How do those we disagree with secure power over us?
They declare onerous rules and then exempt everyone, particularly themselves and their associates, from them. (Can you think of any current examples?)
Why do they do this?
Because in doing so they secure the authority to create the rules… with your acquiescence as demonstrated by your silence.
When they begin making decisions exercising Control over you and you object, they act surprised. When the time comes to challenge these people, it’s too late.
You have already been marginalized.
Silence is Consent… whether you mean it to be or not.
Unless you confront our leaders whenever they step outside the boundaries set by the U.S. Constitution, you concede your Freedom to them. You promote your own slavery. This, of course, requires you knowing what’s in the U.S. Constitution. You might want to take the five minutes needed to read it. Then repeat that exercise often. I do.
By the way, I Declare that I am King of the World. However, for two years none of you will be effected.
This has been the marketing line for every Security Apparatus every created.
It is the claim of Tyrants, and the refuge for Criminals.
There has never been a Government who built a Security Apparatus which it marketed to its population with the tag line of “We are Doing it to Oppress you.”
Evil is never so overt… unless you write scripts in Hollywood.
The idea that we can suddenly trust the words of those who are angry they are being forced with stating them openly, is inane.
What should be remembered is that those who did the lying were comfortable doing the lying. It is a Culture. They do what they want, then openly deny it… comfortable that nothing ill will happen to them for doing so.
This is the point.
The United States Government answers to the Citizenry. It is a “bottom up” model. Because of this, we are Unique in the World.
When those we elect, and those we appoint, suffer no genuine consequence for their malfeasance regardless of their supposed intentions, We have wandered far away from the above.
When people like me express concern regarding where this country is headed… and where we are now… we mean it.
No Black Helicopters here. Simply distress based on plenty of history and observation.