"It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority." - Benjamin Franklin
Chad P. Morrison, Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Every time we turn around we find out about how the CIA "accidentally" assassinated some innocent civilian on purpose over 20 years ago, how some politician tried to burn some other politician with false evidence, or how the government is is involved yet another scandal that has somehow magically come to light at the precise moment when it would do the most damage or create the biggest commotion possible. Yet, we find it appalling to suggest that these things are going on right now. Accusations upon the CIA, an organization that just this year revealed secret "death squads" bent on assassination, lend an ear only to those who subscribe to conspiracy theory or the like. These invasive government organizations operate without respect to the American people in our "so-called" democracy. If we really live in a democracy, then why do these people have the power to end the freedom, and even lives, of anyone they deem a threat without regard to those people or the lives that they are leaving behind? Why can they tap our phones, search our homes, and put us in jail indefinitely without trial? It is time that the American people put a stop to these organizations. It is time that we demand an open-door policy for what our government is doing, at all times. We are not safer having a government that has so much invasive power over us. We are loosing more and more of our precious freedoms everyday.
"Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything." - George Carlin
"Supplemental" - Ken Allen Halliburton, Monday, August 22, 2016
This is a very legitimate question. Wonder what secrets our politicians have today? It is the duty of every citizen in this country to question the government's authority. If one truly believes in the fundamentals of a constitutional democracy, then it is their duty to question their government's actions, and when they are found to be suspect, to essentially, put them on report. Unfortunately, after years of fear mongering, war profiteering, and public disinformation campaigns, the government of the United States has convinced a great many of its people that all is well. All of the questions have been answered, all of the problems have been solved, and all of the troubles are over. Well, anyone with a brain that functions can tell that this is a load of very low grade horse manure. There are many questions that need to be answered, there are new problems popping up daily, and the troubles have only begun. Here is the kicker. Since 9/11, Congress has passed two laws that make questioning the actions of the government a very dangerous affair. They are The USA Patriot Act and The USA Freedom Act. Together, these laws give the government the right to enter your home without a warrant, to arrest you with out cause, to detain you for an indefinite period of time, to deny you legal representation, to seize your property and assets without cause, to tap you phones for no reason, to put you under surveillance without legal authorization, and to kill you without cause. Why would they do such a thing? All you have to do is question the authority of your government. All you have to do is challenge your government's right to treat you like an enemy of the state, and just like that, they have you. This is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, and allowing it to continue is criminal all on its own. This must be stopped, and like Chad, here, I believe that it is the American people that have to do it. After all, they can't arrest all of us, and the Constitution does say, 'WE' THE PEOPLE.
The original version of this article was published at http://airbornenation.yolasite.com/blogs/wonder-what-secrets-our-politicians-have-today-.