Before & Now

Posted Friday, February 10, 2017, at 12:47 PM
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  • We are at a cross road in this country. Do the constitutional rights of the individual out weigh the constitutional rights of the masses?

    Past history the rights of the individual were the standard bearer. As an individual you could not be forced by a government entity or specialized group to go against your individual belief system. You as the individual had the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness as long as it did not go against LAWS.

    Now the perception that just having a personal belief system is harmful to some one else is where we are at. If you do not think like they do you are WRONG and should be bullied and denigrated into submission. When that fails to work they drag you into court now and the GOVERNMENT forces you to comply. Not how our country was established and is not how it will continue to succeed.

    You can see it now in the current Political system. Instead of respect and civil debate we have those who will say and do ANYTHING to force the people they do not agree with to submit. Public shaming, Press shaming, organized VIOLENCE, Internet bulling, Lying, harassment, and more. These action are approved and sometimes SPONSORED by the people in Power.

    Think about it. Is this the future you want your children and grandchildren to live in? Is this truly what the United State is supposed to be?

    In my opinion: Our system is broken! We care more about things that do not really matter then we do about our fellow citizens. How many Homeless do we have? How many children go hungry each day? Why is our education system so useless? Why do we have to pay 10 people to see a doctor? Why have we allowed our federal government to grow to the point it is in control of EVERYTHING? Why do we allow our free press to misrepresent and spin the facts to propagandize things to the point of falsehoods?

    My answer. WE THE PEOPLE HAVE BECOME COMPLACENT AND LAZY! We have delegated our responsibilities away to our own detriment. We need to become involved at the local, state and federal level in order to insist that our voices are heard. We need to vote and we need to become involved! We the people have the power. Those in power no longer fear the people they RULE the people.

    Trump getting elected shook the establishment to it's core! Agree with him or not his election has shown light on the truth for the first time in most citizens lifetime. The establishment is afraid they will lose the power to RULE us. They are afraid they will have to serve the people instead of being served by the people. The federal government has one and only one constitutional job. Secure and protect the people. Look around do you feel secure and protected?

    -- Posted by RSTEWART on Thu, Mar 9, 2017, at 12:00 PM
  • I have always felt secure and protected...BUT with Trump in the WH there's not Total unity between the President and VP and the Republicans in Congress. I'm not sure if I will still feel the same later on down the road.

    We need an Administration that works together and the President say's one think while his VP says another.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Mar 9, 2017, at 1:37 PM
  • A lot of what is happening in the Trump admin in my opinion it meant to get the People's attention. For far too long the Mass Media has dictated what the people know. We now have a voice speaking loudly over them.

    Trump is a shrewd business man. He has a reputation for being brutal but fair in negotiations. He knows that if you can get an opponent to go to their emotional defenses you have the advantage. Once in the emotional state Freudian slips happen that show your true goals not the double speak you are using trying to justify an unjustifiable position.

    Lets take the Russian election influence issue. Since before he was elected the MSM has been hammering away on their drums. Stating transcripts of PRIVATE conversations. They have never produced them just say they exist. So how do you get them to allow the source of those statements to be investigated? They do not want that done as that exposes their true motives.

    You twitter on a slow news day that you were spied on!

    Now they all come out of the wood work to protect the indefensible. Oh man what if the people learn that he was spied on. Don't matter who did it, it matters that it HAPPENED. They know it happened in the MSM and they know where the source is. They do not want the people to know!

    Trump wants the people to know! If he would have asked DAY one for an investigation into these statements they would have said NO and that would have been the end of it. Now that he has insinuated a source they have to investigate in an attempt to prove him wrong. That means we the people see behind the curtain. The establishment is definitely not happy about that!

    -- Posted by RSTEWART on Thu, Mar 9, 2017, at 3:08 PM
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