We were called paranoid, radical, stupid, reactionary, robots, conservative radicals.
When I was young, I registered for the draft. It is what you did. We did not worry about the government reaching into our life.
I saw my father have problems with the IRS. I learned just file and pay your taxes on time and you will be fine.
I never had much interaction with government.
I grew up. I became a conservative because of Ronald Reagan. I cheered when he “Tore down that wall”.
I understood the concept of a small government. When RR said “Government is not the solution to our problems, Government IS the problem” I really started paying attention.
Then 9/11 happened.
We all got caught up in patriotism and the goal of stopping the terrorists. DHS was created.
This was the beginning of the end in my opinion.
Reagan also once said: “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” But the government could not do that. Soon we were all under intense scrutiny at the airport. Our freedoms areslowly being chipped away. Then Richard Reid tried to blow up a plane with his shoes so we had to take our shoes off at the airport.
Next I a middle aged American male was being searched and groped along with grandma’s and children as Abdul from Yemen was escorted through security so as not to offend his dignity.
Did Bush overreach on security? Yes, absolutely.
Did Congress give in to political correctness? Yes. “We must never profile, we would hurt a foreigners feelings”
Then Obama happened, bringing Chicago politics to D.C. and a socialist agenda to mold the country into what he wanted.
More freedoms were lost. He used the IRS to attack his enemies and to steal an election.
He grew the NSA into the largest Pac Man in the world. Capturing everything Americans do as they go about their daily lives. He may have even used the NSA as his own tool to bring down and blackmail the head of the CIA. He has sent weapons to the same terrorists who brought down the twin towers and sacrificed a US Ambassador and 3 other heroes in Benghazi.
President Obama is in the process of destroying our most famous crown jewel the Constitution of the United States. He could not care about the bill of RIGHTS.
I started out my life as a citizen without political affiliation. Then as I grew I became a conservative. But now I see the corruption in the Republican and Democratic parties.
A few years ago I took one of those tests online http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz
I came out as a Libertarian. This shocked the heck out of me. But rather than fight it, I embraced it.
libertarian: A person who upholds the principles of individual liberty especially of thought and action.
I went online to Twitter. I started sharing my opinion. I became “the Pirate”. ( www.piratearian.com @Piratearian ) I did and said what I wanted.
I heard from friends about the evil of the Obama administration. About how he treated whistle blowers. How his people would follow them, threaten them. Flatten their tires, put sugar in their gas tanks. They are very open about it. They are the schoolyard bullies.
This past year we learned about Benghazi, Fast and furious, the AP scandal, the IRS abuses and now the abuses by the NSA. How the DOJ was not for the people but to do the Presidents dirty work. Many many lies were told.
This all points back to not only a corrupt administration, but of a corrupt congress.
They let our basic HUMAN RIGHTS be taken away.
The Gipper once said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
America needs to wake up. All Americans need to feed the Libertarian inside them. We need to curb the abuses, return our GOD given freedoms and rights. We need to be free to worship and speak as we please without the threat of an oppressive government looking over our shoulder.
This July 4th please take some time and read the Constitution, read it at you BBQ’s. Listen to the words.
Embrace freedom. Reject oppression. Search out the bad guys and get warrants the way it is supposed to be done.
The government needs to respect our citizens. Stop closing the door after the horse is gone.
We do not need or want a nanny. Screw political correctness.
Almost all Americans are good and honest at the core. We cannot allow our government to treat us like criminals and leave it to us to prove we are innocent. Our current government cannot be trusted with the responsibility it has been given.
The question is what are you going to do? Who you gonna call? Who are you going to be?
— The Piratearian