Today I watched a movie. "Citizenfour". The story of Edward Snowden. A man who is NOT afraid. A man who spoke up when he encountered our country doing criminal acts. Snowden saw our country violating our Constitution and he went public. Snowden put his own freedom into jeopardy in order to tell us about what was gong on. How the government was snooping without getting a warrant. Violating our Constitution.
In fact, the government has crushed our Constitution into nothingness. We no longer even have a Constitution that is working anymore!
Everybody breaks the law now. Our President breaks the law. Our Supreme court uses its judicial power to judge unconstitutional laws, constitutional. Much of our police steal things from our citizens in the name of asset forfeiture. Our military terrorizes the world and kills persons with drones. The military tortures prisoners. Our Treasury Department demands reporting that causes foreign banks to refuse American customers with the goal of stripping away our freedom to do with our money what we want.
In the name of fighting terror, we have lost all of our Constitutional protection!
We now have:
- Civil asset forfeiture
- Mandatory criminal sentencing
- Plea bargaining
- New bankruptcy laws
- Credit default swaps
- Collaterized debt obligations
- Mortgage backed securities
- Federal Reserve which has driven our country into insolvency
- Internal Revenue Service which hounds our citizens
I will likely lose a lot of readers with this blog post. But I cannot be a chicken anymore. Not with Edward Snowden being so damned brave. I just could not be a chicken even one more second!!