[A-List] endoftheamericandream.com

Bill Totten shimogamo at ashisuto.co.jp
Sat Dec 18 01:47:51 MST 2010

... that America is No Longer the Land of the Free

The United States was able to defeat Nazi Germany and helped bring down
the USSR, but is the US government now quickly becoming just like them?
Once upon a time, America was the land of the free and the home of the
brave, but today the government has become an oppressive monster that is
intrusively embedding itself in our lives in thousands of different ways.
Today we are all viewed as potential threats to the "system" that the
government has imposed, and therefore everything that we do must be
watched, tracked, traced, recorded and controlled. Lip service is still
given to ideals such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom
of assembly, freedom of religion and freedom of movement, but all of those
freedoms are rapidly dying a brutal death. To our forefathers, living the
American Dream meant living as free men and women, but today it means
living under deep socialist tyranny where the government takes care of us
from the cradle to the grave and uses an increasingly oppressive Big
Brother police state control system to guarantee our safety.

The following are twenty signs that America is no longer the land of the
free ...

1 - Government trash snooping has now come to America. The city of
Cleveland plans to sort through curbside trash to ensure that people are
actually recycling their trash. If it is discovered that they are not
recycling properly they will be hit with very large fines.

2 - It is becoming increasingly difficult to express free speech online.
The city of Philadelphia is actually forcing bloggers to pay them $300 for
a business license. In this economic climate, who can afford to pay an
extra 300 dollars just to have a blog? So much for free speech in

3 - All of our DNA will soon be in a database. Barack Obama has been
pushing a plan to create a national database that will store the DNA of
all individuals who have been arrested, even if they end up not being
convicted of a crime. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34097.html

4 - You should consider nothing you do on the Internet to be private. It
is being reported that the Obama administration is now demanding access to
all Internet records of all Americans without court review.

5 - Just about anything can be used against you in court these days. In
one of the very first military commissions held under the Obama
administration, a US military judge ruled that confessions obtained by
threatening the subject with rape are admissible in court.

6 - But it is not just Islamic terrorists that are going to get this kind
of treatment. According to FBI Director Robert Mueller, "homegrown
terrorists" represent just as much of a threat to American national
security as al-Qaeda does in 2010.

7 - Be very, very careful about what you post on the Internet from now on.
One software company is actually developing software which will be able to
identify people from photographs posted on the Internet.

8 - The frightening thing is that the Internet may actually be literally
inside the heads of many Americans soon. Intel has stated that it wants
microchips inside the heads of their customers by the year 2020.

9 - As technology develops, it is inevitable that the government will want
to utilize it to track us and to control us. A startup company developing
"chipless RFID ink" has already tested its product on cattle and
laboratory rats. How soon before it starts getting used on humans?

10 - "Pre-crime" is not just for science fiction movies any longer. The
Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice has announced that it will
begin using analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents and
will place "potential offenders" in specific prevention and education

11 - Are you ready to start carrying a national ID card? This year US
Senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have been promoting legislation
that would institute a biometric national identification card for all

12 - These days anyone can be labeled a "terrorist" and denied even the
most basic of rights. New legislation being pushed by US Senators John
McCain and Joe Lieberman earlier this year would allow the US military to
round up large numbers of Americans and detain them indefinitely without a
trial if they are believed to "pose a threat" or if they have "potential
intelligence value" or for any other reason that the President of the
United States "considers appropriate".

13 - The relationship between the police and the public has fundamentally
changed. Once upon a time the police were there to protect and serve. But
in 2010 police all too often abuse their positions. Just recently, a 32
year old man was beaten black and blue by two Denver Police officers for
no apparent reason at all.

14 - We are now so tightly regulated that we can't even honor good police
officers any longer. Memorial crosses erected along Utah public roads to
honor fallen state highway troopers have been found unconstitutional by a
federal appeals court and must be removed.

15 - In 2010, it seems like the government wants to investigate just about
everyone and everything. For example, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently
called for opponents of the proposed Ground Zero mosque to be investigated
in order to establish who is funding their activities.

16 - The truth is that it is very dangerous to exercise your free speech
in America in 2010. For example, Christians are being arrested in various
areas across the United States for quietly passing out Christian
literature on public sidewalks.

17 - The US government has become so paranoid that now even milk is viewed
as a major threat. Organic milk is now considered such a national crisis
that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in
the state of Pennsylvania.

18 - We can't even get on an airplane now without first allowing gawking
security officials to get a good look at our naked bodies. The new full
body security scanners going into airports all across the United States
can actually see through clothing and produce very clear and very detailed
images of the exposed bodies of everyone who walks through them.

19 - But the government would never save any of those naked images, would
they? Well, the US Marshals Service confessed recently that it had indeed
saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system
at the security checkpoint of one Florida courthouse.

20 - Things have gotten so bad that we can't even sing the national anthem
during a visit to a national monument any longer. A group of high school
students made national headlines recently when they revealed that they
were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem
during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial.



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