In Defense of Politicians.

English: The Bill of Rights, the first ten ame...
English: The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution Česky: Originál Listiny práv, prvních deseti dodatků k Ústavě Spojených států amerických Deutsch: Die Bill of Rights genannten ersten zehn Zusatzartikel zur US-amerikanischen Verfassung, die den Bürgern bestimmte Grundrechte garantieren Español: La Carta de Derechos de los Estados Unidos, el término por el que se conocen las diez primeras enmiendas de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another new revelation has appeared on the scene today. The telephone records of millions of formerly unsuspecting people have been seized, and continue to be seized, by the government through the use of a secret court order issued by a secret FISA court, while the company involved was ordered to say nothing of this seizure. This was not publicized until a foreign media source obtained the information and printed it.

This is just one of many abuses by our government. We no longer have any expectation at all to privacy. The State on New York is attempting now to pass a law which will make it a felony to “annoy” a police officer. Senator Lindsey Graham, among others, has questioned whether those of us who are not “real journalists” deserve equal protection under the First Amendment. Public land in Itasca County is subject to being freely traded for the apparent gain of certain county officials. Our DNA is to be unconstitutionally collected for a government database merely because we are accused of a crime, even if the accusation is completely unfounded. Must I go on? I don’t think so.

Meanwhile I am surrounded by a variety of statements from people seeking to defend their favorite politicians. “Bush isn’t in office anymore.” “Obama is trying his best to help us.” “McCain is a war hero.” “Hillary Clinton is just being set up by the establishment.” “Boehner would stop the spending if he could.” And so on, ad infinitum.

Stop it, people! Defending these politicians just because they say what you want to hear, or because of the label they affix to their name, just shows your ignorance in the matter. The President could stop the abuses of our rights in a days time if he wanted to. He does not want to. Congress could do the same. They also do not want to. They can tell you they want to protect your rights all they want, and have done a very good job convincing you, but that does not make it true. They are liars. They tell you what you want to hear, then resume the theft of your rights. They could stop the abuse anytime they desire, but aside from a small number of honorable politicians, they have no desire to work for us as intended. They wish to rule.

Keep standing in defense of your favorite politicians, of your favorite political party, and you are equally guilty of the fate which will befall us as those who are more actively taking part. There is nothing wrong with ignorance, it is just a lack of knowledge, but when this is pointed out it becomes willful ignorance, which is an offense against yourself. It also makes you vulnerable to con artists. Career politicians who will say anything to get elected and maintain their high status.

Let us educate ourselves to what is happening, and why, so we can begin to undo the damage.

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