Skip to comments.ACLU to Obama: ‘We are tired of living in a nation governed by fear’
Posted on 06/23/2013 8:20:04 PM PDT by Beave Meister
Under President Obama, the United States is a nation governed by fear, the American Civil Liberties Union says in an open letter that echoes the criticisms Obama has made of George W. Bushs national security policies.
[W]e say as Americans that we are tired of seeing liberty sacrificed on the altar of security and having a handful of lawmakers decide what we should and should not know, the ACLU writes in a statement circulated to grassroots supporters and addressed to Obama. We are tired of living in a nation governed by fear instead of the principles of freedom and liberty that made this nation great.
Its strange to read in light of Obamas disavowal of Bush. [T]oo often our government made decisions based upon fear rather than foresight, and all too often trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions, Obama said in 2009. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, we too often set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And in this season of fear, too many of us Democrats and Republicans; politicians, journalists and citizens fell silent.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
I can support the ACLU on this.
This would be fun to watch if Obama loses the ACLU...
Yeah, the fear of the ACLU suing you for any slight against their principles.
If 0bamacare doesn’t make the ACLU sick to their stomachs, it surely will very soon..
so I agree with the aclu, but I don’t agree with dick cheney or most people on fox.
did I just fall down the rabbit hole?
Even the ACLU can’t make a dent in Ali bama. He has too much holding him up.
Like Snowden said, consent of the governed is not consent if the governed are intentionally mis-informed by the governing.
What goes around comes around. Halleluya if it turns out to be true that the once noble ACLU has refound its way after so many decades of its having been infiltrated by the actual enemies of civil liberties.
Progressives have the capacity to eat their own. In this case, let the ACLU dine in style!
Indeed you did.
That’s pretty remarkable. I don’t know if they mean freedom for the rest of us (that is, non-leftist, non-”progressives”) but it’s remarkable that even the left represented by the ACLU feels a little panicky about Obama.
If so I’m down the same rabbit hole. I think at the core all Americans are shaken by the loss of freedoms and liberties that differentiate us from every of country, whether the admit it or not.
I’m tired of being ruled by brain dead douche bags.
I know what you mean. It’s been eye-opening to see how people fall out on this issue.
I’ve agreed with the ACLU on maybe 3 issues. I’m on board with this one for sure and here’s why.
Recent events here have caused me to become more than a little interested in the history of Nazi Germany.
That interest has drawn me to some of the films made of that sad period. Schindler’s List, Surviving Hitler, Sophie Scholl, Downfall, Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State and others.
But the film that jelled my alleged mind and brought me to this attempt to relate those events with what is happening here was Der Letzte Zug (The Last Train) depicting in excruciating detail the nearly week-long trip to Auschwitz of the last Jews forced from Berlin. Confined in sealed cattle cars with no food and water, they plotted largely futile escape attempts as, one-by-one, the weakest among them died.
As I watched, I sought to understand the common thread(s) that set them on a course to their premature graves at the hands of Hitler and his minions.
There were many.
One was the economic destruction of post WWI Germany by the Treaty of Versailles. Its punitive reparations made conditions ripe for the rise of the Nazis and their promises. In fact, some historians believe that Versailles was intentionally designed by those who profit from such activities to sow the seeds for Hitler and WWII. That is, however, a topic for another day.
Another element necessary for the Holocaust was Hitler’s disarmament of the civilian population. Though the compliant Germans allowed that disarmament to begin in 1919 and intensify in 1928, it became draconian when the Nazis took total control.
And, of course, the Antisemitism present then and now in Europe played a large role as most of their non-Jewish neighbors ignored the growing persecution that began in early 1933.
The historical Prussian mindset of Jews and non-Jews alike was to trust and obey those in charge of the state apparatus. It goes without saying that that is a more or less universal characteristic of populations living under elected governments. After the chaos of the Wiemar Republic, many of them saw Hitler as a savior, exacerbating the problem.
This brings me to THE element that I believe caused so many Jews to meekly submit to the homicidal madness: Their notion that, despite the rumors, whispers and, ultimately, the outright verbalization of that madness by their elected leaders, THAT could never happen here.
THAT could never happen here is perhaps the most dangerous phrase in ANY language especially for us here in America at this time.
If you have been paying attention, you must see numerous parallels between Hitler’s Germany and Obama’s Amerika. (Misspelling intentional.)
Admit it or not, Obama, his minions and handlers are doing all they can to drive the unemployment rate higher, causing increasingly desperate men and woman to further swell government payrolls. Hitler put many desperate Germans into his Brown Shirts, SS, regular military, etc.
Though some of Obama’s supporters the small numbers with functioning brains are losing faith in him, a frightening number of them still worship him and would unquestioningly support just about anything he proposed if the free goodies keep coming their way and he assured them that only his and their enemies were to be reeducated or eliminated.
What these pseudo-intellectuals fail or refuse to grasp is that history teaches that even if THEY are one of those who gets a seat near the throne of their new leader, they, too, are in peril. Once firmly in power, said leader has a distressing tendency to not only purge the population of his opponents but eventually gets around to any among those who helped him to that power he perceives to be less than sufficiently worshipful and/or possesses sufficient intellectual firepower to challenge him. Think Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot and, of course, Hitler.
Fortunately for freedom here, Obama’s efforts to DISARM us have stalled FOR NOW! All that is keeping him in check is his understanding that to make his final play before doing so would be to put his life and the lives of his inner circle and handlers at serious risk.
If you are STILL not convinced that this fellow has sinister plans for those who dare to oppose him, please view the short video at the link below. (For those with short memories, Bill Ayers is despite Ayers’ comments about drones STILL one of Obama’s closest associates and is believed to have authored Obama’s book). Ayers founded the Weather Underground mentioned in the video.
As you watch it, remember that when that meeting occurred, our population was approximately 250 million. 25 million would have represented 10%. Come forward to our current population of approximately 315 million and that 10% would equal 31.5 million of us.
That COULD explain the billions of hollow point bullets now being delivered to Big Sis and her cohorts at Faterlandt Security.
There people are as SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK!
But THAT could never happen here, right?
Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic
for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened
once in 6,000 years, may not happen again.
Hold on to theConstitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.
The ACLU are communists. If they said “the sky is blue”, I would have to go outside and see for myself.
Finally we have the opportunity for a real realignment in this country, uniting those who are appalled by governmental interference in our lives, whether on the left or the right, versus the true communist/Marxist fascist radicals on the other side.
The ACLU has a lot of b**ls bellyaching about loss of liberty. The ACLU has worked tirelessly over decades to erode the very liberties about which they now obsess.
Their hypocrisy is exceeded only by their ignorance.
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