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Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

FBI Seal. Photo from Wiki Commons

Um… exactly how am I misrepresenting myself as a Federal Agent?  Maybe I’m going to walk around with this post on my phone and try to pass it off as a Federal Badge.  Honestly, if I could badge myself out of trouble with my Android linking to this pic I’m in the wrong line of work and the people I fool should be spayed and neutered. 

You can’t stop the signal .gov.

If you need examples of other seals, go here, here, here, and here.

H/T to Tam

What Is Voluntary…

…About surrendering to Jackbooted Thugs pointing guns at you?

“Oh I didn’t rape her, she voluntarily surrendered her sexuality to me when I pointed a gun at her.” 

“Oh I didn’t rob him, he voluntarily gave me his wallet when I pointed a gun at him.”

But when you are with the government (notice they were acting at the behest of a government agency as well), you can point your gun, metaphorical or literal, at a person and when they have to cave, it’s voluntary. 

If someone was flagged as “disgruntled” and they were of, say, Middle Eastern descent, I wonder if .gov’s brute squad would have been called out?  I bet not.  Fear of the ACLU and any other media whore outlets would have stopped that dead in it tracks.  And rightly so.  We have these pesky little things call CIVIL RIGHTS, and one of which is, “innocent until proven guilty.” 

You should have to PROVE TO SOMEONE OF AUTHORITY, not just the hunch of a SWAT team captain who desperately wants to use his toys, that a person is a real danger to the community.  A person who calmly walks out of their own house, unarmed, hardly seems like the person you perp walk downtown.  But then again, why go after the real criminals when you can get a photo op with little resistance.

So just s0 we are all clear on this “probable cause” thing.  An Army Officer who becomes a Muslim and inquires about joining Al-Qaeda, we can’t touch.  But a low level government worker with no criminal history who gets fired and has guns… Drag them downtown, run them through an ink blot test, violate their rights with an illegal search and seizure, and confiscate Constitutionally protected possessions.  Everyone clear?  Good.

In case you are keeping score, if you own guns, you are obviously dangerous and in need of psychiatric review.  Given today’s government hostility toward all things Constitutional and traditional, I wonder how many of them would want us to walk around with little “gun busters” signs on our chest.

I don’t want to seem like I’m overreacting.  But if .gov, at any level, is allowed to haul you in and put you under the watchful eye of Thorazine wielding doctors for the Constitutionally protected act of buying a firearm, then what happens when I exercise my right to free speech and the speech happens to be very anti government. 

Let me up the ante. What happens when those same doctors become nationalized and have to do what the .gov wants?  They’ll just be Lithium pumps for any patient deemed “a threat” but .gov. 

And people wonder why I have a bad feeling about the next couple of decades.

Thanks to: NJT

…The Only Ones Professional Enough…

I have a small suggestion for Law Enforcement and Governments in charge there of. 

Ahem…

If you are going to say it’s, “OK,” to do the JBT-tango on private property with little more probable cause than, “He went that-a-way;”  then you may want to also enshrine that when it does go sideways the standard M.O. is not to circle the Thin Blue Line and blame the victim, but, you know, maybe, say, “We’re sorry.  Can we get that for you?”

The whole US vs. THEM thing would be whole lot harder to fall for if everyone could do their part.  ‘m-kay?

BWO: Tam and Zendo Deb


Dante…

Conservative, educated, understands history, distrusts government, distrusts politicians, dislikes pop-culture, and carries a firearm. In short, I'm what The Framers of The Constitution were counting on and everything your government wants you to fear most.

The only thing I don’t have to complain about is some GI taking up space in my living room. I’ll let you know about the Civil Courts if someone ever owes more than $20 to me. ---If you didn’t get that one; sue your Civics or US History Teacher.


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