “President” who abdicates his Constitutional duty to protect our Nation, appoints militant America-hating Marxists to his cabinet, and rules by Executive Order and through “czars” whenever he does not get his way! What a disgrace! We The People MUST FIRE all of the Leftist, Globalist, and RINO politicians in 2012, replace them with REAL American Patriots, and finish taking our country back! God save America and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    • DaveH

      Our loss of freedom has been going on for more than a century. It is the natural order of things for Government to grow and Liberty to yeild.
      Both Republican leaders and Democrat leaders are responsible for that.

      • Wlmitch1

        You are correct that the erosion of our Liberty began around 100 years ago, 1913 to be exact, in that President Woodrow Wilson, a Progressive, introduced the Income Tax and the Federal Reserve. That laid much of the framework for what has taken place over the last 50 years. FDR banned the private ownership of gold to steal our true wealth, and introduced a burdensome, progressive income tax. The 1960s were the time when the radical Left began the onslaught against our Liberty in earnest. That is why my long essay covers what has transpired over the last 50 years. Had I gone back to 1913, my already-lengthy essay would have been considerably longer.

  • marvin

    JRC says:
    the federal goverment has a law about the having or smoking marry jane but let cal pass state laws to do so and have not took them to court but take arizona to court over doing what they [feds]are being paid to do enforce immigration laws that is what is called selective enforcment a ?? what is the biggest problum we have illegal immigration or drugs ;i say stop one you stop or slow both they are both big problums that have the same ansure close the borders

  • ONTIME

    The ignorance of our politicians and the calamities they cause because of their gutless ways and devious agendas is just how and why American freedoms are under siege. Failure to secure the border by to many of our administrations for one vacuous reason after another has allowed a law against drugs but allows the drug cartels a free hand because the government policy is always contradictory, the improper lack of interstate co-ordination is pathetic, so the abuse of Constitutional Law is the result and it would appear that rule by confusion is division of intent thus the ability to quash freedoms is ongoing.

    If you want decent government and a better clarity, then those willing to persist in liberal embellishment aided by subversion from the RINO element need to be identified weeded from the ranks. Communism and this Republic cannot exist side by side in the same space, freedom and democracy are poison to the tyranny inherent in communism.

  • marvin

    the biggest thing is selective enforcement cops do not have the right to chose what laws they will enforce or not enforce if a law is unconstitutional get it changed just because you think someone or something is wrong don,t make it legal their are hundreds of laws i disagree with but i still have to follow them illegal drugs are illegal being in this country undoucumented is illegal operating a car without proper papers is illegal, if you won,t or don,t enforce all laws the same reguardless of what you thank then we as a nation will fail

  • 45caliber

    Houston had 70 cameras at intersections to issue tickets for running red lights. Last Novemeber, the citizens had a referendum and voted that the cameras be removed. The city officials objected, insisting that it brought in $10 million a year – not counting the money some private company was getting to run these things.

    They took it to court and the judge ruled that the people have spoken. BUT …

    Now they are saying that are going to raise the number of cameras to 300. These cameras are to determine traffic flow and allow the police to better identify crime in progress and catch the criminals.

    And guess what crime they intend to punish the most. You guessed it – people running through stop lights.

  • DaveH

    If you have the time (you should make it) please read this free online book. It might wake you to reality:
    http://mises.org/rothbard/foranewlb.pdf

    • Wlmitch1

      Thank you for posting the link to “For A New Liberty – The Libertarian Manifesto” by Murray N. Rothbard. I have downloaded and saved the PDF file, and read all the way up to the end of Part 1. It is very well reasoned out and enlightening, UNLIKE the “Manifesto of the Communist Party” by Karl Marx, which I have also read, and is dark and creepy to read. The Libertarian Manifesto calls for peace, liberty, honesty, and truth, while the Communist Manifesto is about rage, violent revolution, propaganda, and tyranny. The Libertarian Manifesto defines its terms, says what it means and means what it says, while the Communist Manifesto tries to twist the meaning of words and is sometimes contradictory.

  • barbm

    i’m sorry your daughter was arrested, but we have an obligation to be aware of laws in the states we’re visiting/going through and to obey them. if you don’t like a law and have the means, help change it, but it isn’t okay to break it. on one hand, we want illegals sent packing and their drugs to stop coming in but, on the other hand, i guess y’all just want people with brown skin stopped and checked for citizenship. tha’ts profiling. in order to check their status, we must check everybody’s. being from texas and sick to death of the illegals breaking our state, i want them out and am willing to show my papers in order to get them out. if your daughter had been raped, you’d be darn glad of a video camera catching the culprit and helping to get him behind bars. you can’t have it both ways. with state and local budget deficits, many places are cutting police jobs. without cameras, we’d be hard put to catch these people with fewer cops on the job. stop running red lights, and you have nothing to fear from cameras. what part of law-abiding are you people not getting? if you don’t break the law, you won’t get in trouble.

