We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Last week’s announcement that the terrorist threat warning level has been raised in parts of New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. has led to dramatic and unprecedented restrictions on the movements of citizens. Americans wishing to visit the U.S. Capitol must, for example, pass through several checkpoints and submit to police inspection of their cars and persons.
Many Americans support the new security measures because they claim to feel safer when the government issues terror alerts and fills the streets with militarized police forces. As one tourist interviewed this week said, “It makes me feel comfortable to know that everything is being checked.” It is ironic that tourists coming to Washington to celebrate the freedoms embodied in the Declaration of Independence are so eager to give up those freedoms with no questions asked.
Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. This doesn’t stop governments, including our own, from seeking more control over and intrusion into our lives. As one Member of Congress stated to the press last week, “people who don’t want to be searched don’t need to come on Capitol grounds.” What an insult! The Capitol belongs to the American people who pay for it, not to Congress or the police.
Couldn’t agree more with the end. Every day It feels like the country I grew up believing existed is dying more and more each day. I’m always asking myself… “What happened to my country?! And why do these power hungry bastards want her dead so badly?”
The Biggest Problem With American Politics…
Being too arrogant, too blind to look beyond party lines. Turning the other cheek that both Republicans and Democrats have hurt Americans in one way or another most likely for selfish reasons. Fooling yourself into thinking it’s one-sided. How about thinking as an “American” than viewing everything so Republican, Liberal, Democrat, Conservative, and so on. That’s the problem. People stopped being American minded and got side-tracked by the blame game that’s only there to distract you in the first place. Rise above the Bullshit.
Beautiful Must-See Video(if you have not already)
Ron Paul 2012
Statement Introducing Repeal of Sec. 1021 of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Mr. Speaker: I rise today to introduce a very simple piece of legislation to repeal the infamous Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act, quietly signed into law by the president on New Year’s Day.
Section 1021 essentially codifies into law the very dubious claim of presidential authority under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force to indefinitely detain American citizens without access to legal representation or due process of law. Section 1021 provides for the possibility of the US military acting as a kind of police force on US soil, apprehending terror suspects – including Americans — and whisking them off to an undisclosed location indefinitely. No right to attorney, no right to trial, no day in court.
This is precisely the kind of egregious distortion of justice that Americans have always ridiculed in so many dictatorships overseas. A great man named Solzhenitsyn became the hero of so many of us when he exposed the Soviet Union’s extensive gulag system. Is this really the kind of United States we want to create in the name of fighting terrorism?
If so many people can get pissed off about SOPA & PIPA which they should be, they should be even more venomous against NDAA which by far is much much worse. It’s a page from 1984, it’s something that belongs in a Communist country not ours. If you’re American I seriously hope you at least educate yourself on NDAA and fight it’s repeal. Further it’s quite sad so far I see that Ron Paul is the only one fighting against you being detained in-defiantly without due process or a lawyer. Some of you have the gall to call him crazy. Yet where is your bought out Romney on this? Or the twisted Gingrich who embezzled money? Oh what’s that… tumbleweeds…
The truth of the matter.
Say no to SOPA, say no to PIPA and say no to eating their shit.
Censorship is Fascism. We are born American with freedom. Part of freedom is the right to learn, stay educated and say what we feel. Protect it, do not take it for granted.