Good grief, we can’t seem ta arrest any one at the IRS for illegally targeting conservative organizations or any one at the Justice department for AP or James Rosen-gate, but the some how we are able to jail a 14 year old for freedom of speech.
We had previously reported that 8th grader Jared Marcum, who attended the Logan Middle School in West Virginia had been arrested, suspended and faced charges for wearing an NRA T-shirt with the image of a firearm and the words “Protect Your Right” printed on it to school. School officials actually called the police on this kid for wearing a shirt to school and expressing his “freedom of speech”. This is still America, right? But now we learn that the case has not been dropped and that Jared Marcum could face a year in jail. HUH? As stated at Guns Saves Lives, how on Earth have these charges not yet been dropped? This entire incident was caused by an over-reaction by school officials and now it has gotten so far out of control that it could lead to an American citizen expressing their Constitutional rights.
According to a report by WTRF the prosecuting attorney is moving forward with that charge and a judge is allowing the case to move forward. Fourteen year old Jared Marcum could face up to a $500 fine and up to a year in jail (we’ll seriously hope that isn’t a real possibility) if found guilty.
According to the report, the arresting officer alleges that when Jared refused to stop talking he hindered the officers ability to do his job and that is where the obstruction arrest came from. I’m guessing a 14 year old kid who felt intimidated was trying to explain himself, but let’s throw him in jail for good measure.
According to the report, both the prosecuting attorney and police refused to comment or answer any questions from reporters regarding the case.
When did this country get so screwed up? Does anyone think he would be facing the same predicament if his shirt was “anti-gun” or maybe if it was pro-Muslim” or pro “illegal immigration”. Weasel Zippers says, STOP THE INSANITY!!! When will some one in authority use an ounce of common sense and just drop the charges?
Americans No Longer Trust Their Government … 57% Fear Government Will Use NSA Data to Harass Political Opponents
Americans have lost trust in their government and believe it is a threat to their individual rights. Our rights are endowed by Our Creator, not government. Don’t ever forget what our Founding Fathers states … “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government …”
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. (Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776)
What ever happened to the dream of Our Founding Fathers of a government of, by and for the People? It would appear that those days are gone as Americans now fear the very government that is supposed to be for “We the People”. The continual scandals of the Obama administration bring into play just how big, how out of control and how vindictive the federal government has become. In a recent Rasmussen poll, 57% of Americans fear the Government will use NSA data to harass political opponents. Why would they feel like that, it’s not as though the IRS willfully and purposely targeted conservative and Tea Party organizations, while they have liberal and progressive groups a free pass. Oh that’s right, they did. Forget the fact that it is most likely Unconstitutional to collect data on all Americans to use at a later date, whether it is for national security or not. The problem is that when there is a situation that can present itself for abuse, it will be compromised. We need to look no further than the IRS scandal that obviously aided Barack Obama in winning reelection by harassing and preventing his opponents from organizing. And despite the fact that Barack Obama has told us that they do not listen in on phone calls, according to another Rasmussen poll, 68% think it is likely that the government is listening to their conversations.
Making matters worse that Americans have lost trust in their government is that 56% of Americans believe that their Government is a threat to their individuals rights. How is this possible that “WE THE PEOPLE” have allowed a government to go rogue? Another 60% say it is likely other agencies targeted Conservatives as well. We have a government that is “Too Big” to succeed. What are the chances that the IRS also perpetrated their illegal acts against conservatives to help Obama and ensure that Obamacare would not be repealed along with the 16,000 news IRS jobs that go along with Obamacare? Hmm, think there is a slight conflict of interest there from the organization that was to implement and enforce Obamacare?
The United States was founded on a belief that governments are created to protect certain unalienable rights. Today, however, more voters than ever view the federal government as a threat to those rights.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider the federal government a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights. That’s up 10 points from 46% in December.
Talk About Hipocrisy … In 2006 Joe Biden Said, Don’t Trust a Spying President or Vice President, What Say You Now Joe? According to Gallup, Majority of Americans Don’t Either
Americans appear to be very troubled by the government spying on them. Hmm, so was Joe Biden when he was in the US Senate. In 2006, then Senator Joe Biden said you can’t trust a spying president.
