Category Archives: First Amendment

President Lucifer’s Net Grab

When cyber attacks supposedly hit America’s defense systems, the president announced that we need to impose more control on the internet. His agenda to establish a dictatorship would be greatly served by such a move. ~ TD


Assault on the First Amendment

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Drudge gave these links a section of their own today.

 

Breitbart
REPUBLICAN FCC MEMBER WARNS NET NEUTRALITY IS NOT NEUTRAL

Wheeler, Markey and Boxer

Wheeler, Markey and Boxer

by CHRISS W. STREET

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently acknowledged that the two Democrats on the commission had decided to avoid Congressional input regarding the Internet by adopting President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1934 Communications Act to regulate the Internet with the same federal control as the old AT&T customer monopoly. To make sure that libertarian advocates would remain in the dark, Wheeler “embargoed” release of any of the specifics in the new administrative “policy” that will act as law…

The FCC legislation that was passed eighty-one years ago by the most leftist Congress in American history to ban companies from participating in “unjust or unreasonable discrimination” when providing phone services to customers…

But in 1949, the Democrat-dominated Commission implemented the “Fairness Doctrine” that required holders of media broadcast licenses to present “issues of public importance” in a manner that is “honest, equitable, and balanced” in the “Commission’s view. It would take 39 years before a conservative Congress could overturn a policy that hijacked the mainstream media to kowtow to liberals or face loss of their licenses…

If the Internet economy was a country, it would rank fifth, behind only the U.S., China, Japan, and India. Economic activity on the Internet totals $4.2 trillion, and almost half of the earth’s 7 billion people are already connected to the Web…

Ajit Pai’s description of “President Obama’s 332-page plan to regulate the Internet” sounds Orwellian. He tweeted a picture of himself holding the 332-page plan just below a picture of a smiling Barack Obama with a comment, “I wish the public could see what’s inside.” The implication depicted Obama as George Orwell’s “Big Brother.” …

Read more at http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/02/09/republican-fcc-member-warns-net-neutrality-is-not-neutral/


We all have some ideas about how this may affect us.
We must pray for divine intervention.

See also:

http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2015/01/13/president-lucifers-cybertheft/

Are you a potential terrorist? Take this quiz to find out!

Many Americans assume that only “bad people” have to worry about draconian anti-terror laws. There have been so many anti-terrorism laws passed since 9/11, as well as Homeland Security memoranda on “potential terrorists” that are not yet laws, that it is hard for Americans to keep up on what kinds of beliefs and behaviors might get us on the government’s “list” of suspected bad guys.

Most of the items on the checklists below come from Washington’s Blog of Feb. 21, 2012. The checklists are in two categories “Behaviors” and “Beliefs,” so that you can see if you might be identified by your government as a potential terrorist. Each attribute on the checklists is embedded with a link to a source.

Since Washington’s Blog compiled the checklists 3 years ago, I’m sure the Obama administration, especially the good folks at Homeland Security, has added more identifying markers to the lists.

The checklists below are a quiz. See how many items on the checklists apply to you!

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A. Behaviors

The following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a “suspected terrorist” today:

  1. Speaking out against government policies
  2. Protesting anything
  3. Questioning war (even though war reduces our national security; and see this)
  4. Criticizing the government’s targeting of innocent civilians with drones (although killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism. And see this)
  5. Asking questions about pollution (even at a public Congressional hearing?)
  6. Paying cash at an Internet cafe
  7. Asking questions about Wall Street shenanigans
  8. Holding gold
  9. Creating alternative currencies
  10. Stocking up on more than 7 days of food (even though all Mormons are taught to stockpile food, and most Hawaiians store up on extra food)
  11. Having bumper stickers saying things like “Know Your Rights Or Lose Them”
  12. Investigating factory farming
  13. Infringing a copyright
  14. Taking pictures or videos
  15. Talking to police officers
  16. Wearing a hoodie
  17. Driving a van
  18. Writing on a piece of paper
  19. Belonging to a militia
  20. Not having a Facebook account may soon be added

