The High Cost Of National Security

27 Jan

In the name of National Security, we the people have been steadily losing our Constitutional Rights. The worse part of it is most people don’t even realize it. This is because so many don’t even know the US Constitution or the fact that the Bill of Rights is part of it. Some don’t even know what the Bill of Rights is.

First, let me say these God given rights are ours at birth. The US Constitution guarantees these rights will not be infringed on by the Government. This is important because England walked all over our rights while we were part of England. When we declared our independence and fought for our freedom the founders declared that would not happen again. Thus the Bill of Rights was ratified into the US Constitution. That being said we need to make sure the Government doesn’t walk all over them or us.

Since the time President Reagan did the first amnesty bill, our rights under the Constitution have been stepped on. The first SWAT force was created and the forth ammendment was stepped on, then in 1998 the first NDAA bill, 2003 The Patriot Act – which pretty much dissolved most of the Bill Of Rights. The new NDAA and the USA Freedom Act gives the Government the right to do just about anything they want to we the people. It has been going on for over 30 years slowly eroding our rights right in front of us under the guise of National Security.

Along with the Government, corporations have joined the fight to control the media on what we hear and see on the news. They are pushing fear for the Government and we the people are trained to believe what they say. Truth be known we have a better chance of being struck by lightening than being killed in a terrorist attack. In fact, given the militarization of our police departments, we stand a better chance of being shot by a police officer than being attacked by a terrorist. They don’t even need a warrant anymore to enter your property.

At the same time our education system in America started changing. Billed as the “Dumbing down of America”, the Government has slowly moved our education system from what used the be the number 1 in the world to where we now stand round number 47. Our kids are being cheated on their education so they don’t question the Government on their actions of removing our rights. Most kids and young adults today don’t know anything about our Constitution. If they don’t know the Constitution they don’t understand their rights under the Bill of Rights.

We have 23 Intelligence Agencies in our Country whose sole purpose is to watch over us. Most of those were started with the Department of Homeland Security. There is even one agency, the OIA, that is in charge of analyzing our intelligence and acting on it, doing whatever is needed to neutralize problems. All in the name of National Security.

Our taxpayer bill for all these National Security Agencies is high, but the cost to our rights and freedom is higher. How familiar are you with our Constitution? How much do you know about the Bill of Rights? If you don’t know, i suggest you read our Constitution and get familiar with what it says. I added a copy of the Bill of Rights at the end of this post.

After you read it, ask yourself if the Government reading all you emails, text messages and recording all your phone calls is justified. If you feel they have stepped on your rights, write and call your Congressional Representatives and Senators. I have called mine.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Ed

THE BILL OF RIGHTS:

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issued, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

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