    • DaveH

      I had an Arizona cop give me that same advice, only in my case it was that my proof of liability insurance from California didn’t comply with Arizona requirements.
      As I told him, sure we are supposed to know all the state laws when in fact even lawyers don’t know all the myriad laws in their own states.
      It was so much cheaper to live before Big Government came along to save us from ourselves. Now we pay twice as much of our GDP for Government as we did when I was a teen, and life is even more restrictive and dangerous than it was at half the price. Talk about a BAD Investment.

      • barbm

        i know you can’t know each and every little law on the books, but drugs and guns? come on. did the az. cop give you a ticket?

        • DaveH

          Pardon us for assuming, Barb, that officers of the Government, of all people, should obey the Main Law of the Land (Constitution). If the Government doesn’t obey the laws, how do expect the citizens to respect the laws, when given that bad example?

      • Karolyn

        Are you saying we need to have different insurance for each state we travel to? That’s hilarious! I think that many cops are just so full of themselves they have to make more problems.

        • barbm

          dave didn’t say why he was pulled over either. if he wasn’t breaking some law, he’d never have had to show proof of insurance. and, even though the form may not have been the same, i doubt he got a ticket for it unless he was unwise enough to mouth off to the cop.

          • DaveH

            Guilty as charged. I was speeding. No question about that. But the cop was like Barney Fife from the Andy Griffith show. He wanted to shoot me, I’m sure, lol.

          • http://deleted Claire

            DaveH– I remember my first speeding ticket. It was back in the 70s and geez, did I feel like a criminal! When I got my 2nd ticket in the 80s, my Mother was with me. She sure did a lot of screaming at me! I haven’t had a ticket since. I got pulled over once in my big van, I still think the state trooper thought I was hauling illegals up I55. Instead he found a van full of dogs. I still laugh about it.

  • Pegasus66

    The Builderburgers are named after the Bilderburger Hotel where they first met. The Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations round out the “big three”.

    However, even they aren’t at the top. There is a new book you need to read: Crisis by Design by John Truman Wolfe (2010). It focuses on the central banks and the international banking structure. The top of the heap is the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland and its new Financial Stability Board (FSB). Neither is accountable to ANY elected or governmental authority. Everyone else, person, bank, government or corporation either plays along and profits of gets destroyed. In the US, Goldman Sachs is The Player. Wolfe is very specific, naming names and showing connections. If you haven’t heard of the BIS or FSB, get reading!

  • http://getgrassfedwheyprotein.com James

    I agree Mr. Pugsley. I liked your personal story and reminiscence of 6 decades of driving.

  • http://non don b

    the very difficult part is that young people, those in their twenties and younger, don’t remember the past, when simple freedoms went unnoticed. this is suicide, unless we teach them about the past. At 52, i am very afraid for America. I hope this is a passing trend, but somehow, government involvement always becomes more permient, until the arrest and torture of people is accepted and commonplace, as if “we’ve done something wrong” and need to be punished. this is ridiculous. i hope all americans will consider emigrating elsewhere. dont’ be afraid to do this.

  • Maggie in Indiana

    Agree abuot the check points to a degree. We complain about the illegeals getting in but when they run you through a check opoint aimed at stopping them you complain. did they make you get out of your car? did they ask for proof of citizenship? How long were you detained?

    The pot,script or not ,it’s legal only in California for her right?So what’s your point, jail was appropreiate. She most likely knew that.

    • Karolyn

      So how is one supposed to travel with their LEGITIMATE medication? She most certainly did not deserve any time in jail, especially if it was a small amount. We in the US do not expect to be stopped at checkpoints, unless it is just random motor vehicle checks for safety issues and proper documentation of the vehicles.

  • Thor

    While I agree with you in spirit, John, and with respects…I hear the complaint but I am still waiting to hear your proposed alternative to enforcing the laws that have legitimacy in their passage and intent but are being broken by those who assume more liberties than they actually possess in a complex and over-populated society. Californians know that California law is ‘way out there’ and that most of the country does not reciprocate. Your arrested kin folks are experiencing the same thing Concealed Permit holders from Texas suffer in California.

    • DaveH

      Over Populated? Funny that Hong Kong has 3 times the population density of our most densely populated state (New Jersey) and yet only spends 19% of their GDP on Government. Compare that to 39% of GDP that we pay for our Government.

  • http://none paddyo

    You folks don’t understand! If you don’t want to be stopped by law enforcement officers you must be an illegal alien. Just ask EARS Obama
    and his GO TO Guy Holder.

