Home Land Security Targeting Bumper Stickers????

United States
May 8, 2009 10:35am CST
It happened in Louisiana, where a driver was pulled over for his bumper sticker. It said "Don't Tread on Me". The officer said that the message was 'subversive' and held the driver for 30 minutes to run the plates and for any police record. According to a relative of the driver, he was let go with a warning. A warning! What? Huh? I don't get it, when did Home Land Security start targeting the bumper stickers? I know we've all heard about them harrassing little old ladies at the air port - my neighbor has a horrific story of what they did to her mother, but damn, a bumper sticker? Isn't this getting to the point of ridiculous? Are you going to go out and scrap your bumper stickers off so you're not labled a "threat"? Full article follows. http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=97374
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
8 May 09
Every morning when we wake up, we find that we have lost another freedom or right. It is time that we stood up and fought back for our rights and let Washington know that we are not dumb and docile. We need to march on Washington by the millions, peacefully, yet strongly to get our point across. Shalom~Adoniah
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• United States
8 May 09
I agree and think the Tea Parties are a wonderful idea. I wish more poeple would participate and more petitions signed. The people need to stand up and make a point that this is NOT the values or ethics this country was buildt on. To be frank, this scares me.
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
8 May 09
Sorry about the double posting. My computer must have a bug. It flipped off and I thought it did not post my first response because I could not see it. I think that the organizers of all the little local teaparties should get in touch with each other and plan a massive one in Washington. It would be great to bring everything quietly to a standstill just by having about a million or more folks milling about on foot. No one causing trouble just wearing T-shirts and hats saying what needs to be said.
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• United States
9 May 09
And you are right a peaceful demonstration would be just what is needed. Bring in the masses; however it will never be peaceful. It's gone beyond that. Look at how the tea parties are being reported - or no reported. These aren't a ratical group of people here, it's people like you and me voicing our concerns; however, the media speaks louder than we think and people follow it like sheep.
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
8 May 09
I can't believe I am still in America! This is just unreal. I've seen many anti-Bush bumper stickers over the past years and not once have I heard of any repercussions over them. What is happening to our right of free speech?
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
8 May 09
Everyday when we wake up, we find that we have lost another freedom or right. When are the American people going to say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH? It is time to take this into our own hands and march on Washington by the millions. Peacefully yes, but forcefully and strongly, so that they finally believe that we are smart enough to know what they are doing to us. We are not dumb or docile. They cannot do this without a fight! Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
8 May 09
This is not the first time I have heard of this. It just shows you that Homeland Security was blowing smoke up everyone's butt when they said the report leaked out of Mossuri was "not going to be enforce" and that " it was wrong". They mean it. Those reports are real and they are having not only homeland security but the regular police follow it. Good thing I don't have any bumper stickers on my car. All of us should be contacting our elected officials to ask them to not only investigate the reports and actions of homeland security but the orders they are giving to the regular police. Then hold those responsible that are breaking the law. Because trust me....detaining, ticketing, or harrassing people for having a political bumber sticker on their car is against the law. Then our elected officials need to let the white house and homeland security know that not only are they not going to stand for these kinds of actions but that the american poeple are not going to either.
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• United States
9 May 09
This is exactly the reason why Janet Napolitano shouldn't be in office. Instead of protection the us she is targeting us. They went from focusing on anti-terrorism terroriest acts to targeting citizens who believe in the country and feel they have a right to their own voice. When did we become 'left wing' for expressing our concerns over a goverment that taxes us too much and is shifting the focus away from the real threat - oh I forgot, it's not called terrorism, it's called man-caused disasters now.
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@xParanoiax (7006)
• United States
8 May 09
Technically, freedom of speech ensures that they can't get after us for being "subversive". How many people do you know get convicted of treason? Yeah? Exactly. We're not old age Britain, with a King, you know. We've the freedom to say whatever the feck we want. Ridiculous? Something worse than ridiculous, I'd say, but I get what you're saying.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
8 May 09
We fly a Gadsden flag down here at the Chopper Shop, along with several others...right out front facing a main highway. Let someone come in here with a problem with any of them...or with us. We're licensed and we're legal...and already on *the list* I'm sure for several reasons. It wouldn't be our local law enforcement anyway...they're probably all on some list, too.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
8 May 09
people are just people and officers are taking their job too directly, home security has nothing to do with bumper stickers.... in Europe people would demonstrate, we should learn to speak for ourselves or we are going to wake up one day in police country....
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
8 May 09
Well after being in the UK for 6 1/2 months I will be returning home on May 28th and quite frankly I am not looking forward to what we will have to go through. My husband is British and we are expecting getting through and out of O'Hare Airport in chicago will be quite a challenge - but a bumper sticker - lets get real. Our tax money is paying for this kind of nonsense.
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