Anyone following the list of Obama scandals and the accompanying media spin assuring us that every thing is fine, just turn the channel to a reality show; are surely on sensory overload.
Let's just stop this torture by a thousand cuts and get down to what is happening before our 'lying' eyes. The Bill of Rights, our founding principles of guaranteed freedom for the individual from an encroaching government is being whittled down to nothing.
The proof is before you. There is a palpable chill on anything resembling dissent against this regime. If you oppose Obama, it is because you are a racist.
If you are in support of the notion of the "Tea Party", as a spiritual revival of assertive, American individuality in defying a powerful king, by tossing his "tea" into the Boston Harbor of our discontent, you are a bigot.
First Amendment: The Right of the people to freedom of religion, press, speech shall not... well, seems the IRS under the spell of the Obama regime abolished that Amendment based on applicants with opposing perspectives, and members of the Press Corps. were targeted for no better reason.
The mantra that seems to lull the public into an hypnotic trance is "terrorism", "safety", "public good". Everyone just walks away as if drugged, sedated, and mindlessly aloof.
Second Amendment: The Right of the People..to keep and bear arms.. shall not be infringed. Well, that one is all but eradicated from the New York State Constitution. The very notion of owning a firearm is being purged from the American mind. Toy guns, cops and robbers, good guys vs. bad guys, are being scrubbed from the brain with a metal Brillo pad.
If a child so much as bites a pop tart into the shape of a gun, he is punished, lambasted, and treated as if he has a mental disease. Any protest to oppose it is met with again, the hypnotic mantra of; "terrorism", child safety", "security". Then the public wanders off to look at the and animal shapes floating in the clouds.
Which brings us to the discussion for those of you who dare to cling to the Bill of Rights. Who dare to think for yourselves. Who dare to question. Who, if you are like me, cannot be so easily entranced into inaction.
First, Mr. Snowden, who is the whistle-blower that exposed the insidious conduct of the U.S. Government secretly, and without your authorization, is invading your privacy, your right to be secure in your private papers, home, and inner thoughts, with a massive, leviathan serpent driven by an insatiable for your private information, whose belly is being built in a massive construction project in Utah, that our U.S. Congress did not know about or authorize, yet got approval for it, under the hypnotic mantra of "safety and security and terrorism."
Well, Bull hockey and horse apples, if you believe we are supposed to be kept safe from totalitarian minded terrorist, by surrendering our Bill of Rights to a fascistic, totalitarian government.
I make the case for No, Thank you. I make the case for we will keep our Bill of Rights, forego surrendering any more freedoms to this government, and reclaim those already absconded.
The spin story is not Mr. Snowden's hero or traitor status for exposing what the government should not be doing to us. His and their mission is not to protect government secrets from us. His and their mission is to protect us from a secret government trying to take over by destroying our Constitution.
The real story is the government is doing it right under our very nose, before our eyes, under the guise of State secrets, national security, and public safety.
Nothing is further from the truth. The IRS was used as a political weapon against free speech and political dissent by this Regime. That is an affront and assault on the Bill of Rights.
Our military is being torn to pieces by incompetence and dereliction at the highest levels of our Executive Branch. That is an assault on our national security of greater impact that what Mr. Snowden pointed out.
Our economy, our currency, our markets, are being ravaged by an ideology that is incompatible with capitalism. This is an assault on our economic prosperity and attack on the fabric of our national power.
Now, look into my eyes, when I snap my fingers, you will wake up, reject this destructive behavior by this regime, restore our Bill of Rights, assert your individual freedom, protect your home, your family and economic well being with every molecule of your existence.
If we abolish the Bill of Rights, and surrender our individualism, then collectivism and totalitarianism will be all that remains.
SNAP!! WAKE UP!! Now get to it.
Anthony Mele, MA, Diplomacy, International Conflict Management