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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:40 AM

Truckin' to Treason: The Hot Air of Secession

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Truckin-to-Treason-The-H-by-Walter-Brasch-121124-312.html




Truckin' to Treason: The Hot Air of Secession
By Walter Brasch
OpEdNews Op Eds 11/24/2012 at 09:07:02

A white Ford F-250 pick-up rumbled through town, a Confederate rebel flag on a pole behind the cab; on the rear bumper were a pro-life and three Anti-Obama stickers, two of which could not be revealed in a family newspaper.

It wasn't a lone wolf protest; several cars, trucks, and homes in the area sport similar flags and messages. During the summer, when a 4-wheel Jamboree and a Monster Truck rally are held at the local fairgrounds, attracting thousands from a multi-state area, many trucks fly rebel flags, insignia, and political statements. During the annual eight-day fair at the end of September, vendors sell all kinds of items with the Confederate battle flag, most of them made overseas.

The rebels say they are fierce independents. But, being a "rebel" doesn't mean you can complain about paying taxes, while also denying climate change and evolution. Nevertheless, those flying rebel flags, although they may be disenchanted and alienated from the mainstream, are still part of traditional mainstream America.

They may claim they oppose "Government" (also known as "gummint") intruding upon their lives, but think it's perfectly acceptable for government to make rules about the people's sexual practices and to invade women's bodies.

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:10 AM

1. The "rebels" may preach liberty, but they love authoritarianism

They love being told what to do.

They may claim they oppose "Government" (also known as "gummint") intruding upon their lives, but think it's perfectly acceptable for government to make rules about the people's sexual practices and to invade women's bodies.


They want to use the US Constitution to limit what the individual can do and think:

Okay, let's tally up the list of Constitutional amendments that are generally endorsed by mainstream Republicans:

1. The Flag Desecration Amendment

2. Balanced budget amendment

3. Supermajority to raise taxes

4. “Parental rights” amendment – the right of parents to “raise their children as they see fit, introduced last year by Jim DeMint and Peter Hoekstra.

5. Human life amendment, banning abortion

6. The Federal Marriage Amendment, banning gay marriage

7. Believing that the DC Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, Lisa Murkowski proposed an amendment giving the District a single voting representative.

8. Last year, Jim DeMint introduced a term limits amendment (3 terms in the House, 2 in the Senate).

That's quite a litany. What's the list of Constitutional amendments proposed by mainstream Democrats? I'm sure there are some but I can't think of any.

http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/76748/constitutional-conservatism#


You can't burn the flag, you can't have an abortion, you can't marry someone of the same gender, and so on. All in the name of "liberty."

And this part from the article speaks volumes:

These pretend-rebels gave standing ovations to the PATRIOT Act that established numerous ways the government could violate citizen rights granted by the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments. When the federal courts ruled parts of the Act to be unconstitutional, the "patriotic rebels" complained about activist judges.

They listen to conservative talk radio and Fox News, all of which bash the mainstream media, but don't recognize that the very sources they turn to for information are also mainstream media, owned by establishment multi-millionaires.

They willingly agree with Mitt Romney, even in defeat, that 47 percent of Americans are takers who "want stuff," but don't recognize that one of the biggest takers who wanted more "stuff" was Romney himself, who ran a venture capital company that existed to take over other companies. Even fellow Republicans during the primaries called Romney not a venture capitalist but a vulture capitalist.


Yeah, "rebels" don't want "Big Government" but they'll think and do as their told to think and do by authoritarians.

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Response to KansDem (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:25 AM

2. Listening to C-span callers, they don't THINK...

...so much as repeat what they hear on Fox, Beck, Rush and others.

Great post. I'm constantly amazed by the Right's disdain for the ACLU and the constant invasion of privacy and personal liberties!

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