"Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience." -- John Locke.
Several folks forwarded this link to me. Hawk's comment was, "Couldn't believe this when I watched it...."
Go to the link and watch. Here's the beginning of the World Net Daily story about it.
My reaction is, you know, Officer Cheeks may be onto something. Of course, if he's right, that absolves us from any further obedience to him and his tyrannical superiors.
Town-hall clash! Cop vs. Obama 'Joker' poster
Officer threatens arrest: This ain't America no more
Posted: August 28, 2009
10:57 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn
"This used to be America," argued a protester outside a health-care town hall meeting in Reston, Va., after a police officer threatened him with arrest for holding up a sign with a picture critical of Barack Obama.
The officer's response?
"It ain't no more, OK?"
A video of the town hall held earlier this week by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., shows an unnamed protester standing on school grounds carrying a sign that read "Organizing for National Socialist Health Care– The Final Solution" and depicted Barack Obama in the Joker's makeup.
Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. then told the protester that even though others were holding signs, his sign was unacceptable because of the depiction of Obama.
"But you got this with a picture," Cheeks said, explaining why the protester was being singled out from the others. "That's the difference. This has got a picture on it. That don't have a picture on it.
"Sir, leave the picture down," the officer said. "If you put the picture back up, you'll be charged with trespassing."
Video of the exchange can be seen below:
The protester continued the argument, wondering how his presence among hundreds of others at the town hall meeting could be deemed trespassing.
The officer answered, "If I told you once to take it down and you put it back up, I can charge you with whatever I want to charge you with."
The argument continued until the officer walked away.
"This used to be America," said the protester.
"It ain't no more, OK?" answered Cheeks.