By Chris Ingram
If you care about the Constitution, personal liberties and individual freedom, and are bothered by the fact that your government thinks it is okay for them to spy on you, listen to your phone calls and catalog your electronic activities, you must watch this video.
The video is of Barry Richard. Richard is an attorney in Florida, who has been named “One of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in America” by the National Law Journal.
Additionally, his capabilities in the area of government and election law are illustrated by the broad, non-partisan nature of his representation. Most notably, a registered Democrat, he represented President George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election litigation. In that capacity, he managed 46 lawsuits and personally argued several critical cases on behalf of President Bush. Under both Republican and Democrat administrations, he has been retained at various times as special counsel to the Governor, the Florida Senate, the Florida House of Representatives, the Florida Attorney General, the Florida Secretary of State, the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Department of Transportation, and the Florida Department of Insurance. In the 1998 election, Barry served simultaneously as campaign legal counsel to Republican Governor Jeb Bush and the Democratic incumbent candidate for Florida Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner (now U.S. Senator) Bill Nelson.
Last year I had the privilege and honor to speak at a conference as “the warm up” to Barry’s presentation titled “Security, Pseudo-Patriotism and the Erosion of American Liberties.”
Barry’s remarks left me, and an audience of several hundred people speechless. The attached link to the speech (given at a different time and location) will make your jaw drop. Draw your own conclusions after watching the video of his speech, but I imagine you will go away with grave concerns about our government and who it serves.
As the NSA and IRS scandals unfold, and as Obama-care makes the insurance companies richer, and the hard-working people who actually work and pay taxes poorer — so the Obama government can make more people dependent on government and thereby get Democrats reelected — I believe you will be as appalled as I am at the America we live in today.
But take your partisan stripes off. As Barry Richard shows, the attack on individual freedoms is not limited to one party or the other. Both parties seek greater power by oppressing the constitutional freedoms of every American regardless of race, creed, socioeconomic status, or religion.
Watch the video, and then share your outrage at what America is becoming with your friends, neighbors, and elected officials.
Friends and followers, I don’t forward videos and other people’s speeches/comments very often, I hope you recognize the importance of this issue and the message that Barry Edwards shares in this important video.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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