The 108th Congress should:
- not try to "protect" our liberties by abolishing
them in the name of "security."
The Federal Government cannot provide security. The more we look
to the Federal Government for security, the fewer liberties we
will have to enjoy.
Government + Terrorism vs.
Asking the Government to bring "security" is a
Marxist delusion. Trusting government
to fight terrorism is un-American.
Government and terrorism are
both threats to liberty. The heroes of Flight
93 showed us that Americans must take personal responsibility
for our freedoms.
9-11 should have forced a
wholesale re-evaluation of America's defense and foreign policy,
which has for years been aiding terrorism
and setting the stage for its unleashing. Instead, the machinery
of the federal government went into high gear in the same
wrong-headed direction, destroying the liberties of Americans.
Consider this metaphor:
You hire an
exterminator to protect your home from termites. The
exterminator promises that his protection will give you
the freedom to enjoy the blessings of homeownership. You
spend more for the exterminators than you do for the
education of your children, but you gain a sense of
security. Every now and then the exterminators show up
at your house, you see a show of force, you think the
exterminators are on the job and your house is safe from
Then one day a wall
of your house caves in, revealing a long-active termite
infestation. Evidence indicates that the
exterminators you hired had been breeding
these termites in the hopes that they would attack your
neighbor, who had hired a rival exterminator. You're
ready to fire your exterminator, but you are told:
- You have no
choice in the exterminator you want to protect your
- Your exterminator
has declared a "war on termites," and this
means you will not be permitted to use your kitchen
for the duration of the "war." You will
have to unload your groceries down the block and
walk to your house, and be searched at the door.
- You will have to
pay much more for the "services" of these
exterminators than you were paying them before they
allowed termites to infest your home.
Does this make any sense? Am
I "unpatriotic" for asking
There seems no doubt that our government knew enough to prevent
the terrorist attacks of 9-11
The additional funds appropriated by Congress to fight a
"war on terrorism" were therefore unnecessary. Since the
FBI, police, immigration and other authorities already knew about
the presence of terrorists and their intentions, how will additional
funds prevent a similar attack?
The tragic conclusion cannot be avoided: the terrorist attack
has become a ruse for increasing government power and diminishing
the liberties of The People. The "War on Terrorism" is
not designed to give security to the People, but to give
more power to the politicians.
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