Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thanks for the tip, Officer Cheeks! "It ain't (America) no more, OK?" You know, I think he may be right.

"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.


idahobob said...

He can charge with whatever he wants?

Well.....Charge This, sucka!!


. said...

And here we have the State at its most elemental, basic unit: arbitrary legitimized initiation of violence, coupled with an incredible amount of ignorance.


Anonymous said...

That's it fellas (LEOs not Peace Officers), keep poking the wolverine. You know what happens next...

At the rate we are going, armed confict would seem to be around the corner. I'm not advocating it, but it appears wise to be ready. There are plenty of 'regular Joe types' that heretofore have been quiet and are now thoroughly pissed...

Look at just a sample of what they've lost: Home value, car value,(could well be upsidedown on both house and car loans) 40+% of their 401K, job(s), savings, not to mention the corrosive effects recent legislation has had on liberties... Is it any wonder the natives are restless?

Das Katz

Happy D said...

Bring a friend or two or better yet six preferably with a video camera.

Anonymous said...

"Of course, if he's right, that absolves us from any further obedience to him and his tyrannical superiors."

The demand for obedience is itself tyrannical. There was never any duty to obey someone who has set themselves up to be a slave overseer.

Anonymous said...

Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr, for the high crime of abridging the First Amendment, I hereby rechristen thee Wesley [Arse]Cheeks.


Anonymous said...

See David's take on it here:

And note that Mr. Cheeks is apparently not an LEO, but a safety officer employed by the Fairfax County.

Not saying that isn't still a disgusting display tyrannical behaviour, just making sure we have our facts in order.

Anonymous said...

...but a safety officer employed by the Fairfax County.

hrm. That should read: "...but a safety officer employed by the Fairfax County Public Schools."

Sorry about that.

Toaster 802 said...

...I sure this trained officer, who after 3 heroic tours of mall duty in Sheboygan, was promoted to the elite Jr high hallway strike force, would be the first to sign up as a FEMA camp guard, or was it the civilian defense force, I mean Federal metermaid...err something with equal oppertunity enforcement, of which Officer AssCheeks is a prime example.