“If I know every single phone call you made I’m able to determine every single person you talk to. I can get a pattern about your life that is very, very intrusive. The real question here is what do they do with this information they collect that does not have anything to do with Al-Qaeda? And we’re going to trust the president and the vice president of the United States that they’re doing the right thing. Don’t count me in on that.“
But of course now that Biden is VP and Barack Obama is President, things are different. NOT! The NSA surveillance program as morphed into an all encompassing, out of control data grab on ever single American and in the process completely shredding the Contribution and Bill of Rights. For something that Biden said, “don’t count me in on that,” he appears to be all in now. What’s the difference? Oh, he is in power. Talk about your convenient flip-flops and the height of hypocrisy. Now that Biden is VP, he must feel it is completely OK to shred the US Constitution and spy on law abiding American people. Because the rules don’t apply the liberals. How does one morph their opinion that you can’t trust a spying president simply by whether they are a ”R” or “D”? Especially when the Obama administration has already been caught in the IRS scandal where conservative groups were targeted?
As Liberty Unyielding opines, “aren’t you glad we didn’t elect an idiot like Sarah Palin to be one heartbeat away from the president?”
It would appear We the People” are not for a spying president either. According to a recent Gallup poll, a majority of Americans disapprove of the NSA Government surveillance program. 53% of Americans disapprove of the “Big Brother” watching them and violating their right to privacy. Weasel Zippers provides a similar CBS poll where 58% disapprove of the Government surveillance program. The only group who approves, are Democrats. Funny, weren’t they the ones that were up in arms during the GWB presidency that their library books were being reviewed?
More Americans disapprove (53%) than approve (37%) of the federal government agency program that as part of its efforts to investigate terrorism obtained records from U.S. telephone and Internet companies to “compile telephone call logs and Internet communications.”
There are significant partisan differences in views of the government’s program to obtain call logs and Internet communication. Democrats are more likely to approve, by 49% to 40%. Independents (34% vs. 56%) and Republicans (32% to 63%) are much more likely to disapprove than approve.
CNN asks, Was it OK for Snowden to leak secrets? The question is debatable as the jury is still out as to what his ultimate motive was.
ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging NSA’s Patriot Act Phone Surveillance Against We the People … Violates Americans’ Constitutional Rights of Free Speech, Association & Privacy
Once again we are witness to a government that has become just too big.
As reported at the New York Times, the ACLU has filed a aw suit against the federal government challenging the NSA’s phone surveillance against “We the People”. In an interesting twist, the left leaning ACLU has filed a law suit against the far-Left Obama administration over the collection of logs of domestic phone calls of all Americans where they were the target of an investigation or suspected of terrorism or not. The law suit names Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA Director Keith Alexander, Attorney General Eric Holder, Defense Secretary Charles Hagel and FBI Director Robert Mueller III as defendants. It is pretty bad when the ACLU is forced to sue the Obama administration over such an issue, or face a complete lack of credibility.
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Obama administration on Tuesday over its “dragnet” collection of logs of domestic phone calls, contending that the once-secret program — whose existence was exposed last week by a former National Security Agency contractor — is illegal and asking a judge to stop it and order the records purged.
The lawsuit could set up an eventual Supreme Court test. It could also focus attention on this disclosure amid the larger heap of top secret surveillance matters revealed by Edward J. Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor who came forward Sunday to say he was their source.
I have personally disagreed with many actions in the past and inactions by the ACLU, who is supposed to defend all Americans civil liberties. However, I have to give them credit here. The ACLU filed a law suit charging that the program violates Americans’ constitutional rights of free speech, association, and privacy. It is troubling that the US government thinks that it can just sweep up all data without any cause of legal search and seizure. It is even more eye opening that Barack Obama when he was Senator and candidate Obama ridiculed and vilified this program. When he became president, the program went on steroids.
In the wake of the past week’s revelations about the NSA’s unprecedented mass surveillance of phone calls, today the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the program violates Americans’ constitutional rights of free speech, association, and privacy.
