Does anyone else feel like the USA is headed downhill fast?
I think every American believes that people should have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, gun rights, protection against illegal searches and seizures, the right to trials, the right to vote, and protection against cruel and unusual punishment. Sadly, almost all of these rights have been outlawed in the past few years. The US government is restricting guns, spying on reporters, harassing protesters, banning protests, recording phone calls and emails without warrants, tracking postal mail, keeping "no fly" lists, blocking websites, has legalized indefinite detention without trials, and is killing and torturing Americans without trials. The signs that the USA is becoming a police state are so obvious, one would have to be blind not to see them.
These actions would have been unthinkable in 1999. Nixon was nearly impeached for bugging a hotel, but now every American is being wire-tapped. Where is the outrage? What used to be a conspiracy theory has now become a fact. Why even have a Bill of Rights anymore? Why obey the law if the government doesn’t? Why pay taxes to a government that imprisons us? How can the USA take the moral high ground and lecture countries like China or North Korea about human rights now?
The US government has become blatantly corrupt, dishonest, inept, and evil. Is everyone in the US government being blackmailed and bribed? This is like a nightmare. The president needs to be impeached and the entire congress should be voted out. Why
doesn’t anyone say anything? When will Americans start to care? Where do we draw the line? Are we just going to roll over and give up? What good will money do if we have no freedom? Millions of Americans should marching in Washington, DC everyday now. I am so disturbed by these actions to outlaw freedom that I feel like I have been slapped in the face. Nearly everything is illegal now and we are all considered to be terrorists. Obama and the media treats Americans like idiots, but everyone can see what is happening. If we don’t protest these draconian and Unconstitutional laws, Americans don’t deserve to be free.
I was taught that freedom and capitalism was good and now I see the USA becoming tyrannical and socialist. I just don’t understand. Nothing would surprise me anymore. I used to be the biggest American patriot, but now I am ashamed of my country. I am absolutely stunned, depressed, scared, and disgusted about the changes happening to the US. These terrorism laws don't even protect us. How can the government find a terrorist if it is following everyone? Would you surrender all of your freedom for a slight chance of being safer?
I saw the dangers of the real estate bubble in 2008, but didn't say anything. Now after doing some research, I see the rise of a totalitarian state and want to warn everyone. I am a normal, level-headed person and I wouldn’t be writing this is if I was not worried about the direction the US is headed. The massive US debt and the rise of a police state will not end well. One only needs to look at the history of Greece, Rome, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union history to see America’s future. The USA has attacked countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. We can bomb Syria, Iran, North Korea, China, and Russia, but for how long? Does the USA even have any allies left in the world anymore? I thought we were the good guys. Did all of those American soldiers who defended freedom in wars overseas fight in vain?
The US needs to immediately restore the Constitutional rights of Americans. No one knows the future, but I feel like we are headed toward WWIII or a revolution. Americans need to think, wake up, stand up, protest, donate to the ACLU, write to their representatives, contact the media, vote, and talk with their friends and family TODAY. We have even gotten to the stage where I would recommend Americans to buy guns, stock up on necessities, purchase gold, and prepare to flee to another country. I am afraid that if the stock market crashes again, there is another terrorist attack, or there is a war, the US border will slam shut, government travel permits will be required, books will be burned, curfews will be enacted, national photo ID cards will be required to be carried by citizens, elections will be canceled, guns will be banned, citizens will be forced to be implanted with microchips, slave concentration camps will be opened, private property will be confiscated, the government will seize the media, churches will be outlawed, and Americans will be executed. What will you do then?
An example of redneck copypasta, designed to spread panic among the naive.
But I'll leave it here, just so that everyone can have a laugh.