Monday, May 30, 2011


As each day goes by I find that my sense of humor suffers more and more. As I look carefully at what is happening to our Constitution and to our country I cannot help but wonder if America is being setup for a future dictatorship, most especially with the passage of the renewal and enhancement of the “USA Patriot act”. The more I think about it the more I remember a saying that was attributed to Julius Caesar.

"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar." -- Julius Caesar

Whether or not Julius Caesar did indeed say this or not isn’t the point. The point is that it points out very clearly that this is in fact what is happening to America. The argument that “if you aren’t doing anything wrong then you have nothing to fear” is at best spurious. My argument is that “if you give up all of your freedoms as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights, then you have everything to fear”.

For what it is worth, it is my belief that there are three documents within the American lexicon that take on the title of “Sacred”. These documents are the Declaration of Independence which puts into common sense the matter of Freedom and the need for the foundation of the United States of America in a manner that the rest of the world could understand without question. The Second is the Constitution of the United States, as it states the limitation of the government and what it can and cannot do with the citizenry of the United States, and clearly states that it is the people who govern and not the government. And finally and most importantly is the Bill of Rights. This document guarantees our freedoms in a manner that makes it possible for us as Americans to stand and fight for America when as our forefathers fore saw a time when it would become necessary to do so. That time is now.

Since 9/11 of 2001, America has stood and answered a call that was necessary as an object lesson to the rest of the world. Attack America and America will attack back. Yet at the same time there are those that saw this as an Opportunity to begin the process of taking control of America. This began with a bill call the “USA Patriot Act”. Interestingly this bill was passed through the House and Senate even before it had been written. As such, those who fought for this bill were then able to place into it anything they desired with the knowledge that no matter was they wrote it was already law.

As time passed we began to see more and more an America that seemed to be without hope and a willingness to follow whoever could provide that Hope. Thus “Hope and Change” became the rallying cry of an individual who had no experience or idea as to what America was truly about, and it carried him through to the White House.

As a result the liberals and socialists took this victory as a sign that the American People would be right for socialistic changes that were in fact anathema to the American idea and principles that were written into the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. As they progressed they made the mistake of under estimating the American People.

All of a sudden America’s joblessness increased due to poor economic conditions created by programs that although touted to increased jobs in fact did the opposite. Then the American people began to discover that many of these programs were ill conceived and apparently served only those individuals that had supported the socialist movement.

As more time passed we began to see blatant assaults upon the Constitution of the United States and began to hear from the Liberals that the Constitution did not matter anymore as times and values have changed. Then we also saw that the Attorney General who ignored the law and believed that “White America” were nothing but cowards, and ignored blatant violations of the elections laws and requirements of the Constitution when he refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers who stood at a polling station and intimidated voters.

The list goes on and on.

At this very moment in America we are at war. Not a war such as Afghanistan or Iraq, but a war that if we loose we will loose what is left of America, and those of us who are of my generation will be the last to know what America truly was and truly represented.

In order to prevent this from happening it’s going to take individuals who are willing and unafraid to put their very lives and livelihood on the line if necessary in order to fight for what is America and what it was and can be again.

Something to think about…..