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Federal Thugs Use Force As Anti-Obama Civil Disobedience Spreading

Disobedience at Bad Lands Nat'l Park and a US Park Ranger
Recently, we suggested that the civil disobedience of those World War II vets who stormed the shutdown-closed World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, might be catching, and it looks like we were right.

Of course some of what looks like civil disobedience doesn’t have any clear political content – people who planned a vacation or wish to drive through a scenic vista the government has fenced off as federal property simply want to follow through on their plans and don’t understand why armed federal law enforcement officers are being employed to keep them out.

However, such inadvertent civil disobedience isn’t without its risks – even if it has no obvious political content – and the reaction of the National Park Service in particular has been completely outrageous in both the use of force and the use of supposedly furloughed federal employees.

Among the most egregious examples of excessive use of force by the National Park Service we have discovered was the experience of Pat Vaillancourt of Salisbury, Massachusetts, as reported by John Macone of the Newburyport (Massachusetts) Daily News.

Macone reports that “Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada, and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.

The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.

When their bus stopped along a road as a large herd of bison passed nearby, and seniors filed out to take photos. Almost immediately, an armed ranger came by and ordered them to get back in, saying they couldn’t “recreate.” The tour guide, who had paid a $300 fee the day before to bring the group into the park, argued that the seniors weren’t “recreating,” just taking photos.

“The armed ranger responded and said, ‘Sir, you are recreating,’ and her tone became very aggressive,” Vaillancourt said.

When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.

Macone quoted Ms. Vaillancourt as saying her experience with the National Park Service reminded her of her father, a World War II veteran who survived three years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

“My father took a lot of crap from the Japanese,” she recalled, her eyes welling with tears. “Every day they made him bow to the Japanese flag. But he stood up to them.”

“He always said to stand up for what you believe in, and don’t let them push you around,” she said, adding she was sad to see “fear, guns and control” turned on citizens in her own country.

In the thuggery of the National Park Service the American people are finally getting a taste of what Obama and Obamacare are really all about – fear, feds with guns and most of all control.

If the people have quickly started to defy the government over the closing of the National Parks and other outrageous tactics that Obama is using to bully his fellow citizens, imagine what will happen come January 1, 2014, when all Americans will be required to sign-up for ObamaCare.

To read John Macone’s full article in the Newburyport (Massachusetts) Daily News go to 'Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at Yellowstone.’

For some further examples of “no waiver” Americans engaged in civil disobedience against Obama’s closure of the National Parks and other federal lands see our friend Michelle Malkin’s great article in Human Events, “OCCUPY AMERICA! PARK VISITORS STORM THE BARRYCADES.”

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Thugs

Sociopaths are drawn to those positions, and their bosses who hire them are looking for that same quality in their employees.

Force Used

I remember when Occupy Wallstreet was rioting, raping, defecating on parked cars and trashing public property, the police wouldn't do a doggone thing about it. I guess if you act like thugs they think you're one of the current administration. If you are calm and polite and well mannered then you must not be one of them. So, they'll show you!

unchecked abuse

The Obamanation has been abusing the constitution and the citizens of this country unchecked for too long. This worthless piece of human debris needs to be impeached immediately. The saddest thing is how low the intelligence of the average American voter has become that they would elect such a creature not once, but twice.

Park rangers & willing Nazi supporters

This is how it started in Germany. Here's the difference: I & others hope that Americans are proud of a history of freedoms, including freedom to roam American's public lands.
Maybe the people who value Obamaphones, Obamacare, other handouts, Obama/Holder's gun running here with Mexico & over in Benghazi, etc., will finally wake up to just how much their mobility & other liberties are being curtailed.

Marxists are patient & have been moving toward this for years. Obama is the Marxist-in-chief. His supporters are the suckers. He's hoping to create so much anger & instability that the people will physically rebel - despite them having their guns confiscated - & he'll put down all disturbances with his militia.

The fact that Park Rangers are willing to do what we're reading about demonstrates that there are other federal employees also willing to go against the public's (their employer) wishes & requirements.

There may be another civil war in the making.

Federal thuggery.

A whole generation of willing Stormtroopers has sadly come to light, having been nursed at the fetid breast of Tyranny unseen by The People. "It can't happen here" blindness has been replaced by"Where did these people come from".
Indeed, we must wonder how a free society can breed rank upon rank of willing little Kapos, citizens willing to oppress and manhandle their fellow Americans because they are "just following orders".
Their is chilling historical precedence for this, and only an outraged and involved Citizenry can prevent a tragic replay.

They Are Asking For It

They'll keep "pushing" until somebody "pulls" a trigger on them - and then all hell is going to break lose everywhere at once.