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

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  1. taburkett profile image59
    taburkettposted 6 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 image41
    ChristinSposted 6 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 6 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 image41
      ChristinSposted 6 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 6 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 image41
      ChristinSposted 6 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 6 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 image52
    Ericdierkerposted 6 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 6 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 6 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 image41
      ChristinSposted 6 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 6 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.


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