We used to be the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Now? More like land of the police state, and home of the domestic extremist. That’s what happens when enough people don’t care, or are bamboozled.
In a free society:
- Police agencies respond only to evidence of planned and actual criminal activity.
- Police officers keep the peace; they do not investigate citizens and activities unless there is some reason to investigate.
- Police do not investigate citizens’ attitudes toward the central government, only their action.
- Citizen dissent is lawful and police agencies do not investigate citizens’ attitudes toward the criminal justice apparatus.
None of that applies anymore. Now, in the United States, the government may:
- Kill American citizens abroad, or here on US soil, without a trial or judicial review. A secret closed-door meeting is enough to end someone’s life. (Source)
- Intercept and store 1.7 billion of your emails, phone calls and text messages each day, without a warrant. Enough information to fill 138 million books every 24 hours. (Source)
- Charge you with a felony for peacefully protesting. (Source)
- Imprison you for life, without access to a trial or attorney, and can use the US Military to do so. (Source)
Oh, and let’s not forget that just about anything completely innocuous that you do, from paying for goods and services in cash, to running late for an appointment, could indicate to the government that you are a terrorist. (Source)
Let’s face it folks, in our blitz to fight the “war on terror” we’ve blindly accepted everything our nanny state has told us we need to do to become “more secure.” They hate us for our freedoms, right? So we’ll just take those freedoms away. Puh-lease.
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. And that is exactly what’s happening. We’re all too busy decrying Rush Limbaugh for calling some random college student a slut, meanwhile we’re ignoring the things that have a real impact on our lives.
David Seaman, who has been tirelessly covering the slow, steady erosion of our Constitutional rights, had this to say:
You see, in all of my coverage of NDAA and the loss of our basic Constitutional rights, I had never considered one possibility: that the truth would get out, completely and 100% out in the open via online media outlets and social media, yet no one would care. The American people would collectively shrug and go back to plastering OBAMA 2012 bumper stickers on their cars, and spend all day arguing online about what the new iPhone might look like, or if Facebook should be worth a gazillion billion dollars.
And yet this is exactly what has happened.
That’s right, it’s been out there in the open. Sure, quite a few of us have stood up. But the masses remain ignorant or unconvinced. “It doesn’t apply to me!” “I have nothing to hide!”
Late is better than never. Become informed. Do as much research as you can. Contact your elected officials. Protest. It’s your Constitutionally protected right!