RANT - Heroes, Ron Paul, Romney, TSA, Voting, Drones, etc.Submitted by Habit4ming on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 17:48
This is being submitted to my local newspaper, section by section (not necessarily paragraph-correct) because there is a character limit as to what the newspaper will accept:
RANT: Is it any wonder this country continues its downhill spiral? Supposed leaders, like Corbett, continue to call the USA a democracy--WE ARE A REPUBLIC! Some people are more interested in what movie stars are doing rather than how voting works, or what's gone wrong and what they can do to help fix problems. Why the fascination with movie stars? It's their job--just like the guy down the street has a job as a factory worker. Are these people all interested in this guy, his love life, his home life, etc.? No! Then why obsess about a person with the job of movie star?
Many news outlets suggest that Marco Rubio could be the running
mate of Mitt Romney. First of all, Rubio is NOT a natural-born citizen (neither is Jindal) as required in the Constitution (Minor vs. Happersett). Second of all, AGAIN, some people cannot even be bothered to learn how the voting/election process works. Ever hear of delegates/conventions/Electoral College, etc? Romney is not necessarily going to be running against Obama! It may be Ron Paul...and for those who wish to keep their social security, they'd better hope and pray it is Ron Paul!!
What's even more 'hysterical' is that many do not know that Romney, while Governor of Massachusetts, instituted Romneycare, the
pre-cursor to ObamaCare. Yet some people actually believe that Romney would repeal ObamaCare. Why would he repeal his baby? He won't, but Ron Paul would!
Sadly, many would rather let Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc. TELL them what's what, rather than think for themselves and do their own research. It's been proven time and again that these "news" sources no longer actually serve us news. CNN was caught airing that FAKE Gulf War news segment! Concerning Fox News, the Appellate Court ruled that media can legally lie, that the Federal Communications Commission position against news distortion is only a “policy,” not a promulgated law, rule, or regulation. Fox aired a report after the ruling saying it was “totally vindicated” by the verdict.
PLUS, 95% of media is owned by 6 corporations, 6 large corporations who also each own many other large corporations. These 6 like things the way they are now. These 6 do not care about us. They do not care if our freedoms/civil liberties are being eroded and continue to be eroded. All they care about is making money, and if they have to lie to do so, so be it!
Don't you get it, yet?? They are all in it together. None of them can be trusted! Do your own research, read alternative sources and please, if you cannot be responsible enough to learn about our voting/election processes, then do the rest of us a favor and DO NOT VOTE--because your irresponsibility is messing up this country further! You either keep voting for new people that you couldn't bother to learn anything about...or you keep voting the known liars back into office! Of course, I'd much rather see everyone get responsible and work together to restore this great Nation--we are all in it together, after all!
Some have asked what loss of freedoms/civil liberties have occurred? Here's a few: TSA--why is it okay with some people that TSA employees stick their hands down your pants or your granny's pants or your daughter's pants, etc? Why are you willing to accept going through a machine that not only has been proven to not work, but also unzips your DNA, ruining your health? What the heck is wrong with you? Where's your self respect, your dignity? Oh, boo hoo, the big bad terrorist is going to get us! Grow up. You have 4 times the chance of being killed by lightning than by a terrorist!
And you're more likely to die of a car accident, drowning, fire, or murder.
The acts of terrorism that have occurred here have mainly been due to blowback--a term coined by our very own CIA! It happens because the USA always has its nose in other countries' business. The USA bombs other countries for NO justifiable reason, innocent women and children die, their husbands, their fathers get RIGHTFULLY angry and then wish us harm. Why is that so hard to understand? The solution is for the USA to mind its own business, to follow the Constitution concerning war.
The REAL reason the TSA/naked scanners/body searches have been allowed to happen is: Lobbyists for airport scanners! The citizens lose, but lobbyists, those who own scanner companies and many of our crooked Congress critters sure make a lot of money. And now there's talk of bringing them to railroad stations, bus terminals, highway checkpoints (They actually have been used a few times at bus/railroad stations)! Soon we will be having drones flying over America, spying on us. The real reason: Lobbyists for drone companies. What happens when one or more fail, crash into a populated area causing physical harm and/or death?
Wake up and wise up, America. It IS the guy down the street who deserves your worship--the one who goes to work everyday, does his best to provide for his wife and kids. You may see him sometimes cutting his grass or throwing a ball to his kids. And he even finds time to volunteer with local community projects. This is a person who holds the values that made this country great. This country will be restored to greatness because of him and others like him. This is your hero! Just sign me OPOG -- One PO'd Granny