As I watch the loss of freedom and liberties Americans are experiencing on a daily basis, I’m amazed that more citizens aren’t outraged, and if they are, why don’t we hear from them?
The latest knife in the back of the 4th Amendment is the current knowledge that our government is secretly scooping up millions of phone records in the name of fighting terrorism…oh wait, this Administration said the war on terrorism is over….unless of course you are a Tea Party member, gun owner, or a Jesus lovin-bible thumper, or God-forbid, all the above!
Here’s a snippet of the report leaked by Edward Snowden: “IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, the Custodian of Records shall produce to the National Security Agency (NSA) upon service of this Order, and continue production on an ongoing daily basis thereafter for the duration of this Order, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, an electronic copy of the following tangible things: all call detail records or ‘telephony metadata’ created by Verizon for communications (i) between the United States and abroad; or (ii) wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls.”
In laymen’s terms: “The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing,” The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald reports.
Notice it took a foreign reporter to leak this story, American reporters are charged with treason if they even attempt to report the truth. Just go ask FOX Reporter James Rosen.
And for the record, this started in the Bush Administration under the Patriot Act which I was leery of in the beginning and now I know why.
Now it’s come out that the NSA is also monitoring your credit card purchases and internet searches! Along with the IRS who will be monitoring our healthcare records and insurance, is this really what we are now as a country? Giving up our 4th Amendment rights for a bit of security? If that’s the case, then why in the hell didn’t they “catch” the Boston bombers before it happened? They were calling, emailing, and flying to Russia, and we didn’t know it? Yet we sure didn’t listen to Russia when they called to warn us about the radicalization of one of the brothers….so what makes the government think we can trust them with all our private information. I mean, for crying out loud, THE IRS IS TARGETING CONSERVATIVES FOR THEIR SPEECH!
Is this how the government will eventually come for our guns? By knowing what websites we read, what photos and articles we post on Facebook, what we buy online, or at the grocery store. I mean, come on! If you hated George W. Bush when he started this program why don’t you hate it now? For Pete’s sake….people were screaming that “W” was recording what Library books you were reading but no one is outraged about what brand of tampons your buying at the grocery store!
If we lose our 1st and 4th Amendment Rights then what the hell is our military fighting for? Are they just fighting to skip down the road to another Gay Pride Parade? Are those the rights they are now fighting for? More on the military next week, but I sure hope you are praying for their protection….and ours.
So what now?
I don’t know yet, I’m still so pissed that Americans were so stupid to vote for an open Marxist-anti-Christ-like man instead of a non-threatening Mormon. I’m still pissed that six million CHRISTIANS stayed home instead of standing for something, freedom. I’m way pissed that the “Republicans” in office aren’t standing for sh*t much less the freedoms and liberty we hold so dear. Except those few who stand for truth like Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee or Representatives Louie Gohmert and Michelle Bachman, I’m sure there are others, but you get my point.
I’m pissed that there are 15,000 foreign student visas from hostile countries that never reported to the universities they came here for, AND we have NO idea where they are! I’m pissed that our southern border is still wide open and instead of closing the fricken thing OUR government is using its mass power to spy on us? As if we are the problem! To be sure, all of our information is now held in a data base just waiting for the right moment it could be used against us to serve their purpose. As proven by the recent IRS scandals……
At an IRS hearing last week, Becky Gerritson, from Tecumseh, Alabama gave the best compelling speech for American freedom and what our rights mean. Please take the time to watch…in fact, grab an ice-cold beer and maybe a cigarette while those are still sorta legal, and decide once and for all whose side you are on. Are you on freedom’s side or some political party’s side, because I don’t remember reading in the Constitution that this whole American experiment has been to pick sides in a political party.
So again I ask you, what does freedom mean to you?