I have hope and can see the change.Submitted by I Am Kyle on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 21:50
I have hope and can see the change.
I hope that I am not indefinitely detained with no trial or lawyer (NDAA). I hope that I am not put on Obama's kill list (http://news.yahoo.com/obama-personally-oversees-al-qaeda-kil...). Our country is getting so bad with the amount of tyrannical laws pushed onto to us that people have started a petition for a do-not kill list (http://www.whitehouse.gov/petitions/#!/petition/create-do-not-kill-list/HwqFwRtG). What free country do citizens need a list of people not to assassinate.
I think Thomas Jefferson said it best: "When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." People are, for good reasons, scared of the government. The government has killed at least three US citizens, one of which was only 16 years old!
We are killing citizens in our drone strikes in an attempt to kill terrorists. The government decided to change the meaning of militant to any military age male. (http://www.salon.com/2012/05/29/militants_media_propaganda/s...) They kill citizens and want to pretend they are killing our enemies. Do they not realize that every innocent person we kill is more anger towards us?
Eric Holder (Attorney General) has said that it is legal to kill US citizens suspected of terrorism (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/us-targeted-killing...). There does not need to be any proof of terrorism, just a suspicion.
The indefinite dentition portion of the NDAA has been considered unconstitutional. What does the Obama administration decide to do? They ask for that ruling to be lifted.(http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-25/news/sns-rt-us...) Why would they do that since Obama promised not to use it?
The Obama admin has created a new position, an Assassination Czar (http://youtu.be/AFs0lV42U7s). Do we really need a person who decides who gets killed and who lives? Why do we let the government kill anybody they want because of the word 'terrorism' or 'extremists'. What if anybody who opposes the government on any issue starts to be labeled an 'extremist'? Will people stand by because it is not affecting them? When will people step up and stop this?
The TSA is allowed to molest us at the airport in the name of national security. Benjamin Franklin would turning in his grave. Ben Franklin said: "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." We give up our right to privacy, our liberty and our freedoms to prevent a terrorist attack instead of finding alternative security measures to protect our lives.
This country is going down faster than ever before. Our liberties and our ability to act on rights are vanishing every day. Those who do not see are blind, those who see and vote for the same people are responsible for this. They have the blood of every innocent man, woman and child killed on their hands and more important they have the blood of liberty on their hands.