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What Happens When Big Brother Meets Chicago Thugs.

by Flyovercountry ( 63 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Communism, Democratic Party, Fascism, Liberal Fascism, Marxism, Progressives at May 14th, 2012 - 2:00 pm

This one is more than a little creepy, so bear with me. After you read the article, which I found on Hotair, we’ll discuss it in a broader sense than just a bunch of 8 year old children being asked by the State to rat out their parents in New Jersey. Before anyone points out to me that the Governor of New Jersey is a Republican and would be considered by some to be an actual conservative, let me destroy that rebuttal now. Chris Christie is Governor, but the apparatus that he won the right to manage has been built by a Democrat power structure that has been in place for decades. The Education system in America has been the province exclusively of the most committed leftists in this country since the early 1970′s, and this has been true regardless of who has occupied the White House.

For context, some appropriate quotations from our Constitution:

AmendmentI.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging
the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right
of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the
Government for a redress of grievances.

AmendmentIV.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,
papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and
seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue,
but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affi rmation,
and particularly describing the place to be searched,
and the persons or things to be seized.

From the article:

Seriously now, how hard is to write questions for third-graders that don’t (a) address creepy topics like cannibalism, (b) ask how many slaves it would take to pick an orchard clean, or (c) intrude on their and their family’s privacy by asking them to write about a secret they had trouble keeping? The answer obviously is (d) very.

Choices a and b were the stuff of math homework assignments earlier this year in schools in D.C. and Georgia, respectively, while c appeared on a statewide standardized test in New Jersey just this week. The test, given to 4,000 students, was a dry run for the Garden State’s Assessment of Skills and Knowledge.

snip:

The Associated Press quotes Susan Engel, a lecturer in psychology and director of the teaching program at Williams University, who said the question isn’t troubling to her:

Asking about secrets is a good way to get children to write, she said. And, she said, children at that age are unlikely to say something that would offend their families, or even bare their own souls. ‘I think by and large, kids are not going to tell a real secret,’ she said.

That reaction begs the question of what to do in the case where children do reveal real secrets—and closely guarded ones at that.

With absolutely no respect to Susan Engel, this has nothing to do with teaching children the basic skills of writing. There would literally have to be thousands of better suited topics for the purposes of getting kids to open up and strut their creative stuff. What I did on my summer vacation always seemed to be a good topic to get the kiddies writing. This has everything to do with getting children to feel comfortable with the concept of ratting out their parents. It has everything to do with getting kids to feel more comfortable confiding in the State and the representatives of the State than with their own families.

As creepy as all of this is, it pales in comparison with the prospect of having a man like Barack Hussein Obama put in charge of a Big Brother apparatus poised to take complete control of America. You may think I am being a little hysterical here, and perhaps I am. It’s just that we already have real live examples of this being played out right now. Barack Obama personally threatening Romney campaign donors with IRS audits and worse is nothing more than old school Chicago style thuggery in action. What’s new about it, is that now it is coming from the White House itself, and not just Mayor Daley’s office in the Windy City.

Richard Nixon had an enemies list as well, and he paid a heavy price for it. He lost the respect of much of the nation, and deservedly so. He was lambasted in the media for it, and deservedly so. There is one major difference between Richard Nixon’s enemies list, and the current version being kept by Barack Obama. Richard Nixon, who was known for his paranoia, kept a list of enemies whom he thought were in fact enemies to the national security of the United States. Barack Obama is keeping a list of people who are enemies to his electoral prospects. While Nixon’s list was probably reflective of that as well, he at least attempted to rationalize it in his own mind. He felt he was doing the right thing, for the benefit of the nation. Barack Obama hasn’t the encumbrance of believing in or caring one wit about our nation. His list is simply meant as a means to create harassment for people who would help to seek his ouster come November, which is a protected right of every American Citizen as guaranteed by the First Amendment.

What should frighten us all however are these two stories combined. Think for one moment of the prospect of your children being asked in their schools to let the public sector union teachers know in advance which of their parents are contemplating financial support of someone opposing Barack Obama’s reelection bid for his 7th term as President. Then the phone call comes from the office of his Unity Czar, Van Jones, very subtly laying out your options in the pay to play life we all will be subjected to. “Nice family you got there, it would be a shame if your allotment of health care units would be cut in half. If your wife for example should meet with an accident, you might not have enough units to get her the treatment she needed.”

