December 22, 2014

You Are Not Living In A Free Country If…

Dont Tread on Me1 You Are Not Living In A Free Country If...

Time is running out to fix what the political class has destroyed in this country from a liberty-based,privacy-based,freedom-based,economic,and Constitutional perspective. We have allowed this situation to arise,and we are the ones who need to fix it. Otherwise,some morning,we will wake up and realize that fifty years ago,Nikita Khrushchev got it right when he said:

You Americans are so gullible. No,you won’t accept communism outright;but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you;we will so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.

 

As we start the new year,one would hope that we could look forward to better times and better lives. However,in the U.S. Republic,that might be a tall order,given the obscene growth and reach of the Federal government in this country and the politicians that operate it.

Read the following and then decide if you think you are still living in a free country:

– You are not living in a free country if your retirement medical care,via Medicare,is dependent on the actions and whims of Federal government politicians.

– You are not living in a free country if a large percentage of your retirement cash flow,via Social Security,is dependent on the actions and whims of Federal government politicians.

– You are not living in a free country if your pre-retirement medical care,via the ramifications of Obama Care,is dependent on the actions and whims of Federal government politicians.

– You are not living in a free country if your ability to go to college,via student loans,is dependent on the actions and whims of Federal government politicians.

– You are not living in a free country if your ability to get a home mortgage,via Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,is dependent on the actions and whims of Federal government politicians.

– You are not living in a free country if almost a third of your annual earnings go to taxes to support all levels of wasteful,inefficient,and criminally-infested government programs and entities.

– You are not living in a free country if the Federal government’s executive branch can commit U.S. military resources and taxpayer wealth to foreign military actions (e.g. Libya,Yemen,Syria) without Congressional or Constitutional approval.

– You are not living in a free country if the Federal government’s executive branch can independently and arbitrarily designate any American for assassination and then actually commit that assassination without due process of law (e.g. Anwar al-Awlaki).

– You are not living in free country when the Federal government can hold a U.S. citizen in prison for an indefinite period of time without due process of law if that government arbitrarily defines that citizen as a potential threat to national security (National Defense Authorization Act –NDAA)

– You are not living in a free country when a President can seize control of all forms of communications when he alone decides it is in the national interest (Executive Order –Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions)

– You are not living in a free country when the Federal government can collect and store every electronic communication any citizen makes (e.g. email,text messages) in massive data storage centers (e.g. Bluffdale,Utah) without due process,a warrant,or privacy protection.

– You are not living in a free country when the Federal government’s executive branch thinks it can affix a GPS tracking device to any citizen’s car without a warrant (see U.S. Vs. Jones decision).

– You are not living in a free country when the executive branch thinks it has the power to arbitrarily ignore judicial rulings and existing laws (e.g. Gulf Of Mexico drilling moratorium and DOMA).

– You are not living in a free country when government agents,via the TSA,are allowed to grope and grab U.S. citizens’body parts in the name of national security.

– You are not living in a free country if government and political class spending has rung up trillions of dollars of national debt that will eventually have to be paid by you,your children,and your grandchildren.

– You are not living in a free country if you privacy rights can be almost arbitrarily violated by the Patriot Act.

– You are not living in a free country when crony capitalism wastes billions of taxpayer dollars every year without any redeeming societal benefits (e.g. Solyndra,Fisker,Tesla).

– You are not living in a free country if your political leaders hold you and your opinions in contempt:

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi –those Americans that opposed Obama’s health care reform effort are un-American.
  • Congressman Charles Rangel –those Americans that opposed Obama’s health care reform effort are like the racists that opposed the civil rights movements in the 1960s.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid –American tourists that come to D.C. in the summer physically smell.
  • Congressman Alan Grayson –those Americans with a different opinion from his are knuckle dragging Neanderthals.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi –those Americans against the building of a mosque close to Ground Zero in New York City needed to be investigated.
  • Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee –Tea Party members used to wear Ku Klux Klan white sheets.
  • Congresswoman Maxine Walters –Tea Party advocates “can go to hell.”
  • Czar Van Jones –those opposed to the President’s policies are a_ _ h_ _ _ s.

– You are not living in a free country if the executive branch can circumvent Constitutionally mandated government appointment reviews via a “czar”politburo.

– You are not living in a free country when politicians can use billions of taxpayer dollars,via earmarks,to finance their perpetual re-election campaigns.

– You are not living in a free country where politicians decide what private companies live (e.g. Citigroup) and what private companies die (e.g. Lehman Brothers.)

– You are not living in a free country when those in office can maximize their re-election chances with favorable gerrymandering of Congressional districts.

– You are not living in a free country if your selection of a Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party via the primary and caucus system can be overturned by a small cadre of insiders in the upper echelon of the party called “super delegates.”

– You are not living in a free country when sitting politicians can automatically grant themselves annual pay increases regardless of how poorly they led the nation during the past year.

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