it because civil liberties have all but disappeared due
to so-called terrorism legislation? (terror legislation
would be more accurate)
it because of the creation of the USA PATRIOT Act,
Military Commissions Act, NDAA, TSA, and Department of
Homeland Security (DHS)?
it because of the massive buildup of killer drones
abroad and at home?
it because the huge deficit spending to support multiple
aggressive wars is causing economic chaos?
it because of the surging number of double amputees of
it because of increasing energy costs due to the United
States unwarranted presence in the Middle East region?
it because the domestic police have now become a brutal
militarized force, bent on controlling the entire
of course go on, but the picture is clear. Those who
continue to believe the propaganda about all U.S. wars
leading to the protection of freedom, and to our national
security, are blinded by ignorance, and consumed by pathetic
false patriotism. No U.S. wars have ever served the purpose
of freedom; they have only served to destroy it.
these wars of aggression and occupation, our freedoms are
virtually non-existent today. We are spied upon, tracked,
searched without warrant, sexually assaulted, and radiated.
There are now checkpoints in many parts of the country where
it is demanded that we "show our papers," and killer spy
drones are filling our skies. Government agents and the
military are patrolling all U.S. borders, and Blackhawk war
helicopters sporting heavily armed soldiers hanging on
tethers are flying over our cities.
of these wars, the government has gained enormous power, and
continues its assault on liberty. A police state environment
has taken hold, and if not curbed soon, will lead to Martial
Law in the near future. The DHS has purchased enough killing
ammunition to murder more than twice the population, and on
the say so of one man, Americans can and are being
for our national security to be defended, we first have to
be attacked. That has not happened. In order to protect
freedom here at home, all foreign wars must cease, and all
the government agencies and "terrorism" legislation created
since 9/11 should be abolished immediately! Every U.S. base
on foreign soil should be closed, and every troop stationed
in another country should come home and enter the private
sector. At least that would be a good start.
a reason that the young are sent as cannon fodder to die in
the wars of the politicians, bankers, and corporations. They
are less likely to challenge the orders they are given;
orders meant to be obeyed regardless of the immoral nature
of those demands, and regardless of the horrible
consequences they will most certainly face. Those who
"serve" do not serve the people who falsely praise them;
they only serve one master, and that master is the nation
state and its benefactors. It is not "we the people."
you for your service? Absolutely not! We canít afford any
more of this kind of service!
D. Barnett is president of Barnett Financial Services, Inc.,
in Lewistown, Montana. Visit
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