The problem with the above paragraph of course is that most of it has either been passed into law already, or put into actual practice by various bureaucracies. The only thing missing from the unfortunately already possible scenario would be Obama’s ability to serve more than 8 years as President. But if you had asked me 20 years ago if we Americans would be willing to give up our entire cadre of Constitutional Freedom for an empty promise of Hopety Change, I would have sworn that you were nuts. If this was possible, than yes certainly repeal of the 22nd Amendment would also be possible.

Cross Posted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.

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63 Responses to “What Happens When Big Brother Meets Chicago Thugs.”
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  1. 1 | May 14, 2012 2:19 pm

    If this was possible, than yes certainly repeal of the 22nd Amendment would also be possible.

    Possibly so, but not for Obama. Mr.Hopen Change doesn’t have the political momentum to get an amendment to the Constitution passed,not in these very divided times. We’ll see if he manages to even get re-elected. The way he’s been throwing out distractions, I believe that his internal numbers look terrible.


  2. 2 | May 14, 2012 2:21 pm

    But Flyover… It’s for the children….. :shock:


  3. waldensianspirit
    3 | May 14, 2012 2:22 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    He still has time for another first. Divorce Mooch and marry a man. Have the First Gentleman taking trips on the tax payers dime


  4. 4 | May 14, 2012 2:27 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I agree that the Zero is going down by a landslide, and in fact began predicting that I believe right around November of 2008. You can probably find many of those predictions on the hallowed pages of the Blogmocracy as well. I am just pointing out that these are dangerous times that we are in, and we need to get this man and his band of thugs out of Washington, not just for the time being, but permanently.

    Allowing any man, no matter how much political capital he may or may not have, this kind of power is never a good idea. The inform on your parents and friends theme is hardly new to the past couple of weeks. Remember the varying iterations of Attack Watch? If you couple that with the nice life you got there, shame if anything were to happen to it theme of the Chicago crowd, then it really wouldn’t matter how much momentum the people in charge had electorally. If Obama wins in 2012, we may be closer to that Dystopia being reality than either of us believes.


  5. waldensianspirit
    5 | May 14, 2012 2:28 pm

    Democrats Consider a Post-Pelosi Future

    Heehee! They did have a certain Weiner


  6. MikeA
    6 | May 14, 2012 2:42 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    He’s waiting for his second term to do that. It will be so progressive of him.


  7. RIX
    7 | May 14, 2012 2:43 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    If Obama gets a second term ,recaptres the House
    & holds the Senate,I expect him to really reach.
    I could see a Constitutional Convention to “reform”
    the document.
    For the sake of national unity & economic justice you
    would have to give up most of your stuff.
    But , I don’t think that he will be reelected.


  8. John Difool
    8 | May 14, 2012 2:47 pm

    Obama on the economy: “I support same sex marriage”

    Obama on energy: “I support same sex marriage”

    Obama on national security: “I killed Bin Laden with my bare hands and did I mention I support same sex marriage ?”


  9. yenta-fada
    9 | May 14, 2012 2:51 pm

    The death of common sense is here when you can not-see (see what I did there) that the State is emotionally violating your children. Even if you ostrich your way through the agenda, you ought to be able to protect your kids. If you would not ask your kid what their biggest secret is, how is it possible to let a school teacher do so?


  10. yenta-fada
    10 | May 14, 2012 2:55 pm

    John Difool wrote:

    Obama on the economy: “I support same sex marriage”
    Obama on energy: “I support same sex marriage”
    Obama on national security: “I killed Bin Laden with my bare hands and did I mention I support same sex marriage ?”

    Obama on Moochelle; “I did not have sex with that woman.”


  11. 11 | May 14, 2012 2:56 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    he wants to distract. I wouldn’t be shock if Obama attacks a TV show like Bush in 92 did with Murphy Brown.


  12. RIX
    12 | May 14, 2012 2:58 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    If you would not ask your kid what their biggest secret is, how is it possible to let a school teacher do so?

    This is Maoist. It was no innocent childrens Mao
    Christmas tree ornament on their tree.
    Anita Dunn admires Mao & Mother Theresa & sees
    them on the same level.
    Obama & his people are like a gaggle of the nuttiest
    professors that you ever had.


  13. yenta-fada
    13 | May 14, 2012 3:05 pm

    @ RIX:

    The sheer number of fronts that Ozero is pushing is going to have a backlash.


  14. 14 | May 14, 2012 3:06 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Nah,he wouldn’t attack the TV industry. Too many in that industry donate to him. He is trying to distract from the economy, though. I think they have internal polling indicating that if the election becomes about the economy he loses. This with gay marriage is a ploy to shore up his base, and, indeed, a segment of the base I wouldn’t think needs shoring. I mean, can you see Andrew Sullivan coming out (so to speak) against Obama? It would never happen. No, this act smells of desperation, and it is way early for them to be desperate. By doing this now, it gives the churches something to preach against for six months, and churches do hold sway in a lot of communities even today. Now, I don’t think the black churches will preach against Obama and gay marriage, but Obama has already started a war with the Catholic Church, and it is too easy to see him mandating that all churches offer gay weddings if they want to retain their tax-exempt status for Protestant Churches to take this lying down.


