Skip to comments.NH: Man without I.D. vows to board flight or be jailed
Posted on 05/22/2005 7:30:03 AM PDT by Dada Orwell
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LOL! Hyperbole! Why don't you rip the license tags off your motorcycle and drive down the public street at 100 miles an hour, naked.
Damn, it's public property. The Freedom to do what ever you want on something that is not yours -- public property -- is your Constitutional right, right?
And guess what? Big Government control-freak, empire-building, money-squandering politicians will ensure we're perpetually "at war". With Oceania. Or Eastasia. Or whatever.
Try the Spell button before the Post.
I did it for years.
LOL! Best 25 words-or-less summation of the day!
He came closer to the bed. 'For ever!' he repeated. 'And now let us get back to the question of "how" and "why". You understand well enough how the Party maintains itself in power. Now tell me why we cling to power. What is our motive? Why should we want power? Go on, speak,' he added as Winston remained silent.
Nevertheless Winston did not speak for another moment or two. A feeling of weariness had overwhelmed him. The faint, mad gleam of enthusiasm had come back into O'Brien's face. He knew in advance what O'Brien would say. That the Party did not seek power for its own ends, but only for the good of the majority. That it sought power because men in the mass were frail cowardly creatures who could not endure liberty or face the truth, and must be ruled over and systematically deceived by others who were stronger than themselves. That the choice for mankind lay between freedom and happiness, and that, for the great bulk of mankind, happiness was better. That the party was the eternal guardian of the weak, a dedicated sect doing evil that good might come, sacrificing its own happiness to that of others. The terrible thing, thought Winston, the terrible thing was that when O'Brien said this he would believe it. You could see it in his face. O'Brien knew everything. A thousand times better than Winston he knew what the world was really like, in what degradation the mass of human beings lived and by what lies and barbarities the Party kept them there. He had understood it all, weighed it all, and it made no difference: all was justified by the ultimate purpose. What can you do, thought Winston, against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
'You are ruling over us for our own good,' he said feebly. 'You believe that human beings are not fit to govern themselves, and therefore --'
He started and almost cried out. A pang of pain had shot through his body. O'Brien had pushed the lever of the dial up to thirty-five.
'That was stupid, Winston, stupid!' he said. 'You should know better than to say a thing like that.'
He pulled the lever back and continued:
'Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?'
Will Pat be making an appearance at the Manchester Airport? :-)
What do you think illegal aliens do? How many get caught?
Another case of tagging and snooping on law-abiding people while TENS OF FREAKIN' MILLIONS of lawbreaking illegals have more privacy than I do.
Our government can just go to hell for all I care. It is the enemy.
"Wish this thread had been more about the culture changes in our values . . . Wonder how age relates to how folks would post."
(1) it still can be/or start a thread ;)
(2) I know several young people (in their 20s) who are mature, reflective, God-fearing, and conservative. Conversely, I know many in their 50s and 60s who you would not want to take home to meet the folks or somehow marry into your family.
It has been proven by "tiger teams" that the TSA is no better, and possibly worse.
But YOU, as a Republican, will return to your sheep pasture feeling good about the TSA.
Baaaa. Baaaa. Baaaa.
This is simply not true. Do it like the guys who hunt bail jumpers:
1. Post a bond against "junk" accusations of being an illegal.
2. Give a reward for all illegals found.
The U.S. would be cleared of illegals VERY quickly.
This is simply not true. Do it like the guys who hunt bail jumpers: 1. Post a bond against "junk" accusations of being an illegal. 2. Give a reward for all illegals found? The U.S. would be cleared of illegals VERY quickly.
How do you determine if the "illegals" are actually illegals.
..." It's been cited here many times. "
What war are you saying has been declared by Congress???
Note: I listened to the WWII Congressional Declaration of War via radio in December 1941.
The same way the identity of bail jumpers is confirmed.
This is why people who hunt bail jumpers have to post large bonds, which they lose if they get it wrong.
This way, only real illegals get hassled, and, if a mistake is made, restitution is made, too.
It would work. We need some Republicans with enough balls to do it.
While you are absolutely right in what you say, it doesn't absolve the lax security on many occasions, at many locations by many agencies and individuals charged with security, before it even got to the airport.
Focusing strictly on the airport boarding procedure is a diversion from more serious security deficiencies.
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