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Originally posted by niteboy82
My government has provided its citizens with fear.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Kinda hard to have when you have government officials lurking around every media corner telling us to be afraid, be very afraid, of terror waiting to pounce upon us from ever angle at a moments notice.
Suitcase nukes, airplane terror, and nuclear kittens. What a world we live in, no?
My government provided a terror threat color scale to let us know what color to match our fear with.
That fear has done more to destroy this country and take away our rights than we ever needed. As far as no one being able to answer that question on c2c, well, how can you necessarily say people can even remember those freedoms anymore that we could be missing? Media controls all (though that is slipping from their grasp thankfully.)
If you think we live in the same country we did 10-12 years ago, then I would like to know what dimension that is, and how exactly I can get there.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
hmmm lets see We can't take pictures at bus stops or airports without drawing the attention or the police or DHS.
We have lost the protection from unwarranted search and seizure. It's ok for the government to snoop it's citizens, but not ok for us citizens to see what the government is doing.
You as a citizen can be labeled a enemy combatant by the president and arrested without due process and detained indefinitely without a trial and/or without representation.
The worst is that we are no longer given the Right to the truth in the MSM, we are only given the latest government approved message.
As for the rash of taser related deaths, we are no long given the right to due process, citizens are being executed on the spot for any crime.
Our rights for filing bankruptcy have been greatly curtailed.
Our rights for owning property have also been curtailed, if wal-mart or jiffy lube wants your home, they will get it.
Originally posted by plug_pray
What has the government stopped you from doing today that you could do freely in the past?
I can still walk into starbucks with my wife, light off a big stanky fart and walk out and noone can say a damn thing about it.
Originally posted by CaptGizmo
They took away my pride in my country.
[edit on 10-5-2008 by CaptGizmo]
Originally posted by Maya432
1) stopped me from watching certain sensitive videos online(censorship)
2)stopped me from posting certain sensitive videos online.
3)stopped me from receiving factual news (MSM)
4)stopped me from doing a music tour this summer because of gas prices.
5)stopped me from smoking a ciggarette outside at a bus stop.(not in the bus stop).
6)stopped from protesting.
7)forced to pay illigal "income tax"
8)forced to give the kids mercury filled inoculations.
9)forced to watch the world at war
10)made me very scared of police..when they should be our friends.
I`ll post more as I think of them