Doug Giles

Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed reports the Palm Beach Post.

Bradshaw makes it clear that the kind of behavior which could prompt a visit from the authorities includes anti-government political statements that may be deemed a prelude to violent action.

The program will also include “public service announcements to encourage local citizens to report their neighbors”, reports the newspaper.

Wow. That doesn’t smack of Nazi Germany, now does it? I’m glad they don’t have something like that in Texas because the whole blessed state thinks our government sucks.

Would good ol’ Sheriff Ric be talkin’ about anti-government sentiments like this?:

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.


The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which, if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world.

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

I’m guessing such statements in our repulsively pussified state of big government blandness would be an affront to the sensibilities of the statist and would therefore warrant a little knock-knock on the door of the purveyor of such sentiments, eh?

The only problem with confronting the gentleman who said all of that “anti-government” stuff is that he is dead. Yep, he died. Who was he?

His name is Thomas Jefferson and his game, for the public schoolies who missed American History, was: An American Founding Father, Mr. Jefferson was chief author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and served as third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a member of the Continental Congress in the early days of the American Revolution, representing Virginia. He then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). At war's end, from mid-1784, Jefferson was stationed in Paris as a diplomat. He was appointed the United States Minister to France in May 1785.

If Floridians would like to see this egregious breach of our civil liberties die before it is enacted, drop our good governor Rick Scott an email and tell him … uh … um … no thanks. This eerie edict will be enacted unless Governor Scott says no and puts a veto in place. You may also reach him via Twitter @FLGovScott.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.