UPDATE (1/11/2013) – It’s official, the president signed it into law. Now the criminals in high places will have lifetime protection. The update follows the original story below.
Originally posted 12/3/2012
Washington D.C. (The Gaslamp Post) – Washington must have figured out that some of us are waking up to what they’ve been doing behind our backs. A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives recently, which seeks to re-afford former presidents lifetime Secret Service protection.
While it was previously law that presidents and former presidents alike be afforded such lifetime protections, the practice ended in 1994. Starting with former President Bush 43, Secret Service protection is now limited to 10 years.
Currently the law provides Secret Service protection after the 10 year mark on an emergency basis only.
Four members of the House Judiciary Committee; Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tx), Rep. John Conyers (D-Mi), and Rep. Bob Scott (D-Va) have introduced a BIPARTISAN bill (wow, how ’bout that?) in which tax-payers would have to foot the bill to protect any present and future executive branch leaders.
Interesting, if not provocative still, that these same people who seek to disassemble the constitution and take your guns away, think that you should have to pay to protect someone who basically put the screws to you in order to make that happen. Food for thought.
What is it the police say when they demand you submit to illegal searches? If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about, right?
To that there exists a similar quandary of mine own: if a duly elected and sworn president upheld and defended the constitution, as per his charge and his oath before God, then what would he have to worry about?
What a funny thing for congress to ask for while facing this looming fiscal cliff…
I did mention that we’d have to pay for it, right?
This reminds me of a joke recently emailed to me by my buddy and reader, Gary. Gary comes up with some good ones, and this one just fits this story oh so well.
First of all, this joke is going to come off as harsh, but understand that like me, Gary is really, really old school. On top of that, Gary’s dad was a detective with the Chicago Police back in the day, which only adds to his perspective.
Gary’s Joke, ENJOY!
New Medicare Program Part G
You’re a sick senior citizen and the government says there is no nursing home available for you. So what do you do?
Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot four Politicians.
Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating, air conditioning and all the health care you need! Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That’s great. Need a new hip, knees, kidney, lungs or heart? They’re all covered. As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you as often as they do now.
And who will be paying for all of this? It’s the same government that just told you that they cannot afford for you to go into a home.
And you can get rid of 4 useless politicians while you are at it. Plus, you might not have to pay income taxes anymore.
Is this a great country or what? “
UPDATE: 1/11/2013 – Our commander in chief, who is calling for stricter gun laws against you the law-abiding, American citizen has signed the Former President’s Protection Act of 2012 into law. H.R. 6620 was officially signed by President Obama yesterday, and legislates lifetime secret service protection to all former presidents, their wives, and children up to the age of 16, from 1997 and on.
It’s amazing the hypocrisy out of this administration, that there are certain guns which have no business in the hands of American citizens, but one “special” American citizen can be afforded lifetime protection by those same guns. A duly elected president swore an oath to uphold the constitution, so what does he have to fear from law-abiding citizens if he’s done his job?
It seems to me that the only ones whom fear armed, law-abiding citizens – are criminals.
“Some animals are more equal than others.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm.