Ich möchte meine enthusiastische Unterstützung für die neue Sicherheit Gesetzgebung der prachtvollen amerikanischen Heimaten ausdrücken!

Oh, I must apologize! This is Amerika, in the early 21st Century, not Germany of the ’40s, under The Nationale Sozialistische Partei, or the Soyuz Sovietskiye Sozializtiskiye Respublik.

Sometimes I forget about the obsession with “Internal Security” that is apparent in all three Empires. Michael Chernoff has his “Department of Homeland Security”, which is echoed word for word in the Nazi organization, “Abteilung der Heimat-Sicherheit” The Soviets emphasized the importance of “Internal Security” in the naming of the KGB, “Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti” (Committee for State Security) The newer and gentler Russian agency is the FSB, “Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti” (Federal Security Service)

You might notice the keyword here, “Security”. One of our Nation’s Founders, Benjamin Franklin summed up the situation with his incisive statement, now oft quoted, “Those who would trade essential freedoms for temporary security deserve neither Freedom, nor Security.”

Now, in the halls of our congress, our legistlators are legislating the dismantling of our beloved civil liberties, and our Bill of Rights. George W Bush is pleased. The Senate of the United States voted yesterday, 12 February, 2008, to allow unlimited wire-tapping of American citizens, and to allow unrestricted access to *ALL* electronic communication, from any country, that happens to pass through switches in the United States. Worse, the telecom multinationals, who facilitated this massive wire-tapping effort and are being sued in about 40 cases for illegal access to private conversations and communications, want a global “Get Out of Jail Free Card” from the Bush administration, made effective retroactively, for actions that they *KNEW* ahead of time to be illegal. If they believed their actions were legal, and aboveboard, why are they now screaming for immunity for past actions, and why is the President so panicked about getting the immunity clauses passed by the House by this afternoon? In today’s interview, he sounded even more like a petulant child, caught red-handed doing something illegal, and now he wants a ‘do-over’ and forgiveness for past sins.

As Jack Nicholson said in his famous character, the President of the United States, in Mars Attacks, “I, for one welcome our new Alien Overlords.” If you recall, the next thing that happened is that the Martian Ambassador zapped his sorry ass, and turned him into a glowing green skeleton.

The America that I grew up in is gone. Our Liberties squandered, denied, and simply traded away. Our leaders have been either deluded, or psychopathic. This is the first time in my entire life that I am glad that I will not live for very many more years, to see the dissolution of the most noble experiment in human history, the embodiment of the grand ideals of personal Liberty and Freedom.



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