In the waning days of the 111th Congress, arguably the most corrupt session in our history, more damage has been and is being done to this nation and its future than the attack on Pearl Harbor and September 11, 2001 combined. I say that because during those tragic occurances, despite our differences of opinion we still felt and fought as one nation. We still foolishly believed we had more or less a stable economic system, and most of us were unaware that it has been undermined for a very long time). In our blissful ignorance we still thought our borders were at least somewhat secure because the knowledge of the huge numbers of illegal immigrants and the ease by which it was being done was not so widespread. We still, despite our differences, considered ourselves a nation of free people with at least some control of our own individual destiny, even though we have considerably less freedom than our grandparents had. That illusion of freedom is fading fast.
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We have always been governed by control freaks - what nation hasn't? - but those in the Obama malAdministration are pushing the attempt to stifle our freedoms into hyperdrive. They are trying to mute us by increasing control over the airwaves through dubious FCC "public values tests" and they want to move into our homes through the proposed 'smart grid'. They are violating our right to privacy in various ways, from being "Gate raped" at the airport to monitoring our cable TV viewing habits, our internet use, and more. With the advent of ever-invasive technology, honest citizens are now the habitual prey of criminals as well as over-zealous bureaucrats, agents and politicians (although sometimes, it also can work against them).
Lacking the ability to break the death-grip that self-serving politicians have on our government, we the people need to begin formulating the means to limit, overcome and circumvent their increasing power over all our lives. Perhaps the biggest obstacle to that end is that if we are to make it all worthwhile, we must find ways to do so which do not sacrifice the principles that gave us so much prosperity in the first place. If you have or know of any worthwhile ideas, let me know.
Bad DREAM. With the passage of the DREAM (the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act by the lame duck House, hundreds of thousands (at a minimum) of illegal aliens - or more accurately (for now), their children - could get a big break in obtaining citizenship, sidestepping some of the long process that legal immigrants must tread. It is, in the words of one proud Demoncrat, "de facto amnesty," both for "accomplished young people" and eventually for their parents, potentially adding millions more to entitlement rolls and adding billions more to an already-staggering deficit. While the new process would still take years to obtain full citizenship, remember that it rewards those who are here illegally to begin with.