By Dave Hodges
The Common Sense Show
When does an individual reach their tipping point against tyrannical abuse? For that matter, when does a nation collectively reach its tipping point against governmental abuse?
I avoid flying as much as I can because I really don’t relish having a pot-bellied pervert in a blue uniform from the TSA putting their grotesque hands on my body. And for the most part I have been able to avoid dealing with the abuses of the TSA by not flying. However, the abuses of the TSA are spreading to many other domains in our lives. Not only is the government violating our rights and conditioning us to accept dehumanization, so are many of our corporate entities.
There are main four points to this article: (1) This article will examine the expansive nature of the TSA/DHS as well as various corporate entities who believe that they have an inherent right to abuse our citizens; (2) This article will also take a look at our collective and typical reaction to the type of TSA invasive policies being put into place by other institutions such as the National Football League; (3) This piece will examine the comments and attitudes of the American sheep that think these East German Stasi style tactics are permissible; and, (4) Suggestions will be offered as to what we can do to both corporate institutions as well as the government, who believe that they can do what they will with the general public...
Line In the Sand
...I have decided to draw some very distinct lines in the sand against these invasive and highly illegal policies. I would encourage all of you to draw a line in the sand. I am no longer submitting to any unconstitutional actions by our government or by any private institution which is mimicking our government’s constitutional violations of our personal liberties. If the TSA is going to be conducting enhanced body searches at the local high school prom. Our children should not attend and we should find another venue and provide the same entertainment opportunities. If the TSA is searching people going into malls, do not go into that mall. Go home, call the mall ownership and the stores you were going to shop at and let them know why you are not patronizing them. Watch the merchants scream at the government. Bring the allies of these tyrannical entities to their economic knees. Stop flying except in extreme emergencies (i.e. bereavement). If we bring the airlines to their knees, there will be a change in policy because our system has become a shining example of corporatism. Stop attending concerts, football games, basketball games, baseball games and other events which impose these illegal and intrusive searches. If the stadiums become half full, watch how fast the policy changes. When we are stopped by goons at a DHS roadblock so they can illegally search any citizen, without a warrant, as well as our cars, we need to refuse to submit. If enough of us engage in these types of nonviolent civil disobedience acts, we can paralyze the court system as they will surely try and prosecute us. Subsequently, we can someday reach a counter critical mass which will destroy the intended net effect of these tyrannical actions. America, we have a choice. We have a choice on whether we are going to make our government and all other institutions follow the Constitution. As for my family, we have written an email to the NFL offices telling them why we will no longer be attending any NFL games or buying any NFL gear. For my family, the abbreviation, NFL, now stands for “Not For Long.” I encourage all of you to target any government agency and at least one business entity who is engaged in these types of illegal activities and write to them and tell them why you will no longer support them. If they lose enough money, change will follow. And finally, we must realize that we are at war and it is a war that will likely continue to be waged as long as you have breath because evil never takes a holiday. This war does indeed pit good vs. evil. I have reached my tipping point against tyranny, when will you reach yours?
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