What makes us Americans unique in the world is that we question everything. This is how we are able to keep our freedoms, by questioning the people representing us in our government.
However, we have stopped questioning; we let them get away with too much, and they walked all over us. Now, we pay the price. Our freedom is at stake.
Where we once could be free people, we have been regulated and controlled. We no longer can have lemonade stands; kids can’t just go outside and play. They have rules about riding bikes, playing in the street on a Saturday, and what games can be played at school (oh yeah, and there are no winners and no losers growing up.) Groups of people have words they can use but others cannot, we have “free speech zones”, reporters for our Representatives have to use government computers so they can be monitored, and we have cameras on corners to watch us. In short, we have BIG BROTHER.
Yes, everyone needs rules, but common sense should also be there. Don’t ride a bike in the middle of the street. Don’t just go up and hit someone because they are different; there are ways of speaking without causing a fight. Unfortunately this is all some people can understand.
Where is our common sense? It’s been legislated to death.
We have given away too much power to our Representatives. We need to take it back.
Our Representatives are trying to put everyone in a bubble, for our own good. They want to control us for our safety.
We have given up our freedoms because we kept quiet too long. Our Representatives do not hear us anymore, no matter how loudly we yell or scream at them.
If we want OUR White House back and our House and Senate back, we are going to have to make them listen. We are going to have to find a way to get their attention.
Too many times, we have heard this is so-and-so’s Senate seat or House seat. It is NOT their seat; it is the people’s seat.
The White House is the House of the People. It does not belong to the current President, whoever he (or she) may be.
We MUST remember the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They are not just old pieces of paper or rags.These are our Rights. Our founding fathers even said that they could not list all of our Rights in the Constitution as there are too many.
Do we really want to keep giving away everything? Or do we want safety so badly that we’re willing to give up ALL our Freedoms to Big Brother?
Do we want Big Brother speaking to us from a box on the street telling us to pick up trash and to not do this or that? Do you really want to get fined for anything and everything that they think we should or shouldn’t do?
I do not want to live like that. I want to take personal responsibility for myself and my actions from when I get up in the morning, deciding for myself what I eat, whether or not I exercise, and what choices I make during the day. What my kids eat during the day is MY responsibility. If I decide to drink soda 6 times a day or more or get a hangover, this is my responsibility. Taking responsibility also means accepting the consequences when you do something wrong, intentionally or not.
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