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They came for Jessica, and I will not be silent
WND ^ | October 13, 2008 | Roger Hedgecock

Posted on 11/08/2008 1:57:05 AM PST by Marie

After World War II, trying to explain how good Germans allowed the monstrous evil of the Nazi regime, a pastor recalled that the Nazis came for the communists, and he did nothing; then for the trade unionists, then for the gypsies and Jews; then for the Catholics – and each time he did nothing. When they came for him, none were left to defend him.

Last week, here in America, they came for Jessica Hughes, and I will not be silent. I will not turn away, hoping, in the end, they will not come for me.

Jessica Hughes of Lufkin, Texas, former Marine, mother of three, answered her cell phone in the car, coming home from the emergency room. Her 9-year-old had suffered a mild concussion, but was OK.

The caller was a female Obama volunteer who asked if Jessica would support Obama for president.

Jessica replied, "No, I don't support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time." Then Jessica hung up.

The next day, a man and a woman in suits showed up at the door of her home, identifying themselves as members of the Secret Service.

The Secret Service agents stated that the Obama campaign had complained of a death threat. They had quoted Jessica as saying, "I will never support Obama, and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor."

Jessica's husband had heard Jessica's side of the original phone call and verified the actual quote. To which the female agent replied, "Oh? Well why would she (the Obama volunteer) make that up?"

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrat; democrats; freedomofspeech; jessica; nazis; obama; pl; secretservice; socialism
So much for freedom of speech...
1 posted on 11/08/2008 1:57:06 AM PST by Marie
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To: Marie

This is truly frightening. Nobody was allowed to criticize the messiah because doing so meant you were a racist; now it seems that any criticism is going to be twisted and distorted to make you look like an enemy of the state. Good for Roger Hedgecock for calling attention to this. It’s the first I’d heard of it.


2 posted on 11/08/2008 2:02:18 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Yeah, this happened almost a month ago. I was lucky to have stumbled across it.


3 posted on 11/08/2008 2:03:52 AM PST by Marie ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Marie; All

Here’s another bit from the article:

“Because that girl on the phone doesn’t have the pull to send the Secret Service to my home. Someone high in the ranks of a campaign working for a man who may be the next President of the United States of America felt comfortable bringing the force of the Federal Government to bear on a private citizen on nothing but the word of a partisan volunteer.”


4 posted on 11/08/2008 2:04:57 AM PST by Marie ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Marie

The big question is this, does the girl that made the call still have a job? If so, WHY?


5 posted on 11/08/2008 2:08:59 AM PST by wastoute
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To: Marie
. . . The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land through the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations, wherewith they have filled it from one end to another with their filthiness.

Neh 9:36 . . .and as for the land that Thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it.

Neh 9:37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom Thou hast set over us because of our sins; also they have power over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.'

6 posted on 11/08/2008 2:14:22 AM PST by freedom9
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To: Marie
The next day, a man and a woman in suits showed up at the door of her home, identifying themselves as members of the Secret Service.

Next time it will be leather coats and they'll identify themselves as members of the Gestapo.

7 posted on 11/08/2008 2:14:45 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: Marie
0 bama better get his "civilian national police force" in gear.

There aren't enough Secret Service to cover 50+ million of us.

8 posted on 11/08/2008 2:22:08 AM PST by G.Mason
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To: G.Mason
Husein's Civilian Defense Force will round up the dissidents.
9 posted on 11/08/2008 2:30:27 AM PST by Surfer Bert (Rember when seconds count police are only minutes away)
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To: Surfer Bert

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer

German Theologian talking about the Nazis

I am not prone to conspiracy theories or over reactions but people evil is rising in our time and we have to fight it at every level possible


10 posted on 11/08/2008 2:42:48 AM PST by Pacothecat
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To: Pacothecat

bttt


11 posted on 11/08/2008 2:45:00 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Marie

From the article
“The pattern is unmistakable. The drumbeat of jackboots echoes now faintly, but persistently, in the fall breeze.

They came for Jessica, and I will not be silent.”

It’s really a shame when someone lies about such a serious matter knowing it will cause a visit from the secret service. I’m glad Jessica’s story is out there for the public to see.

I remember lots of liberals complaining they had the secret service visiting them over things they said about President Bush claiming they did nothing wrong. Isn’t there a couple of people serving some prison time now?

It all boils down this. Our freedom of speech really is monitored and often altered. People have to be brave like Jessica and let the media know if they are being harassed. Jeepers, I wonder if the powers that be snoop here and read our comments? Is the only place our thoughts are safe is in our heads?


