Independence Day… Time for a memorial or a celebration?
The news tells us about the US government spying on its citizens.
Fireworks displays at military bases are suspended because of sequestration.
A citizen is hounded around the world, his passport is revoked, and foreign nations fear granting him asylum because the USA is after him. His crime? He revealed the illegal and unethical nature of US spying around the world.His trial? Never happened.
The President vacations in Africa while White House tours are suspended. A purge of US generals is occurring. The President has the highest record of charging whistleblowers with crimes in the history of the US.
Congress is determined to hold its breath until it dies rather than breathe legislative life into anything.
The Supreme Court is rife with partisanship instead of objectivity.
Two teen age boys are in jail facing charges of terrorism because they mouthed off while playing video games.
American citizens are hunted down and killed without a trial.
American citizens are no longer secure in their possessions or their homes.
National Security Letters allow any federal law enforcement to acquire anything about you they wish without showing that you are a suspect in a crime.
This is not the Fourth of July like any other. It is the first memorial to the Fourth of July.
Like you, I love my country and what I always thought it stood for. I wish it stood for those things today. Freedom, Responsibility, Choice, Constitutional Government, and the Rights of Citizens. These noble ideas have been trammeled in the pursuit of global power and by making people serve the government.