Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A disappointing drive

I was driving around yesterday and was so disappointed in the political signs I saw in the yards in my community. What I learned is many Americans vote party loyal and not on ideas and people. The signs lined up like a party ballot and I'm not going to believe all the candidates in a given party are good and should be voted on. It just doesn't make sense to me.

My evolution as a voter has always been undeclared. I was all over the landscape looking at the individuals and what they stood for not seeing the R or D, but what was important; the issues. I think I'm alone on that. I recently woke up and started studying history and the important documents of our forefathers like the Us Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, the Federalist papers, and many other sources of history. I'm a registered Republican but I do not align myself with the neo conservative side of the party, but the conservative Constitution loving side similar to the founders of our nation.

Americans are lazy; its easier to just go down the list and check off all the D's or R's but what on earth does that say about us as a nation?

History tells us our countrymen fought hard to create this great nation. It was fought for on principles of liberty and freedom. The US Constitution is an incredible living document. The Constitution was created to protect us from our government getting too large, taxing us too much and taking away our freedoms. I'm inclined to believe it has not been successful in doing that because we have allowed our politicians to create laws against it. We were given the awesome responsibility to defend our Republic by making sure nobody went against our rule of law. That piece of paper is the difference between life and death as a free nation.

But nobody seems to care. I'm beginning to think Americans don't want freedom or liberty anymore. How can they, when they would get behind people like Barack Obama, John McCain or even George Bush? Both McCain and Obama voted for the recent $850 trillion bail out of the bankers, yet 90% of Americans were against it. But on November 4, Americans will go and vote for one of these two traitors to lead our nation. They have already overwhelmingly told you they side with the bankers, yet you will still vote for them. I can only believe we are a nation of idiots. It's mind numbing to me.

One of the biggest assaults on the US Constitution was The Patriot Act passed in 2001. John McCain voted for the Patriot Act. President Bush, when sending the Patriot Act to Congress, requested no hearings on it as he wanted no public input or discourse. He didn't want us getting in the way. The bill was printed at 3:45 a.m. the morning of the vote. The document was 345 pages long and was probably not read by any of the 435 members of Congress by the time they voted on it just 7 hours later. The bill contained provisions that had been rejected by Congress before 9/11 occurred. Only one Senator voted Nay, Russel Feingold from Wisconsin. Barack Obama wasn't yet a US Senator so he didn't have the opportunity to vote on the Patriot Act, but he did vote yes on the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005. This bill made the original Patriot Act permanent. The Patriot Act used the fear of terrorism to expand federal law enforcement powers. The Constitution clearly states no person should be denied life liberty or property without due process of law. The Patriot Act allows the Federal Government to call you an enemy combatant regardless of your innocence, detain you, seize your property, listen to your phone calls, read your email and they don't have to get a court order to do any of it. And they can put you in jail for up to 5 years and they don't even have to tell you why. John McCain and Barack Obama voted for this. I have to agree with Judge Napolitano on this one.

HR 1955, called the thought crime bill, is just another attack of the Constitution. It has already passed in the House, and was voted yes on by our own Betty Sutton, Marcy Kaptur in Ohio. let's see who passes it in the Senate. This bill would make it a crime to have this website. To speak out against the government in anyway. It passed overwhelmingly by 94%. How many clues do Americans need that they need to clean out on their government?

I feel like I'm watching train wreck in slow motion only I'm powerless to do anything about it.

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