Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hugo Corzine's Jackboot...

....lands on the neck of any whom dare oppose his proposal to make New Jersey toll roads the world's most expensive. From Land Line, a trucker's site:

Apparently, no one told the police in Middle Township, NJ, that freedom of speech is a constitutional right.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, police arrested two men who had leaflets and signs protesting Gov. Jon Corzine’s plan to drastically increase tolls. The setting was the town’s high school where Corzine was scheduled to appear at a town meeting to make his case for raising tolls.

Before the governor arrived, some 10 toll increase opponents began distributing flyers and displaying signs that read “No toll hikes.” Among those were former Bogota, NJ, Mayor Steven Lonegan and Seth Grossman, an attorney.

Lonegan and Grossman told “Land Line Now” that when they got to the sidewalk near the school, they were confronted by a dozen or more police officers.
“I was surrounded by seven officers,” said Lonegan. “They told me the governor did not want me to hand out flyers.”

Lonegan said he was told it was a “private” meeting.

With more than a dozen years experience as a public official, Lonegan explained to the officers it was actually a “public” meeting, paid for by taxpayers. Lonegan told them it was his right to pass out flyers protesting the toll increases.
“They cuffed me and put me in the patrol car,” he said.

Grossman was also arrested. Both were detained for about an hour after being charged with trespassing.

A retired superior court judge who witnessed the arrests said it was “very scary.” Various media sources quoted him as saying it reminded him of movies he’d seen about Russia and Germany.

“My run-in with freedom of speech in New Jersey was a chilling, oppressive experience,” said Lonegan.

Well, that's what you get in a one-party system. Whether it is the willingness of New Jersey liberals to give up their freedom of speech to avoid voting for a (gasp!) Republican, or the state Republican party's sheer ineptitude in failing to bring more awareness to these increasingly ugly incidents (and failure to recruit any decent candidates), the Democrats of New Jersey know that they are operating securely in a single-party system - a la Communist Russia, China, etc. - and act like it.

And thanks to the good police force of Middle Township for gleefully stamping out free speech with the force of their weaponary and badges. They have no fear either; after all, Corzine and his Democratic ilk has made sure that the citizens of New Jersey are completely unarmed and unable to fight back against his fascist government (and NO, this site does not - DOES NOT - condone violence of any kind against police officers, BUT this is exactly why the framers wrote the Second Amendment into the Constitution - to avoid the usurping of inaliable rights by small-time thugs like Corzine and his paramilitary partners in the local and state police departments.) What next for the Jersey police - herding the Jews to the train stations? Well, if Herr Corzine asks...

The Asbury Park Press sounds the alarm:

With each passing day and each release of new information, Gov. Corzine's plan to hike tolls on New Jersey's toll roads to help pay down state debt makes increasingly less sense. At the same time, his refusal to release details about the plan for months before finally unveiling it three weeks ago becomes easier to understand: The more people know about it, the less they like it.

...a bipartisan committee should be established to consider alternatives to Corzine's monetization of the state's toll roads. Corzine insists no one has come up with a better idea yet. We've offered plenty. And we've heard plenty of sensible ideas from others. Corzine doesn't seem to be listening.

Corzine's attempt to ram through monetizations...must be stopped. It's clear his chief motivation for reducing debt is to free up room for new debt to be used to fund his endless list of costly initiatives — not to reduce the state's oppressive taxes.

But will any heed the call? The "progressives" of New Jersey would rather sink the state into third-world status before rethinking any of their faulty presuppositions. Rolling blackouts, pepper spray, state brutality, and insane spending on extremist liberal causes, here we come....

See below for Mr. Logan's arrest on the charge of.....opposing Governor Corzine's schemes? (hat tip: More Monmouth Musings)

UPDATE: Welcome, friends of Michelle Malkin ! Alas, this blog contains many more True-Life Jersey Horror Stories like the one above; simply search the site using the keyword "Corzine". But be warned: Not for the faint of heart....


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the People's Republic of New Jersey. Positively sickening.

Erica said...

That is very scary...the guy was totally whitewashed by those Bolsheviks. Where's the solidarity? Surely there's more people in Jersey opposed to Corzine's fare hikes and would be willing to not just lay down on their backs and let it happen without a fight.

Anonymous said...

First it's good to see you have picked up your pen. I just ran through your posts for the month, some made me LOL others made me say WTF. Keep up the good work.

I hope the charges against them don't hold up, it truly is scary. Where's the ACLU when you really need them???

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this - I heard about it on the radio - but it's quite chilling to see it on video (by the way, this was picked up on Michele Malkins site).

The JerseyNut said...

I was thrilled that Malkin picked it up; this is a story that deserves national recognition and she can do it so much better than my little roadside popsicle stand here...

But Corzine and his pals seem almost impervious to public pressure - or the public will - as they seek to impose their vision upon us.