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Sedition? Give me a Break

William O. Douglas noted, “The Alien and Sedition Laws constituted one of our sorriest chapters; and I had thought we had done with them forever … Suppression of speech as an effective police measure is an old, old device, outlawed by our Constitution.”

Chris Matthews, Norah O’Donnell, and Time columnist, Joe Klein are practically accusing Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and others, of sedition.  Klein looked up the word and reads the definition, from a napkin, on the Chris Matthews Show.  I did not see this because I’m not going to watch the trash.  But this is so ridiculous.  They are getting silly, just silly.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2010/04/18/time-s-klein-beck-palin-potentially-committing-sedition-against-u-s-gover

I wonder if Chris Matthews and/or Joe Klein (or the president himself for that matter) have ever heard of the “chilling of free speech.”  Maybe while they are looking up the word sedition, they can look up something on that one.

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/hilden/20040217.html

What do they think of actually writing a book entitled, “How to Overthrow the Government?”  New York Times called it:  “Devastating” and David Shribman says that Huffington “has written a manifesto that can be summarized with an old-line popular cry: Throw the bums out.” Jim Hightower praised it: “Up with Arianna! She’s outraged, she’s knowledgeable,…and she points us in the right direction to take our country back.”  I think you can get a copy from Amazon for about $12.00.  I just hope to God it doesn’t excite anybody to violence.  🙂

“Huffington offers radical yet viable strategies for reclaiming our nation from the corporate and political powers that hold it hostage. For, as she argues, if We the People are to preserve and protect our more perfect union, we must stand up and fight for our country — before it’s too late.”

Yep, that’s exactly what the Tea Party movement is all about.

This is still America, we are Americans, and we will continue to speak, continue to rally, continue to meet, and continue to protest what is going on in our country.  And, yes, it is the government, the White House, and the media and the press, all working in concert to try to discredit, disrespect, silence, slander and defame the American people.

Take a look at this brand new poll from Pew showing about 80 percent of the people have no confidence in the government.  And I’ll add the media to that as well.  80 percent is a lot of folks.  Who could the drop in the bucket 20 percent be?  Probably the people in the White House and their mouths, the mainstream media.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_government_distrust

Our numbers are growing, our resolve is getting stronger and stronger, and we know we are on the right side of this issue.

http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/right-protest

And about Sedition:

…..in the seminal free speech case of NEW YORK TIMES  Co. v. Sullivan, the Court declared, “ Although the Sedition Act was never tested in this Court, the attack upon its validity has carried the day in the court of history.” 376 U.S. 254, 276 (1964). In a concurring opinion in Watts v. United States, which involved an alleged threat against President Lyndon Johnson, William O. Douglas noted, “The Alien and Sedition Laws constituted one of our sorriest chapters; and I had thought we had done with them forever … Suppression of speech as an effective police measure is an old, old device, outlawed by our Constitution.”[2]

Funny little story about Sedition:

While the Alien and Sedition Laws were in force, John Adams, en route from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Quincy, Massachusetts, stopped in Newark, New Jersey, where he was greeted by a crowd and by a committee that saluted him by firing a cannon. A bystander said, “There goes the President and they are firing at his ass.” Luther Baldwin was indicted for replying that he did not care “if they fired through his ass.” He was convicted in the federal court for speaking “sedicious words tending to defame the President and Government of the United States” and fined, assessed court costs and expenses, and placed in jail until the fine and fees were paid.[3]

Jury nullification was practiced in many cases involving the Alien and Sedition Acts.

I am sure Chris Matthews and Mr. Klein are keenly aware of all of this.  You don’t think they would try to bamboozle anybody, do you?

God, they sure do hate us.

Posted:  04.19.10  Revised:  04.20.10

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. — U.S. President Woodrow Wilson —

“But when our laws, our leaders or our government are out of alignment with our ideals, then the dissent of ordinary Americans may prove to be one of the truest expression of patriotism.” — U.S. President Barack H. Obama —

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Record viewer numbers for Glenn Beck – D. C. March Today!!

Neilsen ratings from Thursday, September 10, 2009:

5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)

Glenn Beck– 3,340,000 viewers (958,000) (1,630,000)

Situation Room—725,000 viewers (145,000) (253,000)

Hardball w/ Chris Matthews—650,000 viewers (184,000) (346,000)

Fast Money—166,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 43,000) (68,000)

Prime News–288,000 viewers (99,000) (157,000)

Take a look at the entire ratings list at Chickaboomer.

TODAY’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON, D. C.:

What: 9/12 March on D.C.

When: Saturday, September 12, 2009

Time: 10am – Noon PDT

Glenn Beck and Fox News will be broadcasting a special “9/12” and “March on Washington DC” show on Saturday, September 12.