  • Lonetrader

    Remember Obama’s campaign promise. He would not allow the Patriot act to continue. Once in, he expanded it and made it permanent. Over the years, we have allowed the Congress and the Senate to become too powerful. They have become above the law. We need to stop this now before it is too late. Have as many people you can write these people and demand action from them. Flood them with written letters. Over run their fax machines. We need to take our country back before it is totally gone. Screw the UN, we are a soverign nation. Screw the New World Order.

    • DaveH

      I fear it might already be too late, Lonetrader.
      Too many brainwashed Big Government lovers (both right and left).
      Too few Freedom lovers.

  • Lonetrader

    Hey Dave. I am not dead yet. I will never give up. You shouldn’t either. There is too much at stake here. The thing is, more people everyday are realizing what is going on. If we make a big enough noise, they will stop. If we do what is needed, they will stop. You are correct to a point. they voted Reid, Boxer, Pelosi back in. 3 of the biggest threats to our country. But, many were voted out. We need term limits, and no laws that politicians are exempt. They exist. Keep showing the left wingers facts, not emotion. Blame both parties because both are in it together. NEVER GIVE UP.

    • 45caliber

      I am firmly convinced that they ONLY voted Pelousy, Reid, and Boxer back in with help from the voting machines not being set right. It is too easy to adjust the program in the machines to count for one person rather than another and then to alter the program later to show it wasn’t.

    • Will-CA

      Hi Lonetrader,
      I don’t think DaveH has given up quite the contrary. He’s like a lot of us on this site have been awake for many years now. Myself 30 plus years now. Years of being awake in a sea of sleepers can be tiring. With that said I will never give up, especially because I’m afraid it’s too late.
      When I was a teen my favorite poster was of a drawing of a mouse flipping off a eagle swooping down on him with a title of “Last act of defiance”. Being a rebellious teen I thought it was cool little did I think that’s how I might end up.
      Hope it doesn’t come to that but if it does I have a feeling that DaveH, Kate8, Time, OnTime, Angel, 45Caliber, too many great Americans that post here to list will be among the mice to make the last stand. I for one would and will be proud to stand with these people.
      Being a newbie here I’d like Thank all of you for your time spent researching and sharing this knowledge.

      • DaveH

        I know the feeling, Will (being awake in a sea of sleepers). Thank you for your kind words.

      • Al Sieber

        Will, you can count me in on the last stand, Dan az, too, JoeH, also, etc.

      • JeffH

        I’m in too!

  • Karen W.

    Here’s the current line-up folks:
    Democrat Party: Are now Libral, Progressive, Marxist, Communist Party
    Republican Party: Are the Old Democrat Party split with few Conservative members left. Blue Dogs and RINOs.
    Constitutional Party: Are now the True Conservative Republicans.
    If you vote Democrat you vote for Progessive Communism.
    If you vote Republican you are voting for the Old Democratic Blue Dog Party and Republican Rinos with FEW Conservatives left.
    If you vote for Constitutionalist Conservative you vote for the true Constitutional Conservative Republicans. Get it yet?

  • DaveH

    This is a sobering chart for those who think the illegal drugs are the big problem:
    http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/graphs/25.htm

    • DaveH

      And this is how much we’re spending to stop them:
      http://www.drugsense.org/cms/wodclock

      Note that those costs are just the monetary costs. Don’t forget the Societal costs and the costs to our Freedom.

    • DaveH

      Or the costs to the innocent victims who get caught in the crossfire:
      http://www.drugwarrant.com/articles/drug-war-victim/

      • eddie47d

        Unnecessary police raids have become dangerous and uncontrollable. We’ve had at least 3 different incidences where innocent folks had their homes broke into and killed by police raids. One guy was completely naked and just lying in bed. Opps,wrong home!

  • Harvey Henkelmann

    Neither political party represents the American people, both of them need to go.

  • Nancy

    What is utterly ridiculous about this is that Americans must show I.D. and prove who we are just to drive across the country, and submit to invasive searches just to travel on a plane within this country, but foreigners are allowed to cross the border unchecked and undetained! Where is the sense in that?

  • JeffH

    “For we are opposed, around the world, by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence; in infiltration instead of invasion; on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice; on guerillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined, its dissenters are silenced, not praised; no expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”
    -John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961

    “The executives, the editors in print media, the senior producers, executive producers in the visual media – these are the people who have the ideological bias and what’s probably almost as important – their personal friendships. They go to the same country clubs, they go to the same dinners, they socialize with a lot of the people that they cover.”
    –Roger Charles, former Correspondent at ABC News

    “[A]lways there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face … forever.” –George Orwell

    “The purpose of education is to change the thoughts, actions, and feelings of students. Hitler wanted to control the education system in Germany, Stalin did in Russia, and Mao Zedong in China. You have to get a hold of the minds of the young, where you break the person’s values, you break their understanding of their individuality. You bring them to consensus with the group. They become a member of the collective. It’s soviet education.”
    -One Nation Under Siege

    “Secrecy is the freedom that zealots dream of; no watchman to check the door, no accountant to check the books, no judge to check the law. The secret government has no constitution. The rules it follows are the rules it makes up.”

