Reviewing these past seventeen years alone, it has become very obvious to most of us that the United States government that we stupidly keep electing, no longer cares about nor serves the will of the people of our nation.
Founded on the principles of freedom and unalienable rights, our country has slipped further and further into the dark ages of history, slowly but insidiously resembling the old Soviet Union, with a fascist twist.
Take for instance the right to free speech, the right to be free from religion if one so chooses, the right to a free and unencumbered press, the right to peaceably assemble, and the right to petition our government for redress of grievances. Let's also toss in the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant that shall not be issued without probable cause, the right to due process, and the more recent right to transparency in government.
During the Clinton make believe Democratic years, these rights were slowly eroded. Nothing really noticeable at first, but a slow realization in the country that something was wrong, but we just could not put our finger on it. Then came the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco, and it suddenly became clear. The government was developing an us versus them mentality.
Since taking office in 2001, Bush has so accelerated the destruction of the Bill Of Rights, while evoking the names of our founding fathers, that were one to sit and examine just how much damage he has caused with his reckless disregard for the rule of law, the people of the nation would rise up and demand change immediately.
We no longer have true free speech or the right to peaceably assemble without fear of police tasering, tear gassing, or batoning us into submission. We have 'free speech zones', sometimes set up in underground garages, with the intent that no one be allowed to see the protests.
No longer free to choose our own religion, although this right is still paid lip service to, we must all, including the candidates for President, declare our allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ, or we are considered to be inferior, and if running for office, be rejected outright.
The right to a free and unencumbered press is and has been long gone since the time that defense contractors took control of the media. Instead of hundreds of sources of information, we now have conglomerates that own everything from television to print to small town newspapers, all spewing the government's propaganda, no real questions asked.
Unreasonable search and seizure? You're kidding right? Airports force you to almost strip naked in order to board a flight, police can stop you any time and under the color of 'suspected terrorism', demand to search the contents of your person, your packages, your purses, and your luggage.
The FISA Act in and of itself was unconstitutional, as in secret, away from all public review, warrants were issued to search your property without ever telling you that it ever happened. But Bush went a lot further. Disregarding the FISA laws, he ordered the data mining of ALL calls made in the U.S., (although denied by the liar in chief), every internet hit is recorded and stored, your phone could be tapped for 'national security' reasons, and he did this illegally and had accomplices in the very same telecommunication giants that swear they serve the people.
Due process and reasonable bail are laughable as first time offenders caught with minimal amounts of drugs are given bail amounts of tens of thousands of dollars, suckered by overwhelmed legal aid attorneys into waiving the 90 day trial rule, and languish for up to a year awaiting trial. If found innocent, they are not paid for that year, it's just the way things work. The finding that one in every hundred Americans is in prison should so frighten every one of us, that in and of itself, should be cause for a screaming outcry.
Your transparent government is long a thing of the past. Once John Ashcroft and Gonzo got through with the Freedom Of Information Act, it is now close to impossible to force the government to fess up without a protracted legal battle.
Police taserings resulting in deaths going unchecked, missing emails from Darth Cheney's office, and the White House, acts of treason by lying us into a war, outing a secret agent in the employ of the People to score political revenge, any of these alone would be enough for impeachment, but the people we elected to do just that betrayed us and refused to do what we tasked them to.
So who do we turn to, and what do we do about this? These are two questions that had better be answered by us, the People, the rightful rulers of our land, before these idiots who believe that they are the American aristocracy decide that we no longer even have to pretend to have elections and just appoint people to office. Oh. Right. They already did that didn't they?
It is time for the People of this country to wake up and understand what is going on right in front of your faces, and not let your eyes glaze over because the truth is hard to bear. Watch how fast things change when there is even a hint of a grumble from the masses, as the biggest fear of these tyrants is an awakened and angry populace. Stand up and do something, because believe it or not, one person can make a difference despite what the wingnuts will try to tell you. Write someone. Call someone. Act. Let these so called 'elites' know that we are mad as hell and not going to take it any more. Because if you don't and you one day find yourself sitting and wondering what happened, they'll be no one left to blame but yourself. Batmanchester