After the 2008 election, I began looking at the big picture from a different angle. That angle was looking at how this country was coming under greater and greater government control. I recently answered an email sent to me about donating to his campaign, and I politely replied why I couldn’t do such a thing.
The bottom line is that we as a country are in a pot of water that is nearing boiling. It isn’t there yet, but it is getting there rather quickly. If you think back to the early 80′s and when Yuppiedom was the rage, if you think about the policies and unconstitutional acts that have been implemented gradually since then, and if you think about having them implemented all at once in the 80′s, the country would be in an uproar.
So why isn’t it now? Think about it…. We actually are OK enough with how we are treated at the airport when we are searched by hand. If a stranger were to do that, it would be considered sexual assault. Have we been so controlled by fear that we sacrifice freedoms for the illusion of security?
Obama had the opportunity to reverse the Patriot Act, but instead, he kept in in place, and even expanded removing our freedoms by the institution of draconian, or unsafe search methods at the airports, and the institution of programs that allow the CIA to kill American citizens using predator drones abroad. Now that the door is open, how long is it before it becomes a policy to use predator drones on American Soil. The CIA have already bee able to operate within US soil, so it isn’t such a stretch of the imagination to have them to take this next step.
Again, all the government has to do is whip up the fear about there being terrorists on American soil, and then there will be more willingness to allow surgical strikes of American citizens on US soil.
That is why we need to stop this slide down the slippery slope and vote for regaining our freedoms back. We need to vote our displeasure as well. I will support anyone who supports the constitution and bringing back the constitutional rights of this country. Obama has already proven that he isn’t that person, so I cannot vote for him.
I just saw the movie ‘The End of America‘ and it is chilling in it’s observation of how this country is having it’s civil rights and civil liberties eroded. The good thing about this movie however is that it isn’t too late for the American people to take a stand and reverse the damage to the Constitution that has already been done.
It turns out that there is actually a blueprint to take a society from an open society with civil rights to a closed society. It has been used by societies like Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Fascist Italy. They all did the same things to close down their society. We can see the aftereffects of what occurred. We see what happens to a society when everyone’s liberties have been stripped away. We see what happens when we as the people forget the the Government is there at OUR will and not the other way around.
The alarming part is that these same steps are currently being implemented in our country today. Each one of these steps grossly violates the Constitution. What are these steps? They are:
- Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy. (War on Terror)
- Create secret prisons where torture takes place. (Guantanamo)
- Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens. (Blackwater)
- Set up an internal surveillance system.
- Harass citizens’ groups.
- Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
- Target key individuals.
- Control the press. (Wanting to charge journalists for treason)
- Treat all political dissidents to be traitors.
- Suspend the rule of law (the way the latest Health Care act was forced through)
Do you see other examples of these steps being enforced in this country? It’s happening here folks and it will only reverse if you stand up for your rights.
That is why we are at the stage now to demand the repeal of many unconstitutional laws that were pushed through in the current and last administration. The litmus test should be if a president repeals the Patriot act as well as the acts that allow the US Government to arrest and detain you without due process, which is your right!
If a president doesn’t repeal these laws, then they should be out before their term is over, no questions asked. My tests was that Obama did not repeal the Patriot act like he said he would do and based on that and other things, there is no indication that he will do it in a next term, so that is why I have to give my vote to Romney, and hold him very accountable!
I first became very concerned about our constitutional rights and the government’s intentions when the Patriot act was passed. That name in itself is meant to hide the true intentions of the act. Patriot is “a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.” The unconstitutional Patriot Act was in complete violation of our constitutional rights under the guise of “protecting us”. Governments use fear to be able to pass laws that no sane population would pass in any other time.
This current administration got into office under the guise of eliminating the Patriot Act. When the time came up, they did not eliminate it. Obama did not keep his promise to the American people, and as a Constitutional lawyer, he should know how much the Patriot Act violates the constitution, it should have been one if his FIRST acts as president. However since he did not do it in his current term, there is nothing that indicates to me that he will do it in the future. He had his chance and he showed that he did not truly care about the American people.
In fact, not only did he not follow through on revoking the Patriot act, he further attacked the Constitution by removing people’s freedom on how they can handle their own health care. The Government does not know better. Just look at all of the drugs the FDA passed that ended up killing people. That does not sound like a Government that was protecting your rights as a citizen, which is what a Government should do.
The Constitution is the only thing that will protect your rights as a citizen, and it is the Governments job to uphold the Constitution. If a government has show that they are unwilling to protect the Constitution (Obama not revoking the Patriot Act for example, like he promised during his campaign), then it is our rights as citizens to vote in a Government that will protect our rights. Weakening the Constitution to keep us safe from the “bad people out there” only further endangers us because we no longer have recourse to protect ourselves from other institutions.
When we let ourselves be ruled by fear, it can only end up in bad things. We need to vote in a President who will keep their word when it comes to protecting the constitution and hold their feet to the fire when they don’t. That’s why I’m voting for Romney and holding his feet to the fire in having him protect the Constitution. The first thing is removing the Patriot Act. and the Health Care Act.