I think I watch too many movies, but I would hate to be the scapegoat for something just because I attended a rally or protest or am part of an
organization openly against some govt policy.
This is not about I should only worry if I'm doing something wrong. In my mind, having a meeting about why there is heavy military recruiting going
on at my child's school is not wrong, therefore I should not be spied on. What if I was only there to hear the issue and didn't choose to join, why
should the government be entitled now to run my plates, check my credit, etc, etc, etc??? Where do you draw the line, in the quest to end terrorism..
I mean extremism?
While some of you might think of me as a lefty liberal or some other label, I can tell you I would be for this, if Spying on US was necessary and a
priority in the grand scheme of things, I would be all for it. I'm for stricter border control and immigration policies and I support the death
penalty, hell I supported this war when I thought Saddam had these WMDS ready to reach the American shores. I do see the big the picture, I know and
realize that terrorism and extremism does need to be curbed all around the world, BUT we're going about it the wrong way.
Our government shouldn't be wasting OUR money to spy on US. We had 9/11 and I can say that the majority of the Americans and the world's populace
would have supported our actions and did support them when we went after Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. BUT something went wrong and that's when I had to
get off of the ride, it is being proven over and over again that we the American people were wrong, we were decieved whether intentionally or not,
(you judge) and now we've lost sight of the real problem. Instead of focusing on Bin Laden and the real Al-Qaeda (which is basically in Iran and
Saudi Arabia) we're chasing the one legged wonder. Terrorism is no where closer to being eradicated, instead there are daily bombings in Iraq and
we've become so immune to them that we don't even cover them here in ATS anymore, it's like we don't even want to hear it or have to hear it, we
expect it, know it and accept it.
And not only are we losing brave Americans and killing innocent civilians, now we're starting to lose the very rights that those guys are dying to
defend for us. I rather anyday that an American dies on American soil than in a foreign land.
btw I'm sorry for this rant of sorts, but I've been quiet for a while, observing life while living it and the past few weeks have left me very
apprehensive for the upcoming year and our country's future path. Our government has failed us, we don't practice what we preach. I'm sure
you're all aware of the recent headlines, our secret jails, the prison abuse in Iraq, not to mention the issues of the rest of the world.
I have to stop now before i get myself all worked up. But AAHHHHHHHHH, it's never going to end, it's only going to get worse, and not enough people
will wake up in time, aaahhhhhhhh!!!!
I feel better now