I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog and some of my other efforts to speak about what I see happening in the government and our society. I’m weighing the need to stand up for what is right with the possible fallout that would be harmful for my family. For the foreseeable future I’ll be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I’ll play the part of the pathetic harmless ignorant serf that those in power apparently wish we all were. I will still teach my family correct principles, but will no longer attempt to address a larger and less secure audience.
My final thoughts for the time. We have less than a week until the fascist take over the government. I think we will see several things happen.
1. They will secure their hold on business so that no one can work or live without special permission and conditions.
2. Despite the many claims from the left about Patriot Act we won’t see the anti-warrant aspect repealed. We will see further laws that undermine the Bill of Rights. The “Fairness” doctrine will place freedom of speech firmly at he whim of the federal government. Assault weapons bans will reduce the 2nd amendment to the right to keep a disassembled musket in a locked cabinet if you have enough permits. “Anti-discrimination” and “hate crimes” laws will make being in some social class’s (IE someone who works for a living), religious orders (anything Christian), gender (Male or female that don’t think men are to blame for all the worlds problems), races (white) and sexual orientation (straight) illegal or at the very least heavily punished. In short the Bill of Rights will be turned so upside down that the founding fathers would not recognize it.
3. In order to enforce these changes some sort of secret police will be used. The starving citizens will be offered a decent living for a year or so to turn in their neighbors. Those tuned in will be sent in for reeducation or disappear after they are convicted at a speedy and private trial.
4. Public out cry will be framed as sedition. A state of emergency will become the normal. The constitution will be rewritten to deny all citizens of all of their rights and to only provide them with food and shelter so long as they behave themselves. The land of the free and the home of the brave will become a 300 million person nation of slaves.
I’m sure that looks rather bleak. I don’t think it will all happen over night, but that is the direction our nation is moving. Sadly far to many of us are willing to give up our freedom of speech for a DVD player or a Wii. Those who despise freedom are working effectively to rob us of our most basic rights. In almost all cases under the guise of safety fairness or being helpful, but the damage is serious and it will take many years to return our country to what it is supposed to be. I’m sadden to say that I don’t think we as a whole are even going to try for quite some time. Members of congress have engineered a major crisis in the public markets and are blaming private businesses for the problems. They offer a solution that is simply more of the problem and as the crisis gets worse they prescribe stronger medicine. While many people now living may value their fine foods and toys over freedom, but what right have they to rob the freedom of their children to support their whims.
I will hold to the God given freedoms this nation is supposed to ensure until I die. I wish I could hope for things to go well, but I believe that our freedoms will only be won back by blood possibly deaths in the millions before we as a nation wake up and take control over our lives once again.
I close with a reminder of what the Federal government is supposed to do and NOT do.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment 5 -
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment 6 –
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Amendment 7 -
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment 8 –
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment 9 –
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment 10 -
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.