“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, March 29, 2013

“Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” - what is that you ask? - The Orwellian USA PATRIOT ACT

Posted Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 8:49 PM

Bill Slantz, Libertarian for US Representative (MO-8), has announced his plan to restore Americans' civil liberties, and stop the growing police state. 

Mr. Slantz says...

"Despite the efforts of our state legislature to prevent the federal government from encroaching on our natural rights, the only way to ensure that we aren't forced to surrender our dignity in order to travel by commercial air, or give up our right to privacy in order to legally drive on public roads or apply for a conceal and carry firearm permit is to repeal the Patriot Act and REAL ID."

"I am disgusted with the constant news of TSA agents at airports groping senior citizens, or psychologically scarring our children with their so called "security measures". This aggression against our civil liberties by the TSA was made possible by the Patriot Act, an unconstitutional and immoral kneejerk reaction to 9/11 that passed with bipartisan support from Democrats and Republicans, including former congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. If elected I will introduce legislation to repeal the Patriot Act in its entirety, and dissolve the Dept of Homeland Security and its agencies, especially the loathsome TSA."

"It has also been brought to my attention that license bureaus in Missouri have installed equipment provided by DHS in order to gather biometric information on individuals applying for a driver's license, or conceal and carry firearm permits. This action is in direct violation of Missouri state law, and our right to privacy. Once again we can thank the political class in Washington DC who passed the REAL ID Act which requires all 50 states to gather information on their citizens, and send it to a DHS database. Like the Patriot Act, REAL ID had broad bipartisan support, including former congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. I will also introduce legislation to repeal REAL ID."

"The National Defense Authorization Act has given President Obama the legal authority to act as judge, jury, and executioner. He has stated that he can kill American citizens who are "suspected terrorists" anywhere in the world, including within the borders of the US. He has already used assassin drones to kill American citizens without due process in Yemen, in addition to invading sovereign nations' airspace, and killing over 2000 people in their homelands. No US President has ever claimed this unconstitutional power, and the only way to prevent the police state from spying and preying on us is to use the congressional "power of the purse" to defund the drone program and the federal militarization of our local police forces, and repeal the NDAA."

The Libertarian Party is a vocal opponent of the Patriot Act, REAL ID, the NDAA, and the use of drones. The LP is on the forefront of these issues, and passionately defends the rights recognized by the Fourth Amendment to be secure in our persons, homes, and property.

To learn more about Bill Slantz, Libertarian for US Representative (MO-8), visit his website at .
Bill Slantz contact information:
1620 Congress Way
St Charles, MO 63303
United States
Ph: 636-922-1600

1 comment:

  1. From Bill Slantz website:

    I’m running for US Congress because now more than ever we need someone who will stand up and unapologetically say, “Stop the madness!”

    The voice of reason has been silent in all levels of government for far too long. I have always believed strongly in public service, but I thought my talents were best spent by running my business and creating jobs. After watching everything I cherish being compromised by big government mismanagement, I can no longer remain on the sidelines. Because I know that I can help solve rather than compound our current problems, I feel it’s my duty as a proud Missourian to do my part and represent my neighbors in Washington, DC. This country was founded on the premise that our liberty is secured by limiting the size, scope and intrusiveness of government. Small step by small step we have wandered off that path until we can now look back and realize that we have lost our way. I am convinced that both Democrats and Republicans cannot and will not make the fundamental changes we need because they have far too much to gain by maintaining the status quo.

    Libertarians derive their positions from the principle that peaceful and honest people really do have the right to pursue happiness in their own fashion. Libertarians believe in the sovereignty of the individual and are wary of the rule of the majority over the individual even when it’s clear the intentions are good. It’s virtuous for people to be compassionate or self-sacrificing when it’s voluntary. All virtue is lost when charity isn’t done voluntarily. We support the prohibition of things like robbery, trespass, fraud and misrepresentation.

    The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people around and don't want to be pushed around themselves. It’s a live and let live philosophy.

    As your Representative, I will make it my mission to provide a strong foundation of support for the families and small businesses in our district and the United States.

    How much government do you want? If you want less, you’ve only got one choice. Don’t waste your vote. Vote Libertarian.

    Please consider a vote for me on June 4, 2013 for your next US Representative.