  • http://com i41

    The Nzi Soros Socialist Puke Party will neer change or want smaller government. Any pinhead who beleives there is “medical” mary jane excuse and so what if it is natural, so is infectionous diseases and deadly insects. When the pot heads get arrested, put them on chain gangs cleaning and mowing road ditches, or cleaning up the crap iner cities as well as any welfare collector getting taxpayer freebies. It would help make alot of “true green jobs” that do save money. Too many pusified wimps in the USA.

    • Karolyn

      And you, i41, are just perfect! Do you drink? Ever got drunk? Drink coffee? Feels good, doesn’t it? Even if you never touched a drop, you have no clue of what you’re talking about. If you ever really stopped and thought rationally about things and wandered a little from your frozen in concrete ideas, you might let a little light into your brain. If you arrested everybody who smokes pot, there wouldn’t be enough space in the prisons. There are places where murderers get off with lesser sentences than pot smokers. why is it so bad? People have gotten high forever. As I am fond of saying, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Mr. Neanderthal plucked a leaf (pot or coca?), chewed it and loved the feeling. If drugs were so bad and such a problem, civilization would never have gotten to where it is. Numerous artists and scientists throughout time have gotten high either with alcohol or drugs. Of course, not all people like to get high. My mother was one. That means that if drugs were legalized, most of the population would still not go out and buy them. It seems to me that people who think like you are just so entrenched in their thinking that they won’t even read an article about legalizing drugs because of their inflexibility. Here is a link that DaveH posted the other day titled “How the War on Drugs is Destroying Black America” http://www.cato.org/pubs/catosletter/catosletterv9n1.pdf I dare you to read it and say that it doesn’t make sense.

      • bob wire

        Karolyn , I’m beginning to believe you have hit onto something. ~ I think many of the posters here that “really do like” Palin , and profess these “conservative views” are prone to burning a rug on a daily basis.

        • JeffH

          bob says: “I think many of the posters here that “really do like” Palin , and profess these “conservative views” are prone to burning a rug on a daily basis.”

          JeffH says, I think that some posters here that profess their “liberal views” and their “really profound dislike for Palin” are either drunk on the bottle or are in need of a frontal lobotomy.

          Wow, wasn’t that fun says the Jabberwocky! Nothing to see here, guys. Just some monsters and a little gore.

      • bob wire

        nothing wrong with it I suppose, if you are not planning on going anywhere.

        • barbm

          r u kidding? go anywhere? in front of the tv with a box of twinkies, maybe. :) and, if they did go somewhere, they’d drive 25 in a 45 mph zone unlike those who drink alcohol and drive who would be going 75. i smoked in college and probably would now if it was legal. best pain medication, sleep aid, and argument ender i’ve ever had.

          • DaveH

            What? No Reefer Madness? You didn’t go psycho on your parents?

          • JeffH

            ….duuude! I think I spilled my drink???? That’s mine? Oh, cool ddduuudeee, thanks bro…I luv ya man, my bro! Did I drool on myself or what…dduuudde! Duudde You realize I haven’t moved for 3 hours, can I get another hit off the bong, I gotta catch a buzz…heh, heh, heh.

            That’s about all I can remember, besides laughing a lot…lol!

          • http://deleted Claire

            I have never tried smoking pot, although in the 60s I wanted to but I was scared. I heard too many stories about damage to the brain (LSD, etc.) so I left it alone. Now that I am older, I will try to keep my brain intact as long as I can!

          • DaveH

            Funny, Jeff.
            I have only heard stories, as I have been so straight-laced all my life that probably most people thought I was a narc.

          • bob wire

            now That was fun! ~~ Wonder if Palin & Todd might fire off a rocket on occassion? You know ? a bottle of Mellow Days and Easy Night and bucket of chicken wings in the land of the midnight sun?

            Thanks guys ~ that was a hoot.

      • JeffH

        Karolyn, in all honesty, you’re wasting your time responding to this guy. He’s mildly amusing at times, but as you can see…rarely gets a hit from anybody…no matter what aisle they’re in. Some people just scream out to be ignored and this is a prime example.

    • Al Sieber

      i41, I guess you’d have to arrest the Founding Fathers also.

  • http://www.TomBlairEA.com Thomas Avery Blair EA

    Stop the world…I want to get off!

    No reason to cry about it…we elected them and they screwed us…get real…take your little black pill, wash it down with the Killaid, lie down and be quiet…then, with your last breath of life cry “NEXT PLEASE! Maybe being an organ doner will mean you’ll even get a last me of something green.

    I really pity those who have children to care for in the next couple of years…the kids will be questioned about guns in your home, your political views and where your wealth is invested, etc., and they will politely answer to the very best of their ability “for the public good.”

