What happened to the US, when did we stop being Free?

@avonrep1 (1862)
United States
May 31, 2007 1:00pm CST
I am so angry after reading this story about a Vet who is out to tell his story, about what he experienced and what he saw over in the Iraqi territory. He and other vets took to the streets of Washington DC in stripped down Military uniforms. Telling their stories to put an end to what is going on. To tell the real story. The government is singling out one of theses vets. They are taking away the basic freedom one has, they don't loose that freedom just because they protect this land. The soliders of this country take an oath to protect our consitution and the people of the United States of America, they have the right to speak what they have seen. They have more of a right to that freedom of speech than anyone including the people who run this land. Their are rumors floating around, of another major Terrorist attack with-in the next few months. I don't know where people are getting their information on this, but this is how it is speculated to happen that really will turn the US into Dictatorship. Supposely if another major attack happens here at home, the President, will call Marital Law into effect here in the US, which will delay the voting and gives him complete power. If this ever does happen you can bet on this. Civil War here in the US. I don't like what I see happening. People keep talking War World 3, not seeing what I see. War here at home, because of a leader that stinks. The gas prices, increases in cost of living it is all connected. Bush is a slim and needs to be impeached in my opinion. The more I find out the more I hate what I see. I want the government to come clean. What really happened 9/11 and prove Bush you weren't behind it. Because eviedence I have seen shows you were. 9 or the 15 hijackers have been recovered Alive and well and nowhere near the US on 9/11. Okay I am starting to get a little long. Just when I read this I felt ashamed to be an American for the first time in my life. Then I reminded myself, I truely believe in what our forefathers faught for many years ago, freedom, and being a citizen it is up to me to make sure we keep that freedom forever. So I guess that is really what I wrote this rant. I love America and what we stand for and I refuse to let any government offical, take any of that away from me. I am going to write every government offical about this soliders and how they have not right. He took an oath to protect Americans, not our government officals, to protect American way of life, not to change how we live and lose our freedoms in the process. So what will you do if this happens and Marital Law goes into effect? Will you let Bush take over into Dictatorship? Or do you take this country back? Do you live in America, just because you were born there or are you an America, that believes in just that, keeping our freedoms and would fight before you let our country not have an election.
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@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I am proudly an American! I think it is shameful that they are singling out ANY of our vets for anything but appreciation. I may not respect Bush ( the man) but I do respect the office he holds. I have trouble believing that Bush is behind 9/11. Did he actually go out and hire the terrorists that hijacked the planes? I do believe it is possible we will have another terrorist attack. I have seen the links to articles about terrorist camps on American soil. If we were going to do ANYTHING, I think shutting down those camps would be a good place to start. I am an American because I was born here AND because I haven't seen a better country yet.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
31 May 07
This lessening of freedoms has happened slowly over time and as I have grown and lived my 47 years I have seen things be taken away and lessened and changed from the original intent. That is why I had a place in the country on acreage and solar and wind powered with a well. I had hoped to be under the radar so that I could live somewhat peaceable. Don't know where you have been and I dare say that it might be a bit too late without another revolution on our part. Lots of things need fixing and nothing short of major events will make it so. I hope we don't have an attack on our soil, it probably will be the goods we don't make anymore in the USA and the fuel that the oil companies are in too deep with. Good luck to you. Sounds like you need to join Care2.com and see if you can link up with like minded folk where you could do more good. Good luck to you again!!
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Willow thanks for the site I will check it out and pass it on. I am worried for my kids more than anything. My plan is to have solar power myself with-in the next year. Our plants are doing well and I am going to get everything I planted, not bad for my first time. Guess being a book worm and asking for advice before I planted did some good. I hope that war don't come here at home, but if it does I am ready to defend my home, my children and my land. Blessed Be!
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• Canada
31 May 07
You start loosing your freedom when not enough people care to vote then the goverment become too secreative and says "they are doing this for your own good" and "you do not understand" or my favorite " it is for the good of the people" then they start to alienate you from countries that have been frendly with for years saying it is there fault. I belive we live in the two greatest nations on earth and we shoudl not be sendign our young peopel over seas to die in someone elses battle.
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I agree with you about both of our countries, my husband and I talk all the time about what it would be like to live there, from here it seems like you all have move freedoms. I am worried that things will hit the fan. But I am also ready, if need be. I hope it never comes to that, but it is scary if you really look and see what is happening in the world. People think because it hasn't happened since the civil war, that it can't happen here in the US, war can't break out here. I say wake up people, we are due. Hope it don't happen, but be ready for it if it does. Don't ever stand by and let your government do what ever they want. Protesting did do good, during the 60's and 70's it brought our boys and girl's back home. This is just like that, a fight that can't be won. We did what we could do, now it is up to them. If they want to fight it out to see who gets power, let them do it, it is not our problem. Bring our soliders home, where they are needed most, to protect our consitution and our land, our homes.
