As Ben Franklin stated, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Sadly, the statists in Washington, D.C. keep choosing to take away more and more of our liberties for some bureaucrat’s vision of so-called “safety.”
In today’s world, “security” really means handing over the last bits of freedom to Big Government’s prying eyes.
Just recently, the Senate Armed Services Committee called for drones returning from Afghanistan to be used “freely and routinely” in U.S. airspace.
Government agencies are training drones by tracking civilian cars over American cities.
Law enforcement agencies are buying them up by the dozen – happy to let the spying begin.
The Congressional Research Service states domestic drones could be equipped “with facial recognition or soft biometric recognition, which can recognize and track individuals based on attributes such as height, age, gender, and skin color.”
More than 30,000 are expected to be flying across the United States in the near future.
This isn’t something out of George Orwell’s 1984. It’s America in 2012.
And it’s all designed so politicians can line the pockets of their crony capitalist pals – while you and I pay the price with our tax dollars and our freedom.
I’m not telling you all this to dishearten you – although I understand it may be discouraging to look the facts straight in the face.
I’m telling you this because these are the battles you and I can’t ignore if we are going to maintain our last vestiges of freedom as Americans – and regain what we’ve lost.
After all, in recent years, we’ve witnessed the passage of the so-called “Patriot” Act, which allows the government to wiretap and spy on American citizens.
We’ve seen the passage of the NDAA – allowing the government to lock up and detain American citizens indefinitely without so much as a warrant.
And we see the TSA routinely groping elderly women and children at airports.
Ten years after its creation, a congressional report was issued saying the TSA was “bloated and ineffective.”
More than 25,000 security breaches have occurred under its watch.
Our liberties are being stolen from us daily – and for NOTHING.
So what’s next? What else will the security statists demand of us in order to finally make us “safe and secure”?
“Black boxes” in every car?
Cameras on every street corner? In every house?
RFID tracking chips implanted in every man, woman, and child – all designed to ensure we’re “safe”?
So government bureaucrats can ensure we don’t smoke the wrong thing?
To ensure our sodas aren’t too big or our cheeseburgers too greasy?
How much liberty will politicians steal before the American people wake up and say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!”?
I believe you and I are at a tipping point.
More and more Americans ARE getting fed up.
Senator Rand Paul has already introduced legislation to get the out-of-control TSA screeners out of our airports.
And he recently introduced a bill that would stop the government from arbitrarily using drones to spy on Americans by forcing it to obey the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
But more attacks on our Fourth Amendment rights are coming at the American people full-speed ahead.
It’s up to you and me to stop them.
You and I must be prepared to take on the statists and defend our freedoms.
That’s exactly what Campaign for Liberty has been doing – and will continue to do – in the coming weeks and months.
Our goal is to reawaken men and women from coast to coast and rally them to defend liberty before it’s too late.
Because it’s not too late.
The free soul of America still exists.
But it’s up to you and me to create a grassroots fire that no politician in his or her right mind would dare ignore.