We are supposedly at war with Muslims, but they admitted that mosques are off-limits.....so what “enemy” are they really fighting?
About 5000 rounds?
All was predicted presciently . No turning back now without some major upheaval simply because The Beast System is now too large to dismantle piece by piece. The protectors and overlords would never allow their Beast to be cut to pieces? :
...the species of oppression by which democratic nations are menaced is unlike anything that ever before existed in the world; our contemporaries will find no prototype of it in their memories. I seek in vain for an expression that will accurately convey the whole of the idea I have formed of it; the old words despotism and tyranny are inappropriate: the thing itself is new, and since I cannot name, I must attempt to define it.
Above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood: it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing. For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances: what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living?
Thus it every day renders the exercise of the free agency of man less useful and less frequent; it circumscribes the will within a narrower range and gradually robs a man of all the uses of himself. The principle of equality has prepared men for these things;it has predisposed men to endure them and often to look on them as benefits.
After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.
Our contemporaries are constantly excited by two conflicting passions: they want to be led, and they wish to remain free. As they cannot destroy either the one or the other of these contrary propensities, they strive to satisfy them both at once. They devise a sole, tutelary, and all-powerful form of government, but elected by the people. They combine the principle of centralization and that of popular sovereignty; this gives them a respite: they console themselves for being in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians.
WHAT SORT OF DESPOTISM DEMOCRATIC NATIONS HAVE TO FEAR
Alexis de Tocqueville
Excellent reasoning. I’m sure your post will occupy a proud and prominent position in your NSA file.
In answer to the balance question, ...truth. We as a nation, (our government) have/has chosen to lie about the nature of our security problem, and we are losing everything because of that lie.
The information gathering is for naught because our State Department and White House are infested with pro-Communist, pro-Islamist politicos.
There is not the will to act on foreknowledge against activity by fellow travelers.
And it is questionable if the information that has been gathered this way could be used in court to make the case after the crime has occurred. It is one of the reasons that the “case” against William Ayers fell apart (I happen to believe that he still could’ve been charged with felony flight, taking up arms against this nation in a time of war, plotting riots, ATF charges for the bombs, treasonous support of the North Korean military in a time of war, etc.). Jimmy Carter didn’t care to follow through on actions against the Viet Nam War violators (traitors or draft dodgers).
Mr. Obama has already declared the War on Terror to be over.
So what IS this information gathering for? And does the DNC maintain their own “backup copy” of the networking data?
Great post! I recommend this post to all Freepers.
The answer is in the constitution.
Too obviousand gooda solution for the vast majority of self-described "public servants" in Washington, D.C.
I believe the feral government has declared its independence of us, the people.
Polls show that most Americans are reluctantly in favor of their government spying on them. Its inevitable.
But what really ticks us off is that they spy on honest conservative Americans and they use the tyrannical powers of the IRS to do their dirty work; yet ignore the real foreign AND domestic enemies here in the US. Namely muslims.
The Boston bombings is proof positive.
I don’t think politicians should be allowed to make these decisions.
Given that Mao was right about political power coming from the muzzle of a gun, I believe the proper balance is best enunciated in the 2nd, not the 4th, Amendment.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Even though he never met the half of our 2013 population who see it the other way around he had their kind pegged two and a half centuries ago.
Sadly this means nothing to the criminal residing in the WH and his lapdog running the Department of Injustice.
I’m just now rereading some of Iain Banks stuff, given that he just croaked. He and China Mieville are collectivists, and even if their space opera stuff is amusing as heck it all comes down to genocide for the good of the collective. Always.
If we can’t get the leftist turds - (and that includes the proto-socialists, the muslims) - under control, none of us are going to survive.
So keep up the outstanding work, Jim. And bless you.