Found this over at Young Americans for Liberty. Apparently, a Louisiana man was pulled over and detained by the local Ball, LA police department because he had a Gadsden Flag bumper sticker. So – I googled it and found more on this story:
and from The World Net Daily – Suspect detained over “extremist” bumper sticker – a little more detail here. Apparently, the police officer warned him about his “subversive survivalist bumper sticker” and that it sends a “subversive message.” He was detained on the side of the road for 30 minutes while this officer ran a background check to see if he was part of an extremist group.
While I don’t generally link back to any articles from the WND since they do sometimes go over the top – this is not a story that originated with them. However, they did some follow-up and was able to add more detail than the other stories.
People – the crackdown on our freedoms is starting. Since when is one of the greatest symbols of American independence now considered to be “extremist?” While Gadsden designed the flag – Benjamin Franklin was very instrumental in getting the message out. Apparently, according to this administration – it is subversive and extremist to believe in individual liberty and freedom. I guess not wanting the government to take care of us from cradle to grave amounts to being a domestic terrorist.
There are several measures running through Congress right now that could potentially limit many of the freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution. The Fairness Doctrine is coming back – but – it’s not being called that – and the government is trying to use a backdoor approach to it. Here is one story from the LA Times and this one from Human Events and this one from Judicial Watch. If these new FCC rules get implemented – you can kiss Conservative Talk-radio good-bye. This would be a direct violation of our First Amendment rights – but – the government controls the airwaves – so – they get to regulate them using the commerce clause in the 10th Amendment. Funny how they don’t attempt to regulate the print media or TV news to ensure “balance.”
The Blair Holt Act that has been introduced by Bobby Rush in Congress would effectively strip away our 2nd Amendment rights using a backdoor approach as well and then there is this international Treaty that would effectively take all guns out of American hands. The good news about this is that Montana has just signed in a law that challenges the Federal Government and exerts its sovereignty as a state. Following closely behind them are Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. We need to get all of the states involved in this one and tell the Federal Government to get the hell out of our business.
I am urging everyone to do a couple things here – 1.) call all of your state representatives and tell them you want them to introduce and pass legislation similar to that of Montana’s, 2.) call all of your Senators and Congressmen and tell them to vote against any proposals such as the one’s I’ve outlined above that would infringe upon the 2nd Amendment in any way, and 3.) Joine a 9.12 Project group in your area or some other meet-up group in your area and become active and stay on top of what is going on in D.C. If WE THE PEOPLE stay vigilant and educate ourselves – big government can’t trample on our rights.
The Federal Government is moving at the speed of light right now on this road to Socialism. It’s almost impossible to try to keep up with absolutely everything they are doing. The only way we can stop this is to join together and to talk about it, educate everyone, and keep your eyes on the ball. This administration is a master of distraction – they get you looking one way while they sneak something in the other way. While our attention is on the little stuff – they start introducing the big stuff that affects us all…and…by the time we see what has happened behind our backs – it is too late.
This isn’t a Republican versus Democrat thing or a Liberal versus Conservative thing – this is an American thing. I know our Liberal brothers and sisters out there don’t want their freedoms taken away either – but – unless some of them come to their senses – they will be right there in the same boat with us Conservatives. Big Government means everything is controlled and regulated – even for you Libs out there that say you espouse your personal liberties and Freedoms. While we Conservatives may have a different view point on some of the social issues – the fact of the matter is that what it boils down to is that we all want the same thing – Freedom from interference by our Government.
What I don’t understand – since it is an oxymoron – is why you Liberals who so want your freedom to do as you please – also want big government. That makes no sense to me. For the last 8 years all you did was complain about every single law passed under the Bush administration shouting that it is an infringement on your rights. Yet, you elect a President who has just now committed the largest power grab in the history of this country and has nationalized our financial system, our auto industry, and is looking to nationalize our press and energy sectors. Do you not see what is happening? You have elected a President that believes in Fascism and Socialism – things that you guys are supposed to be against. Things that go directly against our personal freedom to choose as individuals our own fate.
Don’t get me wrong here – if McCain had gotten in – we’d still be in the same boat – and – I would still be having the same discussions with you guys. This two-party system will be the demise of this country – and – Obama is taking us there on a rocket. If you’re interested – there is another way – The American Conservative Party. I’m still looking in to this group as well. As some of you know – I joined the Constitution Party as they were closer in line to my values than any other party thus far. However – this emerging party could be my final resting place. Take a look for yourselves. We can thank Texas Fred for bringing this new party to our attention.
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