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What Would Ben Do?

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And so the fourth of July has come, the celebration of the first declaration of war by the United States on the day of its founding in 1776. Americans in Boston had lobbed snow balls at British troops and the troops answered back with a volley of musket fire. Could that type of thing ever happen again?

Ray McGovern, retired CIA officer, was tackled and dragged to the ground by civil servants behaving like goons, for standing silently with his back to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she spoke. How far then are we from troops firing on American civilians?

The TSA recently pulled an elderly cancer patient out for a private screening at the airport because her wheelchair could not fit through the X-ray machine. Taken to a private location she was strip searched and even forced to remove her adult diaper. The old woman was released and eventually made her plane connection; her daughter however, did not. She was detained by the TSA on a charge of acting suspiciously. If your elderly mother had been stripped naked by government goons how do you suppose she acted suspiciously?

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