  15. 17 | May 14, 2012 3:14 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:

    There are some, but I don’t expect it to last. Look at the way black churches have turned a blind eye to the ravages of abortion in the black community. If it were happening anywhere else in the numbers it is happening in th eUS, they would not hesitate to call abortion genocide. But because it conflicts with core Democrat doctrine, black churches (in general) say nothing. Is this because black Baptists believe differently than white Baptists? Only on this specific issue. I predict that once the black churches aclimate themselves to the President’s new, evolved stance, they will turn a blind eye towards it.


  16. 18 | May 14, 2012 3:17 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I saw that. I worry that they are letting the Press dictate what they will do vis a VP. They want to “avoid a Palin mistake”, but Palin was the only thing that kept McCain from losing by double-digits. She might have even won the damned thing for him if he hadn’t thrown her to the wolves. If they want to “avoid the Palin mistake”, they have to first realize that betraying her was the mistake. No matter who Romney picks, the MFM will try their level best to destroy them. That is a given. They should make the best pick, then go to war with the press for the inevitible firestorm.


  17. MikeA
    19 | May 14, 2012 3:20 pm

    @ Rodan:

    It won’t happen since most TV shows are so liberal what would he complain about? Its always the conservatives that would say something since TV tries to push the boundries of taste constantly.


  18. 20 | May 14, 2012 3:23 pm

    @ MikeA:

    He can go after Ancient Aliens. Obama can claim its racist since it implies that Aliens built the Pyramids. The ancient Egyptians were Black, so it implies Blacks can’t build pyramids!
    ////

    I am joking, but who knows!


  19. 21 | May 14, 2012 3:24 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I really like Susana Martinez as VP or Bobby Jindal. Romney needs someone younger and moire energetic.


  20. RIX
    22 | May 14, 2012 3:27 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    @ RIX:
    The sheer number of fronts that Ozero is pushing is going to have a backlash.

    I agree, he is going to fall because of his hubris.
    He attacks anybody with money that is not one of his
    donors, but he enjoys a fabulous lifestyle.
    He sneers & mocks, but is probably our laziest president.


  21. 23 | May 14, 2012 3:30 pm

    @ Rodan:

    The only problem with Martinez is that she says she doesn’t want it. Whether she would actually turn it down is another question. I like her position on most things, and think she’d be a good addition to the team. She’d likely bring New Mexico along, and might make places like Nevada doable. It is, as much as anything, a chess match now. We have to get the 270 Electoral votes. I am excited, but I am also worried. So much is riding on this election. Obama is the most Left-wing President we have ever had. If he is re-elected, I can see him trying to rule as dictator, especially if the Republicans take the Senate and hold the House.


  22. 24 | May 14, 2012 3:35 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Sage advice, I love it.


  23. 25 | May 14, 2012 3:38 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I can see him trying to rule as dictator

    he’s 3rd world Liberation. Its his agenda.


  24. 26 | May 14, 2012 3:38 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:

    Do the opposite of McLame!


  25. waldensianspirit
    27 | May 14, 2012 3:41 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    You might find this interesting.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/14/video-preachers-in-baltimore-blast-obama-for-same-sex-marriage-stance/

    They do need to keep Steve Schmidt from being their diviner of what went wrong though.


  26. waldensianspirit
    28 | May 14, 2012 3:42 pm

    Oops, wrong reply


  27. waldensianspirit
    29 | May 14, 2012 3:42 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Flyovercountry:
    @ Iron Fist:
    Here’s a hopeful sign.
    The Romney campaign plans to do the opposite of the McCain campaign

    They do need to keep Steve Schmidt from being their diviner of what went wrong though.


  28. Lily
    30 | May 14, 2012 3:50 pm

    Every single day some more creepier comes out about obama. Good heavens asking children on a test to give up a secret? Children in elementary school will write all kinds of things. Whether it is true or not.


  29. coldwarrior
    31 | May 14, 2012 3:50 pm

    Rep. Ron Paul says he will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions.

    just in case anyone was paying attention


  30. coldwarrior
    32 | May 14, 2012 3:51 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Good heavens asking children on a test to give up a secret?

    in East Germany, the best spies for the state were the kids.


