Subpoena seeks names -- and lots more -- of Web posters…
Talk about crossing the line. This is it! At a minimum this type of police state action will suppress free speech and can lead to nowhere good.
In a nutshell some comments were made to one of THOMAS MITCHELL’s commentaries:
One person who signed himself "Louis D. Brandeis" called federal prosecutor Greg Damm, whose name is on the subpoena, "evil incarnate and everything that is against the American justice system."
"Christian Patriot" wrote a couple days later, "I suggest we go back to a gold and silver standard, which would immediately wipe out the national debt, not charge us interest for their toilet paper, or better yet, I'll trade you eggs for milk. Tax that if you will."
"Randall" wrote, "If it is legal tender, value of said legal tender it set by the gov and stamped on the face.
"Maybe the Government should be on trial."
Read them yourself at http://www.lvrj.com/news/46074037.html.
So, if THAT’S all that is required to get the U.S. Attorney issuing subpoenas, then blogging will die a rather sudden death! It’s one of the last bastions of free speech left, that’s why it’s so important to protect it!
The government, of course, can only be put on trial if it agrees to be. However, there is certainly nothing wrong with the American people pointing out government official’s ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL actions – in fact it’s our DUTY!
How many times have I stated that Hank Paulson is a traitor to his country and HE BELONGS IN JAIL? This is not funny, that’s EXACTLY where he belongs! He is guilty of crimes against his own country, specifically FRAUD, and he should not be protected by the laws shielding government employees as he had malice in his intent and abused the powers of his office.
Should I be attacked by the U.S. Attorney’s office for saying so? Is this Communist China or America?
To me this subpoena is meant to harass and to intimidate. Heck, they probably WANT the word to be spread about this so that people will be AFRAID to comment on BLOGS and in the ONLINE MEDIA! Do not give in! The Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech, but at the same time do not be stupid and say something that can incriminate you personally. Yes, there are certain things that cannot be said in public… you must be careful to not make personal threats or to incite violence. And you certainly don’t want to discuss YOUR illegal activities in public. That does not, however, mean that we can’t talk about these subjects and we certainly should.
Many, many issues involved here, the U.S. Attorney’s office deserves the light of day on this one!
Here is a link to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Mission Statement:
U.S. Attorney’s Office Mission Statement…
Here is a link to their contact page if you would like to let them know that you do not appreciate such actions, mailing address and fax number is at the bottom of the page:
U.S. Attorney’s Office Contact Page…
The Obama appointed head of this office is Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General. Please direct your correspondence and displeasure with this situation to him!
And while we’re at it, here’s a link to the U.S. Attorney’s Office own page of LINKS:
U.S. Attorney’s Office LINKS…
Please note that the VERY TOP LINK IS TO THE PATRIOT ACT!!! And what happens when you click that link? You land on this page:
FISA 101: Why FISA Modernization Amendments Must Be Made Permanent
Are you kidding me? A GOVERNMENT AGENCY POLITICKING TO MAKE THE PATRIOT ACT PERMANENT!
Officials in our government are supposed to be NEUTRAL! They are NOT supposed to be lobbying for acts and laws that pretend to make you more “safe” yet rob you of your freedom and liberties, the very thing they claim to be protecting. What nonsense.
“Protect America Act…” “Patriot Act…” These are acts designed to control you and to profit the military industrial complex which is owned largely by guess who?
Folks, our liberties and freedoms are being subverted. You are being lied to and controlled.
Freedom and Security are tied together… those who pursue “security” SACRIFICE FREEDOM, while those who pursue FREEDOM will GAIN SECURITY!
This is a concept which our Founders, like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, understood thoroughly. The pursuit of “security” as is presently being followed will ABSOLUTELY make us 100% LESS SAFE as we have abandoned all fiscal discipline and sanity and have BANKRUPT our nation by doing so.
We spend more money on “national defense” than the rest of the entire world combined!!! Yet, we cannot sell all our debt and now must print money to buy our own debt! THAT IS DEFAULT!!! When one can no longer finance their operations, they are BANKRUPT! You have sacrificed your FREEDOM for “SECURITY” and are now a prisoner and a slave to our collective DEBT.
WAKE UP AMERICA, YOU ARE BEING ROBBED OF BOTH YOUR SECURITY AND YOUR FREEDOM!!!
Quotes by Thomas Jefferson:
“A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither”
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.”
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny”
“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”
I am going to keep playing this tune until people GET IT. LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY!
Styx – Suite Madame Blue (America Patriotic):
Chalmers Johnson – Keynesian Military Spending (6 minutes):
Chalmers Johnson – DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay (1:03):