Friday, February 24, 2012

god given rights

On December 31, 2012 Barry Obama signed into law NDAA or National Defense Authorization Act.
I've been asking people what they know about it and what it entails and to my shock and horror, no one seems to know anything about it.

It was front page news January 1.  Every major newspaper covered it but no one I talked to had a clue.  I should think the elimination of the Bill of Rights might be something the masses might think was an important event but it seemed to fly over everyone's head.  When I asked a coworker about it, she didn't have a clue about the signing, let alone what the Bill of Rights was all about.  When I told her the military can now arrest American citizens without charge and whisk them off to a foreign country to be tortured without so much as a phone call to their lawyer, all she said was, if you don't do anything wrong you have nothing to worry about.

Is this what we've come to?  A nation of  apathetic boobs not only completely unaware of what we lost but what rights we had?  Have we become so complacent that we blindly accept any law no matter how many freedoms we lose?  Are we even aware we have any freedoms?  Have Americans completely given up the right to fight or even complain?

This bill was passed by both houses of congress, with bipartisan support, and finalized by Obama in  Hawaii while the main stream media were quaffing  unlimited amounts of champagne to celebrate the new year.  Did congress read this before signing off?  Do these guys represent us or someone else?  Who is this someone else?  Why are these bastards in congress so eager to eliminate the constitution they swore to uphold and defend?  If this were to happen 200 years ago, the president and everyone in congress who voted for this bill would be hanged for treason.  Today, everyone on the presidential campaign trail voted for it except RON PAUL and it's not even brought up.

Listen... the constitution is a contract between the American people and the federal government that spells out what the government can do and what it can't do.  The Bill of Rights spells out, specifically, what those rights are.  Our founding fathers considered these rights as God given rights.  Governments can't take those rights away because governments never granted them.  They are God given rights and, as far as I know, God hasn't given up on humanity. 

Or maybe he has.