Obama Calls Constitution ‘Charter of Negative Liberties’ Infowars.com June 12, 2013 Long before he was president, Barack Obama was already plotting to overturn the Constitution of the United States. In a chilling 2001 public radio interview, Obama said the Constitution was a “charter of negative liberties,” full of constraints imposed upon us by our Founding Fathers. In response to outrage over Edward Snowden’s revelation that the NSA was conducting warrantless wiretaps across a variety of networks, President Obama said, “You can’t have 100-percent security and also have 100-percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We’re going to have to make some choices as a society.” According to a Washington Post-Pew Research Poll published on June 10, 2013, a full 56 percent of Americans polled agree with Obama and considered the NSA’s spying efforts an “acceptable way for the federal government to investigate terrorism.” Those 56 percent of Americans who agree that it’s OK for President Obama to ignore our Constitutional right to privacy pride themselves on being forward-thinkers and relish standing alongside Obama while he criminalizes Edward Snowden and his supporters. They’re also the same people who agreed with Obama back in 2001 when he had this to say about the U.S. Constitution: “The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society… [The Supreme Court] didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. [It] says what the states can’t do to you. [It] says what the federal government can’t do to you, but [it] doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” At the time, Obama was referring to the changes brought about by the civil rights movement. Obviously, though, over the years his opinion remains unchanged and he still has no respect for the Constitution – or the citizens – of the United States. But when it comes to security vs. privacy, the Constitution guarantees that Americans really don’t have to make a choice. The only thing the federal government is required to do on our behalf is defend us from attack and protect our Constitutional rights. One of those rights is our right to privacy, and that’s exactly the reason our Founding Fathers put li mits on what the federal government is allowed to do. In a speech before his fellow Virginians, Patrick Henry said, “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almight God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Department Homeland Insecurity Funded Exercise Portrays “Free America Citizens” As Terrorist Cell Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com June 12, 2013 Branding of Tea Party as violent extremists accelerates A Homeland Security-funded training exercise in Boston dubbed “Operation Urban Shield” that was delayed due to April’s marathon bombing revolved around a terrorist cell dubbed “Free America Citizens,” another indication of how the DHS is characterizing liberty-loving Americans as domestic extremists. “Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed “Oper ation Urban Shield,” meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression,” reports the Boston Globe. The drill, which was funded with the aid of a $200,000 Department of Homeland Security grant and was set to involve DHS officials along with other federal authorities, centered on the scenario of domestic terrorists leaving explosive-filled backpacks at locations around the city. The exercise was due to take place this weekend but was postponed in response to the Boston bombings and is now expected to go ahead early next year. The exercise, many details of which remain confidential, has been crafted to test the investigative skills of detectives involved who will be tasked with finding out the motivation behind the “Free America” terrorists. The drill was planned before the Boston bombings and officials from a dozen agencies have been meeting for months to plan the scenario. The exercise bore “eerie similarities” to the real attack in that police were tasked with identifying terrorists from street surveillance camera footage. Over the course of the last five years, the DHS has been criticized for its involvement in numerous training exercises and the production of material which demonizes conservatives and libertarians as domestic extremists, putting them in the same league as violent terrorists.
In March, Arkansas State Fusion Center Director Richard Davis admitted that the federal agency spies on Americans deemed to be “anti-government,” noting that the DHS concentrates on, “domestic terrorism and certain groups that are antigovernment. We want to kind of take a look at that and receive that information,” so-called threats which included people, “putting political stickers in public bathrooms or participating in movements against the death penalty.” Last year, a DHS-funded study produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland characterized Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. The DHS also stoked controversy in 2011 when it released a series of videos to promote the See Something, Say Something campaign in which almost all of the terrorists portrayed in the PSAs were white Americans.
A mock DHS news report which emerged last month depicted gun owning Americans as dangerous terrorists. A DHS-funded exercise in Seattle last month portrayed “angry” parents who homeschooled their children as terrorists. The 2009 MIAC report, published by the Missouri Information Analysis Center and first revealed by Infowars, also framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists.