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originally posted by: luciddream
This is more like....
"American people only want the cherry picked truth"
More 50 people died under George Bush’s Presidency, which includes 13 embassy/consulate attacks.... no one bats an eye... 4 people die under Obama "Omg save the
originally posted by: HaveYouConsidered
a reply to: rickynews
Ok, you want to know everything...I get it. You want to know where the President was, what he was doing, what he was thinking, what he said, what his blood sugar level was (in order to rule out confusion), who he was with, and probably a bunch of other stuff that every other government and terrorist group would like to know about the President every day. He should probably turn over his Blackberry with the nuke codes to so we can all verify it was actually him using the phone. Get real! Secrets and information are for your protection, not his. He's got plenty of protection, so he can protect us.
The fact of the matter is that we as a country have secrets. We as individuals have secrets. You want to keep your personal life secret, but demand that the government hold none, even for reasons that you may never understand. Our government must keep secrets: period. To what degree that satisfies the common citizen will always be debated. Our elected officials (no matter what you think of them) are to a degree "in the know." Should they be completely in the "know." Well, if you look at some of the bills they sponsor, my personal opinion is no. Why? Because they are political, not task focused.
The people in our government do good things and bad, but one must consider the totality of the circumstances. Our government not only has to deal with world-wide threats, but also domestic threats, even at the local level of person on person crime. How do you implement a system of such wide-spread protection using humans and expect there to be no problems. It's not possible.
The reality is that there is no "over there" with regard to countries anymore. Jets, bombs, ships, the Internet have destroyed those physical barriers. What happens in the most remote regions of the world (places where we do not as Americans think will affect us) may in fact affect us. We are actually on the path to becoming one world whether you like it or not. One world government is not about controlling your life and telling you what to think. Look at the internet, it's opened peoples minds up to more alternative thought and exposed them to things more so than any other thing in know human history. It has opened and freed minds, not control them. One world government is about stopping those that want to control and hurt humanity through terror and thought control.
Only with a one world government can we truly move past our instinctive human nature. In Star Trek there is a one world government. We all want a one world government in the future, and we know that some day there will be, but for some reason we don't want it now. Why? You know it will happen eventually, so why not now? Will humans and circumstances change that much in 10, 20, 50 years? Of course not. Welcome the change, and look forward to what your fellow human beings across the globe have to offer you!