Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thoughts on James O’Keefe...


In my view, James O'Keefe (pictured top), in surreptitiously entering Mary Landrieu’s (pictured bottom, in red) Senate office in Louisiana, committed a tactical, but not a criminal error and despite being charged, he will, in all probability, eventually be cleared, since O’Keefe and his companions had no bugging equipment and, as citizens, they did have a right to examine the actions of their servants in government.

Certainly, O'Keefe should rethink and refine his strategies, but no public official should ever be free from the prying eyes of the public, let alone investigative journalists and sad to say, the ONLY real difference between James O'Keefe and our mainstream "investigative journalists" is that James O'Keefe doesn't work for a media company so in bed with the government that it exempts most public officials from its investigations.

For instance, 60 Minutes wouldn't dare investigate any elected official so vigorously, now-a-days.

IF Mary Landrieu's office DID indeed ignore calls from irate constituents, they and she, as public servants, had no right to do that and they SHOULD be held accountable for that. If members of Congress really are that unresponsive and unaccountable than there should be an army of James O'Keefe's working for a Congressional Oversight Committee.

Just as ACORN, as an entity receiving government funds had no right to privacy regarding their malfeasance and misuse of those funds, no government officials have any legitimate expectation of privacy concerning any of their questionable actions.

Today, cops are routinely video taped doing their jobs, in fact, most police cruisers are equipped with dash board cameras. If those public servants can be subjected to such scrutiny (and they legally CAN BE), than so can our elected officials and those entities, especially "non-profits" that rely on government funds for their existence.

What I don't get is so many self-proclaimed Liberal Americans, who appear to have such a huge problem with unaccountable and unresponsive corporate leaders, not only seemingly have little problem with unaccountable and unresponsive public officials, they actually often tend to actually bend over backwards to kiss government ass at every opportunity.

Abusive government is far more threatening than abusive corporations. The over 1 BILLION people murdered by various socialist governments throughout the last century proves that.

In fact, there is no greater threat to democracy and more importantly to INDIVIDUAL Liberty than corrupt and abusive/over-reaching governance. We're all finding out the very painful reality that it is the PRIVATE sector that allows the PUBLIC sector to exist....and NOT the reverse.


Skunkfeathers said...

But the libtards are convinced that THEIR governance will NEVER LEAD to that kind of overreach.

WE just revise history and lie about Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Saddam, Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castros, et al...and punks like Bill Ayers. They really were well-meaning, who couldn't do their work because of mean-spirited conservatives.

JMK said...

They are convinced of that....despite the FACT that violence and mass murder has ALWAYS been required to instill feudal socialism.

Now, of course, the Left still tries to paint Hitler as a "Conservative,' despite the FACT that he was an avowed socialist and perhaps the despot who came the closest to making socialism WORK! Of course, he did that by diluting "the economics of socialism," by, in effect, abandoning the Command Economy, in favor of an even more state-controlled "Corporatism" - the highly state-regulated market economy.

It's absurd that ANYONE would paint Hitler as some kind of "Conservative" or "Right-winger," when he clearly defined himself in words like THIS: "We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions."

Adolph Hitler from a speech from May 1, 1927

A GREAT site on Hitler's ideological roots can be found at;

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