The false argument about defending our freedom.
Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | ssue #142 • July/August, 2013 | John Silveira
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:44:11 AM by SonnyBubba
The false argument about defending our freedom By John Silveira Issue #142 • July/August, 2013 I’m tired of hearing how we should honor our veterans because they’re defending our freedoms. They’re not. No one in any of the Islamic countries is trying to take away our freedoms. No one in Russia, China, or North Korea gives a damn about them, either.
In reality, the only people taking away our freedoms are in Washington, DC, our statehouses, and our city halls. It is our own politicians, our own bureaucrats, and special interest groups from the Sierra Club to Monsanto, all of which are made up almost exclusively of fellow Americans and who are pressing to have laws, rules, and regulations passed that restrict our speech, our opinions, and our travel; they want to grab our guns, snatch our property, and determine what we can and cannot do with our own bodies.
It is The PATRIOT Act, the RICO Act, and a myriad of other laws and regulations that are stealing our freedoms, and not a one of them was enacted or passed by a foreign government or terrorist group. It’s not al-Qaeda that’s creating “free speech” zones in this country or removing people wearing political T-shirts from parade routes the President might take. It’s not the Taliban that’s going after the records of reporters at AP. The North Koreans aren’t behind the IRS‘s targeting of conservative political groups.
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