    At least food for thought, is it not?

    Respectfully submitted,

    Thomas Avery Blair EA

  • bob wire

    “Get used to it or stop voting for progressives.
    Reply ”

    Oh get real Michael, ~ it don’t matter ~ don’t try to over simplify a complex problem. You need get beyond a two box understanding of the world.

    We’ve got a long stretch of hwy here in Texas, hwy 77, From Brownsville to Corpus ,it parallels the coastline, some 7 to 12 inland and is a hard 3 hours drive long. Runs south of Kings Ranch and has a few small communities, 3 or 4 along the way, Kingville, Raymondville, etc. Uvalde County, I believe. The area is sparse, no place to be caught afoot.

    One hour burn inland, there is an immigration check point, It’s always been there! No matter who’s in office, they are there, with their guns and dogs. It’s a must stop situation.

    I was coming home to Fort Worth after pulling a 45 day hitch at sea and on stopping was asked to pull to the side. I figured they were going to take my truck apart or something so I pulled to the side, got out and opened up all my doors and the officer walked over and wrote me a citation for and expire registration sticker. sonb1tch!

    I spoke with the Judgeship in Sarita Texas about it. ~ He didn’t care, just sent them the money. I hadn’t been home, kissed my woman or slept in my bed from 48 days. They don’t care that your job makes it hard to comply in timely fashion , It all about the money and it don’t matter who’s setting in the white house.

    • leofa

      probably the same d.bag that got me after i got released from a long deployment in ’91 and my car had been parked on base for 6 mos. i hate pigs. they deserve to burn in hell and get Sadamized by the king of sadamy, Hussein himself.

  • DaveH
    • Will-CA

      Great link.
      To serve and protect.

  • Barbara

    Be glad we are taking charge again.

  • http://ObamatheFirst Bob M

    I wrote this about a TSA thread on 12/27/2010.

    I’ve been expecting this for years and now that the midterms are over and all our “lawmakers” feel safe again it’s going to be business as usual and just going to get worse.
    Let me give you a little senario about what I think may happen. After they have all the sheep (read Americans) properly conditioned, somewhere around the middle of 2011, there is going to be a “Terrorist Attack” for which President O’Bama is going to declare a state of “National Emergency”. Because of this emergency he will go to the Congress and request that all elections be delayed for the duration of the emergency as it would be a “bad thing” to change leadership in the middle of said emergency. Just like our current security setting has never gone below orange, this “Emergency” would never end and viola you have Barrack the First Dictator for Life just like his hero down in South America.

    There is something else that most people haven’t thought of. You all say that you will stop flying and drive where your going. If this BS stands how long do you think it will be before checkpoints appear at the state borders where you’ll be asked where your going, your names, what your carrying, and randomly selected for searches. You think this is silly? They allready do it to big trucks and it can take 10 to 15 minutes to get through, think what will happen when everyone has to go through. Of course the next thing is you will have to fill out an itinerary, submit it to your local National Security office and get it approved before you can travel interstate. And if that flies you will have to get the permission of your local commisar befor you can travel within the state.

  • chuckb

    daveh

    do we stop our army in wartime due to friendly fire. drugs are detrimental to your health.

    • DaveH

      Yeah, let’s just kill everybody (sarcasm). That will solve our problems, won’t it?
      They could just lock us all in rubber rooms. We maybe wouldn’t live forever, but it would sure seem like it.

  • Alicia Williams

    The first time ANYONE goes through a TSA checkpoint you have given up on your 4th Amendment rights and you go down from there. You can justify it by saying to yourself, “I have to do this for work, or to see my family, so I’ll just put up with it,” but that is just being a sheeple! I will not fly anywhere until this is stopped. PERIOD! No compromise! Compromise is the first step on the slippery slope of “1984″ type government!

  • chuckb

    alicia williams

    we should be taking out our wrath on the muslims, they are the ones blowing up the planes, or trying to. i get upset with the border patrol when they set up their check points and stack traffic up for a mile or two, who do you blame them or the illegals? as for tsa, anything janet napolitano does irritates me, but, what do you do when these muslims are trying every way to blow the planes up. i’ll take a little indignation.

  • leofa

    due to the fact that the pigs in this country are out of control (they do whatever they want to whoever they want and usually get away with it) I will be running for Texas State Congress dist 68. Please vote for me (Leo Anderson) and I will work to restore the rights of the people. I will also work to ensure that pigs will get what they deserve when they violate those rights. Thank you

    contact info. leofandersoniii@hotmail.com

  • Mac

    The TSA moves are so wrongheaded, it boggles the mind. We need to basically implement racial profiling, when it comes to policing of immigration and security policy. It does not make sense to NOT use profiling, when the results of the current policy of applying security procedures to everyone prove how fruitless the policy is. Children and oldsters and Caucasians in general are not going to be dangerous to the traveling public. Africans with non-muslim names are not going to be dangerous to the traveling public. Latino-appearing persons will be subject to screening for immigration checks, but they will just have to put up with that if they want the benefits of living and moving in American society.

