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No one can stay free and be dumb at the same time

Updated on December 12, 2009

I titled this hub - "No one can stay free and be dumb at the same time" for a good reason.

There is a segment of society that is willing to play dumb by not acknowleging the truth.Even if,it's staring them in the face.Money and power are the likely reasons.Maybe even fear.

How soon we forget,the statements of certain historical figures from our past.

President,Eisenhower,tried to warn us.when the military and American corporate interests got together and bypassed congressional,as well as presidential oversight.

President Kennedy,tried to warn us when he printed up unitedstates banknotes ,interest free.

President Lincoln,tried to warn us when he made the statement that he feared the banks more than standing armies.

president Wilson,tried to warn us when after he signed the federal Reserve act..

president Jackson tried to warn us when he tried to prevent the creation of a central bank..

president madison tried to warn us before the constitution was written.about the aristocracies of the world and big government.

president Jefferson tried to warn us when he wrote our constitution based on the principles of a free society that the worlds aristocracies tended to do with what they will.

president George Washington tried to warn us when he refused to become a king as he was a military leader and had the power to do with it what he wanted.

At least eight former presidents all tried to warn us. if,we fail to remember history,we are doomed to repeat it.How many times have I heard that?

A house divided cannot stand - Abraham Lincoln

Woodrow Wilson made the statement that he regreted having given control of our money to the Federal Reserve banks.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy gave a speech warning the American people against trusting their government to the extreme.He even demanded that we question our governments actions,without fear of reprisal.He,said,that he would not permit his religous beliefs to affect his public obligation to all the people,rather than the majority or minority.He understood the definition of a Republic as well as Democracy.A Republic meaning the majority was not perfect and the minority as long as it was representitive of a crossection of the people had the right and duty to make known their discontent,or disfavor of any law that it sees as not being constitutional,or even morally right according to their own character,be it for the better or worse.Hopefully for the better.The supreme court ,should take the same precautions when they make their decisions.Ultimately,it's up to the people as a whole,as they are the true power of a government.of a free people to change their government,to their liking.

We,certainly haven't seemed to form a more perfect union.We had one civil war,hopefully we can avoid another.Whatever we do,the world may follow suit,or they maynot.If,we could have stayed out of entanglements in foreign wars we would at least have come closer together as a civilization,maybe even have had a better future than what we've had so far.

Science seems to either be a curse or a blessing ,depending on how, when,or where we aquire it.

War has brought us medical advances at the cost of millions of,lives,both here and overseas.

Nasa ,has brought us spectacular advances in how we live our lives as well.

But,technology does us no good ,if we continue to be socially inept.Unable to live side by side with our neighbors,both here and abroad in a peaceful way,Without fear,greed and any other negative influences such as religious strife.or prejudice or those who feel superior to anyone else for any reason.

Hopefully their can be a different kind of transformation of America.


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    • someonewhoknows profile image

      someonewhoknows 8 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      James all I can say is take a look at my hub below,then tell me if you think it says anything to you about what happened to the twin towers in NewYork that day.

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      Sue1226 8 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I agree with you whole hardly. The rich and the government have put us in a position only by God's grace and us getting smart will change, if we don't agree to change things are going to get bad.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      JFK also warned against Secret Societies—shortly before he was assassinated. This is a great Hub. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks. But I must say that the 9-11 truthers are imbeciles. There is no way that is true anymore than the moon is made out of green cheese.

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      greatAmerican 8 years ago

      Good one someonewhoknows.. JFK not one of my favorites but he said,, from your article..

      He even demanded that we question our governments actions,without fear of reprisal.

      Reprisal can come in many forms, prison, slander,, denial of rights,, and we have seen many in our government using the power to issue reprisals against those who speak up and question the actions of our government. A government using the fear of reprisals, while ignoring response to those who dare question them. The dumbing down of America has been going on for years and 'dumb' is kicking the 'free'

      out of 'freedom'!

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      Hillary 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Very interesting, thought provoking Hub. I have been researching stories on the "new world order" and the horrifying Bilderberg Group, but the videos you've provided open up another set of terrifying agendas. Talking of negative anti-progressive, anti-social brainwashing, let us not forget the power of the media via vehicles such as Limbaugh and the Fox News Networks. Thanks SomeoneW.K.

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      dusanotes 8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      Hey, someonewhoknows, you did yourself proud with that Hub. I know the research and thinking that must have gone into that article. Good on you. I believe all you said, but you researched it and came out with it. Thanks for your important thoughts and statements and quotations from great people. Don White

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      Sioux Ramos 8 years ago from South Carolina

      Great videos following a fantastic show of research, the world should be listening to you, you do know as your name says! However as you pointed out, they have not had a very good track record of listening or of paying attention. Greed and personal agendas play much higher than fear in the roles played out by assuming ignorance. The other is overwhelmed and doubting in ourselves and one another that we can really make a difference. We can make a listening, asking and respecting one another is how it is done as you say! Shout it out the world needs to know we are all important together and the stuff is just stuff! Thumbs up, Sue!