Travelers aren’t free from such potentially lethal harassment if they use routes deep within the country’s interior. Multi-jurisdictional task forces called Visual Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams swarm bus and train stations, and even conduct highway checkpoints.As the redoubtable James Bovard points out, the attitude of our rulers toward travelers “is best summarized by the motto posted at the headquarters of the TSA air marshal training center: `Dominate. Intimidate. Control.’”Whatever their native tongue, totalitarians from every culture speak the same language.
Not so hot here in Minnesota…
Sen. Al Franken – 7%
Sen. Amy Klobuchar – 7%
Dist.1: Timothy Walz – 20%
Dist.2: John Kline – 54%
Dist.3: Erik Paulsen – 66%
Dist.4: Betty McCollum – 21%
Dist.5: Keith Ellison – 25%
Dist.6: Tom Emmer – N/A
Dist.7: Collin Peterson – 46%
Dist.8: Richard Nolan – 37%
Nationwide looks like all could use a lesson on the Constitution…
The Kentucky Republican’s proposal would “extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers,” according to the legislation.
They tolerate Islamic Hate.
Call those that do not, Islamaphobes..
So who is intolerant?
Whom are the haters?
Progressives, LIEberals, Leftists, DemocRATS! All one and the same.
And they wonder why I cling to my Faith, Freedom and Firearms!!
If they intend to make me change, they best get over their fear of firearms…
Because they will need them!
The police escalation that shows up on countless videos exists because the people demanded it. And the people demanded it because liberal social policies made entire cities unlivable. The militarized police forces out of cities like Los Angeles filtered down to the suburbs and the rural areas as the same policies and populations that made cities unlivable began spreading outward.
The police state, associated with the right, worked in tandem with the social policies of the left, to dull the pain of those policies. That “dulling” has become the new role of conservative politicians in America who manage the disaster instead of rolling it back. The left realized that without the police state, its policies faced a much broader level of rejection so it learned to tolerate the pigs and the man.
Urban areas were still a disaster, but relentless computerized policing reduced crime enough to make it appear that things had improved. The visible crime statistics however were only the symptoms of the problem. The left had been right about that. It was just wrong about the cause. It was the cause all along. Its social policies had created social problems that the police state managed.
Having armed goons patrol the streets made cities viable again. And that brought in the tax base which allowed the left to experiment with more of the same social policies. The Giulianis made it safe for the Bloombergs and then the De Blasios to come back. In the same way Bush’s war policies paved the way for the Obama years by dulling the pain of international terrorism.