B. Beliefs

Holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:

  1. Valuing online privacy
  2. Supporting Ron Paul or being a libertarian
  3. Liking the Founding Fathers
  4. Being a Christian, especially if you’re an Evangelical or Catholic
  5. Being an ultra-orthodox Jew
  6. Being anti-tax, anti-regulation or for the gold standard
  7. Being reverent of individual liberty
  8. Being anti-nuclear
  9. Believe in conspiracy theories
  10. A belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack
  11. Impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)
  12. Insert religion into the political sphere
  13. Those who seek to politicize religion
  14. Supported political movements for autonomy
  15. Being anti-abortion and pro-life
  16. Being “far right
  17. Being a member of the Tea Party
  18. Being anti-global
  19. Suspicious of centralized federal authority
  20. Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)
  21. A belief in the need to be prepared for an attack…by participating in … survivalism
  22. Opposing genetically engineered food
  23. Opposing surveillance

So how did you do?

I checked off 11 items on the A list, and 20 items on the B list. I’m in trouble! LOL

As you might have noticed, the checklists are in complete violation of our rights under the United States Constitution, especially our First Amendment right to freedom of speech. When even Supreme Court Justices and congressmen worry that we are drifting into dictatorship, we should all be concerned.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

~Éowyn

Obama’s DOJ warns you can be prosecuted for saying bad things about Islam on social media

French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) wrote that “To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.”

By that yardstick, the rulers in America today are Blacks and Muslims.

The citizens’ watchdog group Judicial Watch reports that in May 2013:

In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights.

The move comes a few years after the administration became the first in history to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally reassure Muslims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is dedicated to protecting them. In the unprecedented event, Attorney General Eric Holder assured a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates)….

“Muslims and Arab Americans have helped build and strengthen our nation,” Holder said after expressing that he is “grateful” to have Muslims as a partner in promoting tolerance, ensuring public safety and protecting civil rights.

Holder’s message was reinforced by a federal attorney and an FBI agent.

As reported by The Tullahoma News, Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville Division) warned Americans that they can be prosecuted for “violating civil rights” when they post inflammatory commentary targeted at Muslims. 

Killian said Internet postings that violate civil rights “as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion” are subject to federal jurisdiction and prosecution. Referring to a 2013 Facebook posting by Tennessee Coffee County Commissioner Barry West of a picture of a man pointing a double-barreled shotgun at a camera lens with the caption saying, “How to Wink at a Muslim,” Killian said, “If a Muslim had posted ‘How to Wink at a Christian,’ could you imagine what would have happened? We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected.”

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Eric Holder said he’s “grateful” to have Muslims as a partner in promoting tolerance, ensuring public safety and protecting civil rights? Holder should tell that to:

H/t Freedom Outpost

See also:

~Éowyn 

President Lucifer’s Cybertheft

I just visited Drudge Report, and encountered the new lead story. While scanning the text I was struck by the sequence of the headlines in the last 24 hours. First there was a full panic about hacked government sites and ISIS threats to our soldiers. And now, the president uses the moment to push his next effort to control the internet. ~ TD


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Obama pushes for internet rules

YahooNews: Obama renews push
for cybersecurity law

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama made a renewed push Tuesday for cybersecurity legislation  Blah blah blah…

Blah blah blah… Sony attack… Blah blah blah… Twitter account that was hacked by Islamist jihadist sympathizers yesterday… Blah blah blah…

“…make sure that we are much more effective in protecting the American people from these kinds of cyberattacks…” Blah blah blah…

…enhances collaboration and information sharing amongst the private sector” Blah blah blah…

…allow the private sector to share data on threats without fear of liability… Blah blah blah…


falseflag_hackRemember the panicked headlines this morning about generals’ home addresses being published on ISIS hacked Twitter and CENTCOM pages?

Well now all you have is a couple of links on the lower right column of the DrudgeReport.

