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Something to think about - when you hear me rant about politics, it is not because I want to limit your rights, or keep you from enjoying any freedoms.

As many other veterans can tell you - we served and honor our oath to defend the constitution. We did this regardless of political views, personal desires, financial gain.... we did this to serve our country, to protect the very freedoms so many take for granted.

The Constitution is not an aged worthless relic, it is the very cornerstone of what America is founded on. So when you hear me rant - it has nothing to do with who can love and marry, it has nothing to do with the guns you want to buy, it has nothing to do with my religious belief which is a very deep and personal thing to everyone - yes even atheists. It is because I see it every time I turn around, the slow erosion of freedom....the trickle of legislation and agenda of those we send to washington to work for us instead they work hard for themselves, they try to negate the constitution and what it stands for. They spend money they do not have, they limit your right to protest, to exercise your free speech. They send our loved ones into harms way for ill defined objectives and send them under equipped in many cases.

I am heart broken that Americans fight and argue over mundane issues while allowing the government to bankrupt us and our children. They pass laws they never intend to follow themselves but the ramifications for you are dire if you follow suit.

We live in a day where the SCOTUS has ruled the Police have NO obligation to protect you....so why does the word Police Officer seem synonymous with "To Protect and Serve....?"

We interfere and violate sovereignty of other nations for our own greed.........costing hundreds of thousands of lives. Our Foreign Policy has been a complete disaster over the last 50 years. We rarely do anything charitable unless there is political or financial gain.

We allow the news to tell lies as if it were truth......we allow propoganda.....and we mock anyone who calls us out on it

We have deep issues - almost all of them are somehow created by or inflamed by 2 letters PC (Political Correctness) ....it is killing our nation with infighting and strife where none needs to exist. We pass laws attempting to appease on group while denying liberties to another. The Insanity must stop.

We must....as Veterans.......as Free Men & Women.......stand and be counted.

If this offends you in anyway - please see my previous post.
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weirdmindofesh|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone once asked me: "Why have you Americans not protested yet?"  The answer I gave back, "Protesting and revolution is a gamble.  You are gambling with all that you have now, in the hopes that, what you may have on the other side is better."  From where I stand, it's a gamble with very poor prospects.

Protesting does work, it needs to be loud, it needs to be strong, and it needs to be uniform.  The defeat of SOPA and PIPA are two very good examples of that.

An often over looked ability of United States citizens is the ability to contact your senator or representatives and give them a piece of your mind, even more overlooked is the ability to vote.  (Something that I encourage everyone to do.)

I have heard the argument that voting doesn't matter.  When an election is decided by less than 1000 votes, a single vote has much more weight than politicians tell you.

When you put politicians under the microscope, and that includes SPOTUS, they start singing a different tune.  When you demand an explanation for their actions, they get nervous, like they should be.  Keep on demanding.

Do I think an overhaul of our local, state, and federal government is needed?  Yes.  Changes need to be made to address mistakes left standing for far too long.  These changes are not going to be made violently, no, that leads to only more violence, but, instead they need to be made from with in, playing by the very rules we wish to change.
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Funny how a system that is increasingly run for the profit of a tiny group, keeps getting run that way because the political groups also benefit...
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almeidap|Hobbyist Artist
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 25 years and still going so i cant comment on the above but agree or disagree...eloqqently said
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mestophales|Professional Digital Artist
Thank You
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I hear you. I am flabbergasted when I hear our politicians describe The Constitution as an outdated relic that has nothing to do with their job. When I hear our Police insist that protecting our populace from criminals has nothing to do with them. When I hear my family and friends insist that Washington's systematic destruction of our country isn't happening, because it's against everybody's best interests, and Washington has everybody's best interests at heart. When they refuse to understand that The Constitution was founded with the belief that Government = Absolute Power = Absolute Corruption and they then insist on voting for more government power. 

