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"Gather your armies"

Morgan brings us an Alabama political ad for Congressional candidate Rick Barber that should raise the hackles of many a leftist:

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OMG let the FUN begin.... (Below threshold)

OMG let the FUN begin.

That's an interesting</i... (Below threshold)

That's an interesting ad. Nice style, good photography, good message. You get nickled and dimed with new taxes, and

The people we've elected to be 'public servants' don't see themselves in the role of 'servants' any more. It's time to remind them that they're in office on OUR sufferance - and that they've actually got to perform the job they were elected for to be re-elected instead of entitled to the position for life because they got elected once.

The "Gather... your... armies" bit at the end, though - that didn't come across well. The pacing wasn't right, IMHO. But I think it's an effective ad - especially the mention of the IRS. Man, who DOESN'T want to see them tarred and feathered?

"You get nickled and dimed ... (Below threshold)

"You get nickled and dimed with new taxes, and" should have been...

"You get nickled and dimed with new taxes, and the total keeps going up each year. Local, state, federal, now Kerry & Lieberman are proposing a 'less than a dollar a day' tax to fund green energy... Enough, already!"

It not just the Nickel and ... (Below threshold)

It not just the Nickel and Dime that the Taxes doe not go for what they are supposed to be spent on.

Gas taxes is to go for Road repair but it get spent on pet projects and guess what they need a new tax to take care of the roads.
Look at MMS they collected Billions of dollars yet they do not buy fire booms.

New Orleans billions collected and were to be spent on levees but alas it was not done so we have tragic consequence.

What a great ad. ... (Below threshold)

What a great ad.

Amen!... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:


Heh, he's going up against ... (Below threshold)

Heh, he's going up against Democrat Bobby Bright if he wins the Republican primary runoff.

I liked the commercial, especially the "Gather your armies" line because essentially that's what the voters are this year.

Here Lee Ward let me save y... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Here Lee Ward let me save you the trouble.

Republicans were for nickle and diming people before a black man became President.

I love it!! ... (Below threshold)

I love it!!

I am so proud that I will b... (Below threshold)

I am so proud that I will be able to vote for someone like Mr. Barber, we need more men and women with spines to stand up to the tyrants.

"Gather ye armies!" It is time we put our boots on the necks of career politicians who do not heed the voice of the people and respect The Constitution.

Hilarious because it was Pr... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Hilarious because it was President Washington who sent Federal troops to crush the Whiskey Rebellion, essentially a mob of armed tax-evaders.

But you're right. We should elect candidates who call for armed insurrection against our elected government. Worked out great for the Confederacy.

Mainstream conservatism today, ladies and gentlemen.

"Hilarious because it wa... (Below threshold)

"Hilarious because it was President Washington who sent Federal troops to crush the Whiskey Rebellion, essentially a mob of armed tax-evaders."

And there ancestor's all ended up in Obama's cabinet.. How ironic..

I think you mean "descendan... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

I think you mean "descendants," Mr 914.

Have another beer, dude.

Ballot box first, Bruce. T... (Below threshold)

Ballot box first, Bruce. They're our servants, not our rulers or masters. They (and you) seem to have forgotten that they are responsible to the people - not the other way around.

Personally, I think what I'd have suggested as the last line in that ad would have been "We gave you the tools" - with a hand placed gently on the Constitution - "Use them wisely."

But then, it seems like you're really invested in making sure that liberals stay in power. I'm not sure why.

Obama's management has been, at best, pretty indifferent trending towards bad. He doesn't do normal management well at all, crisis management is far beyond his abilities. I don't think he could stick to a budget if he had to, and he can't seem to get out of the habit of campaigning.

So far, it's looking like the Democrats' party time in the White House is going to be costing us roughly a trillion a year (if not much more) for the next decade in deficit spending.

Can the country support it?

Can the PEOPLE afford it?

We've seen solar power and wind farms cancelled by Democrats - all the while the President is touting alternative energy as the way to go. Slight disconnect there, it would seem.

The founding fathers gave us the tools to govern ourselves. If we put them aside for a time and let the wreckers and grifters undo the work that's been done in the name of 'progress' ("You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." - I. Montoya) - then it's our own fault if we let them ruin what's been built.

A very interesting ad. Mad... (Below threshold)

A very interesting ad. Made me think about political stances. Most conservatives I know own guns, and are willing to die for their beliefs - most liberals don't own guns, but are willing for someone ELSE to die for THEIR beliefs. Kinda like conservatives "speak softly and carry a big stick" vrs liberal "if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit."
"There's a time for talking, and a time for fighting". The time for talking is fast coming to an end.

I'm olsoljer, and I don't give a fuck whether you approve of this message or not.

We are victims of our foref... (Below threshold)
Constitution First:

We are victims of our forefathers successes.

The Greatest Generation did such a fine job of securing our liberties we got lazy, complacent, cynical. We stopped being... Vigilant. Now we are about to lose our freedoms. We never thought the good times could end (at least not in our lifetimes).