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AND please note the downgraded link above:
“Tracked Back to Maryland.”

ISIS hack tracked to somewhere in Maryland?
Hmmmm… kinda close to DC, dontcha think?  

pres-luciferAnd one line of speculation about the “Sony Hack” was that it was a mutually beneficial fraud pulled of by Sony and the White House. It would benefit Sony as a publicity stunt for the release of a tediously sophomoric movie, and the White House in their push to take control of the internet. You know, the internet? That pesky place where the government still can’t force their spin on every piece of news?    


Is it just me, or is anybody else’s “Spidey sense” tingling about this sequence of news stories? 

Tyranny of the Gaystapo: Atlanta mayor fires Christian fire chief for biblical views on homosexuality

Kevin Cochran

OneNewsNow reports on Jan. 8, 2015, that City of Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has fired Kelvin Cochran, chief of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and a Southern Baptist Christian, after suspending him for a month without pay.

What horrible thing did Cochran do?

He wrote a short book, Who Told You That You Were Naked? (self-published in November 2013), a portion of which conveys the biblical view of homosexuality. Then Cochran gave copies of the book to a few co-workers he knew to be strong Christians – but three city employees also received a copy without asking for one.

Mayor Kasim Reed says Cochran’s “personal religious beliefs are not the issue,” but that the city’s nondiscrimination policy is “nonnegotiable.” Reed claims the fire chief’s “actions and decision-making undermine his ability to effectively manage a large, diverse work force.”

Cochran has an unblemished record in more than three decades as a firefighter.

Kasim Reed, a Democrat, claims United Methodism as his religion. Curiously, his full name is Muhammad Kasim Reed. (Source: Wikipedia)

Gary Cass of DefendChristians.org responds:

“It appears that simply upholding a traditional Christian view of morality automatically makes you unfit for any kind of leadership in this morally upside down world of political correctness. It seems that Chief Cochran is being fired not for his actions, but simply for holding a biblical worldview.

So here’s somebody [Reed] who ostensibly identifies as a Christian, who thinks he can be fair in the way that he conducts his business but apparently [thinks] Chief Cochran can’t be fair. So it’s an interesting confluence of hypocrisy and double standards all at the same time.

Does Mayor Reed believe what the Bible says about the sin of homosexuality? If so, shouldn’t he resign, too?”

That being sad, Cass points out that at the end of the day, the mayor’s firing of Cohran is “an overt violation of Chief Cochran’s First Amendment liberties.” Cass urges Christians to contact Reed’s office on Cochran’s behalf.

Following Cochran’s suspension, the Georgia Baptist Convention initiated an online petition calling for the chief’s reinstatement. Another petition is available at ExtinguishIntolerance.com.

The American Family Association has launched a “Stand with Chief Kelvin Cochran” campaign that allows individuals to (1) sign a statement of support that will be delivered to Chief Cochran, and (2) contact Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed via email or telephone.

Kasim Reed was invited to the élite king-maker Bilderberg conference last year, which prompted our Trail Dust to ask “Is the Bilderberg group grooming a new messiah?

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV and John Molloy

~Eowyn

Gunstore owner’s anti-veteran FB rant gets blowback

Michael Schuette

Last Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2014, the owner of a gun repair shop (Outlaw Gun Repair and Hydrographing) in Anniston, Alabama, made the mistake of ranting against military veterans on his Facebook (FB) page.

In his tirade, Michael Schuette, who had never served in the military, called all veterans cowardly mercenaries, instead of freedom-fighters, who only “fight and kill for profit,” terrorizing other countries.

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While Americans had fought in some misguided wars, by ranting about all veterans, however, Schuette included those who valiantly had fought in the Revolutionary War, liberating the 13 colonies from the British; the Civil War that freed slaves; the Second World War that liberated Europe from Nazi Germany and Asia from Imperial Japan; and the Korean War that repelled the invasion of communist North Korea and secured the freedom of South Korea.

