Imagine Having our Cajones Re-Implanted

Man once held the spirit of freedom as something worth fighting and even dying for. They’d fight for their land, for their families and for liberty. Today, they take our homes at will, throw the sick in prison for treating their illnesses, use torture and imprisonment without trial for political purposes, disarm us, indoctrinate our youth and restrict our speech. It seems that we’ve lost our will to fight back. Perhaps this clip will revive some of those ancient memories and feelings so we can regain our will to fight for our rights.

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  1. Freedom–still worth fighting and dying for. But do our citizens even realize it’s been taken from them? You have to undress to get on a plane. We have traffic cameras every ten feet. You are innocent until proven guilty. A blogger compiled a list of King George’s abuses that are leading us ever more quickly into a fascist police state martial law takeover. Check it out here: http://www.danwatkins.blogspot.com

  2. Damn I loved that movie, although as I get older the blood and guts gets a bit painful.

    Wasn’t it our friend TJ who wrote about how “men are likely to endure usurpations…”

    Your talking about “the threshold” and many people will not cross it. Maybe not armed revolt, but a unified will to not be overun by the powers that be. And yes, if every lawmaker, governor and enforcer of stupid laws knew in their hearts that the people would not stand for it, they would not do what they do.

    But they know in their hearts, that we will not sacrifice what little we have left, to fight a battle we all believe would be a lost cause.

    You left out of your comments how they take our children from us; as has happened to many a parent, often without justifiable cause. That is the truly grotesque extent of their power.

    You want to talk about fear, yes, people are afraid of loosing what they have, but many many others cheer when liberty dies, and give the tyrants cause to march on.

  3. In a country where even thoughts are becoming illegal, it’s only a matter of time before violent riots start to break out in the US. It’s sad to think that the US government will only listen to its people when corporate businesses are disrupted by fires, destruction, and looting. This might also be the only scenario that truly scares the hell out of lawmakers.

    Unfortunately, most Americans don’t like to read (I use to be one of them), so it’s going to take some time for them to find out the truth of how they allowed terrorists to unwittingly take away our constitutional rights. I bet the terrorists must be shocked-in-awe as they glee over the unforeseen results of the US’s sheep-like, self-defeating stupidity/strategy. “Mission accomplished”, indeed.

  4. DAP #8
    “finatical”(sic) religous(sic) convictions? Because he made “The Passion”? Because he is an outspoken Catholic? His religious convictions are none of your business if they don’t affect you.

    Gibson’s willingness to stand up for his beliefs and make movies that aren’t Hollywood mainstream is to be respected in my view.

    And his conservative pro-America viewpoint is refreshing in the context of what we usually get from movie makers. He may not be Libertarian, but if Gibson is a “nutjob”, then I don’t know what you expect from passionate, principled, independant minded people in order for them not to be a “nutjob”.

  5. Because his religous convictions are finatical.

    Would that be “fanatical?” Because misspelling words is a clear sign of rationality, or even a lack of fanaticism.

    I don’t get the militant atheist libertarians in our midst… what happened to the right to worship (or not) how you choose? Why does exercising it automatically make one a “fanatic?” Or are Christians just not “libertarian enough” for the diehard Randroids?

  6. Stuart,
    There exists a universal right and wrong, and religion is not somehow immune to this rule. Liberty, and thus libertarianism, is founded on the principle of reason. Many religious moderates have reasonable beliefs, and therefore libertarianism is not restricted only to atheists, of course. However, religious fanaticism is incompatible with reason (as it is instead based on blind faith and self deception), and therefore I am justified in condemning it.

  7. Okay, point conceded… but he still has the right to practice that if he so desires.