Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Are we truly free?

1 comment:

  1. The question, "Are we really free?" is an easy one to answer: When a young white man uses a non-lethal device ( pepper spray ) to repel an attack by two black thugs with long criminal records who are seeking to rob him...carjack him...possibly worse...and HE'S the one who goes to jail...we are not free. When America has a president who, presumably, raised his right hand and swore to protect and up-hold the tenets of the U.S. Constitution....but after gaining office reneges on this sacred oath by violating the Fourth Amendment to that Constitution by spying on average American citizens...we are not free. When that president uses the Internal Revenue Service to target certain groups of Americans with whom he disagrees...we are not free. When state and federal authorities deploy militarized police agencies to harass and intimidate Americans who dare to protest unconstitutional policies...we are not free. The litany of abuses foisted upon American citizens by "their" government "of, for, and by the people"...goes on and on, could fill volumes. Are we free? No.