  31. Lily
    33 | May 14, 2012 3:56 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Lily wrote:

    Good heavens asking children on a test to give up a secret?

    in East Germany, the best spies for the state were the kids.

    I’m sure because of their innocence. This is beyond the pale in my opinion. Right now 4 more years of bho seems like a nightmare.


  32. 34 | May 14, 2012 3:57 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Ron Paul! He still wants to make trouble at the Convention. I’ve always seen Paul as kind of a Ralph Nader figure. He has a really small but really rabid following. He was taken more seriously than he deserved to be. I hope he is gone for good after this year.


  33. Lily
    35 | May 14, 2012 4:04 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    He is the perennial crazy uncle that seems to show up every presidental election. His followers are just as crazy. You would think he would get the hint with his low numbers.


  34. 36 | May 14, 2012 4:07 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Charles Johnson swore Ron Paul was on the very of re-establishing the 4th Reich.


  35. Lily
    37 | May 14, 2012 4:12 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Good heavens really? I swear cj is a blooming idiot.


  36. Lily
    38 | May 14, 2012 4:16 pm

    I am sure cj is all on board with this….

    CNN Compares Romney To 1960s Segregationist George Wallace…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/14/cnn-compares-romney-to-1960s-segregationist-george-wallace/


  37. 39 | May 14, 2012 4:20 pm

    @ Lily:

    Yeah he thinks Ron Paul is at the center of some Nazi conspiracy.


  38. Lily
    40 | May 14, 2012 4:25 pm

    @ Rodan:

    He’s really stuck on stupid.


  39. RIX
    41 | May 14, 2012 4:33 pm

    @ Lily:
    Don Lemon who is usually not a bomb thrower made a
    ridiculous analogy.
    Segregation relatively speaking was not around that long.
    Whereas traditional marriage has been Part of Western
    tradition through the ages.
    Comparing Romney to Wallace is the type of liberal insult
    that has turned people off & one of the reasons BHO is
    losing


  40. 42 | May 14, 2012 4:39 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    Ron Paul! He still wants to make trouble at the Convention. I’ve always seen Paul as kind of a Ralph Nader figure. He has a really small but really rabid following. He was taken more seriously than he deserved to be. I hope he is gone for good after this year.

    Alas, there’s still his son, Rand, who’s a chip off the ol’ block. As he’s the junior Senator from my own state, I offer my apologies. I voted for him and that vote still gives me pause.


  41. Lily
    43 | May 14, 2012 4:42 pm

    @ RIX:

    Yes it was a terrible analogy. For one I don’t see gays being forced to the back of the bus or different water fountains or such stuff like that at all. Not to mention Wallace was a democrat. They are really reaching here.


  42. 44 | May 14, 2012 4:43 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Don Lemon who is usually not a bomb thrower made a
    ridiculous analogy.
    Segregation relatively speaking was not around that long.
    Whereas traditional marriage has been Part of Western
    tradition through the ages.
    Comparing Romney to Wallace is the type of liberal insult
    that has turned people off & one of the reasons BHO is
    losing

    This stuff is thin gruel from the onset; we’re quickly coming to the point where even his allies are tentative in defending it. There’s an exodus away from Obama coming in the Dem ranks.


  43. 45 | May 14, 2012 4:43 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    I don’t know much about Rand, but I do know that it is possible for children to hold vastly different political views than their parents. My parents are both as far left as is possible for anyone on planet Earth to actually be, and I would consider myself to be distinctly more of a conservative. Rand has been a staunch supporter of the free markets, and in particular an advocate for doing away with the stench of the nanny state style of regulation choking our economy. At the very least, he comes off as at least sane, when venturing away from the economic issues and into the territory that made all of America label Ron Paul as the GOP’s crazy old uncle.


  44. huckfunn
    46 | May 14, 2012 4:46 pm

    The Preezy of the the American Steezy is just a big sleezy: “I gotta get my shit”


  45. Lily
    47 | May 14, 2012 4:49 pm

    Apparently more evolving is going on. Really this is the main issue lately?

    Dem Rep. James Clyburn: I Have “Evolved” Past My “Fundamentalist Christian Indoctrination” And Now Support Gay Marriage…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/14/dem-rep-james-clyburn-i-have-evolved-past-my-fundamentalist-christian-indoctrination-and-now-support-gay-marriage/


  46. 48 | May 14, 2012 4:53 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    I don’t know much about Rand, but I do know that it is possible for children to hold vastly different political views than their parents. My parents are both as far left as is possible for anyone on planet Earth to actually be, and I would consider myself to be distinctly more of a conservative. Rand has been a staunch supporter of the free markets, and in particular an advocate for doing away with the stench of the nanny state style of regulation choking our economy. At the very least, he comes off as at least sane, when venturing away from the economic issues and into the territory that made all of America label Ron Paul as the GOP’s crazy old uncle.