12 posted on 11/08/2008 2:53:38 AM PST by WeatherWatcher555 (I'm just an old coot that likes to watch the weather and loves America.)
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To: Marie

ok...hold on here guys.... how do we know they were real secret service agents? When any unknown “agent” of anything comes to my door, I make sure they are legit. Besides asking to see identification, I call an office to verify that they are who they say they are. These idiots might have just been friends of the idiot on the phone, trying to intimidate this woman.


13 posted on 11/08/2008 3:02:12 AM PST by Awestruck (Now if we can only get the rest of the "republican" leaders to stand up to the liberals.)
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To: Marie

ummmmmmm! I wonder what johnny boy has to say about this????


14 posted on 11/08/2008 3:05:13 AM PST by mathluv (The Barracuda and the Maverick will take on the Messiah and the Mouth)
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To: ought-six

“You will be Absorbed...Resistance is FUTILE!”


16 posted on 11/08/2008 3:11:56 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: WeatherWatcher555

Things like this will continue forever, because there is not enough media coverage. Is there any obligation whatsoever to allow secret service personnel into your home without a warrant (check the 4th Amendment)? Can you take photos of them and post them on the net? Can you record the conversation and send it to your local (or not-so-local) radio station and have it put on air? Are you even under any obligation AT ALL to even waste your time talking to these people with their Gestapo-like methods?

This is a typical case of the word of one person against the word of another person. No phone records? Then why did the secret service act in the way it did? A bit of republican-bashing, maybe? No legal- or other basis! Unconstitutional! Bad!


17 posted on 11/08/2008 3:12:12 AM PST by Bazooka (When Tolerance met Indifference, it was love at first sight.)
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To: Marie

Jessica’s husband had heard Jessica’s side of the original phone call and verified the actual quote. To which the female agent replied, “Oh? Well why would she (the Obama volunteer) make that up?”

DUH Obama lies why do you think his people would not lie. What a freakin idiot.


19 posted on 11/08/2008 3:21:49 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Marie

The Secret Service agents stated that the Obama campaign had complained of a death threat. They had quoted Jessica as saying, “I will never support Obama, and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor.”

I was a Police Officer and a Correctional Officer for a numner of years. If this would even be the accurate statement I see no death threat in it. If a correct rendition of what the women said it might have been crude but nowhere is there a threat of action to precipatate a death on her part.
Me thinks the SS will be working overtime with the hyper sensitivity that will be afforded Obama because he is black and because he is a socialist


20 posted on 11/08/2008 3:26:29 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Awestruck

The Secret Service agents stated that the Obama campaign had complained of a death threat. They had quoted Jessica as saying, “I will never support Obama, and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor.”

As a former Police Officer and Correctional Officer I have taught all my family the follwing
1. Never invite any Law Officer into your home. If they have a warrant they get in. If not, the conversation takes place outside the door.
2. Know your local Police. Most Departments have web pages with pictures of their officers. Unless you live in a large city this is helpful.
3. Always ask for personal ID. Uniformed Officers have ID cards. Do not assume that a man standing at your door in a uniform that looks that the ones your local police wears is the Police if you do not personally know him. Check the ID card. If he refuse to show one the conversatuion is over and you close the door.
4. Never, let me repeat that. NEVER go with a Police Officer so you “can help with their inquiries”, “talk at the station” etc. If they do not have a warrant and you are not under arrest you have NO obligation to go anywhere with them.

Uniforms and police style equipment are easy to come by.


21 posted on 11/08/2008 3:38:28 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Bazooka

She stood up to them pretty good. But how long before a similar defiant stance is met with,

“That’s it! We’re taking you in for questioning!”


22 posted on 11/08/2008 3:44:33 AM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My cartridges are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: liberateUS

Moderator:

Interesting that when I comment about fighting back against the marching legions of brownshirts who could come for the people (in a lefty world they will be called “dissidents”), employing the means to do so pursuant to what the Second Amendment actually intended, I get my post banned? The Second Amendment was created SPECIFICALLY for that purpose! Just read what the founders had to say about it.


23 posted on 11/08/2008 3:45:14 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six
Instead of brown shirts, Obama calls it his “civilian national security force” that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force.
24 posted on 11/08/2008 3:58:45 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

“Instead of brown shirts, Obama calls it his ‘civilian national security force’ that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force.”

So, is that why the “resistance is futile” comment was made, I wonder?


25 posted on 11/08/2008 4:01:37 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: G.Mason
There aren't enough Secret Service to cover 50+ million of us.

PLUS, we are armed!!!

