I can't think of more of an outrage than the current assault on Liberty, and dare I say the very foundation of this great nation, than that of the empowerment of government over its own citizenry in recent years. Many in the movement don't remember the Cold War. Many don't have a memory of the USSR. Maybe the new generation has lost the horrors that once shocked Americans of men being imprisoned for speech. Maybe they forget the horror of an entire people being separated from freedom by a wall. And, the older generation, perhaps they lack the understanding of a New World without a specific bad guy the world could rally behind versus the current muddy waters of terrorism and Non-State terrorism and how to respond to it.
Where are we to go in a modern America when an entire city can be on military lock-down because of two men who committed a crime while we turn a blind eye and don't lift a finger to another city who's statistics read: "For the 28 days leading up to this past Father’s Day weekend--another bloodbath itself, in which 46 were shot and 8 were killed, including one shot by a police officer--murder numbers matched 2012 exactly with 41. Chicago Police data show that in the two weeks following, another 27 were gunned down and killed."? Tracking a huge swath of American's private communications in the name of public safety barely raises a head. Innocent people arrested, assaulted and tazed for not following Unconstitutional requests by those in authority who most times aren't even at the correct address, is not a main concern. The Nation's very own Congress being complicit in blatantly disregarding the Constitution and allowing indefinite detention without charge or access to council doesn't incite a riot or even the nerve to vote said criminals out of office. The see something, say something of Nazi Germany is now a public program against terrorism. The need for police militarization is acceptable against domestic terrorist like Free State Project is accepted. Of course, that was sarcasm. Free State Project is not a terrorist organization. Lastly, the very testimony by former servicemen about the insanity of how local police are being armed better than they were in an overseas combat mission goes unheard.
I suppose my question is what will it take for American's to take the rights back they have given freely to government? Make no mistake, they haven't been taken with force, but given by the people when they refuse to vote, when they refuse to speak out and when they refuse to get off the couch.