And I am trying to do something about it. I am advocating for a law which will force you to choose. I was born here, have been proud of being a citizen of the greatest country in the world, and became prouder as I learned the history of the civil rights era, our role in stopping the Nazis, Teddy Roosevelt's trust-busting when the robber-barons took over, and important legislation like Gideon v. U.S. and Miranda. I feel the country has been taken over by traitors to the Constitution, led by George W. Bush and continued by Obama and his shredding of the First, Fourth, and Sixth Amendments to name a few (the last embodied in Obama's overthrow of the right to a jury trial, claiming the right to assassinate American citizens.)
I know all about the dark side of our history, the shameful repression of the Native Americans, our war against the Third World as an empire. Nevertheless as flawed as the nation is, we still don't rocket each other's villages or commit genocides on each other as a result of disagreements.
I decided after 911 that we have a fight on our hands to keep our republic, and everyone should declare their allegiance. My country is under attack, and not by Muslims. I will fight for the country that I love, that has been so good to me, so my children can grow up free the way I did.
There is no bail-out country for me. This is where I make my stand. Here I die.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali
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