Friday, September 12, 2008
"The term police state is a term for a state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population, potentially by means of a secret police force which operates outside the boundaries normally imposed by a constitutional republic. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.
The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement"
In light of the most recent Government bail-out of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie one has to consider that we are fast approaching the point of no return. Consider that 800 protesters were arrested last week at the Republican National Convention, and 400 the week before at the DNC. Among them journalist and peaceful demonstrators. We will see how many charges result in the massive police actions. Add in the fact that raids were conducted on several homes to basically discourage protesters from demonstrating resulting in hundreds detained and only 7 charged. One of the houses raided was occupied by journalist, who make it a point to film police misconduct, and who had won acquittals for over 400 protesters at the 2004 RNC.
We know that the NSA has a secret wire tapping program, used to spy on millions of Americans illegally. (check that, the Congress made a law making it legal...so much for 'no ex-post facto laws') The CIA uses torture to obtain information. The Pentagon had a secret propaganda program used to disseminate Government talking points to millions of Americans, which directly lead to an unconstitutional war in Iraq. There is no difference between what our Executive has become and monarchy. The Real-ID Act is on our doorsteps.
(This Act requires that all Americans carry an ID card issued by the Federal Government. The card will be used to store personal information including, but not limited to, sexual orientation, political views, buying habits, medical information, travel habits, and of course financial records. The Government has stated that there would be no limitations on the private sector to require the ID. This means, if the corner store wants to scan your card to sell you eggs, then you best have your card! It will just be a matter of time that this voluntary action by stores to scan the card turns into a mandatory requirement.)
Before too long it will be "papers, papers please!"
The Democrats, being pushed by the medical industry, would like to usher in Government health care for the masses. When we socialize the health care in this country what will be left that the government does not control? What industry has the government ever successfully ran?
So what does it all mean? What will be the breaking point? Will there be a breaking point? That is the question that hunts me. All these things are happening around us plain to see, if you care to look. My hope is that the "Sleeping Giant" awakes and shakes off the fleas before it is too late.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Echoing the sentiments of Glenn Greenwald (minus the “Obama should do this” theme that GG is so fond of)
As a Country we face more problems that pose a serious risk to our republic then ever before. So in light of all the issues facing this great nation, (war, economy, loss of civil liberties, etc…) what has the media decided to discuss for the last two days?
Lipstick on pigs!!
I am sure this discussion is what most Americans want to hear….
The best part is that in Obama’s response he says “enough is enough” and then continues to address the “situation” for several more minutes, and never gets around to saying anything with substance. The issues are non existent. I hope they make an appearance at some point…but I won’t hold my breath.
In a bold move Dr. Paul put the good of the country before the good of any political connection, something that politicians rarely do these days. He was accompanied by major Third Party candidates, Ralph Nader who is running as an independent, Chuck Baldwin who is on the Constitutional Party ticket and Cynthia McKinney running for the Green Party. Dr. Paul declared that:
"The coverage of the presidential election is designed to be a grand distraction. This is not new, but this year, it’s more so than ever.
Pretending that a true difference exists between the two major candidates is a charade of great proportion. Many who help to perpetuate this myth are frequently unaware of what they are doing and believe that significant differences actually do exist. Indeed, on small points there is the appearance of a difference. The real issues, however, are buried in a barrage of miscellaneous nonsense and endless pontifications by robotic pundits hired to perpetuate the myth of a campaign of substance.
The truth is that our two-party system offers no real choice. The real goal of the campaign is to distract people from considering the real issues."
It was one hell of a statement and may have been one of Dr. Paul's most passionately delivered speeches. I suggest everyone checking it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ1l0E4kZQ4&feature=user
Dr. Paul also laid out the points that all these canidates agree on and pledge to support. You can check that out here.
The candidates present all delivered great talking points and are also worth listening to.
This is the message that needs to be spread!!!!
Read the rest of Ron's statement here