Thursday, July 19, 2007


This is as silly as it gets. Originally reported by Audrey Hudson in the Washington Times:

Democrats are trying to pull a provision from a homeland security bill that will protect the public from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior that may lead to a terrorist attack, according to House Republican leadership aides. The legislation, which moves to a House and Senate conference committee this afternoon, will implement final recommendations from the 911 Commission.

Rep. Pete King, New York Republican and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Steve Pearce, New Mexico Republican, sponsored the bill after a group of Muslim imams filed a lawsuit against U.S. Airways and unknown or “John Doe” passengers after they were removed for suspicious behavior aboard Flight 300 from Minneapolis to Phoenix on Nov. 20 before their removal.

“Democrats are trying to find any technical excuse to keep immunity out of the language of the bill to protect citizens, who in good faith, report suspicious activity to police or law enforcement,” Mr. King said in an interview last night.

“This is a slap in the face of good citizens who do their patriotic duty and come forward, and it caves in to radical Islamists,” Mr. King said, adding, “I don't see how you can have a homeland security bill without protecting people who come forward to report suspicious activity.”

Exactly. I see somebody in the Congress is still playing a full deck. The US government, however, once again displays its disabling politically-correct schizophrenia. Schizophrenia, often called 'split personality'. This division of mind where common sanity is disturbingly ruptured is what one gets when one part of government tells you to do something, and another part tells you that you will get arrested if you do.

The government has been telling us to "be alert', and to report suspicious activity. That makes sense. Adds up. Clears the air. Keeps us strong. Not to do this could mean death by the cunning distortions of those suffering with sudden jihad syndrome, or worse. Remember, drill work is important. But reality without warning is far more critical. Because on the flip side of this government-fostered mania is another form of sheer madness.

When we are told that should proceed in our daily lives and are indeed diligent by reporting any such suspicious behavior, we may face charges or lawsuits as a result of this diligence, the mind is paralyzed, and the whole process of thinking and reacting to situations is numbed, and evidentually simply ceases. Frankly, it is not the government's business to tell us that we can't protect ourselves, but must instead, sit in silence while our lives are perceived to be at risk.

I am disgusted and embarrassed by the level of thought put forth by most of our leadership, and many of my fellow Americans too pre-occupied in their own narrow pursuits of happiness to recognize the dangers we now face as Americans, as Westerners, as good-hearted fools merely toying at the idea of paradise, of democracy, of core values, and peace of mind.

Dammit. Who are these wanton cheese-scarfing imposters running in and out of our government corridors? Will the true American patriots please stand up?

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