Imagine it's a sunny Autumn day... your out on the lawn playing football with your son...a politician and his entourage appears...so you ask him a single question...he fumbles the answer...tells you in layman's terms what his plans are...and his plan is to 'spread the wealth'!
Imagine days later...you open up the paper only to find articles attacking you...you find out that your private information is now in print. You get on the computer...you find article after article...disclosing information on your job...your tax record...your birth certificate...where you lived...court records...and you are personally attacked over and over again.
You never broke the law...you not under investigation for some heinous crime such as bombing a government building...No...you did something much worse...you asked a question.
This is what happened to Joe Wurzelbacher, the average Joe, who had a politician show up at his door and whose answer gave a glimpse into the politicians plan to redistribute wealth. The AP and other news agencies in the tank for Barack Obama immediately attempted to distract from Obama's answer by demonizing the person who asked the question. Joe's birth records, court records and tax records were pulled and every detail of Joe's life came to the surface for the entire world to see.
Last night, the Columbus Dispatch printed a story in which the Ohio Attorney General's office has launched an investigation into no less than three invasions of privacy in which State DMV, Driving records and Criminal Records of 'Joe the plumber' were illegally accessed on Government computers.
According to the report, immediately following the Presidential Debate, Wurzelbacher's records were accessed by computer accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.
Spokespersons for the agencies have stated that there were no ongoing investigations of 'Joe' and no ongoing child custody or support cases that warrant access by employees of the Child Support Enforcement Agency.
There is no doubt that Wurzelbacher's information was accessed, the Attorney Generals office is now investigating to try to determine what employees accessed the system.
'Joe the plumber's' story should provide an important lesson to all Americans of exactly how the Obama campaign and surrogates have operated throughout the primaries and general election cycle. Obama nor his top campaign surrogates have not once denounced the attacks on Wurzelbacher, and in deed have attacked Wurzelbacher themselves.
Is this the change that we are looking for?
A change in which if we dare to ask a single question, let alone criticize the policies of our elected officials, every aspect of our life will be investigated and disclosed in an effort to distract and destroy.
This poor 'average Joe' who was in the unlucky position of spending an afternoon outside with his son, has seen every detail of his life disclosed and has been demonized for simply 'asking a question'.
The problem with Joe, is that no one in the main stream media wants to investigate the substance of his question, instead the will attempt to discredit him as if he were the one who wants to enter into the Marxist policy of wealth redistribution.
Is what happened to Joe a glimpse into the future?
A future in which if we ask even a single question of our elected leaders we risk personal destruction.
Don't believe it could ever happen here?
Freedom and Liberty are works of progress, constantly under siege. No one elects an official believing that their liberties could be stripped, but from time to time, we ignore the warning signs and Democracy comes under fire. Just ask the people of Venezuela.
This is the sad story of this campaign, a campaign in which has sought to destroy voices of opposition through personal attacks and intrusions in the personal lives of everyday citizens.
October 25th, 2008
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