On Celebrating Your Freedom…

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Libertarian activists Pete Eyre and Adam Mueller have been arrested for filming police in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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18 Responses to “On Celebrating Your Freedom…”

  1. #1 |  JS | 

    “They hate us for our freedom”
    George W. Bush

  2. #2 |  Russell | 

    I believe that is Penn Jillette’s hometown.

  3. #3 |  RWW | 

    Well, if it’s illegal, it’s illegal. Respect the law until it’s changed through the proper channels, etc. etc.

  4. #4 |  Matt | 

    @RWW, Ever hear of a little thing called civil disobedience?

  5. #5 |  Kevin3% | 

    Each year passes and I come to love my homeland less and less because of pig fuckers like the ones described in this account.

    The self righteous attitude and the arrogance of those in state issued costumes is sickening.

    Over the course of my 50+ years, I have witnessed this downward transgression. I have personally been assaulted and had property stolen from me by men with badges on their chests.

    Are we destined to slowly slip deeper into this despotism or is there any chance we will one day rise up and strike down those who sow injustice under color of law?

  6. #6 |  bbartlog | 

    RWW: would you have given the same advice to Nelson Mandela? How about Mahatma Gandhi? I’m not necessarily saying that these two guys are in the same league or even that theirs is the best approach for bringing change, but your argument is vapid. Respect the law? Why (be precise)? Use the ‘proper channels’? Who controls those channels?
    Having read the story I’m impressed with just how hardcore Pete and Adam are. Unfortunately some of their more radical positions (open carry without state scrap of paper) will make it harder for them to get support for their more moderate ones (recording public officials), but I’m glad they’re fighting the good fight.

  7. #7 |  Dave Krueger | 

    The problem with rights is that there are always going to be troublemakers who want to exercise them.

  8. #8 |  Ariel | 

    #3 And with that argument, Jim Crow would have lived another 20 years. Civil disobedience is a necessary part of getting laws changed. If everyone obeys and respects the laws, nothing changes.

    #7 Yeah, those damn commie agitators (OK, some of them were but so what).

  9. #9 |  Aresen | 

    I am upticking RWW @ #3, because I am think he was attempting to be ironic.

    No one who posts at this site could be so dumb as to really think that.

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    I hope.

  10. #10 |  BamBam | 

    Happy Overthrow the Government Day!

  11. #11 |  post freedom | 

    Meanwhile, over the weekend, ProPublica photographer Lance Rosenfield was detained by local police in Texas City so BP security could examine the photographs on his camera. He was taking photos of a refinery from a public road.

  12. #12 |  Roberta X | 

    “…Massachusetts…” See what happens when you leave the U.S. for these foreign lands? Sad. If they ever cleaned up the place in a manner similar to the original Boston tea party, you’d be able to cross the harbor walking on the heads of “public servants.” Wouldn’t hold my breath for the day it’ll happen.

  13. #13 |  Sydney Carton | 

    Here’s video of another false arrest that occurred a while ago in Florida:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPpCdeL_0Qs&feature=player_embedded

    The good news is that the Cop is resigning from the police over it:

    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/Cop-Quits-After-False-Arrest-Caught-on-Tape-97689179.html

  14. #14 |  Marty | 

    Dave-

    well said! I hope you don’t mind me stealing your quote…

  15. #15 |  Tam | 

    Massachusetts: The Cradle and the Grave of Liberty.

  16. #16 |  RWW | 

    Wow, –40. Maybe there’s hope for the readers of this site after all.

  17. #17 |  auggie | 

    The newspaper article about the overcash video calls him a punk. Why, because he asked the cop for his badge number? I think the paper is pandering to all the blue hairs down in miami.

  18. #18 |  Mario | 

    We did chants of ‘no victim no crime’ …

    That’s got to be my favorite part, only for the way I imagine it set to Bob Marley’s tune:

    Mista policeman
    Why you bothah me?
    No victim, no crime

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