A funny thing happened on the way home from the voting booth.
Here I am, less than a year into the second term of Barack Obama, and I’m questioning my vote for him — and yet I never would have voted for Mitt Romney, either. This president, just like every other since Dwight D. Eisenhower, and possibly before him, is making decisions in favor of increasing the power of our military-industrial complex, while decreasing the power of U.S. citizens to live freely and without fear of The State.
During the 1950s and 1960s, young baby boomers referred to The State as “The Man,” and as a member of Generation X, I’m embarrassed to see my parents’ generation just sit back and accept what is happening in our country in terms of unfettered spying on U.S. citizens by our own government.
Where is the accountability? Will we ever be a free society again? And is our American Dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness really over?
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