I am amazed, AMAZED; at the gullibility of the average person. Doesn’t anyone realize what our country is doing? I know that September 11 was a catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude. We as Americans wanted so bad to give retribution and avenge that day. O how badly I wanted to see Osama Bin Laden strung up at ground zero! There was not a group of people in the world that did not want us to go after those terrorists. But what have we done, and why? I am appalled that our representatives passed such a thing as the “Patriot Act”. I am not even the slightest bit ashamed to say that I was against the Iraq war from the beginning. I thought it was a sham, and a disgusting excuse to seize the oil resources of a foreign nation. I wanted Osama, not Iraq! But MY O MY, What happened to our country?
It fry’s me that I am now considered a liberal because I think this war was and is stupid. We were not attacked by Iraq! Why have we thrown away our Constitution and attacked a sovereign country out of fear? It is retarded to sit in a corner and worry if you are not Republican, or that you are not Conservative, or that you do not support the troops, if you hate this stupid war in Iraq. What happened to our country? Why are we so afraid? Why don’t people use their brains? Why don’t we understand?
“Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing” – Dwight D Eisenhower
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself” - Franklin D Roosevelt
“Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety.” -Benjamin Franklin
Now who’s afraid of the big bad terrorist, and why? What is with this fear that it will happen again in our country? And what about these tree huggers, and their fear of global warming? Get over it people! Do the best you can, and require that your government let you. Quit hiding behind big brother, hoping that he will save us from these boogie monsters. Our country was founded on the principle that the citizen owned the government, not the other way around. “Mind your own business” was our motto. Don’t let 19 terrorist’s, and whoever was funding and supporting them, make you give up your freedom, or privacy! NO, not in the slightest bit! The Patriot Act is a terrible answer to such an attack. Yes there was a terrorist attack in 2001, yes it was a big deal, but we as a country should be stronger and not weaker because of it. We as individual Americans should be more determined to be free, and independent, and secure. If we really are, why are you so afraid of another attack? If our resolve was not broken, why are you afraid? Why have you let them take away your sense of security?
I personally have not let them, and I will not let them, conquer me. I am LESS afraid of terrorist’s now than I was pre-911. Call that whatever you want, but I call you fearful wimps’ cowards! Burn that stupid miss-named “Patriot Act”, and Get out of Iraq, NOW! Let the puppet government we have set up take responsibility for what happens now. Let them nationalize the oil. Sell them supplies, and weapons, and then buy oil from them. If there is internal fighting, get out of it! Let them handle it, they are not children. They will never be a sovereign nation until they take care of their own. Let them do it! If we have military servicemen or contractors who have committed crimes there, let them be punished there, by their laws, even if they get executed for it. There will never be a free and democratic Iraq, unless they as a people do it themselves. So GET OUT! (Or make it a state, with representation in OUR government)
Government doesn’t give us our rights, the Constitution doesn’t give us our rights; God gives us our rights. The only good government is one who protects rights, not dictates rights. And anyone who thinks anyone else in the world should have fewer rights than they have is one who supports slavery. Think about it!