THE SLOW EROSION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

There is something going on in this country.  Something that many of us thought would not happen. It really began on -911- back when the towers came down, and America declared war on terrorism. It has been so gradual that many of us didn’t even see it happening. But now, it is starting to come to the surface.

Take for example, the Governments claim that one can challenge the scanners at Air Ports.  One is given the impression that they can say, they do not want to be going through that machine that show their whole body.  And as a result they ask for the wand to be used.  One might think there is no big deal with such a request, especially if they are a frequent flyer. Think again!  That is not the case. Here is what they did not tell you. If you try to opt out as they call it, they take you to a holding room, all plexiglass, so everyone can see you. They lock you in this tank, leave you they’re making a big production out of your ‘Opting Out’ Hollering across the terminal that they have an Opt Out over here. Your escort to this tank is done in front of hundreds of passengers.  Of course, now everyone is compliant.  Get in to it with a Stewardess or steward on board the plane….It’s now a Federal Offense!

I read the other day that police, working under the guise of Homeland Security as justification, can just break into your house.  No warrant, no warning, no knocking.  They can say you are suspected of being a terror threat.  You can be watched, without even knowing it. You can be interrogated without just cause.  You can be incarcerated, without a good case or cause against you.  All in the name of Homeland security.

I read an article in the National Pulse the other day by James P. Gannon who writes, “There is a quiet anger boiling in America. Small town Americans are angry as are Middle American folks who have never been to Manhattan and put their life savings in banks and money Houses there, only to lose everything in this past recession.  Yeah, to the Media, and big Government this was a recession, to these folks it was a depression, and they have seen very little, if anything done about re-cooping their lost dollars. They have watched from the sidelines as Billions were handed out to Big corporations, and watched as a reckless Wall Street continues to waste and profit off their hard-earned dollars. Meanwhile,they lose the farm.

There is a quiet anger boiling in America.

It is the anger of a voiceless and powerless ordinary nobodies, he writes, who are ridiculed, preached to, satirized and insulted, by a bunch of load mouths who clarify that all they went through is their own fault, and government, nor wall street owe them nothing. They are angry alright!

They are angry because they are being told wall Street, with the support of their own elected, Democratic, Free, Justice serving, Government, that they are SOL, and the government and no body else plans on doing anything about it.

It is the salted wound Gannon wrote of the millions who see that ruling Democrats in Congress are not listening to them but are willfully ignoring public opinion and the verdict of recent elections in passing a huge health care entitlement when the existing entitlements of Social Security , Medicare and Medicaid are already going broke. However, I feel that there are two sides at this fork of the road. The Conservative Republicans are on a venture to Criminalize the very word “Entitlement”.  They are turning the phrase into a term for Welfare.  Entitlement is something we all payed into, in order for Congress to justify slicing and dicing it, and privatizing it, thus turning it over to the greed ridden hounds on Wall Street, they first have to get America, That’s you, up in arms over entitlements.

Cuts in Social security, Medicare, Medicaid, Entitlements that we payed for in taxes, are ours, not the Governments. They, The Government, NOT YOU THE TAXPAYER, wasted and pilfered your tax dollars, and now that they have defaulted. They are looking for a way out. Now they scream “There ought to be a law”!

We The People, need to pay close attention to the Political Tripe tossed at us. All the flowery words, catch phrases, cute slang, criminalization  etc; is not directed at some slick rip off con artist down the street.  It Is Directed At You, Middle America, The Little Guy, The Tax Payer, The one Who Lost, The One Who Is Going To Lose…..If you do not pay close attention to what these clowns are saying and trying to promote.  Because, I assure, it might not happen today, it might not happen tomorrow, but it will happen. One day you the Tax Payer, John Q. Citizen will wake up and find out that you have no rights, and absolutely no entitlements.

Yeah, there is a quiet anger in America.  But if this Government does not come around and realize what that anger is, Mr. Gannons perception that We The People will handle this at the ballot box, won’t be the  case at all. We The People might just say it is obvious that neither party is listening to our call, and take the whole matter to the street!

Yeah……….There is a quiet anger in America!  But I would argue that Mr. Gannon has it all wrong!

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About THE HORTON JOURNAL A POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE

I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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