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Now Opposition To Obama Is A Crime

At first we were tempted to let this slide as a minor incident. But it is beginning to look like a pattern.

From The Oklahoman:

Sign’s language draws investigation in Oklahoma City


Published: February 20, 2009

Chip Harrison admits he’s no fan of President Barack Obama, but he never dreamed the homemade anti-abortion sign in his pickup window would bring Secret Service agents to his door.

Harrison’s sign, “Abort Obama Not the Unborn,” was taken from him by Oklahoma City police but later returned. He was cleared as a potential presidential threat.

But a week after the traffic stop that led police to confiscate his sign, the construction worker’s name was appearing on national Web sites, and telephone calls supporting his First Amendment rights and his views against abortion were coming from people across the country.

With a 2-year-old special needs daughter at home, Harrison, 53, said he is passionate about the issue of abortion. But when he was stopped on Feb. 12, he couldn’t believe what was happening.

Harrison had no idea why police pulled him over.

“I wasn’t speeding,” he said Thursday. “I didn’t make any traffic violations. Then they said it was because of the sign in the back of my truck.”

Sgt. Philip Paz and officer Bryan Jones told him the Secret Service could construe the sign as a threat to the president.

Police released an incident report, but citing department policy, did not release photos of the officers involved.

“I was really shocked because all the anti-Bush bumper stickers I’ve seen seem to have been a lot more threatening to the president than that sign,” Harrison said

Officers took the sign and notified the local field office of the Secret Service. Capt. Steve McCool, police spokesman, said Thursday that the sign was taken from Harrison in error, and Oklahoma City residents should not worry that their First Amendment rights will be violated.

“The bottom line is the officer was a little overzealous in terms of what the sign meant,” McCool said

Harrison said he plans to put the sign back in his pickup. He is not considering legal action, nor is he asking for an apology — just a more “believable” explanation…

When did the local police start anticipating the needs of the Secret Service?

“I was really shocked because all the anti-Bush bumper stickers I’ve seen seem to have been a lot more threatening to the president than that sign,” Harrison said.

He’s right of course.


There was (and still is) a cottage industry devoted to signs attacking Mr. Bush in every possible way shape and form. Most of them are far more “threatening” that Mr. Harrison’s sign:



But of course there is a cottage industry that proclaims Mr. Bush is a chimpanzee:

Funny how our watchdog media never notices these things.

Even when most of them wear these same bumper stickers on their hearts, if not their cars.

(Thanks to Tamara and Canary for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

26 Responses to “Now Opposition To Obama Is A Crime”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Now Opposition To Obama Is A Crime

    Did we not expect this to happen – what with all questions, queries and disent against The One ™ since his announcement labled racist?

    “I said ‘abort’ means to terminate or remove, and one of the officers said, ‘No, abort means to kill, so basically you are saying to kill the president,’” Harrison recalled.

    I am truly surprized that this appears in print – how dare anyone ever, ever admit that abortion is murder

  2. pdsand says:

    I assume that liberals will be up in arms at the audacity of these local officials enforcing federal laws, right? Imagine if they started picking up illegals and notifying the local office of the ICE, why it’d be time to call in the international red cross.

  3. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    The Corpos or Thought Police will soon be at your door.

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    Well…Obama has supported post natal abortion, hasn’t he?

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Chip, I know a signmaker, you need a bigger one to put on your truck?

    I am going out and getting some Confederate flags for MY truck. Wonder if the Secret Service will come to find me.

    Yee-haw, Barry….y’all gone and done it now!

    (going to get my Cindi Lauper copy of “True Colors”)

  6. sheehanjihad says:

    Just a Rant….

    Why is it that for 8 solid years, anyone and everyone could call for the downfall, impeachment, criminal trial, torture and death of a sitting president without any modecum of fear of prosecution, yet when someone who has a sign in the back of his car, not waving it in someone’s face at a protest, but in the back of his car….gets a visit from the secret service?