This lawsuit comes a day after we submitted a motion to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) seeking the release of secret court opinions on the Patriot Act’s Section 215, which has been interpreted to authorize this warrantless and suspicionless collection of phone records. [...]
The ACLU’s complaint filed today explains that the dragnet surveillance the government is carrying out under Section 215 infringes upon the ACLU’s First Amendment rights, including the twin liberties of free expression and free association. The nature of the ACLU’s work—in areas like access to reproductive services, racial discrimination, the rights of immigrants, national security, and more—means that many of the people who call the ACLU wish to keep their contact with the organization confidential. Yet if the government is collecting a vast trove of ACLU phone records—and it has reportedly been doing so for as long as seven years—many people may reasonably think twice before communicating with us.
Legal Insurrection reminds us that this was not the first law suit filed when it comes to the NSA data dragnet, Larry Klayman, former chairman of ‘Judicial Watch’ filed one as well.
On Sunday, a similar suit was filed by Larry Klayman, former chairman of Judicial Watch, against President Obama, Eric Holder, Keith Alexander, the NSA and Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, among others. The suit claims that the government’s phone surveillance activities “violates the U.S. Constitution and also federal laws, including, but not limited to, the outrageous breach of privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and the due process rights of American citizens.”
TYRANNY … Does anything really shock us when it comes to the actions of the IRS?
And the abuses keep coming from the IRS. Just how out of control and extensive were the IRS abuses in their attacking of conservative and Tea Party organizations? Now we learn that IRS agent called the Alliance Defending Freedom, a pro-life legal group, and lectures the president of the organization about forcing its religion and beliefs on others, telling them, “Keep Your Faith to Yourself”. WHAT?!? So now IRS agents are telling non-profits what they can think? Who really thinks that Lefty organizations were handled the same? It is obvious that the IRS is out of control and is too big to be Constitutional. This is what happens when an entity is given 100% power, with no controls and you are guilty until proven innocent. Sorry, the IRS does not need to be audited, it needs to be scrapped.
The IRS scandal is deepening as a new tape has been released today showing a disturbing phone call the Internal Revenue Service placed to a non-profit organization.
Alliance Defending Freedom, a pro-life legal group, made the audio available today of IRS officials telling a group that provides support to women in abusive pregnancy situations to keep its faith to itself. In the recorded phone conversation, an IRS agent lectures the president of the organization about forcing its religion and beliefs on others and inaccurately explains that the group must remain neutral on issues such as abortion.
ADF is providing legal representation for the group — which did not receive its tax-exempt status until last week after waiting nearly two and a half years after applying for it.
Wan told her that, in order to obtain a tax exemption, “You cannot force your religion or force your beliefs on somebody else…. You have to know your boundaries. You have to know your limits. You have to respect other people’s beliefs.”
As the PJ Tatler says, “Ironic, that an IRS agent would tell someone else that they have to know their boundaries”.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Tells CBS’s Face the Nation … “Can You Trust This Administration with Your Phone Records?”
Can we trust the Obama Administration with our phone records?
What ever happened to transparency? This is what happens when “We the People” lose trust in our government and there has been no greater loss of confidence in our federal government than under Barack Obama and his Chicago-style politics. Can we trust what our government is saying about our phone calls? And why should we trust them? It is not like the IRS scandal did not directly target conservative and Tea Party groups. Personally, they have lost all credibility. This is an administration who said they would not do this to the American people and then went ahead with it anyhow. Recent polls show that America is losing trust in Obama and believe that the federal government is a threat against them. Just how many scandals is it going to take to prove the Obama administration cannot be trusted? If this was a Republican president, Articles of Impeachment would already have been drawn up and his party would have asked him to leave office.
Representative Michael McCaul (R.,Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CBS’s Face the Nation this morning that he wonders whether Americans can trust their government.
“The optics are terrible in this case when you consider the recent scandals,” McCaul said. “You have to ask yourself this question: Can you trust this administration with your phone records?”
No, the Obama Administration cannot be trusted, they have proved otherwise.
