Tag Archives: Liberty

Police Wear Body Cameras To Record Your Actions

Body cameras: The new eyes of the law.  Star Tribune.

Get ready for the wave of the future with police checking out your every move with an encounter with them.  It’s already happening in Burnsville, Minnesota. 

have been using portable video recording devices attached to their headgear to record just about every traffic stop, vehicle search, domestic dispute and arrest.

the camera employs a 30-second buffer, which allows an officer to press a button and begin recording a scene, with the start of the recording starting 30 seconds previous. The data is stored on a digital recorder and later saved on equipment at the department.

They are working out so well, police there are getting rid of in-dash video cams.  Nothing like a little personal and up-close touch.  Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!

Ironically, you will not be asked for permission for police to video record the encounter since the law gives them the right irrespective of what the you want.  However, if you have your own camera, police likely will stop you from recording them.  That becomes an individual permission, and if declined, your camera gets shut off.   

Orwellian.  1984.   

Big Brother is Watching You.

The words of John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, aka, Lord Acton.  From Dalberg-Acton, John Emerich Edward (1949), Essays on Freedom and Power, Boston: Beacon Press, p. 364 via Wikipedia.

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or certainty of corruption by full authority. There is no worse heresy than the fact that the office sanctifies the holder of it.”

Something to think about.  Monitor every encounter?  Could be used to quell problems that stem from the encounter.  Either further castigate the offender, or exonerate.  Your encounter will be saved.  With the security afforded in government, one might expect leaks, if not outright release at Freedom of Information requests.  Indeed, “Big Brother is Watching You.”

“Big Brother is watching you.”
Image courtesy of http://blogs.sundaymercury.net/lorne-jackson/2008/07/big-brother-is-watching-me.html.



Samuel Adams And The Duty To Defend The United States

Quote of the day.

Samuel Adams, the Massachusetts representative of the Continental Congress and one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence,  had the correct concept of the defense of the United States.  

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.



Taxed Enough Already April 15, 2009

April 15th.  Every year.  Same responsibility.  Tax day.  Pay your taxes to the United States government.  So it may use that money to pay for all those things that makes this country run.  Wait.  ALL those “things?”  Those nebulous “things?”   Do you believe in

  1. Smaller government
  2. Lower taxes
  3. Fiscal responsibility
  4. Liberty

Do you feel you are paying your fair share of taxes?  But still being asked to pay more?  Possibly even subsidize greater than your fair share?  Especially when the government exercises fiscal irresponsibility with those hard earned dollars of yours? 

Then join your brethren at your local TEA party today!  http://www.teapartyday.com/ has all the information to make your voice be heard across America.  Tax day 2009.  TEA Party 2009.  Make your voices resonate as the patriots did over 200 years ago in 1773 at the Boston Tea Party.

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Rahm Emanuel Laughs At Civil Defense Plans

Rahm Emanuel Laughs Over Concern Of Obama’s Civil Defense Plans at Flopping Aces, brings us a conversation with Barack Obama’s new Chief of Staff, Emanuel Rahm and Ben Smith of the New York Daily News.  Listen to Rahm discuss the compulsory Civil Defense Plan, that Barack Obama and the Democrats have in mind for today’s young people.  Compulsory, as in mandatory, obligatory, forced, required.  Video.  Emanuel.  Obama.

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Hurrah For Forced Obama Youth Corps

Didn’t think it was gonna happen?  Well here it is now.  Barack Obama talking about this horrible government debt, yet already spending your tax dollars by creating another governmental entity called Change.gov.  Well, that’s another story. 

The real story here is what he has been talking about all along.  The creation of mandatory community service.  Oddly, it seems voluntary community service never seemed to be enough for Obama, who now wants America to be served for free by all.  More promised handouts courtesy of Obama and clan.  He calls it service.

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The Sensible No Bill Of Rights

Seems quite appropriate for these times.   The entitlement fever is running at an all time high.  No Tylenol is enough to make it go away.  So a clever pragmatist has come up with a twist on our beloved Bill Of Rights.  And invites America to partake and pass it along.  Perhaps the message will strike a chord.  James Madison, the author of the Bill Of Rights, would have pondered deeply.

“James Madison as President in 1828”
Image courtesy of http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/nation/jb_nation_bofright_2_e.html.

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Draft A Civilian Force By Obama Whether You Like It Or Not

Big Brother gonna draft you!  Didn’t hear it then?  Hear it is now.

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