9/11/2001 we were attacked by terrorists, the “Patriot Act” was passed. American liberty was put on to the sick list. Federal approved ID cards were required under the “Real ID” act of Congress. Travel was restricted to those with real ID or a list of approved ID cards, Travel cards were issued in lieu of a Passport for some travel.
“No fly lists” of enemies of the state were formed, you can be added for any reason without prior notification, no legal redress of rights, no appeal process.
“Civil forfeiture” laws were passed, if the Government suspects you of criminal activity, they can confiscate your money or property without consequences to them, they get to keep and use your property without payment.
Political correctness and “Social Justice warriors’ now tell you what “approved speech” is. Unapproved speech is hate speech, unapproved ideas are censored as “fake news” or propaganda, or even inciting violence.
“No knock Search warrants” and the FISA court, secret courts without accountability to spy on American citizens>
Covid-19 has limited or rights to assemble, attend church, or potion the government for a redress of grievances.
The Supreme Court has held that the rights of the citizens under the Constitution limit the authority of the State and local governments also.
I have attached a copy of the Bill of Rights. See how many aspects of the above mentioned laws the Government has violated.
Then READ this article in full: I am no fan of Julian Assange by any means but the writer of the article makes some very important and valid arguments that WE should be concerned about.
The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny
Article the First
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Article the Second
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
Article the Third
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Article the Fourth
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Article the Fifth
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Article the Sixth
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Article the Seventh
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Article the Eighth
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Article the Ninth
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Article the Tenth
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
God Bless America.
Just my thoughts for today.