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• Canada
2 Jun 07
I agree with you we live in two of the greatest countries in the world protestign does do good but peopel have to want the change for now they are happy to bury there heads in the sand and say thank god there is no draft and my children are safe sad reality they are no safer so long as the war in iraq goes on i feel for every parent or soldier that ends up there. Unfortunatly i can see no change in the future unless there is a goverment let the politicians know what you want by changing out whose is there. Strange you wanting to come here i wanted to move there until recently
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• Canada
2 Jun 07
it is nto really leagal but you are allowed to posess enough for your own use and can grow the plants so long as there is not enough to traffic
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I don't think it's our current president alone..I mean, 'cause this has been happening for what? Decades now. Not just the gas prices, or our government's usual tricks..but slowly, ever so slowly..regular folks have become more..restricted in our freedoms. In some places in the united states, I mean they tell you what color you're allowed to paint your house..if your dog's allowed to be leashless in your own yard..even IF there's a fence. Justice is kinda phooey these days..everyone's seen the nonsense that's brought before the judge. People suing McDonald's for them gaining weight? It's stupid, yet that guy won.."The customer's always right." Plus, everything is about power here. Money. Or nearly so. The President has power, but he's not the one who gets to stay for more than four years if he's not re-ellected, there's other people in the white house which get to pull strings..and the President doesn't have enough time in every day to be able to think about every piece of paper he has to sign..and we do know that he's Bush 2.0. and I'm willing to bet everyone else there does too. Our country HAS gone pretty downhill. There's rules and laws which aren't even necessary..but they exist. Some of the rules are flexible. The non-official rules..spread opinions about how things outta be..life-wise. Plus..people have the habit, of just going along with things. Letting them go. Which has fed this ever-growing problem you've noticed. So..my answer to your question? No. I'm not willing to let things go to hell and stay there. I'm not gonna just let things go. If that makes waves..fine, I'll make waves. I want to be able to choose what I do, of every moment of every day..I don't want my choices to depend on what others think or say. Ever.
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Jun 07
You know it makes mean feel better to know that I am not alone, though wishing and hoping it won't happen we are not just gonna lie here and watch it be done. Hope you get a chance to check out the site I put above. They are informative and it will make your blood boil.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
Thanks for the link above, it's adding even more onto the information I've already gathered for four days now..and it's all so astrounding. Especially the fact that nobody's really noticed. I mean the media, or the regular people. Some have..but not nearly as many as there should be noticing. *smiles* It's comforting for me too, to know I'm not nearly as alone as I thought I was..in noticing things. I just hope someday we'll be able to reverse all the crap's that's been happening.
@abroji (3247)
• India
31 May 07
America (The USA) under dictatorship and having civil war! It is an unimaginable situation. With all the wealth, resourced persons, technological advancement and many more things the US is considered the leaders of the world. They were pointed out as the appostles of human rights and democracy. But the latest tendencies in that country is as bad as any other country where an autocrat manupulate things in his favour to go forward with his evil plans. Many people believe that the 9/11 incident was indegeniously engineered in the US, by the US. This has made an excuse to attack Afghanistan. Later bogus intelligence reports were generated for fabricating situations for an attack on Iraq. Millions of lives are lost in these wars either directly or indirectly. The present administration in the US turning autocrat and evading elections surely will be a threat to not only the US, but it will adversely affect the whole world. Let us hope the people of US will be able to check the breakless proceedings of the administration and safeguard elections and democracy in that country.
@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I know it sounds unbelieveable, but I can see it happening if the government over steps anymore. Things are getting worst in the US and people seem not to even notice. I for one have been pay attention, I don't wish for it to happen, but I know from a huge network of places, people are worried that things are about ready to happen. Things going on here that our government is trying to hide, they are tired of it and if anything happens that he don't leave office, when he is suppose to, I can see a civil war breaking out here, because American's refuse Dictatorship.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
3 Jun 07
I still doubt how a wicked ruler can suspend or over rule the strong constitution and establish dictatorship. Let us all hope things will not get worse to that extent. Such a development will surely disitegrate the interests of the whole world.
• Canada
1 Jun 07
Guess.... Americans were the one who preferred an idiot like Bush to the wisdom of Mr. Algore....They committed the same mistake twice.....i can understand that they were foxed by his wily words during his first presidential elections....But why did they opt for him for the successive second time... People of America can't shrug off the responsibilty that they also had a hand in the terror the American forces inflicted in Iraq.....I don't want to see a civil war in America.... But i hope they do realize.... wen u feel pain of loosing ur dear ones in 9/11 and want to have a revenge for the same.....U cant expect sympathy from the people whose life has been made 9/11 by america as in case of Iraq... America's superpower status has saved the heads of americans world wide......the day they loose it...not a single american soul will be left on earth.... I wish that day never comes around and if it does....it will give us enough time to make amends for their actions...
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Today I finally got back to the computer after writing this and was able to sit down and respond. I had to wait a minute and you were the last one. I was a little perplexed, because you don't seem to know how it is done here in the US. We have our votes and Bush lost the popular Vote, but back in early 1900's someone thought it would be cool to add an Electoral college. Bush won from that vote that is comprise of just over 300 men. Powers at bay are behind the curtains here. The people never voted Bush in, we lost are freedom in that, it is just people sometimes can be a little slow on getting that. But the word is getting out and people are educating themselves. We all have Hope and that is what we need, because if the powers at bay call Martial Law of this land, the Eagle in us all will rise to take back our land.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
America has lost it's freedom, we all know it, it will not be long until this country becomes a dictatorship. It is crumbling from the inside out, just like Rome did.
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Jun 07
You didn't answer the question, though do you stand up and fight or do you lay down and die?
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• United States
2 Jun 07
I stand up and fight.
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Cool thanks for completing your answer.
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@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Ultimately the only people we can blame for a reduction in freedom is ourselves we have been too easily satisfied with the BS excuses that politicians have handed us for years. We as a people arent active in our communities or government anymore. We have been raised on the "I've got mine" attitude instead of worrying about everyone having theres. We have made excuses when we see people sick, hungry and homeless instead of being outraged we have just looked over it as being politics. Democracy only works when the majority of people in it participates and unfortunately thats not the case anymore. http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2007-05-31-uniforms_N.htm