My Beautiful America?
Since 9/11/01, I kept up with the latest news as much as possible. When there was breaking news, I wanted to know and understand what was going on. I was never worried about MY America until that horrible time in history. Such loss. Such pain. I had never felt America in that much pain before in my own time. We all cried so much. I still cry today at the thought of such horror.
Well, excuse me, but when The Cuban Missile Crisis was on in 1962, I was in high school. My best friend came over to sleep at my home, because if America was going to be bombed, we wanted to die together. I remember that night very well. We were so scared! We even cried. But, we kept saying that we were safe, because we were in America. And, in the end, we were safe. America worked it out.
I mean, I am in MY America. I'm safe here. Nothing can happen to me. MY American can fix anything. Problems came up since that 1962 crisis, but they were fixed with dignity and American always prevailed. Always. And, I was SO proud--!!!
Today, my pride is slipping away, and I am even more afraid of MY America then I was back in 2001.There are a lot of things that the government did that I thought were not only wrong, but against The Constitution, since 9/11.
Laws were drawn up by the President without passing through Congress and so much more!
***On May 9, 2007 President Bush signed "National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 51. This law effectively makes the President a dictator, allowing him to declare a national emergency for any reason what so ever and implement martial law without the approval of Congress. The plan is so secret that not even the members of the Homeland Security in Congress are allowed to see its content.
Look up The Patriot Act. In 2001 the Patriot Act makes any unlawful act, even a misdemeanor, classifiable as a terrorist activity. In 2006 the Military Commissions Act gave the Executive branch the authority to declare ordinary US citizens unlawful, enemy combatant and detain them in undisclosed locations, indefinitely.
And now, HR 1955, The Homegrown Terrorist Prevention Act, waiting approval of Congress, will essentially outlaw dissent of the government, even on the internet. Any government dissent will be called a terrorist act.
*** "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorist," says George W. Bush.
THIS does NOT happen in a democracy!!
We are a nation of a government of "WE the PEOPLE".
If this bill HR 1955 passes, I can’t write things like this anymore.
OH, a LOT of things had been going on for SO LONG, but it wasn’t embe dded into my MIND until 9/11. I saw it. I read all about the things that I thought were important, that others said I shouldn’t worry about. I felt the changing times even more, and now, as of October 3, 2008--with this 700 BILLION $ Bailout--- I know it’s over. I lost MY Beautiful America! I read about this coming in books, and I saw this coming on TV, but it's that gut feeling of loss that did not want to go away, that mourning feeling that gnawed away at my soul that concerned me deeply. Now I know what I was mourning--- My Beautiful America!
Many Americans still can't understand what I feel. I still pray that I am wrong. GOD, I pray that I am wrong.
If I speak too loud, they say, "Are you against America?"
Immediately I shout, "I AM NOT! -- I LOVE MY AMERICA!"
But this Bull S***, about either you are with us or you are not, is just that. It's ALL B-S~!
I CAN be against certain laws and certain people -- I can even NOT agree with what the President does -- I have that right, and I can still LOVE my America! Since when did this become an issue--- that someone can't stand UP for what they think is right or wrong? I'll tell you when. Since 9/11---that's when it all started to fall apart rapidly.
But wait--- when martial law is declared, the President has the right to suspend the Constitution, which makes it null and void. When its null and void, it does not exist, and WE the people lose all of our rights.
My conclusion to my story is that I HOPE things DO change!!! Because without change there will be NO Democracy. It has already fallen. And its falling apart came from within. No foreign country or person caused this fall. She fell from within.
Where is Democracy? It’s gone stellar. I cry.
May She Rest In Peace.
I loved her dearly!!!!!
**Praying hard that she may be resurrected back into MY Beautiful America once again.**
((( Land of the free and the home of the brave! )))
Mary Lynn Plaisance
Obituary of a Nation
By Kerry Beard
October 4, 2008
The United States of America, 232 years of age, passed away tragically on Friday afternoon October 3, 2008 in Washington D.C. She was born to a group of patriots called the "Founding Fathers" at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA on July 4, 1776. Her birth was the first of it's kind in the history of the world. Once she gained her
independence, she flourished and grew to become the most powerful nation on the face of the earth. She also offered to protect the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to all, because she believed that all men were endowed by their creator with these unalienable rights.
According to the coroner's report, her death was caused by an overdose of a deadly toxin known as "greed." The coroner stated that the once powerful nation was unaware that she had been receiving injections of the extremely poisonous greed for nearly 100 years. Ironically, these injections were being administered by the elected officials who were entrusted with her care. The first injection was ordered by Woodrow Wilson in December of 1913 when he signed the Federal Reserve act into law, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so. This injection allowed a group of parasites known as "Federal Reserve Banks" to literally suck the life blood out of her fragile economic system.
Over the next several years several other patriots were aware of the poisoning of the young Republic and tried to warn the citizens who lived within her borders, but they were dismissed by a controlled media as unpatriotic kooks and quacks. In 2007 a strong movement developed to try to save the dying nation. They knew, from reading the Founding Fathers' instructions, that there was an antidote to the poison and that the parasites could be exposed and removed, but they too were ignored and dismissed.
Once the elected officials realized that the 232 year old Republic was about to meet her demise, they began pumping more and more poisonous greed into her already bloated economic system. They said this was "necessary" to prop up the dying Republic's sagging economy. This effort was done despite the objection of 90% of the young Nation's 300 million citizens, 74 elected officials in the Senate, and 263 in the House of Representatives agreed with the Treasury Secretary, Chairman of the Federal Reserve and the President that more poison was the best treatment. And on October 3, 2008 President George W. Bush administered the final lethal injection by signing the so called "Bailout Package" into law.
No viewing, memorial service or even burial has been planned for the Republic. It seems very few know she has passed away, since the poison has made her unrecognizable from the Republic she once was. And the elected officials have most of her 300 million citizens convinced they still live in a Constitutional Republic instead of a Socialist State. Even her founding documents have become unrecognizable and objects of ridicule and scorn, since many believe they are outmoded and out dated.