By: T F Stern
T F Stern's Rantings
If you've been paying attention to the news of late; the IRS targeting political opponents, EPA targeting the oil and coal industries, NSA grabbing enormous amounts of information on every day Americans not suspected of any particular crime and so on. Something is very wrong with our government, or hadn't you noticed; wasn't that the point V was trying to make in the movie V for Vendetta?
Then there's the Zimmerman trial for murder which acts as microcosm of our current government's use of power in a vindictive manner.
The Obama administration and major news outlets got together from the get go and did everything they could to make Zimmerman out to be a racist gun waving vigilante/murderer while at the same time painting the victim as a clean cut black kid who was in the wrong place at the wrong time; the victim of a hate crime who looked just like the son Obama would have had. Let's just string Zimmerman up from the nearest tree and be done with it, or something like that filled the news each day.
Never mind the facts, let's make an example out of this white guy; never mind that he's a minority himself, Hispanic with lighter skin than the victim will do. He killed an unarmed black kid who only had a pack of Skittles in his pocket; murderer!
Never mind pictures posted by the media happen to be several years old when Martin really was an innocent black kid. Never mind that Martin, from all accounts was probably a drug pusher/user who had been recently suspended from school for theft of property; but that's unimportant, a white guy murdered a defenseless kid.
Never mind that the poor defenseless black kid was at least as big as Zimmerman or that evidence from the scene seemed to back Zimmerman's account that Martin attacked him, seriously enough to require medical attention and certainly enough to place Zimmerman in fear of his life.
Never mind that the judge in charge of the case has refused to permit text and photos from Trayvon Martin's cell phone, including images of Martin smoking and a pistol released by George Zimmerman's defense team which might give jurors a better idea of the kind of character Martin was in contrast to the sweet little angle pictures which the press has been releasing. Is it possible that a judge was shopped for and found, a judge who would use the courts to nail the coffin shut on Zimmerman?
The media claims it doesn't want America to go through an emotional trial wherein low information type folks might burn down half the country if Zimmerman is found not guilty or the case is thrown out due to lack of evidence. Isn't this exactly what the media would love to have happen in order to generate interest for the five o'clock news.
But what about the rest of America, those who are being targeted by the government simply because they voice an opinion which runs contrary to that of the Obama administration?
What about folks who keep bringing up Obama's fraudulent birth certificate or worse, the actual birth certificate from Kenya? Why is it masked government strongmen raided the offices of The National Report, "Within hours of publishing a scathing story on President Obama", and had stacks of records removed including the records of all their employees?
"At about 2:08 pm employees at the National Report were shocked when dozens of black clad machine gun toting DOJ agents wearing black masks entered the National Report office forcing everyone to the ground while demanding they put their hands on top their heads. After securing all employees FBI agents entered and began questioning employees and seizing files and other documents."
These folks were targeted by the Obama administration because they said something they didn't like; but "the raid was lawful under the USA Patriot Act but (government officials were) refusing to say why the government was taking the action".
We're already living in a police state, a totalitarian police state where citizens are subjects of government rather than masters over it.
What about Republican Illinois Senatorial Candidate Al Salvi being targeted by Lois Lerner with the SEC for a bogus investigation regarding a million dollar loan? Lois Lerner (does that name sound familiar?) told Salvi the case would be dropped, an ultimatum, "if he promised never to run for office again". The case had no merit and was used to destroy Salvi's political career. (Oh, that's right; Lois Lerner is the IRS figure who pleaded the Fifth Amendment for her actions in targeting Tea Party conservatives).
As I mentioned in a previous article, we have a retired U.S. Army Colonel Kevin Benson teaching our troops to prepare for military exercises under the presumption they will be facing home grown terrorists, extremists who are Tea Party insurrectionists willing to go to war on our own soil. Homeland Security has already sent warnings to police departments around the country advising them that Tea Party conservatives fall into the category of domestic terrorists.
May justice prevail and all pertinent facts regarding the Zimmerman case finally be brought out in a court of law, as opposed to the trial by media which we've become accustomed to, a lynch mob mentality brought about by government and the media targeting those who stand up to tyranny.
How much longer will the lid stay on the pot as it begins to boil over? How many more Americans will become targets of an out of control government, a government which no longer is held in check by constitutional restraints?
Our founders are rolling in their graves at what has been done under cover of darkness, in shadows and behind closed doors all in the name of securing the safety of America. May those with courage and resolve stand up to this government which no longer respects the constitution or rule of law.