Because freedom can't protect itself
Why does this president and his administration have the right to determine you an enemy combatant just because you disagree with his political agenda for this country? I wasn't even politically active. I voiced my opinions in the privacy of my own home and was consequently imprisoned in a type of Soviet Gulag. I don't know if we have become a hard-line communist country or a fascist dictatorship. Both are equally terrifying. I would hope that our situation would alarm a great many other people who know about it, because if the rule of law and our constitutional rights can be thrown away so easily as in our situation, noone is safe from experiencing this type of tyranny. I mean it's not like we are living in the middle ages where you yell something at the king as he walks by and are thrown into a dungeon for the rest of your life.(Or are we living in those times again?). Is there a ruling class presently being slowly installed that will have absolute rule over everyone else (the network elite class I call it). I'm beginning to think so. I just got back from my son's baseball game, and people I have never met before know who I am. I remember after coming home from the hospital and was in my father's home, I turned on Fox and Friends to see if I was still under surveillance. I remember distinctly one of the comments E.D. Hill said. She said,"I thought we took care of this."(probably meaning my hospitalization). I thought to myself,"Whose we! I don't remember you ever being elected to any office. Only appointed by Rupert Murdoch." Oh yeah! In this case, maybe she does have a political office now in this country. I'm truly beginning to wonder who really is running this country.
I want to add to my above comment. I know I have mentioned that these times are similar to Soviet Communism,or Chinese Communism, or Fascism. The problem is I don't know what title to give this particular agenda. I know that the theory I verbalized that got me thrown into prison, when I told it to Fox and Friends, (and this was based on research and personal experience) was this: an elite class is being formed in this country that you have to be accepted to, and this group will then be segregated mostly by economic class to have special privileges and power. They are going to involve the Catholic Church with this agenda. You can say that this country is already at this point because naturally you can't move into a community that you can't afford. However, I discovered that it goes beyond economic status to include race, religion and ethnicity.These three things can also be overlooked if the community at large accepts you. Which again some people may say that is ok. This country is already at that point also. I guess we were trying to eliminate this in our country. If you can afford to live in a certain community, you should be allowed to. That is where the acceptance comes in. They don't out and out tell you that you can't live in a particular community, they harass you to leave-for example: you can't get help from any realtor and they make sure your information is passed to other realtors, the mail people screw up your mail service, the utility cos. turn off your service constantly, the small town police harass you. This is true. I commented to my husband one day that I felt we were living in pre-civil rights Georgia in this one town. This was after this policeman had hit our dog with his car and as he was talking to me, he wouldn't remove his sunglasses. I said to my husband that it was like a scene from Cool Hand Luke. The guy was so cold and demeaning, it was unreal. Both my husband and I have college degrees. We are hard-working and have always maintained our homes and yards, even when renting.We have been friendly with neighbors. We have volunteered in the communities. I have tutored, been a playground mom, taught CCD, volunteered for playground duty, been a library volunteer, and also worked. My husband also has been an active volunteer.(right now I don't volunteer because of harassment). We just had alot of hardship over the years that caused us to have to relocate alot, and leave different things we have volunteered for. I've come to believe that the problem these communities may have had with us was the fact that we have homeschooled various times due to relocating alot and, in one community in particular, I looked Jewish. My children have had alot of different educational experiences-private schools, public schools, and homeschooling. With each community we moved to, we would make a decision for their education with what we felt was best for them at the time. Apparently, this freedom is going to be taken away also in these communities. I have never believed in discrimination of any kind-racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, religious, etc... But you come to really espouse these ideals when you yourself are victimized by discrimination. I always believed in freedom in this country-freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to privacy, etc..-as long as these freedoms don't infringe on the rights of others. Someone the other day said to me,"Hey freedom lover, how 'bout the right to choose!"(meaning abortion). This is a different subject altogether because I believe that a baby is given a soul upon conception and that soul has a God-given plan for his/her life on this earth on his/her journey to heaven, even if this plan is one of suffering to help others.That is why I believe abortion is wrong because you are taking away that person's freedom to live. But if you don't believe this,I can see why you would believe in the right to choose. I didn't want to go into that subject or the homeschooling because I realize that alot of people out there have problems with these two subjects, but I do believe those same people would agree with me that this country needs to defend the basic civil rights of people.Something that this government is slowly taking away from us. I just want to say something to my detractors. First,I am not depressed; in fact I feel better now than I have for a long time now that I have found a way to get my story out there despite the harassment.I don't lie. In fact, I can't. They listen and know everything I do and say and they know I am telling the truth. That's why they get so mad. Also, I am not a conspiracy theorist. In fact, I never got into these conspiracy theories until this happened to me. But when you yourself are living through an X-Files type of existence, you begin to put two-and-two together. If you research things that have happened over the past thirty years including the Kennedy assassinations, Martin Luther King's assassination, and things that have happened within the Catholic Church, you can see how we have reached the point in this country that has a government and government-controlled media that spies on innocent American citizens to harass them if they go against their political agenda. And a Catholic Church in this country that harasses its faithful if they are not considered "up to standard". "Catholic" means universal not exclusive.
There is at least one other frightening part of The Patriot Act and especially The Military Commissions Act. An American citizen can also be labeled "an enemy combatant" and immediately become deprived of all rights that used to be guaranteed by The Constitution. Incidentally, The Constitution does allow, for Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
There is at least one other frightening part of The Patriot Act and especially The Military Commissions Act. An American citizen can also be labeled "an enemy combatant" and immediately become deprived of all rights that used to be guaranteed by The Constitution. Incidentally, The Constitution does allow, for Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. I believe the people of this country have the right and the responsibility to remove the President and all other members of his cabinet who have committed high crimes and misdemeanors
in the taking away our constitutional rights.
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