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Freedom's greatest tool in danger
Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/9/12 | Judson Phillips

Posted on 12/09/2012 6:15:40 AM PST by Thad Lost

There is one tool of this modern age that we can argue is the greatest aid to the spread of liberty and freedom. This one great tool is in danger.

This is a tool that tyrants would like to see dismantled. With freedom and liberty riding on the defense led by the Obama Regime, we should all be worried.

What is this great tool and why is it in danger?

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freedom; internet; nations; united

1 posted on 12/09/2012 6:15:47 AM PST by Thad Lost
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To: Thad Lost

The internet is merely one manifestation of free speech and freedom of the press.

We have other avenues, assuming we don’t stupidly dismantle our printing presses.

You’d think from this article that freedom didn’t exist till a decade or two ago.


2 posted on 12/09/2012 6:19:22 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Thad Lost

Just as in many other things, they will never stop trying to control the Interrnet. We’ll defeat this one and then tehre’ll be another ploy, defeat that and they will think of something else.

Leftists have wanted government health care for 100 years. They are patient, persistent and they just keep slamming people with it. They’ve almost won.

Meanwhile, people have to work, raise their kids, shop, get the car fixed...and these b@stards just keep worming away year in, year out. And they have it all planned way, way beforehand.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 6:21:10 AM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: Thad Lost

What seems to have caused you to excerpt your blog?

What gave you the impression that your blog should be posted as “News”?


4 posted on 12/09/2012 6:24:11 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Jedidah
You’d think from this article that freedom didn’t exist till a decade or two ago.

I don't think that's the point of the article, the author is pointing out how freedom of expression is under attack and the regime in Washington is at best indifferent and at worst complicit.

5 posted on 12/09/2012 6:25:39 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Thad Lost

6 posted on 12/09/2012 6:29:34 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

DId you read it? What is the tool?? I need to know the tool!!!


7 posted on 12/09/2012 6:29:34 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: palmer
What is the tool?? I need to know the tool!!!

The "author" of this blog post seems to be pretty much a tool.

8 posted on 12/09/2012 6:33:33 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

He is freedom’s greatest tool? A blog pimp? No wonder we are so screwed.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 6:36:59 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: palmer
A blog pimp?...

Not only that, but gets it wrong. The internet is NOT freedom's greatest tool, not even close.

The greatest tool of Freedom is speech and religion; the second greatest tool of Freedom is the 2nd Amendment, for when the former is in jeopardy.

10 posted on 12/09/2012 6:43:39 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Thad Lost

11 posted on 12/09/2012 7:06:02 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Thad Lost
What is this great tool and why is it in danger?

John Boehner.

Whoops. Wrong kind of "tool".

12 posted on 12/09/2012 7:08:13 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Thad Lost
We cannot allow the decision making for this great tool of commerce and liberty to be left to savages who do not even have indoor plumbing and who believe the answer to anyone who disagrees with them is an AK-47.

More often than the Internet, answering Tyranny with "an AK-47" yields results.

America's Founding Fathers did not have the Internet, but they did have muskets, shot, and powder that the British attempted to seize on the morning of April 19th, 1775.

Mordor-on-the-Potomac does not fear keyboard Patriots, they fear Citizens who exercise their Right to keep and bear arms and are prepared (often trained) to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

13 posted on 12/09/2012 7:09:03 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Thad Lost
The site owner's position on bloggers and pimping is spelled out here.

And for those of you in Rio Linda who don't know how to click on a link, here's the money quote:

"I have no complaint if a good conservative blogger posts his own material to FR, not as an excerpt to drive hits and discussion back to his blog, but rather to impart useful information to OUR readers and to promote and join in on the discussion and conservative activism HERE on FR.

If a blogger can’t or refuses do that, and if he constantly complains or fights with our participants over it, then I’d just as soon he doesn’t post here. It’s not my job to make his content or his presentation or cooperation acceptable to our readers. That’s his job. And if he cannot do it or refuses to do it and continues posting brief excerpts only and obviously attempting to draw away our participants while loudly complaining about it, then I have no sympathy for his complaints and the more apt I am to ban his account and blog."

14 posted on 12/09/2012 7:20:21 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Thad Lost

Seriously? The 2nd Amendment has done, and will do more for Freedom than the Internet ever could. Only the useful tools will be affected by the propaganda affect and they are already hopless causes. The internet is a great and convenient source of information and a vehicle for discourse, but to paraphrase an old Spenser for Hire thought, it has the potential for a lot of good, but have been relegated to a vehicle for ready access to porn.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 7:48:59 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: trebb

The article assumes the internet is used for news by most people. If that were true, Obummer would have lost the last election. The quality of a Democracy will never exceed the quality of the press.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 8:31:46 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: shibumi; humblegunner; Thad Lost
The Tea Party Nation Forum isn't a blog, it is a forum.

