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Choc and Awe
SteynOnline, by Mark Steyn

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 4/20/2014 8:51:21 PM

Heading back from Montreal late the other night, I pulled up in front of the guard on the US side of the Quebec/Vermont border. He asked the usual questions, and then said, "Are you bringing anything back from Canada?" "Oh, just some Easter eggs," I said, breezily - and instantly regretted it. The hitherto somewhat somnolent agent sprang visibly alert. "Easter eggs?" he said, with a palpable menace in his voice. "Not Kinder eggs," I replied, trying very hard not to roll my eyes. "Just regular home-made Québécois Easter chocolate." He de-bristled, and waved us through. "Close call, Dad," said my

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Another story about "the land of the free."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: novakid, 4/20/2014 9:19:51 PM     (No. 9818171)

How did we EVER get along before the present US Government became omnipresent, as well as omni-everything else?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LComStaff, 4/20/2014 9:22:52 PM     (No. 9818173)

Personal blog posted with permission.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 4/20/2014 9:26:59 PM     (No. 9818175)

How can reasonable people continue to put up with the growing stupidity and arrogance of our federal government? Must we become like the people in eastern-bloc countries in the past who, lacking the power to overthrow their communist tyrants, could only weakly resist them by a million small acts of defiance? Isn´t active rebellion against the tyranny of the American left way overdue?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Italiano, 4/20/2014 9:42:48 PM     (No. 9818186)

They´re going to push until they´re pushed back. Simple, really. Will it happen? Maybe, maybe not. But an election or two isn´t going to make any difference. America lost its status as a "nation of laws" in January, 2009.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 4/20/2014 10:39:07 PM     (No. 9818224)

This is as bad as frisking old ladies by the TSA.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/20/2014 10:48:30 PM     (No. 9818232)

Nearly $20,000 in French made dresses is ok, chocolate eggs, not so much.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 4/20/2014 10:58:14 PM     (No. 9818239)

When they outlaw Kinder Eggs, only outlaws will eat Kinder Eggs.

Maybe Colorado and Washington can legalize them. Or if Arizona tries to enforce the ban, Obama will tell the border agents not to stop them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/21/2014 1:05:10 AM     (No. 9818294)

I´ve had run-ins with the U.S. Border agents before. I do a lot of ´yes, sir´, and ´no, sir´ until I get through. Then my next call is to both my Senators and my Congresscritter...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StuartL, 4/21/2014 1:54:29 AM     (No. 9818305)

#18 obviously doesn´t live in California or Nevada or Washington....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MissMann, 4/21/2014 3:25:59 AM     (No. 9818316)

Just made a $25 donation to his legal fund. Best money I´ve spent in quite a while.

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