The course of American history changed forever on 9/11. Under the Patriot Act Americans came under a law that represents the dark side of government. Then with the loss of more freedoms from the National Defense Authorization Act our government has become a super bully not to just its own people but the entire world.
Our elected leaders have given authorization to the president of the United State to deploy the U.S. military to apprehend and indefinitely detain any person (including American citizens) who he believes “represents and enduring security threat to the United States.” This type of power is unconstitutional and places every American citizen within the reach of this act. Anyone could one find himself or herself branded as “belligerent” and subject to complete confiscation of his or her constitutional and civil liberties and incarceration in a military prison.
Under the 2014 NDAA our elected officials granted the federal government the power to constantly put Americans under surveillance. What makes this so scary is this power is given to our present president who is waging war on humanity all around the world. He is doing it like a belligerent teenager who has no respect for the law or authority. He has "a pen and a phone" and will do what he wants. He represents the worst of rogue leadership.
The blame cannot entirely rest on the shoulders of the president he is allowed to act this way because of the lawlessness of the ruthless and corrupt lawmakers in Washington. The leadership of this country has gone beyond the rule of law and is constantly violating it--we are living in the time where “every man does what is right in his own eyes.”
The arrogance of our elected leaders in this country is frightening. Who would have thought that you could go to jail for having raw milk or, storing rain water or, having “unregistered” shell casings, or arrested for having a legally obtained firearm with a legal permit to own and carry? Who would have thought that search and seizure could be carried out without a warrant? Who would have thought that for voicing your disapproval of the present administration your whole life would come under the scrutiny of the federal government? Yet, this is happening in America every day. Americans are being forced to bow to the will of the government. Not only are we forced to bow they demand all nations bend to their will and target any country that does not bow. Syria is an excellent example of how we treat countries that have what we want but will not bow to our pressure.
Another country that has caught the wrath of American politicians, new media and the elite manipulators of policy and thought is Russia. Russia is almost daily maligned by those in the news media, the progressives and the neoconservatives. Putin bashing is the hobby for those controlled by our government and it has become unrelenting. Putin may have his own agenda for sure but he has turned his country around from the Stalin era where Russians were spied upon by the government, were jailed and even executed if the spoke against the Stalin regime. What Russia was America is becoming.
Putin’s past with the KGB will forever make him a thug like Stalin, Hitler and today Assad. What I find interesting is the same people who associate him with his past will not associate Obama with his past- communist influence, socialist leanings, Muslim training, Rev. Wright’s church or known criminals. While Putin is accused of imperial ambition, Obama is carrying out imperial ambitions-Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama has a drone war going on that is world class and has killed thousands of innocent children. Who bashes him? No one.
We have senators in this country that would push us back into the Cold War Era. Men like John McCain that wants to be at war with everyone. There is no other nation in the world that causes more harm to more innocent people than America. Our leaders are out of control, our president has bought the media hype of him being the Messiah and claimed a divine right to act the way he does.
Our elected leaders have for the majority become serial liars; they cannot be trusted to do what they were elected to do. They have become rich off the backs of the American working man and woman. They are a disgrace to the values this country once held; values that separated us from a world of tyranny and government bondage.
Today, public and private wrongdoing has become an art form and is out of control and the only ones getting caught are the ones our government chooses to prosecute. Freedom is fast disappearing in the country. Anyone speaking out against the government is marked as a criminal.
Americans who want this country to return to freedom and liberty guaranteed by our Bill of Rights and the Constitution are being marked as dissidents to be oppressed by the IRS, spied on by the NSA, and maligned by the news media.
Putin may not be the ideal leader but he is trying to save his country from those who would destroy it from within. If he wants to come down hard on the Muslims or deport homosexuals that is the right of his country. No one is upset with Saudi Arabia on how they treat Christians or how Muslim countries treat homosexuals, where is the outcry?
I don't live in Russia or Saudi Arabia, I live in America and enjoy my community and friends and that why I am concerned with the direction America is heading. Before we start telling the rest of the world how they should govern their people we need to get our own house in order. As bad as this may sound to a majority of people, we need to return to the old paths of righteousness and pray that we find forgiveness for the actions of this country before the judgment of God falls upon us and it will.