Again I know it’s been almost half a year since I posted anything on this site and I know it’s supposed to be about being an expatriate so at first this post may seem a bit weird but I assure you, it is part of why I am an expatriate so bare with me.
There is without question that our liberties and freedoms have been under attack in America for quite sometime now. Everyday it seems to get worse and worse. From domestic drones roaming our skies to corrupt government officials telling us they know best. Well America, today is the day that marks the beginning of the end for what once was the freest country on the planet. It’s been happening for a while now, we give up some freedoms to enjoy security but the price is rising to a point that I believe even every day Americans will refuse to pay. Hell, I started to refuse to pay the price last year back in May.
I am talking about the United States government spying on EVERYONE. Not just those suspected of terrorism, not those even remotely associated with terrorism but every single American in the United States. I know for a fact Americans abroad are spied on by the government and in a sense, after 9/11, many have come to both accept and encourage that (I don’t and never will) but now, even those in the homeland are treated guilty until proven innocent or no need to prove innocent at all. The latest installment of your life in the hands of a corrupt government official comes out of the National Security Administration’s subpenaing daily reports of ALL phone calls made/routed/terminated over the nation’s 2nd largest telecommunications provider, Verizon. See here if you haven’t a clue what I am on about.
Apparently, all branches of government are involved and when this story broke about 12 hours ago, the White House quickly dismissed it as routine and “normal”. There is nothing normal about this. When all branches of the government are telling us it is for our own good and that we must accept it, that my friends is when we must fight back. There has been no due process of law for the government to obtain this information about everyday citizens and in fact, it is our right to privacy and due process. The Forth Ammendment of the U.S. Constitution states:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Now, do you think the United States government has probable cause on every single person in the United States for our papers to be searched? I don’t. If these government officials are telling us that they are in their legal rights to do this, they are dead wrong.
The Constitution is the supreme law of the land and for them to circumvent this is treasonous. Any politician whom agree, affirms, or does not object to what is going on is part of this oligarchy that has taken over our country and should be swiftly charged with treason and shot upon being found guilty (for those of you who don’t know, I am not pro death penalty but for tyrants, which these people clearly are, I will make an exception and I am at least willing to give them due process of law, something they no longer afford to us).
If you think that the government is only targeting those on the Verizon network, think again. This story just broke. In the coming days, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they’ve targeted all the networks and have been doing it for years. This is by no means something new.
This brings us to the question, is civil war imminent in America? No.
Unfortunately, as you read this, you probably have already lost interest and may have accepted this as the price you pay. You will continue about your day maybe giving a thought or two about it if someone else brings it up but otherwise, you’ll be more interested in the sports on TV or what your friends are up to on Facebook. You figure this is someone else’s problem, that there still are good politicians and they will clean house. You are wrong. This is YOUR problem and yes there are good politicians but they CANNOT clean house without your help. It is time for action. Turn off your TV and close your laptop. Take to the streets and protest! If protesting in the streets isn’t your thing, write a scathing letter to your senators, congressmen and president. Demand action or demand their resignation. Do not just go about your day as if nothing new has happened because this is big.
Today is the day we must take action, that we say enough is enough. Today is the day we push back, that we take back the country that is rightfully ours and put leaders in the position of power that can fix this and not compound the problem. If you fail to act, you may not have a TV or Facebook to log onto tomorrow. It will just be propaganda and you will become another mindless zombie feeding the machine more so than you already do.
If you aren’t as pissed off as me, you should be because what the government will do next will be even worse. They will know that if you do not react, that you have become complacent and are happy with this oligarchy. Our freedoms and rights as humans are eroding faster than ever in America, it is time we draw the line in the sand behind their current position and push back.
We won’t be going to civil war with our government anytime soon because we forgot what freedom is all about, we got comfortable in our lazy ways and the, “we’ll fix it later” attitude, but really, we should have started the war years ago. By time most are ready to fight back, it will be too late.