Monday, December 19, 2011

19 December, 2011: I couldn't let the year come to an end without offering my candidate for the
Biggest Lie (and Liar) of the Year: Back in the summer, Janet Napolitano, the head of the misbegotten and misnamed “Department of Homeland Security” said “We don't do these things just to do them.”

The “things” she was referring to were the latest round of increasingly invasive, intrusive, provocative and humiliating warrantless searches visited upon airline passengers by her department.

This is, most definitely, a lie. They do do these things “just to do them.”

The official line, of course, repeated explicitly by Ms. Napolitano, is that some vague exterior “threat” has virtually forced the hapless public servants at DHS to institute things like X-ray strip searches of airline passengers. The truth is just the opposite. The control freaks in government have been trying one ruse after another ever since (at least) the Nixon administration, to get the Fourth and Fifth Amendments effectively repealed. The excuse has continually changed, from bombers trying to collect on life insurance policies, to “drug dealers,” and, finally, to “terrorists” (very conveniently vague, that last...). But the goal has always been the same: Allow unlimited, warrantless searches of individuals despite the Bill of Rights.

Illegal searches are not carried out to combat “terrorism.” The whole bogey man of “terrorism” was concocted, embellished, and dressed up to provide a cover for the searches. Janet Napolitano, you LIE!

Long life and restoration of the Republic.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

15 December, 2011: Today is Bill of Rights Day. It's the anniversary of the date on which the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, was ratified.
So raise a cheer: after 220 years, the Third Amendment's ban on quartering troops in private homes (except in time of war...) is being fully complied with by the government!
Unfortunately, as has been true for some time now, this is the only provision contained in the BoR with which the government is actually complying.
Of course, not a single provision of the BoR has ever been formally and legally repealed. Instead, it's been riddled with "exceptions" and defined out of existence. Virtually nobody cared last year. Do you think anyone cares this year?
Oh, just BTW, using the phrase "Bill of Rights" in your emails, blogs, or tweets will get your communications flagged and investigated by the secret federal government, since that makes you a "terrorist." Happy Bill of Rights Day!