  • pat

    what needs to be done is ; we need to vote them all out and put people in charge that really care about the american people and the constitution, the morons in charge now think that the law abiding people of this country are going to say; its ok to take our right to carry arms away ,its ok to stop me on the road and drug sniff my car and accuse me of being a trafficer,its ok to take our freedoms and throw them into the trash in the name of home land security.BUT ITS NOT OK AND WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF IT.we are tired of the unlawful measures this government is putting on us.the way they see it is, you are guilty before anything has even happened. SO THIS IS WHAT I THINK SHOULD HAPPEN. STAND UP AND SAY YOU NEED US MORE THAN WE NEED THEM. WE DO THE VOTING AND IF THEY WONT DO AS WE WANT WE CAN TELL THEM GOODBYE AND WE MAY HAVE TO BEFORE ITS TO LATE.

  • Vicki

    John Pugsley. It may be too late for the case with your daughter but it is useful information.

    http://flexyourrights.org/drug_checkpoint_ahead
    “In City of Indianapolis v. Edmond, the Supreme Court found random drug checkpoints unconstitutional in 2000.”

    • Vicki

      Unfortunatly I almost immedatly found this
      ————————-
      Illinois v. Caballes
      543 U.S. 405 (2005)

      In Illinois vs. Caballes, the Supreme Court ruled that police do not need reasonable suspicion to use drug dogs to sniff a vehicle during a legitimate traffic stop.
      ————————–

      So if the stop was a legit traffic stop and the dogs could be brought in a “reasonable” time the sniff would be a legal source of probable cause.

      Of course the entire problem stems from the assumption that government was given the power to deny a free people the possession of things.

  • http://www.beatthechip.org BeatTheChip

    This article summs the everyday life, the new normal for a lot of Americans. Witnessing your national heritage of personal freedom slip into the black bag of government secrecy is hard to take. It’s harder to sit around and just do nothing. Americans can’t just be expected to stand around and ignore it, but it doesn’t stop the system from asking not just once but hundreds of times a day! I appreciate your honesty.

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    In the land of dwarfs the midget is king.

    • Al Sieber

      In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.

  • NoMoreMarxistsInDC

    Anybody who ever votes Democrat again, or RINO again, needs to be put into an insane asylum after what we’re experiencing with the Marixsts in Washington, DC and various “Blue state” legislators. Just look at the conditions of the cities and the people in “Blue States”. They are poverty-stricken and most cities, like Detroit, downtown LA, St.Louis, Newark, etc., look like they’ve been nuked. Take a look at what the entrepreneurial Japanese did to rebuild Hiroshima and Nagasaki back into thriving, profitable cities that are envies of the world.

    Vote Democrat-Marxist-Communist. They’re one in the same.

  • Lee Abel

    Well let me state a fact “medical marijuana” is a bull shit term. The operative chemical in it is THC, which IS legal, Weed, grass, mary jane IS illegal. PERIOD.
    Your daughter is fool and SHOULD be prosecuted.
    As for a doctor prescribing smokeable marijuana should be drummed out of the medical profession.
    Several reasons are the gross toxins and heavy metals the cannabis pulls out of the ground is ridiculous.
    And as for your daughter condition I can pretty much say that THC in pill form is much better, safer and more effective. Now remember this there is nothing else in the “weed” that has ANY medicinal value.
    Kind of like people who used to abuse cocaine, and it was available over the counter from your local pharmacist.
    Now you can call out 1984 ,but how about stupidity on the moron league. She had to know that carrying weed across state lines will get her in trouble. See only the liberal left wing dope smokers in California see it as a useful thing to smoke up to get “healed”.
    Happy horse shit is what it is. Because every person who thinks they need to use illegal drugs to “fix” their problems.
    Heck they are just junkies looking for a making their habit legal.
    As for other things, get a life, grow up and become more conservative,,,and smarter.

    • Vicki

      You wouldn’t happen to have a cite or link to backup your assertion that THC is legal to possess and use while a plant containing THC is illegal to possess and use would you? I did a quick check and found only the expected states like California and Colorado where THC AND marijuana are legal with a proper prescription. Of course the Fed frowns on this.

  • Lucifer

    Things will never change until you throw all jews out of government/courts/banking/media/TV ETC. Marxism and judaism is one in the same. Always has been always will be. They arent semites, even IF they do exist, and holocaust with the reparations and the 3 weeks my sons and daughters have to sit thru in public school for the social engineering of “implied guilt” must end. Even if it did happen, I and my family had nothing to do with it. Its always hung over humanities head, while they continue their parasitism.

