Things Which Make Binks Grumpy, Part 98, 230

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~ ITEM: Parent Speaks Out at a School Board Meeting

~ ITEM: UPDATE– The Seven Words the Man Who Was Arrested at a School Board Meeting Says the Officer Said to Him

~ ITEM: Are You a Sheep or Sheepdog? Here’s Part I, Part II, Part III

~ ITEM: UPDATE– Joffre The Giant weighs in: “No people in this country is more sheep-like than the people of New England.”; Daughter, 14, confronts school board after dad was arrested over sex book: ‘I don’t feel safe’; Dad arrested after protesting book speaks out

~ WATCH HOW Petty-tyranny grows. The current New Hampshire State Motto– Live Free Or Die! Possible new version: Keep Quiet, or get arrested. Remember: author & freespeecher Mark Steyn moved there from Canada to enjoy some freedom from arbitrary and malicious state power. Oops.

So: a school effs up with notifications about an iffy book, then a concerned Dad (William Baer) speaks up about his concerns, and ends up.. arrested & handcuffed for no actual crime? Here’s the story. Here’s the video: “William Baer, a parent upset over a reading selection in Gilford, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct when police said he did not leave a school board meeting after being asked.”

Fut The Wuck?!?

Did you see what just happened in that video? “Two Minute Rule Trumps Freedom, Rights”. Or, petty school board honcho (Sue Allen?) gets her Hitler on.

  • What kind of America is this?
  • Who the heck does this bully-cop think he is?
  • Why are schools porning-up kids, without parental permission, or opt-outs?
  • Since when is the “Two Minute Rule” state or local law?

The Cop needs to be fired, the school-board needs to be held accountable, the school board woman who brought the cop into play needs to be fired, and both she and the cop and the people responsible for this fiasco civilly sued, and the full story needs to be told. Their uppance needs to come,if things happened as they appear to have done.

What’s worse than the arrest? A terrible shame that the other parents sat there like obedient robots, while an armed agent of state power interfered with their neighbour’s freedom & rights. At. A. School. Meeting.

Remember: New Hampshire is also the place where a police chief not long ago labelled protesters as “potential domestic terrorists”, justifying the purchase of pricey tank-cars for the police.

More Than A Motto

Live Free Or Die‘ is a partial quote from New Hampshire’s most famous Revolutionary War General, John Stark. He said, in full, “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.

Is that still true in 2014? Not the idea, but that most comfy moderns would be willing to endure death rather than submit willingly to evil? Back in the 13th century, William Wallace, an educated man, treasured his family wisdom:

Dico Tibi Verum,
Libertas Optima Rerum:
Nunquam Servili Sub
Nexu Vivito, Fili

My Son, Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery.

Or if Braveheart is too ancient for you, how about 20th century hero Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn?

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

We Know Better

If people are not willing to go through inconvenience, or suffer, let alone possibly face death to defend and live out their deepest convictions, then where are we, really? Freedoms die one at a time, people get harrassed, arrested, IRS-raped, handcuffed, NSA-snooped, free speech is chilled and frozen. The sons and daughters of America the free become tax-cows, slavish minions, willing accomplices in the growing & fearful servility of their neighbours, their children,  themselves, and future generations.

Ideas matter. Words matter. Actions matter. The U.S. is becoming a potential police state in too many ways to be listed, and  all that is needed for the hirelings and bully-boys to conquer is that all the sheep, the sheepdogs, and shepherds keep quiet, so nobody gets hurt.

Wake up, sheeple. The wolfish are licking their chops.

Be a sheepdog, even if it costs you something– especially if it costs you something. ~

~ Binks

 

 

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  • paul harris  On May 7, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    It’s not just the aggressiveness shown by the school but what the school was promoting. What Steyn calls an ‘iffy’ novel was so pornographic that, as Baer noted, you might be arrested if you GAVE copies to schoolchildren. The real issue here is that there was no need to assign this material and the school was simply engaged in cultural re-education, attempting to destroy the moral teachings of the parent. That’s what turns them on. Liberty is a sterile goal since at bottom nobody really believes in it. The need to defend Christian mores against the bullying of ‘progressives’ is closer to the heart of the matter. In that struggle it is certainly appropriate to insist on our liberties. But let us not conceive the struggle feebly as no more than a defense of our right to disagree.

    • Binky  On May 8, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Could not agree more, Mr. Harris. Well said.

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