Obama’s Lies, NSA Spies, and the Sons of Liberty: Will You Choose Dangerous Freedom or Peaceful Slavery?
John W. Whitehead
RINF Alternative News
Jan 22, 2014
President Obama has managed, with singular assistance from Congress and the courts, to mangle the Constitution through repeated abuses, attacks, and evasions.
This is nothing new, as I’ve documented in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. However, with his recent speech on the National Security Agency–a heady cocktail of lies, obfuscations, contradictions, and Orwellian doublespeak–Obama has also managed to pervert and propagandize our nation’s history, starting with Paul Revere and the Sons of Liberty, likening their efforts to secure our freedoms to NSA phone surveillance. Frankly, George Orwell’s Winston Smith, rewriting news stories for Big Brother and the Ministry of Truth, couldn’t have done a better job of revising history to suit the party line.
While it didn’t bode well for what was to follow, here’s how Obama opened his speech: