The despotic government that runs the United States of America has made it clear that it supports spying 24/7 on any and all American citizens.
The current administration of Barack Obama and the former administration of George W. Bush both trotted out officials to the talk shows and interview circuits over the weekend to praise the National Security Agency’s scrutiny of phone calls, Internet usage and other communications by American citizens.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has often gone even further, claiming that if the NSA spying program had been it place before September 11, 2001, it would have prevented the terrorist attacks that took out the World Trade Center in New York and damaged the Pentagon in Washington. This weekend, his message was a little more circumspect, claiming the spying “could” have prevented one of the plane hijackers.
Incredible claims either way, but Cheney has a history of incredible claims and a history of thinking that freedom is something America can’t afford in the age of terrorism.
In part, Cheney is right. The age of terrorism rules in America.
But we here at Capitol Hill Blue are inclined to think that the real terrorists are those who used the attacks to turn America into a fascist state where individual rights are expendable in the name of “national security.”
There’s little doubt the eight years of George W. Bush’s presidency destroyed a lot of America’s freedoms. Bush, we were once told by sources who later backed down on on their claims, once called the Constitution a “goddamned piece of paper.” While we could never document that he actually said it, his actions often showcased that he obviously felt that way,
Sadly, that trend continued under the despotic rule of Barack Obama, who lied his way into the White House with false promises to curtail the abuses of the Bush administration and — instead — increased the abuse of power emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and turned America away from democracy and freedom.
Obama, in too many ways, is worse than Bush — something that few, including us, thought was possible. Many voters thought things could be different in an Obama Presidency.
Yes, things are different. The difference, however, is that abuse of freedoms once enjoyed by Americans and once protected by the Constitution are more, not less, endangered under Obama. While we are not fans of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, we applaud his move to sue the NSA for abuse of freedom of Americans.
Obama, sadly, is as much if not more of a dictator as Bush. Like Bush, he lied his way into office. Like Bush, he sees power as an absolute that he can abuse at will to impose his repressive agenda on a gullible America. Obama shows no remorse or regret for the many Americans harmed by his repressive administration. He is a dictator without morals and a tyrant without compassion.
Yes, America is under assault from terrorists and those terrorists are named Obama, Biden, Bush, Cheney et. al. When Obama’s term is complete, America will suffered 16 years of repression under two administrations from two supposedly different political parties.
In reality, both Presidents and Vice Presidents, and the parties they represent are enemies of and traitors to the United States of America.
(Edited and updated at 12:42 p.m. EST on 6/17/2013)