It isn't Thad Lost’s forum, it is Justin Phillip's forum.

Thad Lost is a member of the Tea Party Nation.

He is the author and the creator of The Tea Party Nation, one of the few large Tea Party organizations that has consistently stuck with the principles and ideals of the Tea Party Movement.

Justin traveled with the Tea Party Express on a couple of their nationwide tours in the past few years.

He spoke at tea parties all across the country.

I know him personally and he is an upstanding Conservative, not deserving of the histrionic posts that have shown up on pretty much all of the threads posted with his commentary.

Thad Lost, you should consider excerpting 300 words or so instead of just a teaser.

I'm sure Justin wouldn't mind.

And instead of mostly just posting threads, you should participate in them here at Free Republic.

That is what this site is all about and a new poster doesn't garner much respect if he or she just posts threads and doesn't interact with those that choose to post reasonable comments.

Posting back to the FreeperBeaters only encourages them so the best thing to do is ignore them and perhaps they will get with the program.

Out of respect for Justin Phillips and Free Republic please consider my suggestions.

Those of you infatuated with the words pimp and blog (I know, that one makes some of you see red) should do a little reserch before you start hijacking threads posted from forums such as Justin Phillips'.

17 posted on 12/09/2012 2:31:37 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Syncro

So why does homeboy excerpt his blog material?

Why does he feel like it should be posted as “News”?

Looks like he’s seeking hits at FR’s expense.


18 posted on 12/09/2012 2:36:07 PM PST by humblegunner
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Yes I know his name is Judson, I call him Justin.

Just a quirk of mine.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 2:38:38 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: humblegunner

So are the Posting Police.

Where’s your badge?


20 posted on 12/09/2012 2:43:38 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: humblegunner
Thad Lost hasn't posted material from blogs that I can find.

News is good place for the Tea Party Nation posts.

I don't see where hits will generate any revenue for TL.

There are other sites that are excerpted that don't require it, many of them in news.

Designate them “blogs” and sic’em!

21 posted on 12/09/2012 2:56:33 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: sauropod

You think it’s just fine for blogpimps to siphon traffic from FR?

Here’s news: No badge is needed to notice blogpimping.

Pay attention maybe.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 2:56:37 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Syncro
Thad Lost hasn't posted material from blogs that I can find.

Er.. EVERYTHING he's posted was from his blog.

Although.. he didn't really post it. He excerpted it.

And you know this.

23 posted on 12/09/2012 2:59:51 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
This isn't posted from a blog, but a forum.

It belongs in the news forum, maybe in Editorial.

These are blogs

24 posted on 12/09/2012 3:01:28 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: humblegunner

Maybe you need to buy a clue, pal.

How is providing a link to his blog “siphoning” traffic from FR?

It’s the reader’s choice to read it or not.

It’s not your job to be a tiresome prick.

Get off it already.


25 posted on 12/09/2012 3:01:46 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: humblegunner
Er.. EVERYTHING he's posted was from his blog.

I can't find his blog, got a link?

26 posted on 12/09/2012 3:02:41 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: sauropod

Hay that is his job!

LOL!

Had to get that in before your post dissappears...heh


27 posted on 12/09/2012 3:04:18 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Thad Lost
The internet is a nifty tool for the modern age. However, the prerequisite for a Free Republic is a moral population. A Limited government model will not work with a soulless rabble... as we are discovering, and as the Left has been pushing, for decades. Even if we could convince enough voters of the advantages of limited government, I'm not sure we have the kind of population to support it anymore.

Find me a nation or culture whose moral compass is still intact after the influences of the American Left, and THEY may have a chance... but I think it far more likely that we have a century or so of another Dark Ages. (I always wondered as a child how the entire world could lose so much knowledge, history, and culture... well we are getting one heck of a demonstration. Now that we are clearly entering into the Dependence Stage of the Cycle of Democracy, we have to try to hasten as best we can the path to Bondage, Spiritual Faith, Great Courage, and then Liberty. Unfortunately, the 4 Stages of Liberty, Abundance, Selfishness, and Apathy took us about 200 years, so I'm not sure the next 4 are going to happen any more quickly.)

28 posted on 12/09/2012 3:12:59 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: sauropod
It’s not your job to be a tiresome prick.

Is it your job to tell me what to post?

29 posted on 12/09/2012 3:16:11 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Syncro

Thank you for your response. I am a member of TPN and have very little time online. I share those TPN blogs because I believe TPN is one of very few national Tea Party groups that remain faithful to the original movement. They have not sold out. They are not constantly begging for money.

I will try to participate more often but my job makes spending a lot of time on line very tough. I shouldn’t complain. At least I have a job!


30 posted on 12/09/2012 4:29:26 PM PST by Thad Lost
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To: Thad Lost

Well perhaps you should not post so many of TPN’s articles, if you don’t have time to participate.


31 posted on 12/09/2012 7:25:56 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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