HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » But They’ll Never Take - ...

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 11:58 AM

But They’ll Never Take - Our Freedom!!! (As long as you have nothing to hide.)

And the definition of freedom is tweaked.
And we don’t mind having our every move watched and tracked.
And we’re fine with the elimination of privacy.
And the left and the right agree to having some of the trappings of authoritarianism.
And we promise to keep paying more attention to reality shows than reality.
And we don’t have any objections to having all of our written and phone conversations recorded.
And we accept having security guards look at us naked in order to travel on any type of mass transit.
And we’re happy to let companies and the government track everything we read, buy or watch on video.
And we’re willing to self-censor our speech as to not offend someone in the government.
And we completely trust our government at all times to never misuse any information collected about any of us, no matter who is in charge.
And we’re willing to give up any future right to petition the government or peaceably assemble, anonymously.
And we’re cool with making the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth amendments as irrelevant as the third.

Okay, never mind. They can take our freedom. We’ll gladly give them that.
But, They’ll Never Take Our False Sense of Security, Our Hypocrisy, or Our Fear!!! (Those are ours to keep.)
Okay then… Hope you’re inspired.

By 20score

27 replies, 3723 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 27 replies Author Time Post
Reply But They’ll Never Take - Our Freedom!!! (As long as you have nothing to hide.) (Original post)
20score Mar 2013 OP
suede1 Mar 2013 #1
20score Mar 2013 #27
Autumn Mar 2013 #2
Auntie Bush Mar 2013 #16
Autumn Mar 2013 #18
punkin87 Mar 2013 #21
Autumn Mar 2013 #22
punkin87 Mar 2013 #23
punkin87 Mar 2013 #3
20score Mar 2013 #4
punkin87 Mar 2013 #11
WillyT Mar 2013 #5
20score Mar 2013 #6
MindPilot Mar 2013 #7
20score Mar 2013 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #9
99Forever Mar 2013 #10
20score Mar 2013 #19
Populist_Prole Mar 2013 #12
20score Mar 2013 #15
840high Mar 2013 #13
damnedifIknow Mar 2013 #14
20score Mar 2013 #17
suede1 Mar 2013 #20
20score Mar 2013 #24
AzDar Mar 2013 #25
MotherPetrie Mar 2013 #26

Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:03 PM

1. I am inspired!

Yea apathy!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to suede1 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:15 AM

27. Yes, apathy!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:08 PM

2. Nope. I'm not inspired. In fact, I have been uninspired for

some time now. Don't see much about our current political scene to be inspiring.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Autumn (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:29 PM

16. Then how about a Republican scene?

Would that be more inspiring?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 04:56 PM

18. Nope. and that silly little canard doesn't work.

If that's all you got you really need to get something better. This crap in the article is happening and Democrats are going right along with it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Autumn (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 08:59 PM

21. That is a shame too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to punkin87 (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 09:03 PM

22. Yes it is a shame.

Welcome to DU

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Autumn (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 10:09 PM

23. Thank you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:08 PM

3. This is great!

Love it. Can I post it on face book?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to punkin87 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:17 PM

4. Please do. Glad you like it.

Thought it was going to go over well on DU.


Proud of this one and ashamed at so many people in the country willing to give up all privacy. Makes me ill.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:03 PM

11. Me too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:20 PM

5. Yep... It's "WE THE SHEEPLE" Now...

 

Sigh...

Thank you for the reminder.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WillyT (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:40 PM

6. Thank you.

Thought this post may piss off a few of the people here that it obviously applies to, but I also thought it would be very well received by the rest. (It was by the people I read it to before posting.)

Regardless, I needed to say it.

Have a great weekend, Willy!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:52 PM

7. K & R -- Nicely done!

 

I'm a big fan of anything that pisses off the authoritarians.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MindPilot (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 01:14 PM

8. Thanks much!

(Of course they never admit to being authoritarians, but they are. Some of the comments I saw on another thread would make any thinking person sick.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 01:24 PM

9. Lately the cops act like there is a curfew...

 

You have to have a good reason to be out of your home.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 01:34 PM

10. "First they came for the..."

Well, you know the rest.

Land of the Free?

What a really bad fucking joke.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 99Forever (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 05:42 PM

19. Exactly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:34 PM

12. Love your list. Right wingers love law and order unless it's inconvenient to them

They want to lock up the whole world in sheriff Joe Arpaio prisons; But bleat about the tyranny of big brother if they get a traffic ticket or civil fine.

They beat their chests about being rough & ready "rugged individualists" in the home of the brave; But are paranoid gun nuts living in gated communities.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:16 PM

15. Thank you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:37 PM

13. kick

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:56 PM

14. You nailed it


"That there needs to be debate over having a warrant standard shows how much law enforcement has claimed the power to violate privacy in the name of fighting crime.

What people want is privacy law which makes it impermissible and unlawful to engage in surveillance that chills a citizen’s right to associate with individuals or engage in political activities, etc. They want COINTELPRO measures to be clearly out of bounds, regardless of whether law enforcement agents may still engage in such conduct outside the law. They do not want to live in a world where they are under total surveillance, and, if they are, they want to be able to challenge government when their due process rights are being violated."

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/03/20/the-push-to-end-warrantless-intrusions-on-digital-communications/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 04:08 PM

17. Thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:18 PM

20. Kick

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:30 AM

24. This was triggered by what the mayor of NY said..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:37 AM

25. K & R

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:50 AM

26. (But only when a DEM sits in the White House!!!)

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread