Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Are We All Just Pawns in the Game Being Played by the Media and Celebrities Like Spike Lee and Others?

I’m so sorry I haven’t written or posted anything recently.  Reading and watching all the news is just making me crazy.  There’s so much going on, I can’t pick just a few to write about.

But now, Spike Lee’s irresponsible and dangerous behavior, has really pissed me off.  What he’s done is beyond reprehensible.  I read yesterday that he had re-tweeted the address to George Zimmerman’s house, which is stupid enough.  Now we find out it was the wrong address.

According to The Daily Caller:

The Washington Times’ Kerry Picket went to the address  that Lee tweeted as members of the New Black Panther Party were offering a $10,000 cash reward for Zimmerman’s capture, “dead or alive,” and others were demanding his arrest.

“[T]he Edgewater Circle address Mr. Lee re-tweeted out is not part of the gated Retreat at Twin Lakes where the shooting took place and where Mr. Zimmerman lives,” Picket reported. “The area is not even a gated a community.”

“In fact, I took a drive to that Edgewater Circle address that so many on Twitter re-tweeted and cursed, and I discovered through a neighbor, named Tim, who lives across the street from the address, that not only does George Zimmerman not live at the lakeside house but a woman by the name of Elaine does,” Picket added.

Picket also said several news agencies have showed up at the address looking for Zimmerman, which – with the crowds the Panthers, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have whipped up into a frenzy – may have put the woman, Elaine, in danger.

Read more.

I’ve also found another story in The Orlando Sentinel that talks about the address belonging to an elderly couple who have a son named William George Zimmerman.  Here’s part of what that article had to say:

A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday.

The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood.

The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation to George Zimmerman, 28, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Feb. 26, sparking national outrage and international interest.

William Zimmerman isn’t sure how his mother and stepfather’s address became public. He said he used it to register a car, get a drivers license and vote when he lived there briefly after college.

“This is really scary, and I’m concerned for my family,” Zimmerman told the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday night. “It’s scary because there are people who aren’t mentally right and will take this information and run with it.”

Read story here.

This story mentions Spike Lee’s tweet also.  I don’t think Spike Lee should be able to just walk away from this without a second thought.   He should be arrested.  What he did was very irresponsible.  As a celebrity, his words have power and influence and the things he says carry more weight.  This gives him responsibility to use that power wisely.   He had no right to tweet anyone’s private address, especially when there is so much heat around this issue.  He didn’t even bother to see if it was the right address, although tweeting that would have been wrong too.  Now with a $10,000 price on Zimmerman’s head, dead or alive, by the New Black Panthers, putting just any address out without knowing if it was correct, he could have been the reason an innocent woman or elderly couple might have been hurt. He shouldn’t just be able to walk away from this.

I’m sickened that he thought this was the right thing to do.  What if those people had been hurt?  The older couple needed to go into hiding.  And why, with “several news agencies” showing up at this address, has the press not stressed that the address tweeted by Lee is the wrong address.  They’re content to watch while this situation gets more riled up and they sit by idly fanning the flames, by sitting on any news that contradicts the meme that if it bleeds it leads.  Maybe they’re just hoping for a riot, because its better financially for them if that should that happen. Continue reading →

Wake Up! What Freedom Will Obama Force You to Do Next?

Wake up!  The Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have launched a massive effort to mandate that all Americans pay for contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs.  Why?  What dreaded disease in women’s health does this mandate protect us from?  The Pill, the day after pill, the abortion pill and sterilization don’t protect women from AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.  So what dreaded disease are the Obama Administration and the HHS trying to save us from?  Oh yeah!  It must be the dreaded disease of pregnancy.  But wait, why is this mandate such a big deal?  Well, I’ll tell you.  It doesn’t matter how many good Catholic women or women of other religions use contraception, the Catholic Church is pro-life in their teachings and principles and shouldn’t have to provide or pay for it.  Not for any of their employees working at any Catholic run institution or employees of any religious organization.  We shouldn’t have to pay for any of theses services with our tax dollars either.  I paid for my own and would never have asked someone else to cover the cost for my choices, and generally speaking, using any of these services are choices, not necessities.