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin

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mestophales|Professional Digital Artist
I have never understood that.......Yet the continue to march on. My Guess it is a staged event to plant the thought via MSM so people get used to hearing it so when they finally start chipping away they will have the peoples support
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It's a basic human problem. Nobody trusts their own ability to make decisions for themselves, so they insist on believing that their politicians are divinely-inspired selfless geniuses so they can avoid taking responsibility for it all. I'm not really biblical, but even in the Bible the people of Israel begged God to give them a King so they could let him make the tough decisions without having to accept responsibility themselves. God kept insisting that any human leader will still make mistakes, and if his people blindly follow him then they are responsible as well. It's basically that same thing, nobody wants to take responsibility for their own decisions. They would much rather follow Hitler into the Holocaust than decide to do anything more than complain about it. It's ALWAYS been that way. Tyrants rule not because they have any real power, but because the common masses refuse to decide to oppose them.

“The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein


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Nephanor|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I may not be American (Canadian here) but I agree 100%.  This is why I support those who are willing to expose the lies.  Those who are willing to shine light on the dirtiest parts of the world, and encourage change.  Those who are willing to stand up for the silently abused.  The whistleblowers.  The hactivists.  I also do my part to fight one of the corrupt special interest groups which is only interested in taking rights from half the population in order to "protect" the other half from non-existant threats.  I stand for truth, justice, and equality, in rights, responsibilities and protections, for all.  Not just the wealthy.
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What little I know of Canada is Socialism. I have known a a handful of Doctors and Nurses who left Canada to come here. That was 20 years ago. TBH I simply do not know enough other than this very intelligent young lady www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx5Sc3…    Thank you for replying
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Nephanor|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, she is a national treasure.  If she had been a spokesman for the Occupy movement, and been there to tell it like it is, even the big banks propaganda would have failed.  This is why I love Anonymous so much, they can get word out, and still be safe from government persecution.  They are the mythical hydra, for every head the FBI cuts off, two more grow.  The more the government attacks it, the stronger it gets.  In the end, change will come from groups like that.  And if you want to see what might happen if we don't stop this wholesale robbing by banks, watch a Canadian sci-fi show, Continuum.  The future they present is very bleak.
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mestophales|Professional Digital Artist
Exactly but I have no idea how to contact such groups
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Re-EvolutionArts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel the same way as you do. Sadly this country has changed so much that now if you stand up and speak out against what is happening in hopes of waking others up, you will find yourself in a world of trouble. Don't believe it is happening? I won't explain the details but trust me. I began speaking out very loudly about what I believe is wrong with the country. Suddenly out of the blue, I wind up with all sorts of things happening to me. Let's just say I have uncle Sam's attention now.
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mestophales|Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately we are slaves to the order, slaves to corporate debt, we NEED our jobs to pay for our homes and so on......that is how they stifle the strong - threaten to take away everything
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Re-EvolutionArts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is true, we are all slaves to the order.
I still believe in this country and for what it once stood for and believe that we are headed down a dark road that will force each of to make a choice.
Do we live out our lives in poverty, bowing to those in power and suffering while the few live in luxury or do we stay on our feet, risk everything to protect our liberty, our rights and our freedom?
America's history should always be remembered as we never bow to tyranny.
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mestophales|Professional Digital Artist
Have you ever wondered why Common Core tries to downplay the second amendment?
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Spydraxis01|Professional Digital Artist
I'm no nationalist, but you are right about the state of this once wonderful nation.  Greed has taken rule and there will be no stopping it without violences I'm afraid.  This doesn't mean I am calling for it but only that I realize the only way for real change to come about is to remove with force those lease leaders who do NOT lead.  It is a sad state.
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mestophales|Professional Digital Artist
WHERE have all of our good leaders gone? You have Terry Gowdy - who is calling it like it is....He would be a good person to replace Boehner .....hell even Rand Paul, Ted Cruz.....are solid voices for the constitution.....I just don't know
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