    Well, he’s got another four years on his contract so there’s no real option than to wait and see. My perception is that he’s inherited his father’s isolationism, but, that’s a discussion for another day. Today, Obama needs to go and all else pales in comparison.


  47. taxfreekiller
    49 | May 14, 2012 4:53 pm

    Keep It Simple:

    Message to the U.S. Congress.. Your local Congressman/lady.

    “Those who continue to support the spineless John Boehner will not be supported by American Voters.”

    “You guys in the U.S. House now,, can and will be replaced”.

    signed

    U.S.A.


  48. 50 | May 14, 2012 4:55 pm

    @ Lily:

    I expect that we’ll see a lot of that over the next six months. It’ll tell you who takes their Christianity seriously, and for whom it is secondary to politics…


  49. RIX
    51 | May 14, 2012 4:56 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    This stuff is thin gruel from the onset; we’re quickly coming to the point where even his allies are tentative in defending it. There’s an exodus away from Obama coming in the Dem ranks.

    Yup, Obamas divinity is wearing real thin.Even a lot of his supporters have to believe now that he is a poor product
    of affirmative action.


  50. RIX
    52 | May 14, 2012 4:58 pm

    @ Lily:
    Exactly, gays do not suffer institutional discrimination
    in jobs & public accomadations etc.


  51. Lily
    53 | May 14, 2012 5:08 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Lily:

    I expect that we’ll see a lot of that over the next six months. It’ll tell you who takes their Christianity seriously, and for whom it is secondary to politics…

    Really unbelievable how many throw their Christian belief’s aside to support/(worship) bho! Good grief how many warnings are there in the Bible against this?


  52. Lily
    54 | May 14, 2012 5:12 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Exactly, gays do not suffer institutional discrimination
    in jobs & public accomadations etc.

    No they don’t … this is really an agenda against the Churches, our belief in God. They claim this is a civil rights issue.
    Really? The ability to have sex with whatever or whoever is a civil rights issue? How far down this rabbit hole will it go? Next..children? Animals? Good grief.


  53. Lily
    55 | May 14, 2012 5:24 pm

    @ RIX:

    But wait they have ‘gay only hotels’! Isn’t that discrimination??

    http://www.fla-keys.com/keywest/gaykeywest.cfm


  54. The Osprey
    56 | May 14, 2012 5:30 pm

    Lily wrote:

    I am sure cj is all on board with this….

    CNN Compares Romney To 1960s Segregationist George Wallace…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/14/cnn-compares-romney-to-1960s-segregationist-george-wallace/

    In Birmingham they love the Guv’nor…ooh ooh ooh.


  55. 57 | May 14, 2012 5:34 pm

    Such school assignments were common in the former DDR (East Germany).

    Usually one would find out that one of their ‘privileges’ were revoked if someone tipped off the STASI. And the one to tip them off? Why, their own children!


  56. RIX
    58 | May 14, 2012 5:36 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ RIX:
    But wait they have ‘gay only hotels’! Isn’t that discrimination??
    http://www.fla-keys.com/keywest/gaykeywest.cfm

    Crass discrimination, where is my lawyer?
    Doesn’t Rosie O’Donnell sponsor a lesbian cruise?


  57. Lily
    59 | May 14, 2012 5:42 pm

    @ RIX:

    :lol:


  58. 60 | May 14, 2012 5:55 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Dem Rep. James Clyburn: I Have “Evolved” Past My “Fundamentalist Christian Indoctrination” And Now Support Gay Marriage…

    Translated: I sold my soul to the Devil for 30 pieces of Silver.


  59. The Osprey
    61 | May 14, 2012 5:56 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    The Preezy of the the American Steezy is just a big sleezy: “I gotta get my shit”

    Preezy be keepin’ it real!


  60. 62 | May 14, 2012 6:05 pm

    @ RIX:

    God, I hope activities on said cruise don’t include Salad Tossing!

    /EEEEWWWWWW!


  61. Lily
    63 | May 14, 2012 6:14 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Lily wrote:

    Dem Rep. James Clyburn: I Have “Evolved” Past My “Fundamentalist Christian Indoctrination” And Now Support Gay Marriage…

    Translated: I sold my soul to the Devil for 30 pieces of Silver.

    Indeed and that seems to be on the rise. Selling your soul for 30 pieces of silver.


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