Skip to comments.Dale Cardwell: Government abuse happens all the time
Posted on 10/13/2011 4:33:00 AM PDT by marktwain
I support the Second Amendment. That might seem like a strange subject for your consumer investigator, so allow me to explain.
Ive wrestled with how much say the government should have in our right to bear arms my entire adult life. Ive reported many cases of innocent children accidentally shot and killed through the negligence of adults who didnt secure their firearms. Those are gut-wrenching experiences. I was sharing one such case with a friend when he expressed his reasons for supporting the right of private citizens to bear arms. He said, the fear of an uprising from armed citizens is the only thing that protects us from the tyranny of the government.
I thought he was kidding. What? I said. This is the United States of America. We dont need to be protected from the government. I was wrong. Have you noticed when your local, state or federal government wants to do something thats against the law, or worse yet, violates our Constitution, they just do it?
Let me share some examples: Years ago, I saw a car registered to the city of Atlanta parked illegally outside City Hall. The car had a ticket on the windshield, and I watched and videotaped the process as the car was eventually towed away. Even though the car was owned by the city, it was obvious someone was responsible for parking it illegally. So I wrote down the tag number and committed to follow that parking ticket through the traffic court system. The city never prosecuted the manager who parked the car illegally. Why? Because the government decides who has to pay tickets, and even though it would have been quite easy to find the responsible manager, they let it go.
Lets get serious. The state of Georgia has decided we should pay not once, but twice to use the roads we paid for with our taxes. The state has created so-called HOT lanes that give those who are willing to pay again the opportunity to move through the region in less time. Its a concept called double taxation, and its legal.
Are you mad enough to do something about it? What can you do? For starters, masses of people could simply drive in the HOT lanes and dare the government to enforce the law. Thats not going to happen, and the government knows it.
Lets get more serious. If you or I chose to intentionally break the law, we would certainly be held accountable. At the same time, the federal government has decided its not really important to enforce our immigration laws. The federal government has decided we all have to have health insurance. (It will take years and years for the legality of the health care bill to be adjudicated). When the president or one of his top advisers offers a job to a person as an incentive not to run for office, its illegal, but that doesnt matter to the federal government. Why? Power trumps law.
Heres my point: Our government is getting bolder and bolder about violating our rights. Want to fight back? Hire a lawyer, file a lawsuit, spend a fortune and be willing to wait five to 10 years. Why? The government controls the speed of the courts, and has access to the bottomless pocket of taxpayer funds in order to fight you.
Im in no way advocating a violent response to government oppression. It hasnt gotten to that point, but Im sure glad they know we know we still have the Second Amendment. Let the TrustDale Team know what you think. Visit www.TrustDale.com and email us at Help@TrustDale.com.
Read more: Cherokee Tribune - Dale Cardwell Government abuse happens all the time
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We have them here in the Land of Peasant Living. We call them "Lexus Lanes".
What can you do? For starters, masses of people could simply drive in the HOT lanes and dare the government to enforce the law.
They would gig you electronically (photographing your license plate). You would have to devise a method to defeat the cameras.
>the fear of an uprising from armed citizens is the only thing that protects us from the tyranny of the government.
A sad TRUTH
While he is correct on this issue, it's more of the "stopped clock" effect...boom...right twice a day.
And he's trying to rebuild his brand as an "investigative" consumer reporter.
Since Dale started his consumer-related business, I thought he was just trying to copy the success of Clark Howard (he even sounds somewhat like Clark), and he likely is (America, what a country!), but I always suspected that Clark is a liberal, and now I know that Dale is a common- sense Conservative where it matters MOST - the most basic civil RIGHTS of the PEOPLE - the right to keep and bear arms in defense of life and liberty.
Good luck and keep up the good work Dale.
As Claire Wolf indicated, we live in that awkward age when it is too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the bastards.