No, Never In America!!!???!!!

@rodney850 (2145)
United States
August 4, 2009 10:50am CST
By themselves these next few paragraphs are deplorable at best. Put them altogether and they have the makings of the end of freedom in America as we now know it! Eleven Reasons to Fear For Your Freedom What would you say if I gave you 11 reasons why the elections in 2010 will be the most important in the history of the United States ? 1. What if I had told you in October 2008, before the last presidential election, that before Barack Obamas first 100 days in office, the federal government would be in control of both the mortgage and the banking industries? That 19 of America's largest banks would be forced to undergo stress tests by the federal government which would determine that they were insufficiently capitalized so they must be supervised by the government? Would you have said, Cmon that will never happen in America?" 2. What if I had told you that within Barack Obama's first 100 days in office the federal government would be the largest shareholder in two US automakers, GM, and Chrysler? That the government would kick out the CEOs of these companies and appoint hand-picked executives with zero experience in the auto industry and that executive compensation would be determined not by a Board of Directors but by the government? Would you have said, Cmon that will never happen in America? 3. What if I had told you that Barack Obama would appoint 21 Czars, without congressional approval, accountable only to him not to the voters who would have control over a wide range of US policy decisions? That there would be a Stimulus Accountability Czar, an Urban Czar, a Compensation Czar, an Iran Czar, an Auto Industry Czar, a Cyber Security Czar, an Energy Czar, a Bank Bailout Czar, and more than a dozen other government bureaucrats with unchecked regulatory powers over US domestic and foreign policy? Would you have said, Cmon that will never happen in America? 4. What if I had told you that the federal deficit would be $915 billion in the first six months of the Obama presidency - with a projected annual deficit of $1.75 trillion - triple the $454.8 billion in 2008, for which the previous administration was highly criticized by Obama and his fellow Democrats? That congress would pass Obama's $3.53 trillion federal budget for fiscal 2010? That the projected deficit over the next ten years would be greater than $10 trillion? Would you have said, Cmon that will never happen in America? 5. What if I had told you that the Obama Justice Department would order FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high-value detainees captured on the battlefield and held at US military detention facilities in Afghanistan? That Obama would order the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility with no plan for the disposition of the 200-plus individuals held there? That several of the suspected terrorists at Guantanamo would be sent to live in freedom in Bermuda at the expense of the US government? That our US veterans would be labeled terrorists and put on a watch list. Would you have said, Cmon that will never happen in America? 6. What if I had told you that the federal government would seek powers to seize key companies whose failures could jeopardize the financial system? That a new regulatory agency would be proposed by Obama to control loans, credit cards, mortgage-backed securities, and other financial products offered to the public? Would you have said, Cmon that will never happen in America? 7. What if I had told you that Obama would travel to the Middle East , bow before the Saudi king, and repeatedly apologize for Americas past actions? That he would travel to Latin America where he would warmly greet Venezuela's strongman Hugo Chavez and sit passively in the audience while Nicaraguan Marxist thug Daniel Ortega charged America with terrorist aggression in Central America? Would you have said, Cmon that will never happen in America? 8. Okay, now what if I were to tell you that Obama wants to dismantle conservative talk radio through the imposition of a new Fairness Doctrine? That he wants to curtail the First Amendment rights of those who may disagree with his policies via internet blogs, cable news networks, or advocacy ads? That most major network television and most newspapers will only sing his phrases like state run media in communist countries? Would you say, Cmon that will never happen in America? 9. What if I were to tell you that the Obama Justice Department is doing everything it can to limit your Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms? That the federal government wants to reinstate the so-called assault weapons ban which would prohibit the sale of any type of firearm that requires the shooter to pull the trigger every time a round is fired? That Obamas Attorney General wants to eliminate the sale of virtually all handguns and ammunition, which most citizens choose for self-defense? Would you say, Cmon that will never happen in America? 10. What if I were to tell you that the Obama plan is to eliminate states rights guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment and give the federal government sweeping new powers over policies currently under the province of local and state governments and voted on by the people? That Obama plans to control the schools, energy production, the environment, health care, and the wealth of every US citizen? Would you say, Cmon that will never happen in America? 11. What if I were to tell you that the president, the courts, and the federal government have ignored the US Constitution and have seized powers which the founders of our country fought to restrict? That our last presidential election may have been our last truly free election for some time to come? That our next presidential election may look similar to the one recently held in Iran? I know, I know what you will say, that will never happen in America. If we don't do everything in our power to stop this madness in 2010 may God have mercy on our worthless souls.
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@Rollo1 (16648)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Aug 09
This is a clear and very good list of the things that are wrong with the direction the country is heading. The problem is that the young voters who undoubtedly went for Obama don't really understand why all these actions are so contrary to America's purpose. They don't have the experience or the understanding to know why these things are so wrong. They are brainwashed by the positive media on Obama, these are the people they trust. It scares me that so few know what the Constitution says or why it says it.
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@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Maybe now the people who voted for Obama will awake from their (hypnotic)"dream state" and see reality. I think people were lied to so much about what "change" could do for them that they started to believe the lies. Some people were so intrigued by Obamas way of delivering the lies that they got caught up in them and didn't realize what the change would entail. We seem to have relinquish our right to have any say in what goes on in our branches of government. We have no one to blame but ourselves for allowing this to happen. The Constitution has been ignored and pushed aside like another piece of worthless paper. Otherwise Obama would not be in office. I for one am still waiting to see a real birth certificate. I also see no reason to pay thousands of dollars a day to keep this information from the public. It only tells us he has something to hide. America as we knew it has slipped away and now we must suffer for the mistakes of others(those who voted for him).
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Kowgirl, You relate my sentiments exactly! As our freedoms and rights dwindle under this administraion I doubt we will ever see a real birth certificate.
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@Destiny007 (5819)
• United States
4 Aug 09
The problem is that there are far too many who believe that these things cannot happen here... yet they are happening. Here is an article I received today that I think is very relevant. http://www.aim.org/guest-column/the-perfect-storm/
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Destiny, Excellent article! It sure points to disaster and seems that short of a miracle we all ought to brush up on our Chinese.
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@dlr297 (5416)
• United States
4 Aug 09
You are so right...And none of that stuff should have ever happened in America. What is so bad the American people are not opening their eyes, they are just blindly letting it happen. and one day most of them are going to wake up and wonder where America went.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Dlr297, How right you are! Our freedom here in America has been diluted for many years by a congress insensitive to anyone without a huge wallet but now our freedom is being erroded so fast it is mind-boggling!
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• United States
4 Aug 09
Kudos! What an excellent well written discussion. I am an American citizen by choice (Naturalized) and it just breaks my heart to see what is happening to this (my) country. This is not the land of free anymore. All these Czars are surely not the change that voters wanted. Even the fools that voted for Obama will also suffer under the new regime. I think the old slogan of "Big Brother is Watching YOU!" is very apt for today's life in the USA.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Whiteheather, Thanks, but I can't take credit for this as it was sent annonymously to me via e-mail but it seemed imperative that I share it. One thing more about your "Big Brother" analogy that I might point out and that is that not only is it very apt but very VERY possible!
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• United States
4 Aug 09
I am angry and I am afraid for my country's future, but I am more angry than I am afraid and hopefully I am not alone and that righteous anger will be enough to save us all before it's too late. It's frightening how f'cking angry I am over what I see happening to our once free nation that so many are either blind to or willfully ignoring, or worse, actively suppressing to keep it ever getting media attention to make people aware.
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