Has he run off? Or was he captured by the long reaching arms of the US government? Either way I wish him the best in his fight for truth and liberty.
The United States of America has troops stationed in over 130 countries world wide, and maintains large military bases in 36 different countries, from Japan to Germany and everywhere in between. These simple facts forces a very simple question, is the United States a modern day Empire? Some argue that the US Military base is its own version of a colony, thus creating an America that stretches the entire globe.
Never before in history has a country have this many troops stationed in this many bases and deployments across the world. So why would someone consider it ludicrous to suggest that the US is, in fact, an Empire. Our government forces its will when and where it likes, regardless of the UN ( See Iraq War) and popular international opinion. Yet the governments of these people will bow to the US and her foreign policy plans ( See Britain) and follow her into battle. So, on top of having soldiers stationed in 130 countries, the government can easily call on dozens of different proxies to do her bidding. At this present time US non-interventionism is dead, and the grand Empire of America is alive and thrives.
An imperialist America isn’t only bad for the people of many countries in which the “American dream” was forced upon, bad it is bad for the people at home. Over the past few years trillions of dollars has been spent on maintaining foreign American might, at the same time when the government is battling its worst debt crisis in history! On another note, it also is killing our young men and women. Through imperialistic operations, thousands of Americans have died, when they plain just shouldn’t have. It also begs the question, do these operations make the home-front safer? Instead of investing trillions in foreign military operations, why don’t we simply invest in making our defenses at home more powerful and effective? Before we know it, our forces are going to run thin across the world, making us a prime target for collapse; just like the Roman Empire.
Our current political state is so far gone from the envisioned republic we were supposed to have the only way to fix it is nothing short of a Revolution. I have a friend, he’s a communist, and we often discuss politics together. Oddly enough, we often find ourselves defending one and another from people who represent the GOP and the Democratic Party. I have observed that the current right and left and so far gone, that I find an ally in a communist, of all people! That right there, illustrates how far gone the current two party system is. We need huge reform. Kill the NDAA, kill the PATRIOT ACT, end the Fed, end the DHS, dismantle the two-party system, the list goes on and on. We must unite and defeat the forces in this country that are working towards our total loss of liberty. Stand up and Act!
Will the Turkish and Syrian escalating tensions be the flashpoint that just may kick off World War III? If you look at the recent developing stories; it just may be. Just today, Turkish fighter intercepted a Damascus bound plane from Moscow and forced them to land. Following the landing the entire cargo was confiscated by Turkish officials for being war related; it is against international law to transport war material aboard commercial aircraft.
This event has unfolded with much disapproval from both Moscow and Damascus. Russia stating that the interception “risked” the lives of their citizens aboard. With Turkey being a major NATO power, and Syria’s close relationship with Russia, the Turkey- Syrian conflict can easily drag much large powers into the conflict, i.e. the US and Russia.
We cannot allow a Syrian and Turkish dispute to drag our nation and her countrymen into yet another war, and even worse, potentially the war to end all wars. Over tangling alliances shouldn’t be the reason to even create the possibility of a full scale international war. The lives of millions are at risk in the coming months, and we cannot rely on our government to make the right choices. Our current government is growing more and more incompetent. The only way to fix the problem with our government is a Revolution. A major reform is needed. This reform start with the people. Simply electing officials no longer make a difference. They all are the same, big government, pro-war, and incompetent. With the growing power of the government at home, and its growing power to kill, detain, and harass her citizens, and the growing sabre rattling in the middle east; Revolution is the only option left.
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, 2nd paragraph.
People need to start realizing they cannot trust mainstream media or our current government. People need to realize that our government doesn’t wish to help us, but take our rights away. It all started with 9/11, the government capitalizes on the fear to take our rights and gain more power. You want proof? Read the PATRIOT Act, or just look at the DHS. That’s the problem with citizens today, they don’t read. People hope for only two things in today’s world; bread and circuses.
9/11 is still fresh on the mind of many people, never before has such a devastating attack happen on American Soil. Many people will never forget where they where when that tragic string of events began. But, most people in this country don’t realize, we didn’t just tragically lose scores of our own countrymen, but we lost score of our own rights as well. How? The Patriot Act.
This bill was almost unanimously approved by congress and passed with much fanfare. Sadly, the men and women who passed the bill were so blind with rage that they didn’t take a moment to realize the power this bill gave the government, and the rights it striped away from her citizens. This gross accuse of protecting “freedom” not only destroyed our personal privacy, but beefed up the presidents power to search whomever they like, imprison “suspects” without due cause, wire tap all our phones and much more very UN-freedom like things. Here is a list of some of the rights the Patriot act killed:
-Freedom of Association – Government may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity to assist terror investigation.
– Freedom of Information – Government has closed once-public immigration hearings, has secretly detained hundreds of people without charges, and has encouraged bureaucrats to resist public records requests. -Freedom of Speech – Government may prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone that the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation.
-Right to Legal Representation – Government may monitor federal prison jailhouse conversations between attorneys and clients, and deny lawyers to Americans accused of crimes.
-Freedom from Unreasonable Searches – Government may search and seize Americans’ papers and effects without probable cause to assist terror investigation.
-Right to a Speedy and Public Trial – Government may jail Americans indefinitely without a trial.
-Right to Liberty – Americans may be jailed without being charged or being able to confront witnesses against them.
The Patriot Act is a poor excuse of law making, and directly violates our Constitutional Rights! Ones Countrymen should never settle to give up your rights in the face of fear, that is one of the first steps to totalitarianism. Another entity brought fourth in the post 9/11 world is the Dept. of Homeland Security. Just reading that name has national, brute, police force written all over it.
The Dept. of Homeland Security was created in response to 9/11 to better safe guard our nation against attack. How do they do this? Illegal UN-constitutional surveillance. This entire Executive Dept. does nothing more than beef up the power of our president, while systematically killing many of our rights that were once given to us by our Constitution.
The people need to stand up and show the government that we are not willing to give up rights in the face of fear. The government needs to know that their power solely lies in the governed. No longer will we let our constitution to be stepped all over by our so called public servants. Kill the Patriot Act and restore our rights!