To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Joseph Milligan (1816)
Last week the “august” body of the United Nations elected Iran to hold a seat on the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a body supposedly dedicated exclusively to “promote gender equality and advancement of women.” This came suspiciously close on the heels of Iran abandoning it’s bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. In all likelihood, women and girls were a sacrificial offering to Iran as a appeasement and propitiation for the even U.N. not being willing to allow Iran to have a hand in shaping global Human Rights policies.
Here is a very small sampling of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s more “lovely” activities which obviously qualify them as a exemplary choice to help shape gender equality policies across the globe:
Of course, to be completely fair, Iran is not really any worse than any other Muslim country. In fact, as repressive and misogynist as they are, Iran’s laws and culture are not nearly so bad for women and girls as some other parts of the Muslim World.
Just disband the United Nations. It is nothing but a corrupt, pathetic, and degenerate gathering of fools and miscreants that has been hopelessly infected and suborned by the despicable forces of Islam and the vermin of the Muslim World. The UN’s rot goes too deep for it to be saved, if it was ever worth saving in the first place.
On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 President Obama came to Quincy, IL to deliver a speech aimed at fanning the flames of his Liberals’ class warfare against Wall Street. He delivered his rant at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center to a crowd that included at least four busloads of supporters brought in from Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Chicago.
As one would likely expect, outside the Civic Center some 200 Tea Party supporters held a protest. What few people expected was the response to this protest by Team Obama. Upon seeing the Tea Party supporters nearing the civic center sometime after Obama’s motorcade had arrived and the attendees of speech had entered the building, they summoned a squad of riot police to deal with the Tea Party.
Many Americans are outraged and more than a little scared by the use of such levels of force and intimidation against what was an entirely peaceful protest. The massacres of protesters by agents of the law in Orangeburg, SC, Kent, MS, and Jackson, OH are still, decades later, part of America’s national consciousness.
Certainly, outrage is in order, as is a certain amount of well-founded concern for the safety of those who dissent against President Obama’s agenda to reconstruct the foundations of America. But the Obama regime’s recourse of using riot police to attempt to intimidate some 200 peaceful Tea Party protesters is also cause for joy. It means we, the People a making strides in our war to maintain American liberties.
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
— Attributed to Thomas Jefferson
The government’s – in the form of Obama’s administration – fear of we, the People was quite in evidence in Quincy, IL. The heady scent of liberty was thick in the air as President Obama’s cadre called out the police from several jurisdictions in full riot gear to quell and intimidate the Tea Party protesters Oakley Lindsay Civic Center during President Obama’s visit.
Illinois Riot Police Summoned To Block Tea Party
Not Quite The Scary Image The Media Has Fabricated
Maybe If They Had Those Little Yappy Dogs…
Team Obama Deploys Riot Squad vs. Peaceful Protesters
So the American people should be somewhat joyful. We have struck a certain amount of fear into the government. Since fear is one of the few things governments – especially Obama’s pseudo-messianic regime – listen to, this is a sign that we’re winning the war for our children’s nation.
But, Some Needed Perspective
Some people – many actually – have claimed that the police called out to block off and intimidate the Quincy Tea Party were SWAT. This is erroneous at best, mendacious at worst. The law enforcement detail assigned to this event was the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) Mobile Field Force Team (MFFT) 8. They are equipped for- and trained in crowd control not, in the sort of aggressive tactical operations undertaken by SWAT teams.
My condolences to the family and teammates of MMFT 8 Team Member Sheriff’s Deputy Lamont Reid who passed away Monday April 26 while working an assignment in E. St. Louis
If they had been SWAT the armor would have been largely the same but their weaponry would have been much deadlier and far more in evidence since SWAT teams are used for offensive missions instead of defensive and containment ones. Indeed, even for riot police MFFT Team 8 came significantly under-armed if they expected to encounter any trouble at all – which they at least obviously didn’t.
The state legislature of Arizona recently drafted the United States’ most comprehensive, stringent, and potentially effective anti-illegal immigration law, SB 1070, which Governor Brewer signed into law on Friday, April23, 2010. As expected, Liberals and their minority tenants went insane.
The Liberals have called Arizona’s new illegal immigrations as being equivalent apartheid, Nazi Germany, and the old Jim Crow laws. Various Leftists have advocated punitively boycotting Arizona and the race-baiting filth, Al Sharpton, ever eager for the self-aggrandizement, has promised to lead riots across Arizona if SB 1070 isn’t revoked.
Of course few, if any, of these sorts have bothered to read Arizona’s SB 1070 – the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act – or compare to current federal immigration laws and their supposed enforcement. Those that have likely don’t care; they’re too steeped in hatred of America, racism vs. Whites, and their own political agendas to worry overmuch about facts that contradict their views.
President Obama claims the law is misguided and his Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, has parroted her boss’s assessment and added that this is a Homeland Security matter best left to the federal government to solve.
What I find far worse than “misguided” is the fact that no federal administration in decades, irrespective of political party, has done anything except ignore or exacerbate the threat to America posed by our porous and ever more dangerous southern border. They’re ongoing outright refusal to even enforce the laws currently on the books is worse than misguided; it’s criminal and a dereliction of the duties of the POTUS and has been based solely upon political expediency and pandering.