Obama cites Paul Revere to justify spying on us


A sad commentary when our Constitutional genius President cites Paul Revere to justify his unlimited spying on each and every one of us. The Coup d’état is almost complete. Sickening.

The Washington Times reports:

President Obama on Friday cited Paul Revere as one of the earliest American intelligence-gatherers, riding through the streets to warn of impending British raids. But Sen. Rand Paul disputed the president’s take on the iconic Revere and his overall understanding of the American Revolution.

“He mentioned Paul Revere, but Paul Revere was warning us of the British coming. He wasn’t warning us the Americans are coming,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said on CNN just after the president concluded a speech in which he outlined changes to U.S. surveillance and data-collection efforts.

“The thing is, the lesson from the American Revolution that the president I think misunderstands is that we were upset about British soldiers writing their own general warrants — like national security letters — that allowed them to go into the colonials’ house and look at their papers. We didn’t like that so we wrote the Fourth Amendment to say the warrants have to be individualized … we didn’t want a dragnet.”

To virtually no one’s surprise, the president’s “reforms” will not stop NSA’s mass spying, and this was immediately evident in the opening remarks of Obama’s speech when he attempted to argue that in times of war, the US has always used surveillance to secure freedom.

“At the dawn of our Republic, a small, secret surveillance committee borne out of the “The Sons of Liberty” was established in Boston.” Obama stated. “The group’s members included Paul Revere, and at night they would patrol the streets, reporting back any signs that the British were preparing raids against America’s early Patriots.”

Note how in the first sentence, using incredibly Orwellian tactics, Obama has twisted the facts to link spying to patriotism, and to suggest that the earliest American icons were engaged in the same sort of activity as today’s NSA.

Obama then went on to cite the Civil War, World War II, and the Cold War, arguing that “Throughout American history, intelligence has helped secure our country and our freedoms.”

Anyone with any shred of intelligence knows that comparing the actions of Paul Revere, who famously alerted the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, is in no way comparable to NSA mass spying.

Was Paul Revere covertly spying on his own people? Was he collecting records of all their communications, even if they were completely innocent and not suspected of doing any wrong? Of course not, to argue so is completely asinine.

Senator Rand Paul immediately took to the airwaves on CNN to challenge Obama’s characterization of Paul Revere as a proto-spy:

“Paul Revere was warning us that the British were coming. He wasn’t warning us that the Americans were coming.” Paul noted.

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The Washington Post also hilariously pointed out in a blog post that “if the British Redcoats had access to the type of metadata and processing power the NSA does today, Revere probably would have been caught before he could go on his legendary midnight ride.” Indeed, Revere would have been outed as a “terrorist”.

Speaking of terrorists, it was only a matter of minutes before the president invoked 9/11 in his speech, following pre-determined NSA talking points in order to further justify the unconstitutional practices of the NSA.

20 Responses to “Obama cites Paul Revere to justify spying on us”

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    He got the whole thing backwards, Revere was warning Americans about the government while the NSA is the government spying on the people. Surely he understands this but hopes the American people are too stupid to realize the difference.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I guess they are as well as the media including Fox. I saw no mention of his remarks regarding Revere. Who was he anyway?

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  3. global37alert Says:

    Reblogged this on * Global 37 Alert * .

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again!

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  4. Petermc3 Says:

    How long before this twisted logic makes in into the grammar school history books. Both Barack Revere and Paul Obama risk their all in a midnight ride. The only midnight ride for Obama involved Mooch.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Desperation. Coming to your child’s school soon.

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  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
    Obama has some damned nerve to cite any Founding Father. They were all PATRIOTS. Obama, is a worthless traitor.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Hard to even read this stuff.. but we soldier on.

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      • Brittius Says:

        Soldier on… After a while, you get numb. You’re face can no longer smile or express emotion. That’s when people turn hardcore. Cuomo in New York just went off the deep end and publicly called for Christians and Conservatives to, “Leave New York, now!”. This is only January. The response already is bordering hardcore. That is what the Democrats will be facing in the Midterms. Nobody is running, and everybody will be voting the lousy rat bastards, out.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I only pray we get rid of them wholesale.

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  6. Always On Watch Says:

    BHO can get away with this false analogy because so many Americans don’t have much knowledge of our nation’s history, particularly the history that pertains to the birth of our country.

    Now, I must admit that I find Obama’s using such an obviously flawed analogy as an indication that he may finally have realized that his situation as a credible and effective POTUS has really hit the skids.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Great point. Even he has to know how absurd his statement is. Right you are. How many even heard of Revere??

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      • Petermc3 Says:

        Speaking of New York and the duo shit governor Andrew Cuomo, while NY is taxing and regulating small businesses into the ground they are bombarding the TV airwaves with ads to entice new business by offering 10 year tax exemption along with welcoming new jobs and innovation, etc. Their schizophrenia knows no bounds. I suspect that this time around their beyond belief propaganda campaign will fail.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I saw that as well. The idiocy continues, of course,now he wants to rid New York of conservatives.

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  7. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) Says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Too much, way tooo much

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  8. AKA John Galt Says:

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks

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