We dismissed the crazy bomb-throwing Commie-hippies as a drug-addled fad, now they run the government, the universities, the media. Their goal is still the same: Kill the American Dream with excessive taxation. Murder your Parents with ØbamaCare. Negate Capitalism with bankrupting deficit spending. (Cloward - Piven)

The Revolution is here, now. We can take the Republic back, or witness it die on our watch. We're not facing cannons and armies, only criticism. The question remains: do we have half the guts of our forbearers to believe in what OUR Constitution says?

Well, Mr Lawson, I give you... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Well, Mr Lawson, I give you comments # 15 and 16 as evidence that this ad was NOT about the ballot box.

The ad opens with the candidate saying, "I'd impeach him. And if that doesn't work...." What's left unsaid is what this nutjob would do if impeachment doesn't work. But he does go on to bitch about the IRS, point out that the founders "revolted over a tea tax...A TEA TAX!!!" And then the question, "Are you with me?" followed by the costumed Washington character doing an Eastwood impression, hissing "Gather. Your. Armieeees."

An unspoken threat, a reference to revolt, and a call for "armies." Where is the ballot box?

What's ludicrous is that the candidate claims he's sworn to uphold the Constitution, but wants to impeach Obama. For what high crime or misdemeanor?

Don't get me wrong. I'm not scared by this loony, and his ad is ridiculous. But look how it stirred up the rabble! Olsoljer reminds us he owns guns and that, in his opinion, the time for talking is almost over. And this Constitution character rants about "Commie-hippies"and Cloward-Piven.

Modern mainstream conservatism. Barry Goldwater is spinning in his grave. What a bunch of rubes.

Mr. Henry, the one you shou... (Below threshold)

Mr. Henry, the one you should be scared by is Barrack Obama.

Could Obama Be America's Fi... (Below threshold)
Ross Wolf:

Could Obama Be America's First Defacto President?

Innocent Americans increasingly are sent to prison based on false evidence manufactured by police forensic crime labs. Now President Obama wants the power to incarcerate U.S. Citizens not on evidence, but for what they might do.

Compare: Two days after the 1933 burning of Germany's Parliament Building, blamed on communists, Hitler responded with a powerful speech before Parliament. Hitler asked Parliament to suspend sections of the Reich Constitution that protected Citizens' Rights and Civil Liberties. Hitler said the suspension was necessary so government could protect the homeland from being destroyed by communists. Hitler promised Parliament the Constitution would later be restored. After Parliament passed Hitler's Discriminatory Decrees and Hitler signed it February 28, 1933, Hitler immediately used the news laws to abolished Parliament. See Hitler's 1933 Discriminatory Laws below:

Obama gave a speech in May 2010, that proposed incarcerating in indefinite prolonged detention without evidence, any person government deemed a "combatant" or likely to engage in a violent act in the future; that would include U.S. Citizens "without evidence of wrongdoing." With that amount power Obama like Hitler could arrest members of Congress, drag U.S. Citizens off the street and from their homes to be imprisoned indefinitely based only on Government's claim they are a "combatant" or likely to engage in a violent act in the future.

If Congress approves Obama's categories of people likely to engage in violent acts, overnight millions of lawful U.S. activists could be subject to arrest, Indefinite Prolonged Detention. When you examine Obama's speech, it appears Obama wants retroactive power to incarcerate anyone government claims (prior) supported violent acts on the premise that person is likely to support violent acts in the future: U.S. activists would be extremely vulnerable because no activist can control what another activist or group might do illegally they network with domestically or overseas. Government would only have to allege a person; group or organization might commit a violent act in the future to order Preventative Detention of lawful participants with no evidence whatsoever. Americans would be afraid to speak out. See: Obama Sound-Video http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/630.html

It is foreseeable any "individual" who writes on the Internet or verbally express an opinion against or entity of U.S. Government or its coalition partners could be deemed by authorities a "Combatant" or likely to engage in or cause violent acts: government too easily could claim an author's writings inspired people in the past and will in the future to commit or support violent acts. It is problematic that indefinitely detained U.S. Citizens not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings or allowed legal counsel; interrogated, will be prosecuted for ordinary crimes because of their alleged admissions while held in indefinite Prolonged Detention. Obama wants the power to override the U.S. Constitution. Obama wants the power to detain indefinitely any American without probable cause or evidence, based on conjecture someone might do something violent in the future.

Obama similar to Hitler is centralizing power in the federal Government by getting passed legislation the U.S. government could potentially use to intimidate and threaten corporations among others. Hitler got passed similar laws shortly before the burning of the German Parliament building blamed on the communists. Immediately after the fire, Hitler used his new laws to coerce corporations and influential Citizens to support passage of fascist legislation that suspended provisions of the German Constitution that protected Citizens' freedoms and civil liberties. Obama is now approaching a position where he can use similar new laws, including the Patriot Act and 200 asset forfeiture laws to seize any corporation or individual's assets; and force U.S. corporations and other institutions like Hitler did to support legislation that threatens or curtails rights of Americans.

