...On the big topic I'm pretty sure is keeping lots of bloggers mum these days.
This is effect, not cause. This is the end result of a long, poison chain that started when we rationalized altruistic excuses to use the government to take from those that earn and bribe those that don't/won't. The rest is just consequence.
While the remote possibility exists there actually is some huge attack coming of which the government has been warned, and they are trying to ready for it, history says otherwise - from Nazi Germany to Cambodian pogroms to Soviet gulags.
It's not too late to call or write your Representatives, or shoot an email SCOTUS-ward. We can still make a difference as Americans and head off this gross injustice and violation of the Bill of Rights, but it has to be NOW. We can't continue to expect someone else will do it or trot out the "it'll never happen here" cop-out...IT IS HAPPENING, and it MUST be stopped while we still have a system of checks and balances left to utilize.
Liberty demands it of US.
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