  • Angie

    If the government would stop letting illegals and terrorists into our country we wouldn’t have to undergo such indignity and scrutiny. I’m afraid it’s too late now. We have so many terrorists and illegals in our country we can never go back to the way it was.

  • http://www.HypnoticPro.com Keith

    Yes, it is here now.
    What do we do to change this insanity.
    All or most of the people in government
    have bought into being part of the problem.
    They see it as giving up some freedom for safety.
    That never did work for anyone.
    As you point out, all of us are being entered
    into their data bases of potential problems to them.
    Make international calls and you are monitored. Another data base.
    What makes it all go away? How do we get those people to not be paranoid?

  • jopa

    Karolyn: You asked how a person can travel with prescrition drugs.I go on cruises quite often and do alot of international travel on vacations.All my meds are packed in my carry on in plastic zip lock bags in their original containers with my name and all pertinent info on the lables.Never had a problem yet except for one time in Puerto Rico the cleaning staff helped themselves to some meds from some people traveling with us.Don’t trust the baggage handlers so put everything in a carry on.As far as pot go to Amsterdam if you want the good stuff.I couldn’t use it when I was there due to random drug tests at work or I would have.

  • mark

    In physcology there is a condition called the “Normalcy Bias”. This bias is developed through repetitive exposure or treatment. I.E., The first time you saw a gruesome murder on the movie screen it was unnerving and made you very upset. However as the movie industry has perfected it’s special effects and the scenes have become increasingly more graphic and gruesome you have become desensitised to an increasing level of murder and mayhem, accepting it on some level. This is what the current government actions are about. Increasing levels of oppression, control and surviellance. This all to not only begin the control level they want but to move the mass populace into the “Normalcy Bias”. If they can influence a large percentage this way, then add the complicit and cowardly they already have controlled it reduces the numbers of the resistance to this new one world rule. I too have been on the end of a AK-47 in the rain forest of Venezuela while traveling and in Mexico 4 times in one three hundred mile drive years ago. You cannot imagine the oppression and helplessnes that overcomes you. WAKE UP AMERICANS, we have to stop this now or never. Join the Tea Party, vote for independants and patriots, say HELL NO or just lay in front of your TV and wait to be killed or controlled, it’s just around the corner.

  • Ric

    Being born in El Paso, Texas and later living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, I lived with these Federal Border Identity checks stations for over 50 years. You cannot travel north [I-25 Las Cruces & T or C, NM; Hwy 54 Orogrande, NM], south [I-10 Sierra Blanca, Tx], east [Hwy 58 Alamogordo, NM & Hwy 62 Pine Springs, Tx]or west [I-10 Las Cruces, NM] from those towns without going through a check station. It has been like that for decades, it is not something new. State laws don’t apply, they are Federal Law check stations.

    The agents can take your car apart and strip search you naked for any reason if they deem “probable cause”. Bordertown inhabitants have lived with this disruption of Constitutional Rights in the name of “drug interdiction” and other violations of the 4th Amendment daily.

    Then again, the Border Patrol and other law enforcement agents [I know several from there] on duty in the line of fire have had to deal with being shot at by well armed drug smugglers. Many have been imprisoned by the Washington Machine for not only lawfully standing up to these violent criminals but for protecting themselves and their coworkers while letting these non-citizen aliens assert “citizenship” status under Washington Machine granted immunities for their false testimony against these same agents.

    So where is the “balance”? I don’t recall seeing any of you folks down there doing one thing to help.

  • Ric

    Then again, this negates the 4th Amendment if applied within the boundaries of our country…….

    http://www.switched.com/2011/01/20/blue-devil-mega-blimp-surveillance/

  • http://none paddyo

    He fooled them once he fooled them twice,
    and he’ll fool them again, he does it all the time.
    He does it with his bull dung, it’s a very special blend,
    he does it all the time.

    He wants to build a large civilian army,
    whose purpose I am sure is meant to harm me.
    But, he fooled them once, he fooled them twice and he’ll fool them all again, he does it all the time.

    He and old George Soros talk about us.
    They want to run our country, but without us.
    So, they fool them once they fool them twice and
    they’ll fool them again, they do it all the time.

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      They won’t fool Mr. Nozler. He’ll catch them every time. Pop goes the weasel.

  • Pete Sagi

    I suppose that I could get mad, but instead, I will just fire off a song parody. Check this out.

    Pete

    Orwell’s Wonderland
    (To the tune of Winter Wonderland)

    Ever since, nine eleven,
    It’s become, a tyrant’s heaven,
    “SHOW YOUR PAPERS, PLEASE,
    Or we’ll aim and squeeze!”
    Living in George Orwell’s wonderland!

    While TV, is keeping you dumb,
    Gone away, is your freedom,
    You must go along,
    To get along,
    Living in George Orwell’s wonderland!