Glenn will broadcast 9-12 coverage LIVE on the Fox News Channel on Saturday, September 12th from 1pm-3pm ET.

Posted: 09.12.09

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Repost: Rage and Jeering Toward McCain Supporters (Video)

See video below of the boos and jeers McCain supporters got in Manhattan from the “civil and respectful” crowd.

I wrote the following last October:  “Most of us are mad about the blatant media bias that has favored Obama at every hand and about the $850 billion dollar bailout.  95% of the people were opposed to that and they did it anyway.  We want somebody to take notice.”

Apparently, many others felt the same way I did, and started meeting in the tea party protests across the country, and especially on April 15th, 2009, large crowds  met in towns and cities in every state, absolutely a grass roots movement, folks carrying their little handmade signs.  The media ignored us at first and later made fun of us and made ugly jokes.  The president even made light of the movement, saying, don’t pay any attention to “people waving tea bags around.”  And so now we have the town hall meetings and the American people are saying:  You have ignored us.  You have ridiculed us.  But we will be heard.

And what is the reaction from the White House?  What is the message from the Uniter, the one who said, “I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, and I will be your President too.”

The message from the White House this week is, “If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard.”  Reminds me of something Obama said in Philadelphia during the campaign,  “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”

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REPOST from October 10, 2008:  ThePeoplesCube.com presents: A Pro-McCain march on the Upper West Side in Manhattan on Sunday, September 21, 2008. A group of McCain-Palin supporters dare to march through the Upper West Side –  greeted by boos, jeers, and flipped middle fingers.

Funny, this was on September 21st but the MSM never, ever were concerned about “rage.”   No concern by David Gergen about “incendiary” speech.  No New York Times op-ed pieces by Frank Rich. No Associated Press breaking news.  No wall to wall coverage by CNN and MSNBC and FOX as well.  No, the media storm erupted only when someone spoke angrily at a McCain/Palin rally.

And just to be clear, I don’t think it’s that anybody is angry at Obama or his supporters.  Most of us are mad about the blatant media bias that has favored Obama at every hand and about the $850 billion dollar bailout.  95% of the people were opposed to that and they did it anyway.  We want somebody to take notice.

THE LEFTIST IDEA OF UNITY IS, AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN, THE ELIMINATION OF DISSENT

Posted:  10.12.08  Reposted  08.07.09

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Restless tea baggers in Missouri and N. C. this week (Videos)

Crazy ass tea baggers!!  🙂 This is what MSNBC, et al, is trying to stop, disparage, down play.  If all these people are just crazy, then we better build some more insane asylums.    Everybody has a right to be heard in this country.  This is America.  And this is what congress does not want to deal with on recess.

Claire McCaskill holds Town Hall meeting in Missouri on July 27, 2009

Obama comes to Raleigh, North Carolina, on July 29, 2009, below.


I watched the Town Hall from Raleigh, and it all looked great from the inside of the building and it appeared that all were in favor of the health care, didn’t it?  Just didn’t show what was happening outside.  (5:24 in the video is revealing)

Posted:  07.30.09

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Dallas Tea Party vs Move-on.org

Well, don’t you just love it?

tea baggers in Dallas beat Move on.org to the punch.

With about 36 hours to organize and no paid staff (unlike the other side), we dominated in front of Sen. Cornyn’s office today (July 23rd); about 200 conservatives opposing maybe 20 MoveOn people; it was fantastic! Everyone was polite; we always are. As for the other side, if you were outnumbered 10 to 1 by believers in the 2nd Amendment, wouldn’t you be?

See North Texas Tea Party.com.

H/T:  Michelle Malkin.com.  Thank you.

Posted:  07.25.09

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July 4th tea parties, petitioning for redress

Michelle Malkin reports from Dallas:

I returned from the Dallas Tea Party this weekend inspired and motivated by the massive turnout of citizen activists. The official county estimate of the day-long event’s crowd: 37,000!

See pictures from July 4th Tea Parties at different locations in USA.

Greta is showing some scenes tonight, but no coverages of these events to speak of in the MSM.  Pictures and reports have to come from those who were there.

Actually the MSM is feeding us baby food to distract us from what is really going on.

Posted:  07.06.09

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57 Tea Parties in Florida alone this weekend

“”In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.””

But now instead of Britain, it is our own government that has become oppressive and unresponsive and corrupt. There are 57 tea parties/tax protests being held in Florida alone this weekend. Don’t let anybody fool you, these are real people expressing real frustrations and outrage. We will be heard.

See full transcript of the Declaration of Independence, list of grievances, and signers here See exerpt below:

Posted:  07.04.09


IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.

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