The Flip-flopping of Barack Hussen Obama. Then Senator Barack Obama in 2007 had quite a different opinion when it came to the wiretapping and collection of data of law abiding Americans. So much for the 4th Amendment. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 68% of Americans believe the government is listening to their phone calls, not just data-missing them. Even though the NY Times partially scrubbed their initial report, even the NY Times says that Obama has lost all credibility.
Judge Jeanine Pirro Takes on the IRS, NSA, FBI, Benghazi & Susan Rice, From 6/8/13 … Our Founding Fathers Would Not Recognize the America of Today
Judge Jeanine Pirro shreds the IRS, the NSA, FBI, Susan Rice, terrorism and much, much more.
As Judge Jeanine Pirro of ‘Justice with Jeanine Pirro’ stated, Our Founding Fathers would not recognize the America of today. Judge Jeanine Pirro just shreds the IRS, their scandal of targeting conservatives or anyone who has politican dissent against Obama and the extravagant and wasteful spending of tax payers money. Pirro then goes on her rant … “These bozo’s are not even sure how much was spent on the conference because they did not keep the receipts. And they’re sorry. There lies the double standard and hypocrisy. As Judge Jeanine opines, “Really? When was the last time the IRS told the target of an audit deducting a business expense for which there was no receipt …no record, no problem bro, we’ll over look it. And don’t tell me you can’t fire these people. Is it just too much trouble, or do they know too much? Can they point higher than themselves?”
Following that Pirro then goes on to question the NSA and FBI for their collection of all the data of Americans to supposedly protect us from terrorist. Pirro was on a roll on this one. At what point is the U.S. Constitution adhered to when it comes to the surveillance of Americans? If it is needed to collect all this data, how come you could not stop the Boston Marathon bombing? America’s trust in government is at an all-time low. Has our Constitution been so damaged that it and our America is beyond repair? This is a must see video.
Security Expert Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer NSA Program PRISM Did Not Foil 2009 NY City Subway Plot, We Were Aided by the British
As Jack Webb, Sgt. Joe Friday of Dragnet fame would say, “Just the facts ma’am” …
Before anyone decides that giving away their freedoms and liberties and shredding the U.S. Constitution is ok and having the NSA surveillance record all of our telephone conversations, emails, etc. forever is necessary to protect them against terrorism, think again. This morning on FOX News, Security Expert Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer, from the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, stated that PRISM did not catch the 2009 New York Subway bombers, the British did. Defenders of the government’s online spying program, “PRISM” claimed on Friday that it was responsible for preventing the NY City subway bombing. Correction, it did not.
“Let me say very clearly. The 2009 thing is a MacGuffin. They did not use this program to get the 2009 bombing stopped. It was actually the British who helped us do that.
And, more importantly they missed the Major Hassan Nidal attack. He was in touch with Anwar al-Awlaki. And, we missed the Boston bombing, too. The credibility of the program is not there.” [...]
Because there s so much documentation being obtained, we can’t actually focus on what is necessary to get to the real terrorists.”
From Buzz Feed comes the following … Public Documents Contradict Claim Email Spying Foiled Terror Plot.
Defenders of the American government’s online spying program known as “PRISM” claimed Friday that the suddenly controversial secret effort had saved New York City’s subways from a 2009 terrorist plot led by a young Afghan-American, Najibullah Zazi.
But British and American legal documents from 2010 and 2011 contradict that claim, which appears to be the latest in a long line of attempts to defend secret programs by making, at best, misleading claims that they were central to stopping terror plots. While the court documents don’t exclude the possibility that PRISM was somehow employed in the Zazi case, the documents show that old-fashioned police work, not data mining, was the tool that led counterterrorism agents to arrest Zazi. The public documents confirm doubts raised by the blogger Marcy Wheeler and the AP’s Adam Goldman, and call into question a defense of PRISM first floated by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, who suggested that PRISM had stopped a key terror plot.
Sorry, but its bad enough that the NSA spying appears to be governmental over-reach, the Obama administration has ZERO CREDIBLITY to oversee such a program. We’re supposed to believe than an IRS targeting scheme against Obama’s enemies could not also happen with NSA data gathered?
