Ron Paul Sarah Palin & The Tea Party seem to be saying How much Government is necessary?

People tend to believe that governments are necessary, but what are the necessities that a government actually has to provide? What happens when a government fails to provide these necessities or does more than it should at the expense of freedom, liberty and independence? Governments are created by the people and can be dismantled by the people.

We tend to rationalize that the government is controlled by us and functions for us. However, how many of us really believe that we can actually influence the actions of the government now? Most people want to believe that they are in control, but it is denial designed to help them cope with the feelings of powerlessness.

Just look at what our government does. Does it care about the people, or does it concern itself with the interests of a more elite interest group? Are elections just a means of convincing us that we still have control?

Does the government have the right to wield the kind of power that it has accumulated over the years? Shouldn’t a Republic, which the United States was originally, be governed by law? Shouldn’t the Constitution be that law? That was the original plan of the founders of this great country. Shouldn’t we as Americans demand that our government should answer to us?

The last decades have seen legislation and executive orders that have infringed upon our freedom, liberty and independence. The United States is becoming a police state. It is time to ask yourselves what rights and what freedoms you are willing to give away. Ask yourselves how many rights and freedoms will be taken away when you have given up any chance of retaining them.

The government wants to know everything about you and everything that you are doing. In the past, it has used suspicion of criminal activity to monitor your actions and review your personal records without any criminal charges being filed.

Now, it is using the “war on terror” to invade our privacy to levels that were never thought possible just a few decades ago. “Big Brother” is here and is becoming more and more powerful and invasive.

As a Republic, the United States has the ideal that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. However, now it seems that everyone is guilty until proven innocent. Everyone is a suspect and must be under surveillance until they are proven innocent. No organization or individual should have this power.

Monitoring everything we do is just the start of a program to eliminate criticism. If the people even think that they are being monitored, they will begin to censor themselves for fear of being targeted or arrested. Our free speech guaranteed in the Constitution will be taken from us voluntarily.

The government is succeeding in stopping any protests using legislation and intimidation. Soon, you will not be able to use your vote to stop it.

In addition to controlling our ability to protest and speak out, the government is also controlling our finances. The Federal Reserve is destroying the dollar and putting our nation deeper into debt. Despite the public being opposed to the bailouts, the government went ahead despite the fact that it was ruining the finances of the people.

The passage of the NDAA is the first step in removing all rights of the people. Americans can now be imprisoned or even killed without a trial. The is exactly what the government needs to get complete control. It doesn’t need to convince a jury that you are innocent. It can do whatever it wants without fear of anyone.

According to the Constitution, only Congress can declare war. Why is it that since the last time Congress declared war for World War II, we have had five wars and are facing a sixth?

Why has Obama quickly and quietly signed the Executive Order for National Defense Resources Preparedness?

The power to start wars and to control the county with martial law is the power to force the people to work for the government to support the state with these wars. For all intents and purposes, we will be the slaves of the government.

Why are we afraid of terrorists when the government is destroying our lives by taking away the freedom, liberty and independence that our forefathers and our veterans give up their lives to obtain and defend? I fear that we have to fear our government more than the terrorists.

The question becomes how much freedom, liberty and independence are we willing to give up in the name of safety?

Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

“Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” –Thomas Jefferson

It is time to vote for third party candidates to send a message that you have had enough.

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