"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." ~C.S. Lewis
Think your government respects the Constitution? Apparently the answer is a loud, resounding "NO" if you ask Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH).
Watch as law enforcement officers confiscate cameras and mobile phones from law-abiding citizens attending Chabot's August 22 town hall meeting at North Avondale Recreation Center in Cincinnati:
Apparently, Chabot would like to be re-elected. But is he even qualified to be a Congressman? (We know, Barney Frank and Charlie Rangel are Congressmen, so the standard isn't exactly high.) Our inclination is to suggest that one who is approves of confiscating electronic devices at a public meeting is NOT qualified to serve in ANY elected office our Republic, much less the United States Congress. Perhaps the good people of Ohio's 1st Congressional District can help us get rid of this public nuisance of a politician.
Reports indicate that Chabot actually used the flimsy excuse of "protecting constituents" in order to take away people's personal property. (see the C.S. Lewis quote above.) Because Chabot is an establishment Republican, news media haven't even bothered to report this story. Just curious, but would an Oathkeeper have executed this order?
Blogger John Romano posted an excellent piece on this story here. You can follow Romano on Twitter.
Are you outraged? Contact Chabot today and let him know what you think of elected officials abusing our Constitutional rights. Be respectful, but be sure to tell him what you think about his flagrant disregard for our rights:
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