Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tyranny In The U.S.A.

 The title Tyranny in The U.S.A. may seem too dramatic for some, yet I’m not sure we may call the recent events, which took place in the month of May 2011, anything else. There are serious violations to the Constitution taking place in America which I find demoralizing. Regardless of political view we must guard our freedoms or we may loose them in the name of safety.
 The following events all took place in May of 2011. Indiana Supreme Court ruled that home owners may not stop police officers from entering their home with or without a valid reason. Texas congress unanimously passed a law to make it a crime for TSA to molest Americans before boarding planes. The Department of Justice threatened Texas with establishing a no fly zone over the state; causing the legislation to be removed before the Texas state senate could vote to pass it. The un-Patriot Act was extended, enough said there. Adam Kokesh, former Iraq vet and radio host, was tackled to the ground choked and arrested for quietly dancing at the Thomas Jefferson memorial in DC. New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that police may confiscate all fire arms during a traffic stop, even if the fire arms are registered and legal. The U.S. is still illegally in Libya, yes illegally, congress, which holds the powers of war, did not approve that action.
 I’m not some hippy liberal, and I’m not a Glenn Beck right wing neo-con.  I served in the U.S. ARMY, with two deployments, as a combat medic. Every time I treated a wounded American soldier, or needed to boost my own morale, I would quietly remind myself “We’re doing this for freedom and liberty”.  With the above mentioned severe violations of the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Tenth Amendment, and Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution; I now see that I and many others fighting for Liberty may have just been kidding ourselves. American troops bring freedom and democracy to other countries while we loose basic liberties at home.
 There is a lot of talk on the American political Left about concepts of liberalism or socialism. What we are seeing is a different concept all together, it is Fascism. On the American Right all the buzz is about concervatism and restoring values such as honor and courage. If all Americans do is restore honor and courage… we may end up a nation of courageous honorable SLAVES under a tyrannical system.  Everyone should please remember Benjamin Franklin’s words: 
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."