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Edward Snowden may be America’s persona most non grata in the entire world, but he has an insurance policy against “accidents”: a treasure trove of supposedly damaging secrets about the US that will hit the public domain if something were to happen to the 30 year old whistleblower. A trove is so damaging that according to Glenn Greenwald, Snowden “poses more of a threat to the U.S. than anyone in the country’s history.” Well, maybe a threat to the “government” which now only represents the interests of various corporations and Wall Street, but certainly not to what the US was supposed to be before it was hijacked by special interests, lobbies and the creature from Jekyll Island.
Commentary by: Gordon King
What is our freedom worth? Is it worth security and safety? Giving up all of our Constitutional rights? Is that what it has come to? Our Freedom is at stake!
I for one, want peace, security and safety. I think most of us do. But at what price? The American government was created to serve the people not the other way around. Our Constitution gives us certain rights and privileges. Among them are the right to free speech/religion, the right to bear arms, the right to a speedy trial by our peers, and the right against illegal search and seizure.
The government wants to take away these rights in the name of “security and safety”. They say that it is necessary to spy on us and collect information to protect us. From who? From ourselves? They say that in order to provide us with the freedom that we have loved for hundreds of years, they must impose more laws, regulations and control over us.
The government is an “Enormous Beast”. A beast that continues to grow in size and power. It’s appetite is never satisfied. Give it more and it grows larger and consumes more. The government never takes less or shrinks in size. It only gets bigger and hungrier!
So what then, should we expect from the government to protect us? What should we give in return for “peace and safety”? I say that we keep all of our Constitutional rights. The government is too big already and should be downsized. Specific departments should be done away with. In order to obtain peace and safety, our government is taking away from us our freedom, liberty, and viability as a people.
When we as a people give in to big government, we loose. We become filled with doubt and fear. We loose our ability to hope for a better future or trust in government and society. Our lives become rigorous and futile. The freedom that we once knew will only be found in history books. This is the future of America, if continue on the current path that we are now on.
As for me, I say give me Freedom, give me Liberty! In God I trust, not government! That is what our Nation was founded upon. Not Bigger Government!
God Bless everyone! May the peace, comfort and safety of the Lord be with you all! In the precious name of Jesus. Amen