26 posted on 11/08/2008 4:04:33 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Awestruck
These idiots might have just been friends of the idiot on the phone, trying to intimidate this woman.

I think you're right. They don't sound like the real thing to me. Investigating agents identify themselves, don't they? These sound like campaign "workers" to me. It would be great to identify them, since impersonating an officer is a felony.

27 posted on 11/08/2008 10:46:34 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: WeatherWatcher555
Is the only place our thoughts are safe is in our heads?

I just found out that every conversation I have with my husband (who's in Iraq), every email that I send him, is monitored. And I mean that there is a live person listening in on our phone calls as we speak. So my husband is gone for 15 months and I can't have even one private conversation with him in that whole time.

And this is *before* the socialists take over.

28 posted on 11/08/2008 11:52:13 PM PST by Marie ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Awestruck

That does seem more likely than that the Secret Service would come. Even if it were taken seriously as a death threat, wouldn’t the FBI be the first to investigate? Secret Service is not a law enforcement agency.

Also, thanks for the tip! I am too trusting and let anyone who comes to my door in the house. Good idea about asking for ID and calling to verify. If the person is legitimate, they should not mind waiting outside while I make a quick phone call.


29 posted on 11/09/2008 12:45:25 AM PST by baa39 (www.FightFOCA.com - innocent lives depend on you)
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To: Marie

IIRC Jessica signed up and posted about this here at FR when the story first came out.

Cant remember her screen name.

Was not a pretty pic of what happened in her home the day They came.


30 posted on 11/09/2008 2:14:38 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Blessings.)
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To: Marie
"Oh? Well why would she (the Obama volunteer) make that up?"

Ummmmmmmmmmmm......because they are thugs:

Black Panthers patrol polling places in Philly

Black teacher belittles soldiers child for supporting McCain

31 posted on 11/09/2008 4:13:49 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Any advice on how to act when stopped by the police either in a car or not?


32 posted on 11/09/2008 5:26:26 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Marie
I just found out that every conversation I have with my husband (who's in Iraq), every email that I send him, is monitored. And I mean that there is a live person listening in on our phone calls as we speak.

Monitored by whom? The military? Since your husband is in a combat zone, it would be understandable from an OpSec point of view. What the military probably fears most is a troop spilling his guts to a reporter, or to someone who would pass it on to our enemies (I'm being redundant, I know).
33 posted on 11/09/2008 3:55:57 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: SolidWood
“Next time it will be leather coats and they'll identify themselves as members of the Gestapo.”
Thats when the hardware comes out...
34 posted on 11/09/2008 6:16:01 PM PST by Fichori (I believe in a Woman's right to choose, even if she hasn't been born yet.)
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To: Global2010; quillizmightier

I believe she is quillizmightier.

Jessica, we are talking about you, so in Freeper etiquette I am pinging you.

If you have a moment, stop by and tell us the latest on this situation.

Thank you!


35 posted on 11/10/2008 7:30:36 AM PST by Shelayne (Pray without ceasing.)
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To: Shelayne

Why be surprised - reports of the bias through omission have been prevalent. A land without God is damned and we are turning our backs on Him! He has been telling us and we are not listening. Beware - God warned us that we, mankind, did not want kings (aka government) and we insisted. Sometimes He gives us just what we ask for! Ever think we’ll learn to be careful for what we ask?


36 posted on 11/12/2008 8:09:25 PM PST by wafflewiththebest
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To: wafflewiththebest

Surprised? I am not surprised. With Obama and his goon squad, I think this is par for the course. Perhaps you didn’t mean that comment just for me, but for “everyone”?

I agree with everything you said. This nation has definitely turned its back on God. “We” have told Him that He is not necessary here. It breaks my heart. :^(

By the way, welcome to Free Republic.


37 posted on 11/13/2008 1:14:41 PM PST by Shelayne (Pray without ceasing.)
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To: All

Sorry I haven’t been around...honestly the defeat depressed me so much I haven’t hardly watched the news at all. I am coming out of it though and I have contacted the local Repub Party and am looking into ‘exploiting’ my exposure to run for some low level office. I really think that what happened was Providence and the loss to Obama just solidified my determination that what was once the Party of Conservatives return to that state. I am sick of the morons pandering to the Left as if getting on our knees for them will make us popular. Despite what those who live in the bubble of Manhattan Society believe and convey to us via the MSM, I remain convinced that our nation is filled with individuals who would welcome a genuinely traditional, conservative (fiscally and socially)revolution in politics. I want to be there when it happens.

Wish me luck!

Jessica Hughes


38 posted on 01/12/2009 10:40:54 AM PST by quillizmightier
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