By: Brandon T. Ward
By now everyone has heard about the attempted car bombing in New York City. And once again we are seeing a push by “Big Brother” to try and take away more of our freedoms under the guise of “security.” New York officials are already planning on expanding their enormous camera project in an attempt to catch the bad guys in the act…
Hmm… We’ve seen this before right after an attempted terrorist attack, haven’t we? After 9/11, the Patriot Act I and II followed in what has been the biggest assault on our freedoms in recent memory. We also had the attempted Christmas Day Bombing. Now we have body scanners popping up in airports. TSA (Transportation Security Administration) told us the photos which reveal your person without your clothes would never leak out. We were told it was not possible for the photos to leave the machines. Yet we see reports of photos getting out, some of which include celebrities. When will the madness stop? When will it end?
Now some will say, “Come on Brandon, we need to give up some freedoms in order to have security. What’s the big deal?” The big deal is you should NEVER cede any of your freedoms. Once you give up your freedoms you will never get them back. My private life is just that, MINE! I think ol’ Benjamin Franklin said it best, ‘Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.’ (Benjamin Franklin, ‘Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor,’ November 11, 1755).
Certain people would have you believe there is a terrorist behind every bush out to cut off your head. However, that’s not reality. With so many laws (slash removed freedoms) in place to protect us, doesn’t it bother you that these terrorists are still allowed to board airlines? For example: The Christmas Day bomber boarded the plane and was in flight. His bomb just didn’t go off (Please see the story for all of the details on that if you are not in the know). What are we really getting here?
Americans are starting to wake up due to these facts as well as the out of control spending by our government. Our elected officials are not doing the work of the people as they claim. Most people didn’t want “ObamaCare,” yet we got it anyway. Our government has turned socialist. Any attempt to criticize their actions leads to a demonization of that group. For example: Ron Paul and the Tea Party movement. Congressman Paul was unfairly kept from a Fox News debate during the 2008 Presidential Campaign even though he had met the requirements to participate in that debate.
More recently, the Tea Party rallies have not gotten much coverage by the major media and when they have, it has been done in a negative light aside from Fox News. One example of this is Mayor Bloomberg’s comment concerning the attempted car bombing in New York City. When interviewed by CBS’s Katie Couric, she asked him if the terrorist could have been “Home-grown.” Bloomberg’s response, “Home-grown, maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.”
Recently, we also heard former President Bill Clinton draw parallels between the Oklahoma City bombings and those who currently oppose the government, ie: The Tea Party Movement.
How did we get here? We turned away from our Heavenly Father as a Nation. What can we do about it? Turn back to Him! Ask him to forgive our Nation… Do what is right in His eyes. Continue to stand up for what is right! Spread this information to your friends and family, make them aware of what is happening to our country.