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VIDEO: US Congressman confronted on NSA spying at recent town hall.

At a town hall this evening I gave Congressman James Lankford a piece of my mind. I intended to ask him a question regarding the DEA and IRS use of NSA data, but I ended up giving him a rant. I got a little worked up to really get a good answer from him, but he probably didn't have a good answer anyway, and he could use the lesson on Liberty.


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Tip of the hat to you

You have cojones, but more importantly is that you beat him up with FACTS.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

Well done sir.

Well done

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Got chills watching this. You

Got chills watching this.
You sir are a patriot of the finest order.

Southern Agrarian

This is surprisingly

This is surprisingly effective, but only if the players keep changing.

If it is always the same activists showing up pretty soon they will get tuned out. "Oh not that guy again..."

But if there is a rotation of several seemingly disassociated people, across the country, then it begins to look like the movement that it is.

So get out there. Don't let your public servants control the content and contexts of the interfacing they have with the public they are supposed to be serving. Take a risk and speak up, even if it's not your turn, and particularly when it is obvious that the meeting is being purposely controlled to avoid substance.

Let's not let our inclination to be polite enable tyranny to continue unchallenged.



Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Indeed. It was.

Indeed. It was.

Now that's something that needs TO KEEP MULTIPLYING, people.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Excellent - Awesome - Amazing

Great Job. Incredible work. Its so obvious these guys have no clue or are just covering for a program they know is out of control. And we all know its much worse than even what has been reported already.

Well done my friend


Huff Post describes as a 'verbal beatdown' lol!!

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

That was great

You really got detailed by including what the IRS is up to. That is why every generation since 1916, or whatever year the IRS was established, has not had a chance of making any changes. You get out of line, they audit you into oblivion.


These types of rants are whats needed to get the people to wake up. This type of rant reminds me of another that happen in 2012


His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

No mention of this story on

No mention of this story on MSM TV news. I wonder why?

Well done!

Put the heat on em'!

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

you got me fired up man

i had to sign in just to bump this.
rock on fiodax

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Bravo sir, Bravo!

Bravo sir, Bravo!

We need to join forces

Every American needs to see this and join in one "loud" voice and let their Congressman know how you feel when he comes to town to do his town hall meeting with the people.
For starters...Shut NSA down, Shut down DEA, and Shut down the IRS.

Has anyone mentioned

this got picked up at Huffingtonpost?
Way to go!


wow. I don't know what to

wow. I don't know what to think about that...

It's a pretty big audience

You don't want to make too much of any negative comments there or anywhere else your video might show up. You know you are over the target if you are getting flak. I haven't read that many comments yet but there is an element of the left that will always take exception to anything they think might come from the right. Some comments are actually from computer bots that try to set a meme for their parrot lemmings to copy for their phony two cent rants.

This is an issue that should bring people together and you did a great job of getting it out there and putting this pol on the spot! You are my new hero for doing so. Thanks!


everything the citizen said was TRUE!

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Excellent Roasting

If every citizen were this bold congress might actually get their S___ together.

Nice Job!!! Way to stand your

Nice Job!!!

Way to stand your ground. You were worked up, but level headed at the same time. Everyone in that crowd was thinking what you were saying.


I admire how you framed the issue in a manner that made everyone in the room a [potential] target/victim. This is paramount to successfully spreading the liberty message. The sheepish masses are not swayed by constitutional arguments (i.e., "I'm not doing anything wrong and NSA spying keeps me 'safe' so I don't care."). So while such arguments should be made, sheep must feel they are personally at risk for them to "wake up" and feel outraged.

Well done.

a thousand tipped hats with

a thousand tipped hats with your name on it sir

Well bloody done

Way to go!


Fist Bump

from east Texas.

Who needs coffee

when you have genuine, pissed-off Americans?

Absolutely beautiful.

Spread this video far and wide.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

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Thank you Fiodax. THAT is how

Thank you Fiodax. THAT is how it is done.

I think this is a lesson and inspiration for all of us regarding the importance of speaking up.

Fiodax was educated on the issues AND came prepared (read the actual letter).

We can email and call each day, but I think it does impact our representatives when they see we are angry and that we've had enough of their nonsense and betrayal.

Well done, Fiodex!

Hope there are many more like you nationwide - my Rep

was dodging town hall format, finally has one scheduled (low key and not well advertised. Hoping it won't be me that has to call him out on the Amash Amendment but will if no one else does. Thanks for posting - it will give others courage!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix