Nanny State Moves In Homes

The end of liberty always starts with good intentions.

The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.

Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.

But ministers want to target 20,000 more in the next two years, with each costing between £5,000 and £20,000 – a potential total bill of £400million. – Sin Bins for Worst Families

CBS Poll Reveals The Secret To Obama’s Approval Rating

Now a lot of people have been surprised at how well President Obama’s approval rating has weathered repeated controversial policies and programs.  He has consistently exceeded the ratings by the vastly popular President Clinton (early years).  But a new CBS poll reveals the secret to these consistently good numbers:  almost total unity amongst African Americans.

The poll breakdown of overall job approval:  Approve, 62% of whites. Disapprove, 27% of whites. Approve, 96% of blacks. Disapprove, 0. Some didn’t answer. 4% didn’t answer. 0 disapprove.  Now 96% Approval & ZERO % disapproval brings to mind the ratings of Saddam Hussein pre-gulf war. – where everyone agreed those numbers were either faked or coerced.  Everyone.  But you won’t see any such suggestion here, because that would be racist.  And nobody wants to be racist.

Dept. Homeland Security Targets Voters On The Right

achmed.jpgThat’s right the same DHS that has banned the use of the word “terrorist” and the phrase “war on terror” has now found someone to target.  Right leaning voters are apparently the country’s greatest threat:

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines “rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

“It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the warning says.

So if you believe in the concept of Federalism (States rights are more important than the Fed) or if you are pro-life or against Amnesty for illegal immigrants… you are an extremist.  Also the White House press secretary is apparently OK with using the T-word with regard with regard to right wing “radicals” if not Islamic radicals.   So I am a triple terrorist threat!  Strange how far the view has shifted on those that still hold to the original intent of the founding fathers on the country and the constitution.

The nine-page document was sent to police and sheriff’s departments across the United States on April 7 under the headline, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

It says the federal government “will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months” to gather information on “rightwing extremist activity in the United States.”

The joint federal-state activities will have “a particular emphasis” on the causes of “rightwing extremist radicalization.”