Family Security Matters
by ALAN CARUBA
The author of “1984”, George Orwell, once said, “The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.”
In the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, among the priorities listed is to “provide for the common defense” of the nation. After having fought a six-year war during the Revolution and replaced the failed Articles of Confederation, the framers of the Constitution, many of whom had fought beside George Washington, well understood the need for a standing army and navy to protect the new nation.
The rights of the American People and the U.S. Constitution have been under attack for a long time and the war on personal freedoms was dramatically increased after 9/11 with the passing of the Patriot Act in the name of security. And under the Obama administration the onslaught has continued at a frightening pace. Big brother is watching and monitoring us all from Onstar in your car, to everything you write and post on the Internet, to cameras on street corners and the box on your TV, to SmartMeters on your homes and the increased push for chips and biometric information in our bodies and on all our ID.
“He who trades freedom for security usually gets neither!” …Benjamin Franklin
Yet through the planned process to grind America down including the dumbing down of America and purposeful distraction of the masses, the average American is suffering from either the Sheeple Shuffle or Ostrich Syndrome.