I am very glad I can call
Mike Jefferson my friend. Why might you ask? Well watch this.
I kind of have to laugh though. I met Jefferson actually through his previous wife who is a fellow blogger though now she doesn’t really blog. As he said over at his place and is worthy of note here, he gave this speech the same day as our government was doing this.
I hate to say it, but I’m getting an early 90′s vibe again about the governments use of force against its people. Only this time we have a bunch of people cheering and talking about how they’d appreciate a warrant-less cavity search. In the words of Samuel Adams,
“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
The republic is in the most dire of straights friends. Even those who we thought were friends of liberty have now betrayed us. I don’t know how this ends, but usually I’m pretty good at staying in the middle and seeing both the dark and the light. Currently the light at the end of the tunnel has been extinguished and there is no telling if it will ever be found again.