There's just no other way to put it Objectively speaking, though The Atlantic gives it an honest try
Honest to God folks, if I were the President, I'd get the family together and go on a nice long cruise around the world on the finest ocean liner there is, and soak up the sun to celebrate the fact my opponents have nothing, and I'm setting pretty on a lame duck term. Hell, judging from the legal atrocities and abominations coming out of Congress, I might not even bother worrying about a term limit as these dumbasses and the rest of CRAPital Hill could easily be cozened into repealing it.
Beyond the irrelevant point of which Establishment corruptocrat is (s)elected President next, the acceleration down the slippery slope of unconstitutional "law" continues apace with HR 3166: First, false accusation becomes automatic conviction as your Fourth & Fifth Amendment rights are violated by NDAA 2012. Then, you are imprisoned outside the country so the rest of the Bill of Rights can be removed and Der Holy Mother Schtaat is thus free to do to you whatever she wants: It's a witch-hunters' wet-dream! Welcome back to the Dark Ages, "heretics". The Papists will quickly assure US - as they did the plebes in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, as Joe MacCarthy did when he endeavored such an assault on individual liberty in the 1950s - that "you have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide", which is authoritarian bullshit: Once accusation or suspicion=conviction, emotionalism and sentimentality become evidence - oppression makes the oppressors feel good, so it becomes "patriotic" duty. Once the Establishment has used this to eliminate all potential political opposition, it will work it's way down to anyone else it perceives to be a threat. Once you demand The State be responsible for your healthcare, it will gladly put you in a place of needing it. Once you insist that government is responsible for providing you a living whether you work or not, you will be made a permanent dependent.
None of this descended upon us out of the blue, without warning or - as many will claim - out of uninformed ignorance, and absolutely none of it has come about without the silent, obedient and unthinking consent (if only by lack of opposition) of the people.
You see, folks...democracy means you get the kind of government you vote for, or allow to be voted in. Since 15% of the population represents a "record voter turnout", it's safe to say you got what you didn't vote for: You didn't want to be bothered with the inconvenience of thought. It was much easier to keep taking the state's handouts and demanding more. You wanted freebees more than you wanted freedom. You wanted dope instead of health. You wanted fagitry instead of family. You wanted cake instead of steak, and you wanted somebody else to pay for it all.
Well, now you have crumbs!
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