Chicago, IL—I will enjoy the day off, the barbecues and pool parties with friends. However what we’ve done to the incredible Liberty and Freedom our forefathers shed their blood to give us is an unmitigated disgrace.
Starting with excessive, punishing and extortionate taxation that would even stop King George’s heart we’ve become slaves to our politicians.
Private enterprise has been destroyed by the taxation as our hopelessly corrupt politicians have surrounded themselves with decadence and the wealth of royalty. That’s happening while most Americans must live hand to mouth.
Our rights against unreasonable search and seizure have been outrageously and redundantly violated by government checkpoints where we are frisked, fondled and abused by low-life, uniformed government employees. Our e-mail has been read and is stored in data warehouses with all of our telephone calls waiting for an opportunity to be used against us.
Our gun rights have been rationed, closely monitored and simply denied by various government jurisdictions for decades.
We are videotaped and our vehicle movement is logged by roving license plate readers. We are also tracked by the usage of debit and credit cards.
Cowardly venue operators have mimicked the government by frisking Americans attending concerts, sporting events and some amusement parks.
We have allowed the government the absolute power to secretly arrest and hold us without lawyers or trials without justification.
Americans have taken this abuse in stride like sheep being paraded to the slaughterhouse by a Judas goat.
Our Constitution and the Bill of Rights never contained a provision that allowed for trading freedom for security. We’ve allowed this encroachment well outside the required political mechanism required to change the Constitution.
Forgive me if I don’t celebrate the 4th of July until we begin placing our politicians both Democrat and Republican on the gallows where they belong for Treason.