“As a country we have been attacked and overtaken. It was not a foreign terrorist who took us down; it was the enemies inside the gates that proliferated in the District of Criminals.”
You can’t defend freedom by eliminating freedom, or by terrorizing your own country.
This is not the America I grew up in. Maybe it never was what I had believed it to be. Regardless, what is before us now as a nation, is the growing police state complete with total surveillance and the targeting of any individual as a possible “domestic terrorist” for expressing their own thoughts, for rejecting government policies that are meant to limit or eradicate any freedom we may have had.
The Bush Administration created the “war on terror” paradigm not to protect us from future attack, although that was what they claimed, but rather to put in place a radical expansion of power that sought to place the president outside domestic and international law.
A perusal of the laws passed by congress and presidents many of which are a direct attack on freedom and liberty, do not affect terrorists in the least. These laws, all passed with the caveat that it was necessary if they were to keep us safe, affect no one but US citizens. They have no bearing on terrorism and are only the excuse being used to keep you quiet as they continue limiting your freedom and expanding the federal corporation.
One of the greatest freedoms we had, was the freedom to be left alone by government. The NSA spy grid and the massive data collection center in Utah are the official end to any pretense of privacy. We have a government populated by people who have in essence, declared war on the country as a whole. Just because they have not yet opened fire on us, does not mean they do not consider us their sworn enemies or, that they would not move immediately to wipe us off the face of the earth should we become too insistent on our freedom. Nevertheless, we do insist on preserving our freedom wherever and whenever possible. More