    Microphones are now on every phone pole,
    Lift your head and take a look around.
    Since no one dared to stand up,
    And say “No, Man!”
    They listen to you everywhere in town!

    Some of us, now conspire,
    To resist … say “OPEN FIRE!”
    Let’s face unafraid,
    With plans that we made,
    Throwing off George Orwell’s wonderland!

    Cameras are now on every phone pole,
    All watched by some bureaucratic clown.
    Join us having fun achieving our goal,
    Of shooting all those mother(lovers) down!

    Now is no time to be chillin’,
    Hitting back, can be thrillin’,
    We’ll frolic and play,
    The guerilla way,
    Throwing off George Orwell’s wonderland!
    Throwing off Obama’s nightmare land!

  • http://deleted Claire

    Go Packers!!!

  • jopa

    The Pack is back!!

    • http://deleted Claire

      jopa—I sure hope so!! I was thrilled that they beat the Eagles–My husband is for the Bears, my son and I are for the Packers!!! Packers rule!!!

  • Spktyr

    When California recognizes Texas’ right to carry laws, we Texans will consider recognizing California’s right to marijuana laws. Aside from the deplorable search (covered by people above quite well), how dumb do you have to be to bring something that you know is illegal in all the other states on your journey?

  • http://msn mike

    that check point has been there 30 years where are you from?

  • http://www.personalliberty.com Marie Stroud

    Do you reall believe you “vote” officials into office?

  • http://www.personalliberty.com Marie Stroud

    David Rockefeller’s address in june, 1991. Look it up

  • DWK333

    Great. Keep up the good work Texas!

  • http://ripleyporch.blogspot.com/ Ripley

    A comment from a guy who grew up in Bama in the 1960s/1970s and has long since traveled throughout the US and overseas (Air Force).

    About ten years ago, my dad got up around 4AM to take his truck & trailer off to a flea market. About eight minutes into this…the local town cop (a 1-cop town) pulls him over at roughly 4:20AM. He wants to know where he’s going and what’s hauling. So my dad has to produce “papers” and actually open up the trailer. This went on for five minutes and finally my dad said that he knew the mayor of the town and he’d be happy to just call him up at 4:30AM and ask if he could help out. The episode then ended.

    About seven years passed, and by this point…the town has still just one cop but has taken on seven reserve cops (all untrained and uncertified for anything other than riding with the cop). The reserve guys had taken to riding their own patrols on weekends (they couldn’t issues tickets, so no one could understand the necessity of this patrol). The one cop and the reserves then started roadblocks.

    The roadblocks were something that no in the area had seen in their lives. They’d seen them in the county seat (a town of 25k) but never in their town of 300 residents. This went on for about eighteen months until numerous issues were brought up, and a law suite against the town & its cops started. The case was pretty serious for the town council because it exceeded it’s insurance policy for such issues. Eventually, the reserve force was told to disband, and the one cop was dismissed.

    My humble opinion is that when we start having roadblocks on a weekly basis and have to produce ID to get out of the situation…we’ve become something that we dislike. I don’t care what the cops say…it’s obvious that something serious has happened and rather than fix the problem…we want to make the problem twice as big.

  • jopa

    Claire;If Rodgers plays like he did in the last game they should go all the way and win it all.Of the last four QB’s still standing he was the most impressive.Spent my first forty years in Michigan so that me makes me a lion fan then GB.

  • Lev

    Even in our nightmares, we couldn’t see America that goes to socialism (!) We did it ourselves. Our last “choise for the changes” was the worst and more dangerous mistake in American History. But more unbelievable thing is…we don’t want to wake up even today !!!!

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      We woke up but our friends on the left are in a terminal slumber. While they sleep and dream of peas on earth and equality for all, everything their ancestors fought to build and preserve is being stolen from them. They are trully pathetic and deserve what happens to them; unfortunately we’re all along for the ride.

  • jopa

    Gunner689: Iguess it is better to dream of having some peas and dividing them equally so nobody goes hungry than splitting atoms and ending the world.What are you talking about??

  • American Patriot

    POWER PLANTS ACROSS AMERICA ARE BEING FORCED TO CLOSE> “RIGHT NOW” Go to infowars.com to learn more. American’s need power right now with this winters massive storms that have been hitting America. STAND UP AMERICA! Google “OBAMA TRIGGERS BLACK OUTS”

  • katana5.56

    ok. most of you have good points but how to organize against a socialist govt. trying to strip everything the constitution stands for is the question. the problem is alot of big players in this one world government type scheme. its the ultra rich and politicians from both parties and includes former presidents of both parties and billion aire muslims! dont let democrats or republicans fool you they all lie and only care about being elected, we need officials that work for the people and are held accountable for there actions and have no special interests besides upholding the constitution and bettering this country instead of trying to run the world.it may be to late but we have to take our heads out of the sand and stand up against this downward spiral!

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