posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 03:22 PM
What I find most alarming in this entire matter, is how willing many of you seem to allow the government to to make laws that target a very specific
group of citizens who, as far as I know, haven't broken a single law? What is it in the past performance of our Federal Government that would lead
you to believe that this is a direction we, as citizens, want to pursue? That we want to give them this kind of power?
You know what is happening here don't you? We are allowing our government to trample on the Constitution out of fear. Have we not learned a single
thing over the past 8 years?
What is most disturbing is that many of those leading the charge to give the Feds the ability to do what is, beyond a doubt, unconstitutional, were
among the loudest voices of protest when the Patriot Act was enacted. Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in this?
The Bush Administration used our collective reaction to the 9/11 attacks to push through legislation that, under most circumstances would have been
cause for protests bordering on revolt. The ever-courageous inhabitants of the Capitol Buildings, reacting to pressure and a strong aversion to
anything resembling leadership, were more than willing to pass the legislation without even reading it.
Was there cause for action? Yes absolutely. We had been attacked and clearly there were holes in the way we gathered and processed intelligence.
Rather than take a scholarly approach and offer up ideas and honest, intelligent debate of same, they took the easy way out and used the emotion of
the moment to do what they do best; pretend to take meaningful action without having the slightest idea whether said action will be effective in
actually addressing the problem(s).
Behind the scenes, what was actually happening was the political party in power opportunistically forcing their own agenda down our throats during a
very short window of opportunity.
That, my friends, is exactly what is happening here. The Democrats, especially those with socialist leanings, sense a chance of a lifetime...or at
least of a generation. What would have been incomprehensible before we began fearing for our economic lives, is now not quite so unpalatable. In fact,
it seems quite appetizing for some.
Think long and hard before we give the Federal Government this kind of leeway for it could be aimed at you next time. And when it is, it will already
be too late.
I am disgusted that too many of my fellow citizens only come to the defense of the Constitution when the attack on it comes in the form of ideas with
which you personally disagree. What the **** has happened to us? I used to actually believe that this was a great country because the citizenry
demanded it be.
Now it seems we are nothing more than a nation of self serving, spineless lemmings, willing to swallow anything as long it doesn't directly