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We, The People: the real Big Brother

Gay Patriot's post is my must read for the day. Bruce argues that things may look bleak but we have more power than we realize:

The Internet, blogosphere, New Media, and everyone owning a video camera device has made the "Army of Davids" also an check and balance on the "Big Brother" State.  In fact, one could argue that We, The People are the true Big Brother (in a good way) by constantly monitoring and calling out the never ending moves toward tyranny by the Federal Government.  Exhibit A: Congressman Bob Etheridge (Ruling Class - NC).  Exhibit B: Congressman Brad Sherman (Ruling Class - CA) Exhibit C: Congressman Ciro Rodriguez (Ruling Class - TX)  Exhibit D:  Any Town Hall meeting in 2009 & 2010 (Ruling Class vs. We, The People)

He's absolutely right. Technology gives us great power to keep our government officials in check. Barack Obama realizes this, which is why he criticized all this technology when he said in a commencement speech at Hampton University that too much information (i.e. blogs, iPhones, iPads, talk radio, Xboxes, etc...) puts "too much pressure" on our democracy. If by "democracy" he means his ability to force his radically leftist agenda down our throats, then, yes, I can see how he thinks the free flow of information isn't such a good thing.

But it's not our democracy that's in jeopardy, since we aren't really a democracy. It's our Constitutional Republic that is being destroyed with each swing of Obama's big government machete. But we can fight back with technology, document as much as we can, and share what we find with as many people as possible to shine the light of truth on what they are doing. As Ronald Reagan once said, "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat."


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Its happening as described ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Its happening as described by the Gay Patriot.
Cell phones with video camera's, Flip cams, video camera's all record actual events that politicians cannot 'revise and extend' and cannot hide from when they are published on YouTube.

Look at where they are trying to ban video recording, step up and over turn their rules that seek to protect their version of the truth.

They can't hide from other versions than theirs, not when the facts are clearly presented on video recorded by John Q Public and not their equipment that somehow altered or lost the raw video.

That excuse no longer holds water.

Excellent point Kim. This ... (Below threshold)

Excellent point Kim. This is one reason why I wonder if the whole "Racist Video" Breitbart is under the bus for was a trap from the beginning.

Lets face it, the White House goes completely over the top to fire Sherrod, then falls all over themselves apologizing and she then says Breitbart want to return us to the days of slavery?

Something smells a little funny with the whole deal.

It's obvious to me the left is trying to incite violence to have an excuse to crack down on us "For the good of the people." I wouldn't be at all surprised if they leaked out the edited video so they could put new restrictions on the dangerous hateful bloggers.

Makes you wonder.

There are in fact many juri... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

There are in fact many jurisdictions where the police will attempt to confiscate cameras or camera-phones when citizens video them in public places making arrests. Some try to hide behind state wiretap laws, which in some states require the consent of everyone recorded to be legal - but the intent of these laws was clearly to prevent secret recording of private conversations, not recording of public officials on public streets doing public business, which is or should be the very definition of "public domain."

So citizens should be aware and be prepared not only to video what they see, but to send the video to someone off-site as soon as they are approached while recording.

The legacy media has for all intents and purposes abandoned all but the pretense of objective "reporting" and gone "all in" in support of a leftist/statist agenda, suppressing news stories which don't fit their preferred "narrative" on a given issue.

The only way to counterbalance this is through citizen action, taking pictures and videos and posting them on the internet, blogging, and refusing to accept the memes the left wishes to feed us.

Blaming Obama is giving the incompetent, buffoonish "community organizer-in-chief" far too much credit. He is merely following the Democratic left's playbook and wish list - the only priorities he is pushing that aren't over 30 years old are the ones the left hadn't thought of back then. None are original with him.

This mess isn't all on Obama; it belongs to the leftist agenda and every one of its proponents.

I like how its ok for the g... (Below threshold)
Donna:

I like how its ok for the gov't to video tape us speeding or driving thru a red light and no human / police to actually see it and it be held up in court...but not when the tables are turned on to them.

And I do believe we all are partly responsible for this mess...we the people elected the officials in to office and frequently people re-elect the same idiots into office...they just vote down their party line without ANY regard to what that official may or may not have done while in office.

The first amendment right f... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

The first amendment right for freedom to peaceably assemble is, in my mind, as much a part of the internet as it is a street corner, council hall or wherever people gather to hold political discourse. Obama just might go to bed every night cursing Al Gore for inventing the internet.

...since we aren't... (Below threshold)
Morrissimo:
...since we aren't really a democracy.

Thank you (x1000) for including this clarification.




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