Wake up!  This is NOT about women’s health or some obscure war on women.  This is about the Federal Government telling protected organizations what they can and can’t do.

Wake up!  If they can do this to Catholics and other organizations of conscience today, then who will they boss around tomorrow?  This is another in the series of slippery slopes toward the loss of our rights as Americans.

Once again I say, wake up!  There was a mandate released last month that will violate our civil liberties and free exercise of religion by forcing every American and every U.S. employer, regardless of religion or conscience, to pay for abortion-causing drugs, like Ella, in health insurance plans.

“The Con” – a video presented by AUL:

Can you believe that two weeks ago, Secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, Kathleen Sebelius, admitted during a Congressional hearing that this Mandate is needed because, “reducing pregnancies will cut health care costs”?  Are you kidding me?  That’s insane.  Contraceptives are available now on the cheap and some free and pregnancies have not gone down at all.  Personally, I think these progressives are the racists because they think poor black and Hispanic women can’t get birth control unless it’s free.

Wake up!  This mandate, due to take effect this summer, will violate the very principles our nation was founded on – your freedom of religion and conscience!  Maybe you don’t think so.  Let me give you an example of the administration picking and choosing which freedoms different religions can have.

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit last year contending the refusal to issue permits for killing bald eagles violates tribal members’ religious freedom.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes.  Federal law prohibits the killing of bald eagles, the national bird, in almost all cases. The government keeps eagle feathers and body parts in a federal repository and tribal members can apply for them for use in religious ceremonies.  The lawyer for the tribe revealed in a legal filing this week that the federal agency had issued the permit on Friday.  The report states that the federal permit will allow the Northern Arapaho to kill up to two bald eagles off the reservation.

Now, I don’t have any problem with Native Americans killing bald eagles for their religious ceremonies.  What I do have a problem with is the government picking and choosing which religion is deserving of exceptions to federal laws.  It’s okay for the Arapaho Tribe to have an exemption from the law, but not the Catholics or other Christian religions.

Wake up!  If the president has the authority to violate our constitutional rights in this way, what else can he do?  This time President Obama is targeting Catholics and pro-lifers, but next time he could target a group that you or I belong to.

If this mandate stands, then what limit will be put on the government as far as controlling our lives?


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2012 WTF #17 – 6th Grader Handcuffed for Bad Attitude

2012 WTF #17 – An 11-year old sixth-grader at Shaw Heights Middle School, in Adams County, CO, was handcuffed and taken to a holding facility for disobeying the orders of an assistant principal during lunch and being “argumentative and extremely rude.”

An Adams County Sheriff’s Office incident report says the assistant principal found Yajira walking in the hallway during lunch because the girl claimed she was cold and needed to get a sweater from her locker. The report says the assistant principal was in mid-sentence when Yajira, “turned and walked away saying, ‘I don’t have time for this.'”  When intervention efforts with a counselor failed, Yajira was handcuffed and put in the school resource officer’s patrol car and taken to a juvenile holding facility called “The Link.”

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office told 9Wants to Know that handcuffing kids during transport is standard procedure, but refused to discuss this incident because a juvenile was involved and NO CHARGES WERE FILED!

So remember kids if you back-talk a teacher in Adams County CO (which you shouldn’t do, so please don’t no matter where you live) you don’t have to worry about detention or suspension, just the embarrassment that comes with being handcuffed in front of your friends, put in a patrol car and taken to juvenile detention so your parents can come get you – but don’t worry they probably won’t file charges because it doesn’t appear that you actually broke any laws that would allow them to arrest you.

(h/t Read Colorado’s  for the entire story.

Read the story and watch the video at the link below:

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