Benjamin Franklin once said, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Yet, that is what we are doing on a daily basis. Cameras at many intersections . . . legislation threatening to curb fourth amendment liberties regarding required court orders before police search & seizures . . . virtual strip searches and physical pat-downs by under-trained Transportation Security Agency goons (which is government policing private transportation venues) . . . police brutality during arrests.
When 9/11 happened, I was shocked & dismayed like so many others. I even bought the fear-mongering that led to one semi-justified war (Afghanistan) and one unjustified one (Iraq). And although I am not officially a 9/11 Truther since I don't subscribe to the "inside job" conspiracy theories, I do believe that the U.S. government is lying about what really led up to that day & even to some degree what exactly happened on that day. And there is now no doubt in my mind that the anti-freedom minded factions of the government used that horrible tragedy to perpetuate what is now becoming the instrument to control the American people.
And THEY said . . . Continue as if everything is normal . . . if we do not change our behavior to submit to fear, then we will defeat the terrorists.But our government did not do as they told us to, and as a result, we HAVE lost precious freedoms thanks to our response to the 9/11 attacks among others.
Here are some videos discussing or showing about just how bad things are getting . . .
Here is a recent incident in Miami. I understand if police deem someone breaking the law and arrest them, but punching a suspect then threatening bystanders is unacceptable (even if some bystanders are being belligerent due to their observation of the police atrocities). >>>Warning: Explicit/offensive language<<<
Click here for video - unable to embed by request
Anyway, hope you and yours had a safe and joyful Thanksgiving holiday!