Friday, October 14, 2011

Living in an Orwellian Nightmare

The title of this blog post, of course, references George Orwells classic book "1984" -- where "Big Brother", or more accurately, Big Government is in charge of everything.

We are living in dangerous times right now. Times that are starting to see reality begin to mimic Orwells fiction.

A few of my Conservative friends on Facebook were arrested in Washington D.C. recently, and they are potentially facing one year in jail.

Their crime?

A political protest where they went and sold lemonade on Capitol Hill.

This action was taken to protest the fact that many municipalities across the nation have cracked down on young children running lemonade stands. Yes, the Nanny-State -- enabled by President Barack Obama -- cannot handle the fact that free citizens choose to take the risk that they may be buying "unsafe" lemonade from toddlers in their front yards.

District of Columbia Police say that selling things on Capitol Hill is prohibited and that is worthy of a charge that brings a six month stay in jail.

On top of that, these freedom fighters face an additional six months for refusing to take a drug test. A drug test? For what?

This was a purely political protest and the Police are very aware of that fact.

There are millions of people in this country who voted for Barack Obama.

I'd like to give all of them a drug test.