Multi-Front Assault On Our Liberty?
9/11, much like December 7th, is a day that will live in infamy. It is not only a day that brought foreign-born terror to our shores, but it also led to the direct erosion of our very freedoms so near and dear to our hearts. The Patriot Act is what I speak of. It was one of those things done by our elected officials in response to what happened that awful day. It was swift, it was sure, it was seemingly that one correct thing to do. Nothing could be further from the truth.
That single enactment of law took our freedom from us. It made us suspect. It made us slaves. It allowed the terrorists to win a battle they had not anticipated winning at all. To compound the problem, another cabinet-level department was created, along with several new agencies and administrations. Not only did we lose freedom, but we inflated our government at a time when it was expedient to reduce government spending and waste. Knee-jerk reactions rarely provide equitable solutions.
Now we find ourselves in a time of deep financial crisis.
We are a nation that is some $15 trillion in debt. We have elected a most curious President (about whom we know very little) who is running up more and more debt each day. We have a Democrat- controlled Senate and Republican-controlled Congress that cannot present a debt-reduction plan with a balanced budget. It seems that senility runs rampant in the halls of the US Congress and Senate; yet we keep electing these lethargic and pathetic fools. So what does that make us, the electorate?
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