WE THE PEOPLE … AMERICA WAKE UP!!!
Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots testifies before the House Ways and Means Congressional investigation on the mistreatment of Tea Party affiliated groups by the IRS. Hear more from “We the People” who were purposely and willfully targeted by the IRS because they dare try to express their US Constitutional rights of free speech. Want to hear the eloquence of liberty and what Our Founding Fathers intended? Watch the video below. No finer words may not have been spohken in the House chambers in years and it took an average citizen to do it, “This dialogue is about the jackboot of tyranny upon the field of our Founding documents. To whisper the letters I-R-S strikes a shrill note on Main St., USA, but when this behemoth tramples upon America’s grassroots, few hear the snapping sounds.”
Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots
Entire text can be read HERE.
John Adams knew that, “Facts are stubborn things.” In this District, facts are hidden under the mantle of office. They get used as tools or weapons, But facts wait for us. We must seek them with the lamp of truth And put them into words. But you and I speak different languages in this Republic.
You speak the language of Power: the pen, purse or gavel. I speak grassroots American, the language of Liberty through Providence, property and civic virtue. We seldom speak together frankly about the rule of law even when it is ignored or broken, but now is such a time.
I have a story that bridges the distance between my state of California and this Capitol. What I say here, must be said here. Pilgrims brought to this continent a lamp of Liberty, guided Here by the pursuit of Life within the words of Moses and Christ. They persevered for righteous freedom.
We sit here in the shadows of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. We visit here memorials to those who fell in service to country. They persevered for righteous power. The spirit of patriots living and dead grants me the right to be here. It is my duty as an American citizen to speak here today.
The voice of this Republic resides in our citizens, not in the tongue of government. More must grasp that self-evident truth.
This dialogue is about the jackboot of tyranny upon the field of our Founding documents. To whisper the letters I-R-S strikes a shrill note on Main St., USA, but when this behemoth tramples upon America’s grassroots, few hear the snapping sounds.
Now, more people listen, but few who know the truth speak.
Posted June 5, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Hear from WE THE PEOPLE … Wetumpka Tea Party Activist Becky Gerritson Testifies at Hearing on IRS Abuse Scandal … We Should All be Weeping
Not only did Wetumpka Tea Party Activist Becky Gerritson weep during her testimony during the House hearings yesterday on the IRS abuse scandal, Our Founding Father wept as well.
ALL AMERICAN SHOULD WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO AND UNDERSTAND JUST WHAT GOVERNMENT TYRANNY CAN DO TO AVERAGE AMERICANS … Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party testified yesterday during the House hearings on the IRS abuse scandal and nailed it. Did she make some grandiose political speech promising Americans free healthcare, or that she would take care of them or lecture us on how to live? NO! Becky Gerritson delivered an emotional and powerful testimony at the House Ways and Means committee hearing on IRS abuse reminding our representative government has failed us and that you have forgotten your place. Gerritson began crying at one point while telling her story on how her group was targeted, harassed and abused by the IRS.
We wanted to give ordinary citizens the chance to speak their concerns. Our event had no party affiliation. I could not tell you if the attendees were Republicans. Democrats or Independents. It didn’t matter, the only political notion that was expressed was one that we collectively felt, that our representative government had failed us. That was the birth of the Wetumpka Tea Party. [...] In Wetumpka, we are patriotic Americans, we peacefully assemble, we petition our government, we exercise the rights to free speech. And we do not understand why out government tried to stop us. I am not here as a surf or vassal. I am not begging my lords for mercy. I am a born free, American woman, wife mother and citizen and I am telling my government, YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PLACE! Its not your responsibility to look after my well being and to monitor my speech.
The IRS targeted the Wetumpka Tea Party to stifle “free speech”.
More from Fox News Insider.
She called the IRS’ demands a “willful act of intimidation to discourage a point of view” and “un-American.”
Gerritson again became choked up as she concluded her statement, saying, “I’m not interested in scoring political points. I want to preserve and protect the America that I grew up in. The America that people crossed oceans and risked their lives to become a part of, and I’m terrified it’s slipping away. Thank you very much.”
Posted June 5, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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