Originally Posted by Hands Sandon
Exactly jazzguru, there are reasons why you think the government is afraid of you and it's not always something which is something to brag about. Please tell me why you think the government is so afraid of you.
So I'm bragging about it, now?
As Charlie Brown would say: good grief!
Why do I think the government is afraid of me? Well, there are several reasons.
1) I don't believe I should have to depend on the government for everything.
2) I don't buy into the 2 party system (which is really 2 branches of the same party)
3) I believe the government has far exceeded its Constitutional limits, and must be drastically reduced in size and power in order for this nation to prosper.
4) I believe that the Founders built in a "self-destruct" mechanism into the fabric of our founding documents--the assertion that we the people have the right and the duty to overthrow opressive, despotic government. I do not think that time is now, but I am not foolish enough to say that it could never come.
Those that are in positions of power and prestige in the government (and businesses that depend on large government) see me as a threat to that power and prestige, merely for thinking the way I do. So much so, that they are now targeting anyone who exhibits any indication of thinking the way I do--regardless of whether they have actually done anything illegal or contrary to the laws of this country--painting them as disloyal, unpatriotic, and extremist.
It's a new brand of McCarthyism
, and it is wrong.