The good, the bad, and the ugly news.Submitted by Kanehbos on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 07:10
The good news is Romney lost, the bad news is Obama is still in and the really ugly news is that media reports say that 96% of American voters ( that sure sounds like a mandate doesn't it?) voted for endless war, an Orwellian police state, increasing the unsustainable debt to be passed onto the next generation, the obliteration of the entire constitution let alone the bill of rights. Both of them openly support these things. Both agree on the NDAA,the "patriot" act, extrajudicial killing by presidential whim, drones in the US, and most of all they both openly support trying to continue the empire and continued debasing of our currency.
The American people were given to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, A republic if they could keep it. The founding fathers wrote extensively warning us to be ever on guard of our liberty. This was not taught when I went to public school and certainly hasn't since the birth of the US Dept of Education. And so Americans came to think their liberty was a natural state, neither appreciating the historic rarity of freedom and the historic threats to it. Gone too is the once common American attitude of "I may not agree with what you say but I'll defend your right to say it."
It is the nature of liberty that you can only keep it as long as you are willing to give it to others, most especially when you disagree with them.Instead we have two camps being led against each other by the same people through different sock puppets, each side calling for use of government force to limit what they perceive as the other side. Which side gets stronger? Only the government boot and the men in the shadows pulling the strings. Welcome to the American gulag, don't complain if you voted for either of them.