Reaction to Schuette was swift and brutal.

Within hours after Schuette posted his rant, he received 1400 emails, 200 text messages and hundreds of voicemails from outraged supporters of the military.

Among people who were outraged by Schuette’s rant is his best friend, who’s in the military. Schuette said, “He’s so mad at me right now about this post he won’t talk to me.”

One FB user wrote, “So, you hate Vets huh. Happy to help spread the word about you and help boycott your business.” Another said, “Congrats on ruining your business, genius.”

Writing on Nov. 13, 2014 on Schuette’s FB page, Misty Henry wrote, “You have the GALL to sell weapons as per the 2nd Amendment-that WE fought for you to have. THEN, you put us down for having given you that right! …It’s really too bad that you have to put down others for having done their duty-is it because you never did your duty?”

Another FB user aptly observed, “Next time don’t bite the Vets hands that feed your freedom of speech…they bite back.”

Some of the messages were life-threatening. One caller said, “Right now, If I were you, I would go underground.”

Faced with the blowback, Schuette posted a retraction on Facebook:

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 5.31.55 PMHe told ABC33/40: “I’ve spent the last 12 hours on the phone with veterans all across the nation who have called me, let me know their feelings and told me their stories. I am very humbled. I am very apologetic. I have taken down the post.”

Reportedly, things got so bad for Schuette, he decided to temporarily step away from his gun repair business and let his wife take over.

However, it turns out his apology was entirely insincere.

A reader, Anthony, wrote this comment on ABC33/40’s site on Dec. 18, 2014:

This is what Schuette had to say on 18 December 2014: “You served special interests and the government…You did nothing for American citizens….Sad you think that being a NAVY servant served me or any american…Shows your ignorance….All the ones from your gang are the same…A bunch of brainwashed **** reciting propaganda that has been spoonfed…BUT thats what followers do…And you my friend will always be that little marines yes man that does what he is told…So put one of those large calibers to your head and rid humanity of your ignorance…Now THAT would do our country a service…

I can’t confirm the above quote attributed to Schuette, but if we go by what he wrote on his FB page a day after his rant, Schuette stands by his original tirade:

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Sources: ABC33/40TeaPartyUpdate

~Eowyn

Christmas flash mob: Christian college students sing in Calif. mall

Jesus never promised us it would be easy to be His follower.

Then Jesus said unto His disciples, ‘If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.'” -Matthew 16:24

If you are discouraged by the increasingly virulent War on CHRISTmas and the recent news about satanic “holiday” displays in state capitols and satanic invocations in city council meetings, don’t be.

The atheists and satanists may succeed in banishing Nativity scenes and the Ten Commandments from public places, but that won’t stop Christians from exercising their First Amendment right of free speech by proclaiming Jesus and His birth in flash mobs.

Below is the video of a flash mob of students from the Catholic Thomas Aquinas College singing holy Christmas songs at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura, southern California.

The Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., reports that on December 6, 2014, some 150 Thomas Aquinas College students descended on Ventura’s Pacific View Mall to stage a choral “flash mob.”

After stealthily gathering around the mall’s Christmas central lobby — by the Santa Claus photo center — the students simultaneously burst into song. They began with “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “O Come, All ye Faithful,” and then concluded with a rousing rendition of “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” The mall’s surprised customers and employees seemed to delight in the performance, stopping whatever they were doing to take in the music, to sing along, and to cheer afterward.

Organized by sophomore Giorgio Navarini, the yuletide event is fast becoming a regular College tradition. Last year’s inaugural “mob” was so widely and well received — generating nearly 50,000 views and coverage from EWTN’s World Over — that students were especially enthusiastic about doing it again, preparing in their spare time for weeks in advance.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above!
Glory to God, glory in the highest:
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

So when you feel despair for America’s future welling up inside you, just remind yourself that there are still young people like these college students, especially the lead singer (circled) and her sublime soprano.

Thomas Aquinas College flash mob

~Eowyn