More recently Obama has moved forward to crush Free Speech, silence his critics by pushing passage of HR 5175: this abomination will choke the 1st Amendment, denying the right of free speech to ordinary Americans. Under Title II: groups like Gun Owners of America and other groups including bloggers that only mention "public officials" within 60 days of an election, could be required to file onerous disclosures-and potentially have to disclose their membership lists--despite the Supreme Court ruling in NAACP v. Alabama that held membership lists like those of GOA's) are off limits to government control. Is Obama's support of HR 5175 similar to what Hitler did to shut up his critics? In the run up to Parliament passing his police state laws including the 1933 Discriminatory Decrees that abolished Citizen's Free Speech, Hitler employed thugs to beat up reporters, arrest anyone who had courage to criticize the Fuhrer or his Nazi government or expose introduced legislation. Is Obama by supporting HR 5175 to shut up his critics, trying to take American to the same place?

Alarmingly the Obama Government recently employed a vendor to search Internet social networking sites to collect information about Americans that could potentially be used by this government to injure Americans, for example, if you apply for a federal job, your name might be crossed referenced by the Obama Government with comments you made at Websites against Obama; or if you make application at a bank for a loan the Government has control since the financial crisis, could your Internet comment(s) prevent you getting that loan? Obama's monitoring of the Internet sites can too easily be used by Government to intimidate Citizens from speaking out. Obama Top CZAR Cass Sunstein prepared a 2008 paper that proposed spying on Americans, infiltrating groups and organizations to obstruct Free Speech, disrupt the exchange of ideas and disseminate false information to neutralize Americans that might question government. See: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=121884

To hear Obama proposing Indefinite Detention without evidence, access sound video at following web address: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/630.html

See Hitler's 1933 Nazi Laws below:


Note: Based on translations by State Department, National Socialism, 1942 PP. 215-17, and Pollak, J.K., and Heneman, H.J., The Hitler Decrees, (1934), pp. 10-11.7

In virtue of Section 48 (2) of the German Constitution, the following is decreed as a defensive measure against Communist acts of Violence, endangering the state:

Section 1
Sections 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124, and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. Thus, restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press, on the right of assembly and the right of association, and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications, and warrants for house-searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

Section 2
If in a state the measures necessary for the restoration of public security and order are not taken, the Reich Government may temporarily take over the powers of the highest state authority.

Section 4
Whoever provokes, or appeals for or incites to the disobedience of the orders given out by the supreme state authorities or the authorities subject to then for the execution of this decree, or the orders given by the Reich Government according to Section 2, is punishable--insofar as the deed, is not covered by the decree with more severe punishment and with imprisonment of not less that one month, or with a fine from 150 up to 15,000 Reichsmarks.

Whoever endangers human life by violating Section 1, is to be punished by sentence to a penitentiary, under mitigating circumstances with imprisonment of not less than six months and, when violation causes the death of a person, with death, under mitigating circumstances with a penitentiary sentence of not less that two years. In addition the sentence my include confiscation of property.

Whoever provokes an inciter to or act contrary to public welfare is to be punished with a penitentiary sentence, under mitigating circumstances, with imprisonment of not less than three months.

Section 5
The crimes which under the Criminal Code are punishable with penitentiary for life are to be punished with death: i.e., in Sections 81 (high treason), 229 (poisoning), 306 (arson), 311 (explosion), 312 (floods), 315, paragraph 2 (damage to railroad properties, 324 (general poisoning).

Insofar as a more severe punishment has not been previously provided for, the following are punishable with death or with life imprisonment or with imprisonment not to exceed 15 years:

1. Anyone who undertakes to kill the Reich President or a member or a commissioner of the Reich Government or of a state government, or provokes to such a killing, or agrees to commit it, or accepts such an offer, or conspires with another for such a murder;

2. Anyone who under Section 115 (2) of the Criminal Code (serious rioting) or of Section 125 (2) of the Criminal Code (serious disturbance of the peace) commits the act with arms or cooperates consciously and intentionally with an armed person;

3. Anyone who commits a kidnapping under Section 239 of the Criminal with the intention of making use of the kidnapped person as a hostage in the political struggle.

Section 6
This decree enters in force on the day of its promulgation.

Reich President
Reich Chancellor
Reich Minister of the Interior
Reich Minister of Justice

Where were these "fiscally ... (Below threshold)
The King:

Where were these "fiscally conservative patriots" during the 8 years bush was bankrupting this country, suspending rights granted by the bill of rights, and surveiling citizens? I'll tell you where, they were supporting bush while chanting USAUSAUSA, and saying "you are with us or against us".
No sale teabaggers, your schtick might excite the far right, emotionally disturbed extremists, but it wont sell to anyone that uses logic opposed to emotion to determine who to vote for.






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