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originally posted by: diggindirt
I'd give you ten stars if I could! You are absolutely right.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: Realtruth
That sign needs to be met with a healthy dose of civil disobedience.
In order to remain the land of the free, it must remain the home of the brave.
So the question is: Is America the home of the brave?
Answer that and you have answered Americas destiny.
This reminds me of a friend of mine who was normally a really laid back, easy to like fellow, but upon hearing that the city of Lexington, Kentucky was going to have as their 4th of July parade theme: The United Nations, he became a raging mad man. He ranted about it to everyone who would listen but the city fathers held firm. When the 4th came and the parade started---there he was---in the middle of the street, holding up the parade and preaching about how the 4th of July was a celebration of AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE that had nothing to do with the United Nations. People along the parade route were cheering him but none had the guts to step out into the street with him. But he wouldn't move until the police came and dragged him away to jail. To me he embodied the concepts of freedom. Sadly, he's no longer with us but lots of folks still remember his actions. We'll light off a few to salute you Gatewood, with fond memories of the man who stood for what he believed.
originally posted by: Realtruth
I just found the original source and person that went the extra step.
A man by the name of Tom Wysocki from Ohio tape the 4th amendment to every sign that was posted.
originally posted by: Realtruth
Our framers should be rolling over in their graves about now, not just because everything they worked for is polar opposite, but also because the apathy, blindness, and ignorance of the people here in the USA.
If a pic is worth a thousand words then this one should speak volumes.
Have a great 4th! And make sure to abide by all the rules. smh
originally posted by: the owlbear
I used to live by a park that had an even LONGER list of rules year round...and the police station/city bbuilding Was on premises so it was constantly patrolled by bike cops...
There list included the above PLUS:
No organized sports or practices
no rc vehicles of any type
No hard ball sports
No pets of any kind
Bikes may only be on the bike path
No Glass of any type
And they will ticket you.
The 4th amendment (along with all the others) cannot be infringed.
The open fields doctrine was first articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hester v. United States, which stated that “the special protection accorded by the Fourth Amendment to the people in their ‘persons, houses, papers, and effects,’ is not extended to the open fields."
Freedoms just another word for nothing left to loose
originally posted by: CloudsTasteMetallic
a reply to: Thorneblood
What better way to celebrate our overthrow of British tyranny than... more tyranny?
Freedom is not, nor should it ever be considered, wholly safe. That's the cost, that in order to be free, you accept the realistic view that yes, indeed, bad things can and do happen.
"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector." -Plato