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Location: Germantown, Wisconsin, United States

I am a simple country boy transplanted from the Piehl Township in northern Wisconsin to the Milwaukee metropolitan area who came down "sout" in 1980 for college and have stayed in the area since.
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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Milwaukee – Life in the Constitution-Free Zone

The Department of Homeland Security (sic) claims that the US Federal Constitution does not apply to any person or property within 100 miles of an international border. For most reading this blog, that is you and your home.

As this map shows, this Constitution-free zone includes all of Milwaukee county and most of eastern Wisconsin. Many of my, it-is-not-fascism-when-our-side-does-it, colleagues in the cheddar-sphere cheered as George Bush shredded the Constitution with decrees such as this 100-mile Constitution-free zone. This is because they mistakenly thought such power would only be used on illegal immigrants and "terrorists". This belief is/was in spite of the fact that George Bush and the sponsor of this abomination, Wisconsin's own Jim Sensenbrenner, expressly included American citizens in the definition of "Terrorist".

This video by Pastor Steve Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church of Tempe, AZ is a peek into the future of Milwaukee. The unusual thing about the Pastor Anderson encounter is the Department of Homeland Security(sic) abused a citizen who refused to act like a serf and, judging by the Faithful Word website and blog, the errors were compounded by the fact that they abused an internet-savvy pastor who clearly has not been given a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

As is the case with most bullies when they are caught pounding kids on the playground, the Department of Homeland Security(sic) has issued the official statement: "I didn't do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can't prove anything." But, the part of this story yet to unfold are the video tapes from dozens of points of view which the Department of Homeland Security(sic) made of the incident. If the few current youTube videos are causing such public outrage, I am keen to see what will be the effect when dozens of "official" videos are released.

We reap what we sow. And the JBERBs have made clear, Pastor Anderson is the first of many Americans to be beaten and tasered for demanding the Constitution be treated as if it were the supreme law of the land. The Constitution is not Terrorism even if the jack boots say it's terrorism.

For 8 years people applauded as George Bush and Jim Sensenbrenner shredded the Constitution, yet now, those same people are aghast that the resulting confetti will not protect them as Obama implements and advances the Bush Doctrine against the American people.

dum spiro pugno ⇒ dum spiramus pugnamus