From Big Gulp To Big Brother: Bloomberg Calls For Reduction of Constitutional Protections

bloombergMayor Michael Bloomberg appears to be moving beyond dictating what people can drink and eat in his city despite judicial rulings finding his policies in violation of the Constitution. Bloomberg joined the Pavlovian response of politicians this week in calling for a reduction in civil liberties in response to the Boston Marathon bombing. Bloomberg warned citizens that the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for greater security to stave off future attacks.

Bloomberg warned that “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But we live in a complex word where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”

It is statements like this that show a fundamental lack of understanding of our constitutional history and values. It borders on constitutional defamation. We have a Constitution that has survived pressures that could have reduced many systems to a fine dust from depression to social strife. Yet, two brothers plant make-shift bombs built from pressure cookers and Bloomberg wants to take a cleaver to the Constitution. Exactly what part of the Constitution does Bloomberg want to reduce like an over-sized soda? Privacy? The warrant clause?

Bloomberg however feels that the Constitution is not the object that we are fighting to protect but the very thing that is endangering us: “Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11. We have to understand that in the world going forward, we’re going to have more cameras and that kind of stuff. That’s good in some sense, but it’s different from what we are used to.”

Bloomberg is of course calling for such changes before we even analyze this attack. His call for more cameras ignores that fact that this attack would not have been avoided with such measures and occurred in one of the most heavily surveilled areas of Boston — a point discussed in an earlier column.

While it is politicians like Bloomberg who are endangering our rights, he prefers to blame his proposed actions on the terrorists: “We cannot let the terrorists put us in a situation where we can’t do those things. And the ways to do that is to provide what we think is an appropriate level of protection.” How exactly are the terrorists “putting us in a situation where we can’t” protect ourselves unless Bloomberg is including the Framers among the terrorists.

It appears that, yet again, privacy will be the right to bear the brunt of political responses to the bombing. Bloomberg was quick to say religion must be protected while calling for increased government surveillance of citizens: “You still want to let people practice their religion, no matter what that religion is. And I think one of the great dangers here is going and categorizing anybody from one religion as a terrorist. That’s not true … That would let the terrorists win. That’s what they want us to do.”

No, Mr. Mayor, what the terrorist want us to do is to cause self-inflicted wounds like ripping down our constitutional laws and traditions. They want to show that we are hypocrites. That is the point of terror — to trigger a bigger response to the bombing out of fear and hate. Bloomberg responded perfectly on cue in calling for the expansion of the already burgeoning security state.

We are truly living in dangerous times but the greatest threat can be found in men like Bloomberg who fit the description perfectly of Louis Brandeis: ““The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”

Source: Politicker

116 thoughts on “From Big Gulp To Big Brother: Bloomberg Calls For Reduction of Constitutional Protections”

  1. d.smith said: On a relatively clean amputation, the arteries close due to lower pressure.

    Are you trying to get people to think that that double amputee who lost his legs in Afghanistan, DIDN’T – and actually lost them in Boston, and that what
    the MSM claimed happened in Boston was a “relatively clean amputation”?

    You must drink their kool aid with every meal.

  2. bettykath: “1, April 24, 2013 at 10:40 am
    With CISPA, surveillance cameras and the drones of all sizes, we no longer have privacy. The government is already positioned to totally quash any revolution. It has the means to legally monitor all communications and the fire power to wipe us all out.”….
    ********
    Right.

    As otheres above have said, Bloomberg is a power-hungry *fill in the blank* and always has been. New York has its own army (for all intents and purposes) and they are an an international player on the ‘terror’ front. Bloomberg seems to think he is is the leader of a country, not a city:

    http://www.salon.com/2012/09/28/nine_terrifying_facts_about_americas_biggest_police_force/

  3. Joy – telling it like it is!

    Both tsarnaevs were photographed leaving the marathon WITH their backpacks STILL on their backs, so they didn’t plant anything.

  4. Bloomberg is just the poster child for the rest of the fools and criminal officials running this country; fed, state, and locally. Thanks to the news media for the constant drumbeat to follow the leader, never question the official story, or prepare to be bullied and reviled. Unbelievable.

  5. nick, I guess she is too young for the Black P Stone Nation. I don’t even know if they are still around.

  6. SWM, The FLOTUS/Russian oligarch connection is well established…old news woman!! But, did you know she is a member of the Gangster Disciples, that’s not been reported but well known in gang circles.

    Oky1, We kid because we love. When I would do late night surveillance and there was nothing on the radio I would listen to Art Bell. I enjoy the conspiracy stuff but on a different level, that’s all. As I’ve said several times here, I like people who are different. I may not agree w/ them, I may bust there balls, but I like you folks. No bullshit.

  7. Another indication that government-sponsored terrorism is having the desired effect.

    Do people here really think that Bloomberg didn’t know that many Obama and HRC supporters would yell at him for his devotion to the police state?

  8. So, we have to kill the constitution to save it? Bloomberg is behaving like a psychotic parent in a custody dispute who murders his own children to “save” them. It’s easy for him to say we have to get used to our rights being curtailed because HIS rights will not be affected one iota. He has 26 billion dollars.

  9. Betty: On a relatively clean amputation, the arteries close due to lower pressure

  10. bettykath,
    I am only guessing, but I think they had already put tourniquets on to slow or stop the bleeding.

  11. Some of you here are better qualified than I am to answer the question about the man with the severed legs being wheelchaired in Boston. Is it possible for two legs to be so amputated and not have lots of arterial blood flow? Where’s the blood?

  12. Monsanto wrote the bill. What else would you expect? When a company goes for immunity from lawsuits I expect they know they should be sued. Something like Cheney giving fracking a pass on EPA oversight and exemption from the Clean Water Act. Now why would that be?

  13. SWM,

    Not to get totally off the subject, but the reason behind this bill, signed into law by our president & congressional leaders, is to allow monsanto not label their products (i.e. how would you & I know that if it is a GMO product? Including what’s in these GMOs? the new law allows Monsanto not to disclose this info, if they choose to), and now, thanks to our leaders, we can’t hold Monsanto accountable if their products are harmful.

  14. We’ve been working at getting away from all GMO for a few years now, it isn’t easy.

    And about 4-5 months ago I find out the wheat is also bad. I haven’t dealt with that problem yet.

    It should be apparent, if the honey bees eat that GMO junk & die it couldn’t be good for use to eat.

  15. Sm,

    No!

    Type into your search engine:wiki Operation Gladio & read for your how they’ve been running False Flag opts & then compare those events to Boston.

    The case at Boston hasn’t been completely investigated yet. I’ll wait for the info to come out & decide how I see it.

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