"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
No relationship exists between Republicans and Democrats. It's the Government vs. The People and I can tell you right now who is winning.
Look at the votes for The Patriot Act and similar legislation and you'll see a distinct lack of party lines. Our owners have long ago used the Constitution as toilet paper and you can expect more and more of this type of legislation. "Vigilance is the price of Freedom".
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Does anyone else find it ironic that the hippy generation that protested against war, the man, gov't oversight, etc is now getting involved in not only this crap, but legislating what we can eat, drink, etc?
“Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson
Not for one moment have I ever believed that the interest of the owners includes allowing freedom. The whole "freedom" concept has been gone for decades now. 9/11 just sealed the deal and if we had a plebiscite tomorrow, a majority of Americans would welcome constant observation in the interests of their safety.
The only reason this happened as slowly as it did was the lack oif the technology to do so. Before computers, you couldn't read millions of pieces of mail in a matter of seconds. Now, an Orwellian TV that watches you is entirely plausibile and perhaps a decade away.
Next time you're out, count the number of cameras you see mounted on buildings. Privacy is an arcane concept. We can only hope for a relatively benevolent police state at best.
Also we would benefit greatly if we could learn to stop all the childish school yard bickering. Stop the partisan crap about who it first and who did it worse. Who ****ing cares?!!!!!!!! Show me who in Washington is working relentlessly to return all these freedoms to Americans. It wasn't a campaign issue for either party. Why? Which party is hell bent to return rights to the people? Neither.
I'm sick and damned tired of hearing blame and finger pointing from partisan to partisan. BOTH parties are working NOT to restore your freedom. You think YOUR party wants to give you more power? LOL! It's bull**** and a lot of y'all are buying into it. It amazes the hell out of me. Neither ruling party is going to restore freedom to the People. Neither is seriously working to do so!
Last edited by Risky Thicket; 11-20-12 at 07:25 PM.
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