Rand Paul addresses CPAC 2013

Rand Paul CPAC 13Watch as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses an enthusiastic Conservative Poltical Action Conference (CPAC) crowd on March 14, 2013. He begins by reminding President Barack Hussein Obama that “no one person gets to decide what the law is.”

How should you speak to ruling class buffoons?

Newtown parent Bill StevensHow should you speak to the high and mighty ruling class buffoons in Washington, D.C.?

Politicians and bureaucrats think you’re a bumpkin who just fell off the turnip truck. They think you can’t read the Constitution. They think you’re stupid because you didn’t graduate from an Ivy League school. They think your religion is goofy. They think the way you raise your kids is narrow. They think you aren’t smart enough to make your own decisions about most areas of your life. They’re positive they can put your money to better use than you can. They’re sure you’re a bigot, and would call you a racist to your face, if they had the chance.

They think you own a gun because you’re a violent, dangerous person. If you own more than one gun, they are certain you’re a criminal, and a potential mass murderer.

They don’t respect you. They aren’t looking out for you. Nor are they looking out for the Constitution.

So how should you speak to arrogant, pompous members of Congress? Watch as Newtown, Conn. parent Bill Stevens explains his Constitutional rights to those he correctly identifies as ruling class buffoons:

Stevens delivers a number of lines that make many members of Congress look like a Constitutionally ignorant gang of gun-grabbing zealots. His best zinger, in our opinion: “911 will be dialed after the security of my home has been established.”

That is exactly how you speak to the dolts running the country today.

Dr. Os Guinness on ‘Sustainable Freedom’

Do you know what is meant by the phrase “sustainable freedom?” America’s founding fathers did. So did Abraham Lincoln.

This is a lengthy video clip, but well worth watching. Dr. Os Guiness speaks on September 13, 2012 on “A Free People’s Suicide.”

From Guiness’ web site:

In all of history’s great civilizations, there has come the moment when their citizens became their own worst enemies, thinking and living at odds with the values and principles upon which their nation was built. Political analyst and social critic Os Guinness provides both historical and current evidence that suggests America is perilously close to reaching this point today. But with this alert, Guinness also offers direction and encouragement for those seeking to achieve what the country’s founding fathers predicted would be most challenging: sustainable freedom.

 Excerpts from A Free People’s Suicide:

“The greatest enemy of freedom is freedom.”

“…times of dominance are the most dangerous in which to be complacent about freedom, for in the life cycle of great powers only one thing finally overcomes dominance: decline.”

“Leadership without character, business without ethics and science without human values – in short, freedom without virtue – will bring the republic to its knees.”

“The problem is not wolves at the door but termites in the floor.”

“…the United States will be indicted for its hubris and judged before the world by whether it has lived up to the standard of its own ideals.”

TSA singles out radio host Dana Loesch for harassment

Watch as well-known conservative radio host Dana Loesch is subjected to harassment and sexual abuse by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

According to Loesch, who posted this video just hours after being abused by TSA agents at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport:

On the afternoon of October 14th, 2012, TSA agents in terminal four at the Phoenix Airport forced me into a private room where their “enhanced screening” included pressing down repeatedly upon the front of my vaginal area.

It began after I was “randomly selected” for an additional screening which consisted of swabbing my hands with paper strips. The strips were then taken to a machine for analysis and an alarm sounded. TSA agents determined that I had a suspicious, possibly explosive, residue on my hands and required another, “enhanced screening.”

Read here why these tests are unreliable.

I was, of course, aggravated, as we arrived two hours early and already 15 minutes had gone by due to the amount of time I had to wait on agents and the swab. During this time an elderly gentleman behind me and in front of my husband was forced to stand (despite having to use a cane and being unable to do so well alone) and not permitted to lean on anything or given a wheelchair, despite my husband requesting one.

The agents finally gathered my belongings and led me away from the populated security lines to a more secluded area near the private rooms. I asked twice for a public screening and was denied.

They performed the regular pat-down and then the agent informed me that she would be using the front of her hands to “sweep” my groin. She pressed and swept across my crotch three times horizontally and three times vertically. In any other circumstance this would be sexual assault.

The agents themselves were friendly and smiled, yet I was still denied a public screening and no witness of my own present for the screening itself (a second agent was in the room at the time). I had no reason to be angry with the agents themselves, yet I was angry, and still am, at the regulations which require them to routinely violate men, women, and children in the name of a false sense of security.

Read about my similar experience with Providence, RI’s TSA here.

After concluding that I wasn’t a terrorist hiding weapons in my vagina, the TSA agents allowed me to go. They also gave me information about pre-check, which they said would help me avoid such procedures.

Unfortunately, pre-check isn’t available in all airports and innocent Americans shouldn’t be subjected to a full FBI check simply to board a plane. Also, I doubt we would pass the test considering Janet Napolitano put conservatives like me (and many others) on the DHS domestic terror watch list back in April 2009.

They also did it to our vets.

The above is video of what happened this afternoon, filmed by my husband. He filmed it vertically so as to avoid detection. They forced me to stop filming, against their own rules (I wasn’t impeding the procedure and was not near monitors) last time.

This ongoing treatment of law-abiding US citizens as terrorist suspects is outrageous. It will only stop when enough citizens demand that elected officials force an out-of-control, bureaucratic nightmare like TSA to stop.

Will you contact your members of Congress today to complain?

Walter E. Williams on the Economics of Liberty

Walter E. Williams makes more sense than most people when it comes to commentary on economics. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, offers insights here such as:

  • Income redistribution is simply a legal form of what a thief does. That is, when a thief robs you, he redistributes income – from you, to him.”
  • Quoting James Madison, widely acknowledged as the Father of the US Constitution: “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article in the Constitution that authorizes Congress to spend the money of their constituents for the purposes of benevolence.”

This clip includes excerpts from Williams’ speech “The Entrepreneur As American Hero,” presented in 2008. But because Williams speaks about timeless principles of economics and human behavior, his remarks are as applicable today as they were when he first presented them.