Posted by Admin on March 12, 2008
It has come to my attention (Credit to FReeper ConcreteBob) that an anarchist/anti-war/anti-recruiting group in Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Organizing Group (POG – OrganizePittsburgh.org) is planning to have an old-fashioned medieval “torch march” on March 19, 2008! Their announced plans are to march carrying torches to the recruitment station, and “If the station remains open, we intend to evict it and everything inside of it, occupy the location, and transform it into something useful for the community.”. They are also planning to bring with cages to place the military recruitment officers inside of.
Now, while it’s commendable to peacefully protest and stand up for what you believe in – no matter how crazy others may think you are – to conspire to commit felony destruction of federal (taxpayer owned) property and the kidnapping of Federal (Military) Officers while in the course of duty – not to mention a host of other various felony and criminal charges they could incur – is the height of stupidity, not to mention hypocritical. My guess is that they are counting on police being there to “hold them back” as they’ve alluded to in their announcement (convenient isn’t it?).
Below is a screenshot of their announcement which was posted on their website on February 20, 2008;
Thumbnail of complete screenshot (Click on the image to see the full-size SS):
Highlighted Parts – Cropped and Full-Size:
Wouldn’t it be interesting if they were allowed to go forth with their plans instead, and then force them to deal with the realities of their stupidity? As one poster, FReeper TaxControl, suggested over on FreeRepublic.com; the Recruiters should just protest vociferously that they don’t want to go into the cages, but let themselves be put inside. Then once inside, these military officers should pull out their cell phones and call the FBI to report the kidnapping of a federal officer in progress.
Then let the Feds deal with these punks who think they are above the law. Because, as I said, peaceful protesting is one thing – a right of these citizens that I fully support even though I don’t agree with them – destruction of federal property and kidnapping is another.
As another FReeper, Captain Rhino, pointed out if this group’s plans are successful there is a whole list of felonies (state & federal) that they will be guilty of including, but obviously not limited to; Felonious Tresspassing – felony (State & possibly Federal), Destruction of Federal Government Property – felony (Federal), Assaulting an officer in the course of duty – felony (Federal), Unlawful Detention – Felony (State & Federal), Kidnapping – felony (State & Federal). I’m guessing that in today’s atmosphere there are probably a few more things they could charge these people with – even up to treason (for abducting a military officer during a time of war — and no, I’m not positive on that, but it would make sense would it not?).
What’s intriguing about their plans – besides the fact that they are conspiring at this point to commit a host of federal felonies – is that it’s in direct violation of their group’s stated policy on planning actions of this sort as well. In a page on the group’s website entitled, “Hey POG why did you DO That? A Statement on what POG does and does not organize“, they state the following;
“As a group we absolutely never organize anything involving destruction of property or physical harm to human or non-human animals.”
Hmmm… someone better mention that to the person at POG who planned this event…
I really do hope the FBI will consider sending a clear message to this group – and all like them that believe NON-peaceful protest is acceptable as long as it’s aimed at those who they have pronounced as “criminals” – interestingly without due process which I’m sure they will insist upon if they are indeed arrested.
One clue for these people — it’s not exactly going to endear you to the public (some of whom may even agree with you) if you insist on protesting in this manner. Even most liberals I know would be telling you the same exact thing.
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Posted by Admin on June 29, 2007
Yesterday, was indeed a great day to be an American, and our Republic has averted disaster for yet another day… Not only did the Senate vote down the Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill, but the Supreme Court struck a blow against racism in our schools, AND the House of Representatives voted to protect our First Amendment right to the Freedom of Speech which was under attack by Democrats.
An effort by over 100 Democrats in the House of Representatives to quell freedom of political speech by using taxpayer dollars to re-enact the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” failed miserably, the final vote barring the FCC from repromulgating it was passed 309-115 (See the Roll Call here). Please note that ALL of the votes in favor of restricting Freedom of Speech were DEMOCRATS!!! Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Admin on September 8, 2006
ATTACK ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT:
Update 1: 9/8/06 @ 4:00 p.m. – See text below original post
Update 2: 9/10/06 @ 6:00 p.m. – Added Media, Blog, and other links
Update 3: 9/11/06 @ 10:00 p.m. – Added several more links
If you missed The Path to 9/11 on TV you can view it online;
“The Path to 9/11″ – ABC.com”
Special Thanks to ABC for making it available!
Democrats are usually known for their vigorous defense of the First Amendment, however developments today show their true colors; they are only in favor of the First Amendment when it pleases them…
The following letter has been published in a press release available at U.S. Newswire. It was written by Democrat leaders to Disney/ABC and threatens their broadcast license in a pretty clear way.
I think anyone concerned about Freedom of Speech can see why this is a critical development, and one that must be quashed immediately. Our politicians — from either “side” — must not be allowed to threaten our right to freedom of speech. If we allow our politicians to control our airwaves we have started down a slippery slope. Considering that these charges by the Democrats are also based upon political concerns it may signal the beginning of threatening of speech by political dissidents — on BOTH “sides”.
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Posted in 9/11, Alerts, Constitution, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Path to 9/11 | 3 Comments »