To All My Fellow "Potential Terrorists"
This is to everyone who is concerned about things like the recent DHS report tagging returning veterans, Ron Paul supporters, people who know about that pesky little thing called the Constitution, and many many more as "possible threats" and "potential terrorists."
Stop for just one moment and HONESTLY ask yourself whether you stood up and shouted "NO!" - loudly and PUBLICLY - whenever the previous administration or administrations did each little thing that increased the scope and power of the Federal Government.
If you did, thank you. If you didn't, a belated 'thank you' for getting it NOW! Hopefully, it's not too late.
I reca;l being at a protest over the Patriot Act, when John Ashcroft came to Atlanta on his "public relations tour" (closed, of course, to the public) The number of people who oppsed that bill because Ashcroft was the devil was amazing. The number of people who supported that bill because Ashcroft was OK was what I found frightening.
It's not about who has the power when we GRANT it. It's about who has the power AFTER them, and after THEM, and...
To those who thought it was fine to give these sweeping powers to George Bush and John Ashcroft, I always posed a simple question: "Would you want Hillary Clinton and Janet Reno to have these powers? Because they, or their like, WILL someday."
Well, that day is here. Now it's Barack Obama, Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano.
So, if you're standing and protesting now - but weren't then - I don't have any condemnation for you. Just promise me this:
"I'll never sit down AGAIN!"