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Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's 1984 in America. What will you do about it?

Here's the Nonsense:  America is moving forward and we're just in a leftward swing of politics.  The pendulum always goes back and forth.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Our nation is out of control.  George Orwell's 1984 has come to life in our country and we need to decide if we will allow it to continue.

64 years ago today George Orwell's book, 1984, was published.  We're 29 years past the actual year of 1984, but Orwell's novel is more like a prophecy-come-true than a fictional novel for interesting reading.  Courtesy of our government, we are living in Orwell's 1984 and we must decide if we will stop it.

The Guardian has released a story saying that the NSA is collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers.  They're using security as their excuse to do it, but the real question is why does the government need the records of all those citizens?  But worse yet, this is yet another tip of the iceberg.

Do you really think that they're only getting information from Verizon?  

Did you not pay attention when we learned of the new NSA data center in Utah that is collecting data on Americans?  

Did you not notice when the cover-up occurred in the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack?  

Did you pay attention when the government tapped in to the AP phone records?  

Were you aware of the IRS scandal that has shown us that this administration has used them as thugs to intimidate their opponents?  

Were you outraged when you learned of the two Americans and hundreds of Mexican citizens who died because of the government's gun-running scandal called Fast and Furious that illegally sent guns to Mexican drug lords?  

The list goes on and on.  And when do the American people get upset?  I'm talking about upset enough to do something about it.  I'm talking about upset enough that you won't take it anymore.  I'm talking about upset enough to admit to yourself that we're in deep, deep trouble.

This most recent assault on privacy and rights by getting the Verizon records is not just about getting information regarding foreign calls or select people.  It's about getting the records of ALL Verizon customers.  Whether it's your 13 year old on their cell phone calling mom for a ride home from school to businesspeople talking to clients or their offices to anyone else, this is EVERYBODY!  And, as I said earlier, if this is true for one carrier like Verizon it's most likely true of every carrier Verizon competes with.  As I talked about in an earlier post in April, Americans' freedom is seriously being compromised.  

Speaking at the Jerusalem Press Club, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Judith Miller said:  

“Investigative reporting is dangerous and hasn’t been as bad as it is now with the Obama administration since Watergate,” she said. “Obama has the worst record of civil liberties of any president since Nixon.”  She went on to say, “Am I worried about what is going on in America? Yes. We have a president who is doing terrible things in the name of ‘national security.'”

The threat to our liberties is being seen in virtually every area of our lives.  And it's not just the obvious things like these scandals where we can see it.  

Senator Marco Rubio, who anyone that regularly reads my writing knows I have some reservations about, was interviewed by Greta Van Susteren on her Fox television show last night.  In discussing Obamacare and the threat it is to Americans Rubio told her that the rules for Obamacare included a gag order on the insurance companies so that they could not let the American public know what they faced with Obamacare.  The idea is clearly to keep people thinking things will be fine until it's too late and then drop the bomb on them that Obamacare isn't what they thought it would be.  In responding to Van Susteren's inquiry as to why Health and Human Services would do this Rubio's response was:  "And the reason why is they don't want insurance companies, you know, ginning up their customers against the law or against implementing the plow. They didn't want the insured to know or the potential patients to know of the changes that are coming. So they are not allowed to. A Medicare Advantage insurer is not allowed today to tell the recipient what is coming down the pike."

The threat is real folks.  It's long past time Americans wake up and smell the coffee (or in this case they need to smell the rotten smell of corruption and tyranny).

It's time for Americans to forget about political parties and start thinking about what's best for America.  It's time to throw out the dangerous and dishonest politicians and their appointees who have overthrown our government.  From the White House to the Senate to the House of Representatives, it's time for change. 

When I wrote my last book for the 2012 elections, No Tomorrows: How To Halt America's Imminent Collapse And Return To The American Dream, I delineated the core problems in America and how to fix them.  When we didn't make changes that were needed in the last election we passed a point that was critical.  Now, if we can fix it, it will be far harder.  But if we're ready to tackle the hard issues and pay the price, it's still possible to save America for our children and grandchildren. 

It's 1984 in America and the effects of what our government has done and is doing are chilling.  Are you willing to do something about it?