Police State

4 06 2008

As an amateur historian, I was under the impression that the Gestapo had been destroyed back in 1945. I was also under the impression that the KGB had perished with the USSR, along with internal passports.

Sadly, I was wrong. Both organizations seem to be alive and well and working for the government of our nation’s capital.

The Mayor of Washington DC seems to be Hell-bent on maintaining the city’s reputation as the Logic-Free Zone. The latest iteration of the consistent levels of Weapons-Grade Stupid from the Mayor’s Orifice is the creation of Neighborhood Safety Zones. The DC police will seal off parts of the city and demand to see the identification of everyone who tries to enter. “You vill show us your papers!

Since when do free American citizens have to show identification just to travel to and from their homes and places of work? What could possibly induce any government oafishal to come up with such a violation of basic civil liberties and then follow it up with an Orwellian Newspeak name?

Four boxes.

The first three boxes should be marshalled at once to combat this tyranny. There is no excuse for this sort of Byzantine exercise of power over allegedly free citizens. What’s next- forcing everyone to wear some sort of marking identifying their political and religious affiliation? How about requiring everyone who works or lives in the Logic Free Zone to wear clothing which identifies his or her pay status? How about using the Star Trek job task identification uniforms? So long as everyone who works in the City government had to wear red shirts, this wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Everyone who lives in the Logic Free Zone should immediately start a recall petition drive to remove the mayor. Start now, and keep it up despite all the bureaucratic obstacles in your path. This alleged person needs to be removed from office forthwith, and then ridden out of town on a rail. This sort of stupidity needs to be nipped in the bud. Immediately. Every single person in the city’s government who voted for or approved this idiotic measure should be drummed out of office so thoroughly that every politician in the country will start to worry about his or her job. Make this happen as soon as possible, and perhaps the rest of the so-called “political class” will start to remember that they are our servants, not the other way around.

Current status: Locked and loaded

Current music: Eyes of a Stranger by Queensryche

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9 responses

5 06 2008
Turkish Prawn

Ho-LE-CRAP! I swear to the Lord, the folks in DC are bananas. How ironic is it that the city is the place where you can go and see the actual Bill of Rights? Just don’t forget your I.D.

Turkish Prawn
http://foxandmaus.wordpress.com/

5 06 2008
Layman Pong

Alive and well and armed with Echelon.

9 06 2008
archvillain

Turkish Prawn– Remember all those “slippery slope” arguments people made when police started conducting DUI checkpoints? Turns out, they were right. The City Attorney for DC, who leaves a trail of slime where ever he goes, said that the SCOTUS’ prior approval of those DUI checkpoints makes him convinced that these measures will pass Constitutional muster.

I think he’s wrong, and so does the ACLU. They’ve had people- including attorneys- monitoring these checkpoints since they began this past weekend in hopes of finding some citizens whose rights have been violated. This would give the ACLU standing to file a lawsuit to stop the city cold.

There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty. These are soap, ballot, jury, and ammo, and should be used in that order. As you can see, the ACLU is already working on the 3rd box. I sincerely hope they succeed, but I would prefer to see more people who live in the city turn out and use the first two boxes to change this nonsense by changing the fuckwits who thought it up and approved it. Since any court challenge would take years to wend its way to the SCOTUS, they have plenty of time to work on this.

If they still have the will to try.

9 06 2008
Wifeypoo the Spouse

Well, you gotta hand it to ’em…that place already has NO representation, so what did ya think was coming next?

26 07 2008
Kissinger

afterward.FrancisScottKeyFitzgeraldFrancis Scott Key Fitzgerald, aka F. Scott Fitzgerald

27 07 2008
Prison Planet

I agree that there is a natural aristocracy among menThe grounds of this are virtue and talents.

27 07 2008
Iraq War

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.MarkTwainMark Twain

28 07 2008
US News

beyond understanding.KennethTynanKenneth Tynan

8 08 2008
Surveillance Bill

A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.WoodrowWilsonWoodrow Wilson, 28th US president, 1856-1924

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