posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 07:56 PM
9/11. According to the official story, a bunch of guys with box cutters hijack some planes and crash them into some buildings. Thousands of lives
lost, billions of dollars in damage. That’s what the terrorists did.
Shortly after, we go to war against the terrorists. We’re told that they attacked us because they hate our freedom, and we must defend it. Ten
years later, we’ve spent trillions of dollars, lost thousands of troops, and killed hundreds of thousands of terrorists, journalists, children, etc.
All to defend our freedom. Yet somehow, we seem to have lost some rights and freedoms in the process. How did the terrorists accomplish this?
They didn’t. Terrorists can kill people, they can create damage, but they can’t push one piece of legislation through Congress or by the
President. They can’t change the Constitution, they can’t write executive orders or signing statements. Every right, every freedom, that we have
lost has been taken away from us by our government, not by terrorists.
The question has been asked, “What rights do we have left?” The answer is, only the ones we are willing to fight for. If we continue to allow
searches without warrants, not only do we lose our 4th Amendment rights, but we have given away our children’s rights as well.
For those who say we give up that right by buying a ticket, I say no, we didn’t. I would never knowingly sign away any Constitutional right I may
have. I hope some lawyer here can set me straight on this, but my understanding is that any contract that violates the Constitution is null and void.
Otherwise, people could be tricked into signing themselves into slavery, which is a violation of the 13th Amendment.
“So, just let everyone get on a plane un-searched?” Yes! If the Federal Government can’t do their job without violating the Constitution,
don’t do it. “Wouldn’t that be risking another 9/11?” Yes. Like the pro-war bumper sticker says, “Freedom Isn’t Free.” If being free
means risking our lives to random terrorist attacks, then we have to ask which is more important. I’m in the Patrick Henry camp there. Brave young
men and women voluntarily risk their lives every day to protect our freedoms. If we are too cowardly to accept the comparatively lower risks inherent
in that freedom, then maybe we don’t deserve that freedom.
When you look at it in terms of lives lost, money spent, and liberties lost, we would have been better off if we had a 9/11 style attack every year
for the past ten years, and the government had done nothing about it. Fewer innocent people would have died, our economy wouldn’t be circling the
drain, and we would still have our pre-9/11 rights.