During the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, something unprecendented occurred in this country that freedom-loving patriots like myself hoped would never return. Progressivism at that time cracked down on individual civil liberties under the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918. These two pieces of legislation made it a crime – an act of sedition – to criticize the government in any way. And how did the government find out that citizens were criticizing the government, particularly in the privacy of their homes or through mail? From the neighbors of those citizens, of course. Wilson’s Justice Department created a fascisti known as the American Protective League (APL).
Members of the APL were given badges that read “Secret Service” and they were tasked with spying on their neighbors. These busy bodies could be a citizen’s co-workers, neighbors or friends and these people would read through mail and listen in on conversations on the telephone. The APL’s Vigilante Patrol went after any kind of street rioting or street oratory – something similar to tea parties. At the height of its power, the APL had 250,000 members and hundreds of people had been arrested. Don’t think it could happen today? Think again.
The Obama administration does not like that the American people are not supporting ObamaCare. They cannot seem to understand why we would not want socialistic healthcare in America. They have tried various tactics, most recently changing rhetoric from healthcare reform to health insurance reform. Congress and the President have lied repeatedly and it only takes a little common sense to be able to decipher when they are being untruthful. These tactics are not providing the results needed to cram ObamaCare down our throats so the White House has issued a new plan. They are asking fellow citizens to report on any falsehoods they hear in regards to healthcare reform whether it is coming from a friend, radio or TV personality or some conservative group and send the information to them at email@example.com. Yes, they are asking neighbors to report on neighbors.
I have several questions. First of all, how do these spies know a falsehood? There have been no details given from the Democrats about their plans. The Democrats have not even read the bill, nor has the President. Our representatives and leadership do not know what is in the bill, so how would they even know a falsehood? What if what we are claiming is true and the looney lefties are lying? Should we report the President to his own website? Because the truth is, they are all lying on this healthcare reform. History and universal healthcare around the world proves these Progressives to be completely wrong on healthcare. I would be willing to bet that most of the incoming email will be from regular citizens who do not support this socialistic crap and are telling the government off by sending them back their own rhetoric.
I plan to email them their lying rhetoric. For example, that we will be able to keep our private insurance and our doctor.