posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 08:27 AM
reply to post by tothetenthpower
When I was young I was traveling with someone who had never been in the United States before. We were going across several states in order to do some
sight seeing of the United States. It was commented, "this is so amazing, to be able to cross from one state into another and no one stops you and
asks for your papers. You are truly free here, you can do what you like and do not have to answer to the government"
I was proud to live here, proud of this country then.. It was people who were not from the United States that made me fall in love with it, and in
love with the constitution. It was people from overseas who made me realize what it was we had.
A couple years ago I took greyhound bus from texas up through california to seattle. The bus was stopped regularly and I had to show my papers, I had
to many times throughout that trip prove I was a citizen and answered questions concerning why I was traveling with my granddaughter. I thought back
to that trip, and how it was no longer true, we were not free anymore.
I have been sad ever since.
It's scary, when places like Russia, who we were taught from childhood was synonymous with a police state, is freer than we are here, in the land of
the free.... I see a day that same Russia may possibly end up being the ones to help the people get their freedoms back... and that is frightening