    If the people who made a living calling for Bush’s death had been arrested then like they demand dissenters of Obama are now, the jails and prisons would be full….of them! Why is it that when we, as conservatives who flat dont agree with Obama’s socialist agenda are suddenly subject to censorship and threatened with arrest, but when “they” the liberal left was demanding a violent end to Bush, they were exercising their right to free speech?

    It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure that one out, does it. This is precisely the reason why the silent majority is rising up….and the main difference is, the jack booted thugs that support Obama’s dream of utopia will foolishly try to pull some crap to stop it, and they will find out the hard way how a conservative who is fed up with what they started will cause them to be quiet real real fast.

    You see, it’s difficult to shout down a conservative when you are clutching your throat and unable to concentrate. I have endured this leftist liberal PC crap as long as I am going to. Name calling will get you a fist in your face, shouting slogans will cause your breath to be removed from your chest, and preventing me from exercising my right of free speech will impair your ability to remain vertical. I have simply had it.

    And like millions of others, I am mad as hell, and I am not going to take it anymore. There is a rumble on the horizon….and all who understand what it’s like to fight and yes, die for your country will enter the fray with a stoic purpose of eliminating this disease that has festered unchecked for thirty years. I am too old to give a shit anymore, and there is nothing left to take away from me…..it’s called “nothing to lose”. Nathan Hale said it best, as did John Paul Jones…and both utterances have a new meaning.

    Once people realize that when they stop enabling the PC socialists from exercising their form of power, once the left realizes that they are no longer acceptable due to a sudden overwhelming wave of common sense sweeping the nation, then all of the fair weather liberals will either go quiet or switch sides to survive. The moderates will continue until they see examples of what they have unleashed on a nation that is sick and tired of watching a vocal minority take over their future. The extremists will simply be eliminated from the gene pool by natural selection.

    Think of it as like the human body….when diseases, bacteria or virus’s invade the body, it adjusts, but when the infection starts to threaten the life of the host, the body releases billions of cells who have remained dormant until called upon to rid the body of a festering boil and it attacks unremittingly until the infection has been removed. There then exists antibodies that will instantly attack any similar infection that attempts to take over from that point on.

    Our nation is sick….deathly ill…and the infection is social liberalism and leftist progressives. Our body has us….the macrophages that will seek out, attack and then destroy all of this virulent disease that has crippled us in so many ways….and we, as a body of Americans…will triumph at last, and break the fever that has gripped this nation for decades. It wont be easy, but we will triumph. The main reason is, that secular progressives and liberal socialists are like cancer.

    They (the left) live to infect, and in their parasitic attempts to control the cells (us) that keep the host(our country) alive….they slowly kill it in the process, because they offer no nurishment to the body, and demand only what other healthy cells can give. Then whine because the host didnt do enough to stay sick so they could thrive after they sucked the life out of the healthy cells in their bid for control.

    Rant off now.

    • Consilience says:

      I hope you don’t mind, but I posted your comments w/link to my network of 40+ people. You are correct, we have to act. I hope we don’t have to resort to violence, but I fear there may be no choice. Thanks for a great post and keep the Faith!!! We owe our Forefathers, and I for one won’t let them down.

    • catie says:

      Very well said.

  7. JohnMG says:

    Not a rant–just the truth, sj. Well said!

  8. Steve says:

    Here is an email the site was just sent:

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! The times, they are a changing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know how hard that is to swallow, but wait until summer, when the global financial crisis really kicks in. YOUR PRIVILEGES ARE VANISHING. And it was artificial money that kept up that artificial neo-con culture of yours. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. May the cosmos have pity on you. You certainly deserve it, pity and mercy, that is. I mean it.

    Hilariously, my joyous correspondent was writing from Germany.

    • proreason says:

      Be kind Steve,

      It hurts to be from the once-proud germanic culture that now has to degrade itself to Akmanutjob, Putin and yes, The Moron, for crumbs from their tables, a culture now dependent for labor on an inferior one (Islam) that is on the verge of destroying your own, and it really hurts to not have the courage to say or do anything about it.

      The beta dogs are vicious to each other you know. They just have to take out the agression somehow.

