Dear fellow American,
I am officially convinced that the current administration as well as dozens of other entities, (none of which I am able to cite), are nothing more than greedy sloths that only have their personal interests and agendas at hand. And to appear as though they are serving the interests of the people, the current administration and other entities continually pester us about “the children”, “education”, and “the anti-drug”.
If it really came down to defending our homeland, the Bush Administration and the policies and regulations that it has brought to the table would be the least amount of help to the American people in a time of need. The American people never asked to be protected by giving up personal freedoms and civil liberties. I am sure there is some legal sweet-talker out there who would interject that no ‘personal freedoms’ or ‘civil liberties’ have actually been ‘given up’. Instead, the legal sweet-talker may say that ‘certain measures’ have been ‘taken’ in order to ‘protect’ the American people, but if you really trace the meaning of each of these statements back to a common and primitive theme, that theme would be the loss of personal freedom for the benefit of the hegemonic powers that be.
I am an American citizen. If you are questioning my level of credibility, I will not hesitate in admitting that I have limited if any credibility in the arena of political science. But that does not mean that I can not have an opinion on this topic. I am a student, 17 years old, from the eastern part of Michigan. If you really wanted to track me down, you could. I am proud to be an American, but I am upset with the direction that our current administration is leading our country. I do not think it is wise nor insightful, but instead a quick-fix to a larger problem.
Before September 11, 2001, American citizens did not favor additional homeland protection from the status quo at that time. The reason that no one favored it was because it was not an issue that was being pressed by the media or the government. Life was figuratively more ‘free’ than it is now.
I know for a fact that our federal government is not interested in serving the interests of the people. I know this because of all of the secrecy, greed, and fowl-play that occurs behind the scenes in the political arena. If our government had the American people’s best interests in mind, we would not be in the political and national pickles that we are in now. We would not be comically insulting our current administration and they would not be laughing at the fact that we are comically making fun of them.
This is one of the first times in history where it has been easier than ever to spread information about virtually anything. With the progression of certain mediums such as Youtube, the American people, and the entire world are better informed as to what is going on. Of course, you must realize that what we see on Youtube is barely scratching the surface of what is really going on, but it is a step in the right direction.
If you happen to be in support of the war in Iraq, you may use the argument that this is not the only war to ever occur. That may be true. But this is the first war that has received this amount of federal cover-up in terms of what is going on and why it is going on. Instead of being told the truth, we are instead receiving reason after reason why it is wise to invade a certain country. No proof is ever given when giving these reasons. It simply ‘is’. Perhaps our federal government has forgotten that the CIA is not exactly perfect and doesn’t know everything.
Only through governmental transparency will our nation improve to what it once was. A land of free people. Now we glance over our shoulders out of fear while driving to make sure a cop isn’t around to pull us over for something we didn’t do. Now we question legality of simple courtesies ensured by freedom like standing on a public sidewalk, taking pictures in public places, and not allowing a cop or an authority to search your belongings without a warrant.
These freedoms are being treated like they never existed by the mainstream media. When the topic of whether or not a certain behavior is legal or not, no one in the mainstream media treats the waning freedoms as permanent and guaranteed benefits of being an American. Instead the mainstream media treats our dying freedoms as the icing on the cake, and somehow without it, we’ll still manage just fine. This is the biggest lie of the century. The freedom that we have as American citizens is not a “privilege” that can be taken and given as needed by the powers that be. The freedom that we have as American citizens is a right; and without that right, being an American is worthless. Without any or all the personal freedoms that were originally guaranteed to us by the founders of this country, the effort that our ancestors put into defending this country for the sake of freedom is void and means nothing more than a chapter in a history book.
I refuse to let my country go under to a hoard of greedy men and women hellbent on controlling world agendas and pressing their own personal agendas at the sake of other nations.
Fear is the number one reason why people are not doing anything to stop this quickly spreading disease. There is nothing to be afraid of. America and the freedom that has been guaranteed by the original founders is to be defended until the very last man or woman falls. I refuse to give up my personal freedoms and I refuse to comply with any legislation that may oppose or remove any of my guaranteed freedoms.
We need to do something before it is too late.
I hope you take this to heart, fellow American.