Do you believe that your freedom and security is at risk?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (12 posts)
  1. taburkett profile image59
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    Do you believe that your freedom and security is at risk?

    With all the current government scandals, it appears that many government workers believe they can take away our individual freedoms by delaying and denying them.  The nation seems to be quickly becoming a tyranny rather than a republic that secures our freedoms.  What do you intend to do about that?

  2. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    Crimeney where was all this fear and paranoia when Bush enacted the patriot act or started two illegal and unjust wars? Never have I seen such fear and paranoia.  The govt scandals here are real, but being blown way out of proportion and no one was screaming impeachment when the former 'regime" was up to their antics. 

    I think people need to calm down first of all because fear and excessive paranoia lead people to do say and believe some very absurd things as we have witnessed throughout history. 

    We need to all work together to get the govt out of the hands of lobbyists, warmongers and special interests and back into the hands of the people.  Constantly screaming about one party vs the other isn't going to help matters.  They are ALL corrupt. Now it's how to do we peacefully see to the repeal of things like the NDAA and citizens united etc. and get ourselves on the right path again.

    1. taburkett profile image59
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      you seem to speak for yourself and many others who believe that this is just a late-inning play.  However, the true patriots have been seriously opposing these types of corruption for more than 30 years.  When did you join?

    2. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've been politically active since i was a teen protesting the first Iraq war where my friends were sent to die for no reason. Thanks for asking. virtually no support, but now the inflated outrage about Benghazi - hypocrites at best.

    3. taburkett profile image59
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am truly sorry that you feel that way about Benghazi.  If we are to be truly patriotic citizens then we must all scandals such as Benghazi as illegal and unjust.  We cannot let one slip by because the past provided suc a course for another.

    4. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I never said let it go, I said let's be consistent. Bush is a war criminal where is the uproar to have him tried? .... I'm waiting. Everything is a witch hunt for Obama and nothing about the other evils. Conservatives = hypocrites.

    5. taburkett profile image59
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      the basic opposition to the current activities involves everyone who is a patriot regardless of personal political position.  Any deterrence to that unity should be considered un-American.  Only fix to current problems is to replace current leaders.

  3. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    taburkett, keep this up. It is good for people to keep it in the forefront of their minds. I do problem resolution work. Mainly for families and small businesses. I am married to a wonderful gal who was raised under communism and is just now starting to understand that most governmental intrusion is wrongful. For the first 5 years of our marriage she just assumed that if the Gov did something against you, you were a low scumbag dissident criminal and an enemy of the State. After about 6 episodes of watching me reverse stupid decisions and unwarranted intrusions by sticking up for my rights, she started to see the light. Now she is becoming an "enrolled agent" and fighting for dollars for people with the IRS. And she is doing work in "coding"; the quasi governmental work of categorizing medical billing and procedure. Wow she is a model citizen standing tall and fighting hard for propriety in government conduct.
    So I say to government workers that scrutinize private citizens, bring it on! My house does not stockpile weapons to be prepared to defeat tyranny. We store up knowledge and conviction and stop it now, where and whenever we see it. In my house this is not a right, it is a duty.
    And with that I hold to no conspiracy theories, except the one big one: Competence is a duty for citizens; it is an aberration for governments. Never assume that the government did it right, always assume they did it wrong and you will be right 90% of the time.

    1. taburkett profile image59
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your great comments.  We must work hard to restore the nation to a government by the people.

  4. profile image0
    CalebSparksposted 5 years ago

    Our freedom and security have been "at risk" in a steadily progressive way since the the War of Northern Aggression in 1861-1865. Since that time, the federal government in particular has grown in power (much of it unconstitutionally) and has invaded areas of society and individual life that was never the intent of the founders.
      As of 2013, we live under the illusion of freedom. Many people would not want the responsibilities that come with true freedom. We have been conditioned to WANT the government to provide for us.

    1. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "the war of northern aggression" seriously? What is it you are not free to do in this country today? We've got a lot more freedoms than a lot of other places I know that much.  Some never appreciate what they have.

    2. taburkett profile image59
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comment.  The government has definitely been progressively eroding our freedoms.  The tyrants of society do this because they believe the citizens cannot manage themselves.  They are wrong of course but will never admit it.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)