The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address


FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849.
[The World Book Encyclopedia]
A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).

Jan 26, 2010

James O'Keefe Arrrested With Robert Flanagan, Son Of U.S. Attorney Bill Flanagan

James O'Keefe, Robert Flanagan, Joseph Basel, and Stan Dai arrested in Congresswoman Landrieu's New Orleans Office.

James O'Keffe made news for exposing Acorn.

Activist James O’Keefe, 25, was already in Landrieu’s New Orleans office Monday when Robert Flanagan and Joseph Basel, both 24, showed up claiming to be telephone repairmen, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office said Tuesday. Letten says O’Keefe recorded the two with his cell phone.

Flanagan, the son of acting U.S. Attorney Bill Flanagan in Shreveport, and Basel asked for access to a phone at the reception desk. Then they asked for access to a phone closet so they could work on the phone system. The men were directed to another office in the building, where they again said they were telephone repairmen.

They were arrested later by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Details of the arrest were not available. A fourth man, Stan Dai, 24, was also arrested, but Letten’s office said only that he assisted the others in planning, coordinating and preparing the operation.

Federal officials did not say why the men wanted to interfere with Landrieu’s phones or whether they were successful. Landrieu, a moderate Democrat, declined comment Tuesday. She has been in the news recently because she negotiated an increase in Medicaid funds for her state before announcing her support for Senate health care legislation.

Bill Flanagan’s office confirmed his son was among those arrested, but declined further comment.

 Read more--HERE

Read Associated Press--HERE

FBI Affidavit: --HERE


Milton said...

24 year old Robert Flanagan, son of the acting US Attorney for Western LA, William Flanagan (Senator Vitter Held Up Acting U.S. Attorney Flanagan’s Replacement) will more than likely get a plea deal and turn on The other three, too bad.

They Say/We Say said...

Milton, thanks for the visit.
The story will unfold in due time.
Heard Rush say, the Senators and Reps. for that matter have had some phone problems- voters could not get through and or redirected some how.
Could be a case of phone tampering of the Democratic Party kind.
So as much the prank played may be to expose fowl play on the Dems part.
Either way I thought that something was wrong with this picture. Especially O'Keffe teaming up with some one of the U.S. Attorney camp.
I don't doubt what you say.
Breitbart said earlier he has more damning video; this could be a message-to give it up or he could be in hot water like O'Keefe.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi They Say! I hope that O'Keefe and Breitbart don't get in too much trouble with this. Time will tell.

They Say/We Say said...

Hi Bunni, yes the bum rap must be brought to light. The Dems phone problems should be investigated, which will not clear O'Keffe; but will prove he did not intend to do harm.

Opus #6 said...

I hope O'Keefe is exonerated. He sure has done a lot to save this country from the nuts at ACORN.

Opus #6 said...

Hey, I noticed you keep the Oathkeepers pledge up at the top. GREAT!

They Say/We Say said...

Opus, yes front and center.
I think a video is better than a text link.