The Patriots List

Friday, August 07, 2009

Senator John Cornyn of Texas has rightfully asked President -- and I mean no disrespect to the office here -- Obama what he intends to do with the list of political opponents he has begun compiling. Naturally, the reactions from those quarters -- the quarters where I live -- has ranged from indignant to concerned, and those reactions are entirely appropriate.

Indeed, there is no exaggerating the seriousness of the threat that Barack Obama poses to our freedom. His actions, thanks to modern database technology, are not just petty: They are actually dangerous, as Byron York of the Washington Examiner indicates (via John Hinderaker) when he examines the legal ramifications of that despicable move.

The White House request that members of the public report anyone who is spreading "disinformation" about the proposed national health care makeover could lead to a White House database of political opponents that will be both secret and permanent, according to Republican lawyers on the Senate Judiciary Committee who are examining the plan's possible implementation.
Hinderaker reacts:
A secret and more or less permanent dissident database--in America! That's quite an accomplishment for an administration still in its seventh month. It seems longer, somehow.
This is chilling, but if this is something to keep in mind at all, it is only in a tactical sense. A few people have tasted the possible short-term consequences of opposing Obama at various town hall "meetings" across the country, as reported yesterday: One man was attacked for bearing what

Nancy Pelosi might call a "swastika," (above, HT: Alan Sullivan) and another was pushed or slapped in the face (Click through images 9-16.) simply for defending the same health care system that Ted Kennedy used when diagnosed with brain cancer.

Now imagine what the man in charge of the executive branch could do, were he so inclined, and bear in mind the violent metaphor he used last night while speaking to his constituency of union thugs and ne'er-do-wells. This is what he wants you to imagine -- while forgetting that the consequences of failing to stand up to him will be far worse in the long run. (Here is one example.)

Myrhaf is right:
The left is statist, and therefore more authoritarian. It is the party for "control freaks." The pro-freedom right (as opposed to the pragmatist welfare staters and the religionists) is a leaderless phenomenon of America's tattered tradition of individual liberty. The left is the party of totalitarian cynicism and lies. The opposition -- call it the Tea Party movement if you will -- is an honest reaction by millions of good people to the shocking loss of freedom in America. All the left can do is hope to "define" their opponents with smears that are actually a self-portrait.
The slaps and punches are just the start, regardless of what we do. Now is hardly the time to back down.

We will survive Obama only by successfully fighting him. Do not be deterred by his pathetic scare tactics or the public confession that is his "enemies list." This is a roll of honor: Be sure to join it today.

Is anyone out there selling Gadsden Flag armbands? I'd happily buy one.

-- CAV


Reaganite Republican said...

These shameful episodes of the DNC dismissing Obamacare opponents as paid shills -even running disengenuous TV ads to slander them- while SanFranNan is halucinating and seeing imaginary Swastikas- should make clear to anyone just what these far-left elitists think of your opinion.

Note that whenever Obama, Emanuel, or Gibbs are asked about why polls show SO many people oppose their misguided Cap-n-Trade and Obamacare proposals, they ALWAYS segue-right-into “we need to educate the public…”.

LOL- save your breath- Constitutionally-aware patriots don’t take lectures from Marxists.

Gus Van Horn said...

I appreciate your opposition to Obama, but would advise that what is ultimately needed to defeat Obama is a cultural revolution, in which the public regains a general awareness of the concept "individual rights," which the Constitution is meant to help protect by limiting government power.

All men living in society have these rights inherently. They are not "granted" by a piece of paper or a deity or "society," and the Constitution will protect them only as well as the governed consent to have them protected. That is, if the governed have no clue what rights are, the Constitution will be (as it increasingly is) widely misinterpreted and subverted.

As a case in point, look no further than the enormous growth of the state prior to Obama. The conservatives are not exactly defenders of individual rights, either, and they won't become such without learning that they have to be.

Dismuke said...

You ought to send an email to along with a link to your blog and snitch on yourself. Then some poor guy out there somewhere named "Van Horn" will end up getting audited by the IRS and be fired from his job once the company he works for is bailed out and nationalized! Then the poor guy will wonder: "gee what did I ever do? I voted for Obama!"

Gus Van Horn said...


Well, on the one hand, I'm not really anonymous anymore. But on the other, the idiots ARE asking for help!

Mo said...

the smears are very revealing. Honestly the Democratic party are nothing but a religious bunch with a fake "secular" flavor

Gus Van Horn said...

Quite true.