    • sheehanjihad says:

      Our good comrade from Germany doesnt realize a couple of things….first and foremost, in another era, his leader would have had him immediately put in a concentration camp or executed, and secondly, how goes the United States economy, so goes the world economy. That ignorant fool is laughing at the last chance he will have to eat a decent meal in about four months….but like most of his European ilk, he conveniently forgets who gave his selfish arrogant ass his freedom. Even after we beat their asses wholesale, we still lifted them up and gave them life. He’s probably one of the many foreign voters who cast a ballot for Obama.

    • JohnMG says:

      You s’pose he’s one of those ‘Berliner’s’ JFK was addressing? Or is this the spawn of the second coming of Camelot?

    • pinandpuller says:

      I don’t care about the gold market-I’m investing in brass and lead.

  9. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    SJ, it’s no surprise the remarks from that idiot from der fatherland. He’s just regurgitating all that socialist BS like a good little robotic Bund. But take heart. Having lived almost eight years there I can tell you that the German society is divided in two halves just as their country once was. One half is young, anti-American and want us gone. The other half is made up of older, very thankful folk who remember how we rebuilt their devastated country. And some of these older folk have passed on the history of this event to their young. Unfortunately it may still not be enough. Given time, a spiraling out of control welfare state, and a general mood of discontented youth looking for a leader or scapegoat, it won’t be long before you see them goose stepping and clicking their heels again.

    • oldswimcoach says:

      As we started closing military bases here, “a funny thing happened on the way to the forum.” Entire communities disappeared economically – sort of like the position the once great city of Detriot finds itself in.

      Publicly, the policy is still rather anti-American military (that keeps the politicians getting elected), but privately, deals are being cut, and German leaders are lobbying in Washington to keep bases open and troops stationed here.

      Soldiers can act up on Saturday night, but they have cash and they spend it, and the German government is accutely aware of it!

  10. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Good observation Coach. The color of money speaks volumes. Notice how there’s a large economic boom in military communities when a unit returns from deployment from either Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. not to mention a spike in the baby population nine months down the road. It’s a fact that no one can deny.

  11. canary says:

    Obama and pro-abortionists would have been the first testify in defense of this man’s injustice by the hands of law enforcement and the secret service. After all our taxes are paying for abortion. The first thing the law men did, was look the word up in the Merriam-Webster law dictionary for the definition of the word….

    “abort”: to bring forth premature or stillborn offspring–Compare miscarry
    1a: to induce the abortion of or give birth to prematurely b: to terminate the pregnancy of before term
    2:to stop in the early stages
    Ollah Obama and pro-abortionists will never consider aborting a baby murder.
    So! why after discovering law enforcement’s literacy error, did the Secret Service still find the need to search this man’s house!?

  12. pinandpuller says:

    He should have held out for for a search warrant or parental consent.

    • canary says:

      Federal law enforcement are suppose to must notify local law enforcement since it is their jurisdiction. Law enforcement should have accompanied the Secret Service to make sure all is well. These feds were ignorant to consider this racist, as abortionists are neither racist or discriminating to the unborn baby. Since the feds did not have a warrant, the victim should have not answered the door, and informed that he would like an attorney or witness to be there. He could have been threatened or gunned down in his own home. It’s too dangerous to open the door to anyone these days. Don’t forget the teen that took a police car, and pretended to be a cop all day before being found out. It’s easy to get uniforms, it’s easy to wear suits, and bogus ID’s. Terrorists are good at this.

  13. canary says:

    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

    Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

    To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

    President Abraham Lincoln

    • TwilightZoned says:

      The One, who worships Lincoln, must have missed this quote as he seems hell bent on destroying us. Canary you should forward it to the WH. (I’m facetious giggling at this of course.)

  14. BigOil says:

    Keep in mind, this “investigation” occurred in arguably the most conservative state. Only Oklahoma voted against Obama in every county.

    One wonders if Barry’s thugs are sending a message to the heart of his socialist state opposition – hoping to tamp down the real protests that are inevitable. Protests by real Americans, not the nutjob professional protesters on the left.

  15. Confucius says:

    Where is the DOJ? We can’t have sign-profiling.

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