So you say that the Constitution is still in place. You say we just had to make “modifications” to adjust for the demands of “modern life.” You say that the government needs to have “extraordinary authority” to protect us from terrorism. You say the government is not trying to take our rights and freedom; it is only trying to protect us from our enemies. But we still have Constitutional rights and protections. OK, let’s have a look at how “in place” that Constitution really is.
So you say we still have equal protection under the law.
Tell that to a white Male; to a conservative; to a “rich” person; to a business owner; to a property owner who owns “wet lands;” to parents who have “troubled or endangered” children (i.e. rebellious and/or over weight). Tell that to Ford Motor Company, or any of a list of other companies that are not politically favored or connected.
So you say we still have freedom of religion: no one is trying to keep us from worshiping as we see fit.
Then why are Christians pushed from public life but Muslims are sanctioned by the government? The Courts have forbidden any public expenditure on anything connected to the Christian faith. The Bible and Ten Commandments cannot even be displayed in a public school or court room. At the same time, the Courts have ruled that public schools must provide foot baths and facilities to facilitate Muslim prayers and that students can be FORCED to read the Qur’an and even take on Islamic names, dress as Muslims and “live” as Muslims for up to two weeks as part of a public school curriculum. So, if you are a Christian, where did your right to worship go? (Jews get caught between both sides on this issue).
So you say you still have the right to free speech.
Then how do you explain “hate laws?” Try to deliver the same political message Hitler preached in America today, only replace the “Jewish problem” with that of another minority and see what happens to you. Have you noticed the growing momentum for “censoring” “hate groups” and for cracking down on “hate media?” When you look into those stories, you’ll find they are usually talking about political opposition. But then, if you can just make someone into a public enemy by redefining terms, where is the due process there?
Tell that to FOX News, which has been the victim of the Obama Administration specifically saying they are “not a news agency and whose reporters have been maligned and sanctioned by this Administration. The same applies for The Blaze and other new media organizations.
So you say the government still has to follow rules when dealing with Americans accused of breaking the law. You say we have due process.
Well then, what happened to your right to due process? You can now be snatched off the street, held indefinitely – and without representation – and even assassinated upon command of the President, alone.
What happened to your right to be secure in your person and affects? The government can now track you through your car’s GPS, your phone, your email and any other electronic means of communication you use – without warrant! The government can also demand private businesses report on you. Google, FaceBook and Twitter have all been turned into government surveillance organs. What happened to your right to be secure? Where are the protections of due process here?
What about those TSA searches? Where is the warrant for those searches? And before you say that’s different, I will tell you that Israel airlines are much safer than ours and they don’t violate individual rights the way we do.
So you say you’re still innocent until proven guilty.
The government has already declared veterans, TEA Party members and anyone who believes in and supports the Constitution, founding fathers and/or individual rights and liberty to be “potential domestic terrorists,” thereby allowing the government to treat you as guilty until proven innocent. This is how you lose your right to own a weapon and how you end up on no-fly lists – all without the protection of due process.
Then there is the IRS, where you can be fined, lose your property and even imprisoned without trial! Where the IRS is concerned, it is a matter of law that you are guilty until proven innocent.
So you say no one wants to do away with the 2nd Amendment. You say you don’t see anything wrong with “background checks” before a person can buy a gun. You say that it’s a “reasonable precaution.”
Well, what if they say veterans, TEA Party members and anyone who has ever defended the Constitution are “unstable?” You could lose you right to own a weapon with nothing more than an arbitrary change in regulations – without a vote by your representatives or the protections of due process.
I could go on, but I think you get the point. Now, if you are looking for ways to “prove me wrong” right now, that’s fine. You have the right to disagree. Just understand that I took every one of my examples from recent headlines in Pravda West or actual Court rulings, so these are not “my opinion:” they are objective fact.
This is our reality: the U.S. Constitution is dead. We are not fighting to preserve it; we’re fighting to restore it. Once we understand this, then we might be able to finally change our tactics from those that do nothing but keep us down to those that have been historically shown to actually work. Maybe we should learn from Iceland? What, you don’t know what I’m talking about? Google it. If you are awake, you’ll understand why you haven’t heard about it.