Iron Bolt Bruce (AKA the Long Distance Rider) has some distinct thoughts on Barack Obama's signing of the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) - he is blunt and to the point - no pussy footing with this gent.
So what is happening in the US? It appears that the land of the Free is becoming less and less free all the time and that fear and corruption have taken over. We here in Canada need to be concerned and to watch our politicians - they are bed fellows whether we'd like to admit that or not.
"In matters of Power, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
"The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases."
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as they are injurious to others."
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
"The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property and in their management."
"Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!"
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks], will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
Everything that has and is happening in the US was exactly what the Declaration of Independence was meant to protect. Sadly - it appears that he was right to attempt to protect the people from their government.
It appears to me that all of this wonderful communication technology has deadened the nerves and sensibilities in people - we are so inundated with propaganda that we hardly even lift our heads anymore to look at the broader picture, to get upset or enraged or engaged. Apathy seems to abound and one day people will wake up to what the government/s are doing and by then, it may be too late.
There are many articles that may be of interest to you in the news feeds today and our blogger - William Perry has an interesting perspective on Real Estate...
I want to balance this editorial out with some laughter, I believe that laughter helps to clear the soul and the mind allowing us a balanced perspective on life, and with the world situation the way it is, balance would be a really good thing.
So, thanks to all of my friends on Facebook and my email buddies who share with me some of the funniest and thought provoking items....