What does it mean to be an American these days?

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Dark Jester, May 21, 2014.

  1. Dark Jester

    Dark Jester Quester...

    What does it mean to be an American these days with new intrusions such as the NSA’s new directive? How much control of our lives does the Government have that we should challenge and possibly eliminate?

    We are now under the rule of The Patriot Act which, by the way, passed the Senate 98-1. The only dissenter was Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who, on Oct. 11, 2001, on the floor of the Senate, said:

    “There is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country where the police were allowed to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country where the government was entitled to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications the government would probably discover and arrest more terrorists or would-be terrorists, just as it would find more lawbreakers generally”.

    He continued, “It wouldn’t be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that country wouldn’t be America.”

    Ron Paul reminded us: “Our early founders were very clear. They said, ‘Don’t be willing to sacrifice liberty for security.’ Today it seems too easy that our government and our Congress are so willing to give up our liberties for our security”.

    So, what can we do better to make the United States of America safer from foreign attack without becoming a military state?
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  2. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Stand for Constitutional government. Vote the "security" minded socialists out. Raise you kids and grand kids to understand freedom, the constitution, and morality. Teach honor and integrity.
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  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Lower ammo costs. Patriots will do the rest.
  4. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    To a point. Eventually, Patriots won't care how much it costs as the intangible costs of inaction will be far greater.
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  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Welkommen to the Ghettos of yore.
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  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    I agree with what you said and it would be great if most people understood that. The problem is that we have so many sheeple that are "so busy" that they will not take the time to figure out what's really going on and they keep re-electing the traitors in congress back in. Term limits are the only way that I can see to stop this BS and cycle the people in congress.
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  7. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    I agree. At least then you get new idiots there and by the time they figure out how to get rich enslaving us, they are gone
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  8. Dark Jester

    Dark Jester Quester...

    I finally got in touch w/ a colleague of mine and he has agreed to post our YouTube segment where the idea for this thread originated. Instead of posting the whole script, we thought this would be better. If anyone wants it, I can post the entire script.

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