What is happening to America?

Is that shredding I hear?? Oh – yes! It is the American politicians and they happen to be shredding our Bill of Rights. I am going to try to make this as unbiased and fact filled as possible, but inevitably my opinion will shine through. So…here goes, and here is hoping that I am not someone who will be subject to “Prolonged Detention” for simply holding and speaking my opinion.

When we were forming as a nation, we fought against the government that we are now creating within our borders. Please read the Declaration of Independance when you have time. It’s enlightening.

What does the Preamble say in the US Constitution?

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

What about these words says military state? What about them says the government has all rights to our life, liberty and happiness? Nada. 

So I located a copy of the Bill of Rights. You remember what that is, the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States? Proposed by James Madison and ratified by the first congress?

 Anything here say that “Prolonged Detention” is legal?

Nope.

But that was over 200 years ago and things have changed. Laws reinterpreted by case-law and state constitutions and so many policies that have come out of Washington in the last 100 years.

Okay maybe not the last 100, but here’s the deal. At least this was what FDR proposed before his untimely death.

What is this? A second bill of rights?! What is this a bit of protection for the average man? Well, this in the hands of the less than um…savvy…would have lead to a form of socialism that even New Yorkers would find irreprehensible.

I have lived in New York, I love it there. Everyone has access to healthcare and a dentist and an affordable education. I feel like there should be a green field filled with lilies that I dance through a cloud of butterflies in…but here’s the reality of that situation. Healthcare is subpar, the dental care is rudimentary, and the education you receive is whatever you make it because the teachers don’t make what they could in other states so they go to the other states. Sorry, New Yorkers for offending your belief in your superiority.

That being said…I live and grew up in Texas. We have NOT done it right either. Our education costs are too high and rising in every bianum Congressional vote. Our medicine may be top of the line and internationally known, it also is not given to people with out the proper insurance. Should you get sick, I mean really sick, you better have absolutely no income of any sort and be homeless. Dental care is a laughable thing. Not many people get the proper dental care as is evidence by many. We will supposedly have a budget surplus in two years, but I am sure the Gov. Perry’s $10,000 a month mansion rental will eat that up. Thank you Perry for not being able to stay in a lesser palace while the Gov. Mansion is under construction. I don’t fault you, I just don’t understand.

So, where did this beef with the way of things and the inspection of the declaration of independance and bill of rights come from? Well. A video…or really several things spotted around the net. First the video.

Then there is the controversial bill that passed the US Congress not so long ago. Here is a link to the information regarding the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. I understand that President Obama has stated he will VETO the bill if it actually makes it to his desk, but the very idea that any member of the Congress believed that any of this agenda was necessary to be passed appalls me.

We elect people into office as a means to have a voice in Washington that will see to our best interests. What about allowing the military to use indefinite detention is even constitutional?! The very idea that Obama will veto the bill is hilarious at best. If you watched the video you will see that he has every intention of ALLOWING the military to do this. And NOT just to terrorists or terror suspects but to people who MIGHT commit acts of terror, that means ANYONE. YOU can be arrested and held for an undetermined period of time for as long as the administration or acting officials feel that YOU are a threat.

So, does that mean that every Occupy protestor is a potential threat to the confines to the US civil systems? Does that mean that if the President decides he is tired of their banter he can have them all arrested and held indefinitely until their riotous acts are squashed?

WHAT does it mean? WHO does he mean? WHAT rights do we have if we speak against this or any President or member of the political hierarchy?

What does this make us? We are but Serfs. We are the lowly people in the kingdom. We are the ones that run around and make sure the world is as it always seems to be, all the while eating the bull shit that comes out of Washington and off the television. Someone once said to me that you had to either have political backing or money to make any sort of difference in the world. While I agree with them, I also believe that if we grow tired and ill-tempered and grieve our missing rights our voices will unify and grow stronger.

I am not saying this as a member of any Occupy movement – I am not a member of the movement.

I am simply saying this as one girl who wants to live her life free, say what she wants, live as she wants, provide for herself and her family as best she can. I want to be able to watch the news and learn facts instead of having to filter out the hyperbole. I want the best future I can for my kids. Right now. I need us to make that shift in unison.

Peace now. Life now.

I’m not sure how to fix it, this thing we call our government, I just know it needs to happen now.

EDIT: Now here’s the bad news

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2 thoughts on “What is happening to America?

  1. critters and crayons says:

    There’s a lot to be worried about when it comes to the future of our children….I think the best thing we can do is to teach them to think and to control our spheres of influence to make the impacts where we can make them…

    • Megan D. says:

      That I try to do. Be a positive influence and make people try to see beyond their own understanding. It bothers some, and others embrace the perception and love me more for it. I’m also hoping my kids won’t think I am completely loony and will hear the things I try to teach them.

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