posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 04:36 PM
I was one of those people "WHO BELIEVED" - I believed that our government would change, immediately after Bush was out! I truely and deeply felt,
the United States would get back on track of our consitution!
The belief ENDED completely TODAY!
I don't think, I have ever been as MAD AND UPSET - as I am today -
I can not even express my feelings fully.
I really felt, that the Democratic Majority of the Congress, Senate and a Democratic President would bring back the government - from the direction it
Over the years, I had always thought that - people needed to get their voices heard and by doing so, govt. officals HAD to listen "To the
So, I thought over the years, when I tried to get something done and raised my voice, I thought it was just the Republican majority - leaving out the
Democrats and got all the various bills (ie: Patriot act etc) passed, that were in direct conflict with our consitution.
I hit some bumps last year, when I raised my voice about the FISA bill, after calling all the govt. officals and emailing them I could (I would even
put addresses for Congress Reps who were not in my area) - so they too could hear my voice. I spent many hours, thinking that I was helping the
democracy of the United States. I BELIEVED!!
The FISA bill threw me for a loop, because everyone I called of Congress, said they were getting calls against it, I even called Obama's campaign
headquarters and Senate Office, I got the same report from them. Everyone was AGAINST it calling. Yet it passed in both houses with flying colors!
I was very disappointed, but I still BELIEVED - I felt they had to pass it because of a veto from Bush - and they did not have a majority to override
the veto. So I STILL BELIEVED!
Then came the "Bailout" in Sept/Oct, again I called everyone I could and emailed them - including Bush. I heard the same response from each person
- millions of calls AGAINST IT!
The Bailout - though - it seemed the Congress was FORCED to pass it, with the threat of Martial Law from Bush if they did not. So I STILL
Now - TODAY COMES! First - shock that the 800 BILLION dollar Stimulus Bill was going up for vote today! Wait..... didn't they PROMISE that it would
be on the internet for 48 hours, before going up for vote????
Finding out the bill got up after midnight with 3 SECTIONS OUT MISSING - then calling for a vote at 9am - was to put it mildly OUTRAGEOUS in my
HOW COULD THEY - THEY PROMISED?!
Pelosi - was calling for a vote??? When the other Congressmen, only got the bill over 1000 pages last night around 11pm!!!!
To say I was FURIOUS AND STILL AM!
I spent hours on the phone today and emailing EVERYONE I COULD!
I called my Senators, Congressman, Pelosi and Obama!!
I yelled and I had a 20 minute phone call with my Congressman's office!
I talked to a live person at the White House - and DEMANDED that Obama MAKE Pelosi STAND UP TO HER PROMISE!! Then I said " I voted for Obama - for
CHANGE - NOT TO BE BUSH 3RD! I then said, to the person - HE WAS NOT CHANGE - and what was occuring was NOT RIGHT!
Pelosi's message - I left for her...... well..... lets just say, it wasn't VERY NICE!
I spent some hours on the phone, I tried to enlist every friend to call their Congress Person - to STOP THE VOTE!! LIVE UP TO THE PROMISE!
Funny, my Congressman's office agreed with me - when I said that a few million of us need to "Peacefully Demonstrate in Washington".
So, I sit here...... realizing I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYMORE!
I NOW UNDERSTAND! I am writing this, because today - my dream of the United States is NO MORE! I no longer even BELIEVE in the United States, I no
longer believe the government officals even care one iota about any of us!!
I am more sad, and actually depressed over my understanding now. I even did something - due to my being SO ANGRY and not having an outlet for my
anger. I didn't want to destroy my computer.LOL
I did something today - I did not even during Bush's Presidency (at that time I still believed) -
After the vote of the stimulus package - all the BROKEN PROMISES - the give aways of the package - listening to CSPAN all day - hearing that even
though there is a "law" that a bill has to be out for 3 days before it is voted on in Congress (but Pelosi - was disregarding that law - for the
bill) etc etc....
When it passed - my dream of the United States OFFICALLY DIED! I then went outside took my American Flag off my house - threw it on the ground and
threw thrash and limbs on top of it (it is still there - in my front yard)
Then I got another American flag I have and I went out in my front yard and I burned it! I Burned an American Flag......... It was my offical
act.......realizing the DREAM OF AMERICA IS DEAD!
I am not a radical, but I have always tried to "better" my life and others, so I thought. I have been involved in volunteer work etc. - so this
thread, might seem "radical" to some..... but to me..... today a very bad and depressing death and truth came and hit me very hard on the head.
Some of you may be shocked and outraged, I burned an American Flag.... but it was my ONLY way of releasing my shock, outrage at our government, and it
was not violent!
I really needed to get this off my chest...... due to the fact, when deaths occur, we have stages, - anger, mourning, saddness and missing what used
But one good thing..
we will have an 8 billion dollar gambling train
a "green" golf course with "green" golf carts
a 50 million habitat study for mice
a 350 million vaccination program for children
a study of genes of children
besides many other wonderful pet projects
OH - But we each get a $13.00 TAX CREDIT!!! WOW - I AM EXCITED NOW!
Oh, but also the fact that this bill is the "death" of the dollar, our dollar can not survive the printing of the money that will occur for this
bill to happen!
Besides the generations to come, having to pay for this bill!
I did a debate of "escaping the world" - there has never been more of a desire inside me, than right now - to "escape" - but the problem is, there
is no where to escape to.
[edit on 13-2-2009 by questioningall]