I am glad that Rand Paul stood up to the TSA and their thuggery. It is time to say that “Enough is enough, and we are not going to take is any more” I am mad as hell and so should you. We still live within the vestiges of a democracy and if we don´t like the TSA or SOPA or PIPA, or the Patriot Act, or all the other criminal and abusive things going on, then we have the power thru the ballot box to change things, but we can only exercise that power if we actually use it. As long as we blindly go forward voting for establishment Rep. and Dem. candidates nothing is going to change. Vote for Ron Paul or a Third Party candidate.
Until now Politicians have been able to get away with the little game of betraying their nation and its people, while the people dutifully reward their betrayal with won elections. Congress has a 13% approval rate, and a 95% reelection rate. We need to start exercising our power in the ballot box if we want things to change. Once the American people actually start to hold their leaders accountable, they will have to change or lose office, and staying in office is their 1 goal, which means they will have to start working for their constituents instead of against them.
The same is true with companies that also think that they can actively work against the interests of their clients (SOPA and PIPA) while continuing to enjoy their clients patronage. Enough is enough. Every time we take out our wallet we are voting with our dollars, and companies are terrified of losing customers. It is time to put the fear of God in them and send a clear message that we will no longer patronize companies that work against us. Stop buying products from Sony, for instance, stop going to the movies, and turn off the boob tube. Hit them where it really hurts.
I ran across this nice piece of corruption from freepress.com. It is them or us.
Give Back Hollywood’s Dirty Money
Motion Picture Association of America President Chris Dodd just threatened to cut off Hollywood campaign contributions to any member of Congress who doesn’t pass his Internet-censorship legislation.
After Congress shelved the controversial PIPA and SOPA bills, Dodd told Fox News: “Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.”
This is what corruption looks like in Washington. It’s outrageous that Dodd — himself a former senator — is leveling these threats. Our elected officials must send a signal back to Dodd and the rest of K Street that our nation’s laws can’t be bought.
It’s time that Congress showed that its votes are no longer for sale. Congress must give back the MPAA’s dirty money or give it to charity. Congress must make it clear to the world that it won’t be bullied into supporting censorship.
Below is our list of the MPAA “Dirty Dozen” — the top recipients of the MPAA’s cash (data shows contributions from Q1 2009 to Q2 2011, and comes courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation’s Influence Explorer).
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) – $14,700
Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) – $12,200
Sen. Harry Reid (Nev.) – $7,800
Rep. Howard Berman (Calif.) – $7,500
Sen. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) – $5,500
Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) – $5,500
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) – $5,000
Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.) – $5,000
Rep. John Boehner (Ohio) – $4,900
Sen. Daniel Inouye (Hawaii) – $4,000
Rep. Colin Peterson (Minn.) – $3,500
Rep. Melvin Watt (N.C.) – $2,500
Free Press Action Fund is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Free Press Action Fund does not support or oppose any candidate for public office.
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To the “Dirty Dozen,”
Motion Picture Association of America President Chris Dodd recently threatened to cut off campaign contributions to members of Congress who take his money but don’t support MPAA-friendly legislation.
This is outrageous. You work for the American people, not Hollywood special interests. You must return the MPAA’s dirty money immediately.
Ron Paul warns police state in America “growing out of control” after U.S. Senator Rand Paul unconstitutionally detained by TSA
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) U.S. Senator Rand Paul was detained by the TSA earlier today after refusing to consent to an illegal, unconstitutional “enhanced pat down.” Such pat-downs are a total violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights, and they even constitute felony crimes against private citizens as they involve TSA agents thrusting their fingers inside the anus or vagina of air travelers.
At 10 a.m. Monday, Sen. Rand Paul’s staff tweeted that the Senator was “currently being detained by the TSA in Nashville.” Ron Paul tweeted in a follow-up post that “My son Rand is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville Airport… for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner.” (http://twitter.com/#!/RonPaul/status/161468829996826625)
The Daily Caller reports that Rand Paul’s first scan produced an “anomaly” that prompted the TSA to demand Ran Paul consent to a full-body pat-down (http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/23/report-tsa-detains-sen-rand-paul-in-nas…). He refused, causing the TSA to detain him by refusing to allow him to proceed to his gate. In a strict legal sense, this is also known as “kidnapping.”
