I am in awe of how fast the US is morphing into a police state....
I'm reminded of the George Bush quote about the constitution...
"...It's just a goddamn piece of paper!...It's just a goddamn piece of paper!"
We have the Patriot Act and NDAA, and indefinite detention--with no right to due process,
and no oversight.
We have a sitting POTUS who is supposed to be a constitutional scholar
appears that man has never actually read the document.
We have a new zeitgeist where the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are seen as
subversive documents by law enforcement. And If you quote them or (OMG) own a copy
you will be
subject to suspicion, possibly placed on a list, or ultimately incarcerated or
In fifteen years we have gone from a country where innocence was assumed first, and guilt
must be proven, to a country where ALL are presumed guilty, until innocence can be established
I'm tired of it.....I DO NOT pledge allegiance to the flag....I DO NOT pledge allegiance to
the government for which it stands.....
I, instead, pledge allegiance to the constitution....I pledge allegiance to the principles that it defines.
And by doing so, I am not a guilty party, I am not a BAD guy. I am an American citizen who
is fed up with his government over-stepping its bounds and attempting to rewrite the
Constitution as it sees fit. That document created and sustained one of the greatest
republics in all of human history....and I am sick of watching it being subverted and trampled.
edit on 31-10-2012 by rival because: (no reason given)