TSA lies about the incident
The TSA, of course, is so morally corrupt and wholly incapable of telling the truth that they lied about the incident, claiming Sen. Rand Paul was never “detained” at any point. He was merely “denied” the ability to proceed to his gate.
This is the kind of deceptive, contorted mind game the TSA continues to play with the American people. Remember when the TSA strip-searched a couple of elderly ladies behind closed curtains? They insisted that removing their clothes wasn’t a “strip search.” (http://www.naturalnews.com/034323_National_Organization_for_Women_TSA_ill…) And when the TSA promised to stop searching the diapers of infants and babies, they lied about that, too, and they continue to conduct such crude, highly inappropriate searches to this day.
Ron Paul lashes out at total police state tyranny
In response to all this, U.S. Presidential contender Ron Paul lashed out, saying “The police state in this country is growing out of control.”
He continues: “One of the ultimate embodiments of this is the TSA that gropes and grabs our children, our seniors, and our loved ones and neighbors with disabilities. The TSA does all of this while doing nothing to keep us safe. That is why my ‘Plan to Restore America,’ in additional to cutting $1 trillion dollars in federal spending in one year, eliminates the TSA.” (http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/01/23/ron-paul-campaign-statement-concern…)
White House sides with TSA (and tyranny)
The White House responded today with what can only be called a declaration of a total police state dictatorship in America. White House spokesperson Jay Carney, who previously defended Obama’s open killing of American citizens without due process (http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=1E3C8FBEAFD167D8F97A8ADBE8F2E451), said, “I think it is absolutely essential that we take necessary actions to ensure that air travel is safe.”
This, too, is a total mind game. It presumes that the TSA makes travel safe (a complete lie) and that the TSA has the constitutional authority to even engage in such actions (also a complete lie). It is the height of executive arrogance from a White House that has repeatedly betrayed the American people to the point of outright treason with the signing of the NDAA (http://www.naturalnews.com/034537_NDAA_Bill_of_Rights_Obama.html).
It’s confirmed: Even U.S. Senators are now prisoners of the police state bureaucracy
Most astonishing in all this is that now even U.S. Senators are total prisoners in the police state run by the executive branch and all its out-of-control “fiefdoms” of regulatory tyrants. The FDA, EPA, TSA and DEA have all demonstrated a complete disregard for U.S. law and basic human rights. They are out-of-control agencies that openly murder citizens, steal private property, destroy wholesome food, intimidate the innocent and seek to exert their tyrannical power of the public at any cost.
I have warned NaturalNews readers about this on multiple occasions: We are witnessing the rise of the police state in America, week by week. The VIPER road checkpoints (http://www.naturalnews.com/030596_TSA_security_checkpoints.html), the sexual molestation of air travelers, the pepper-spraying of innocent protesters (http://www.naturalnews.com/033805_Occupy_Wall_Street_police_beatings.html), the total criminal theft of private property by the DEA in marijuana raids, the attempted SOPA act to shut down the internet (http://www.naturalnews.com/034682_SOPA_online_piracy_protest.html)… it goes on and on.
If we do not stand up and resist this police state tyranny RIGHT NOW, we will be left as road kill on the highway to Hell. The TSA is Nazi Germany rising up right in front of our very eyes just as I warned back in 2010 (http://www.naturalnews.com/030356_TSA_Nazi.html).
The TSA is illegal, unconstitutional, and operated in total violation of the fundamental principles of freedom and human rights. TSA agents are confirmed child molesters, child porn distributors, pickpockets, thieves and ego-tripping maniacs who should all be arrested, rounded up, and mass-indicted for their crimes against the American people.
The TSA is an agency out of control. It needs to be immediately cut to ZERO employees, completely de-funded, and subjected to Dept. of Justice indictments. Janet Napolitano is an unindicted criminal conspirator who is engaged in the planning and commission of acts of treason against our Republic.
The solution? www.RonPaul2012.com
If elected President, Ron Paul will seek to completely dismantle the TSA and restore dignity (and liberty) to America.