The state of affairs in the US is in rapid decline. The minute Palin gets picked she goes from being an unknown to being crucified in the media as the biggest dumbest threat that ever existed. In an election where pundits constantly question experience, it should be noted that the two Democrats that ran, Clinton and Obama, have no executive experience whatsoever. (Hillary could claim fly on the wall proxy experience).
Palin is NRA, pro life, does not consider global warming made made according to the press. Ok, lets get that out of the way. Please note that her husband and son are democrats, apparently.
Lets talk about China and Russia. Both had budget and trade surplus. America's Fed is scrambling to balance the need to fuel a false economy with cheap money and the collapse of the dollar. The military is stretched too thin. Situations like the one in Georgia, the USA is powerless to react. North Korea/Kim Jong, Venezuela/Chavez, insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran/Ahmedinejad, the collapse of Pakistan, the loss of nearly every ally in South America and a foolish congress pissing Columbia off.
Pollution on the rise, coal fire plants and strip mining about, Diesel, wind, solar and nuclear power still a future option with no action so far...
Gestapo governments at both the state and the federal level with the power to impose the death penalty roam around terrorizing the US tax-payers and citizens with tax rates an order of magnitude higher than those in the pre civil war era, most rights are severely and illegally curtailed, elections are bought with a media circus or stolen with fraudulent election machines.
This is a totalitarian authoritarian autocracy constructed by both parties that sell Ingsoc, the sale is that Ingsoc is a friendly socialist mother-government sent to protect you and to give you a standard of living. Ingsoc is the opposite. It gives you imprisonment and the perpetual rule of an oligarchical collectivist government.
Seriously, PUTIN/MEDVEDEV is far better than this. Even Hitler is better than this because he was an honest man, he said "kill them all" and he kept his promise.
This is the worst government in world history because so much is at state. The Senate, the Congress and the White House and at least half the supreme court are criminal traitors and we need a Generallisimo like Augusto Pinochet to come in and have these people thrown from airplanes at 20,000 ft.
Seriously. All the neocons, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Rice, Rove, all the traitors, most of the congress and most of the senate, all thrown from airplanes, and a large number of the oligarch CEOs and all the executives at Fannie and Freddie, and all the Fed members, Bernanke, Greenspan, all thrown from aircraft for being traitors at 20,000 ft.
This is the worst congress and presidency ever, and the people should be considering a revolt not an election at this point.
A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy…. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader…. If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.
The said constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
The right to freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.
It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
above by Sam Adams, who has been reduced to being a fucking beer-brand in the USA.
At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results, and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished, asked him directly: "Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" "A republic if you can keep it" responded Franklin.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. (Including politicians, even the President).
The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, & what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always, well informed. The past which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive; if they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13 states independent 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & What country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure. -- Jefferson
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
* Samuel Adams, in a speech at the Philadelphia State House (1 August 1776)
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
* Benjamin Franklin 1738
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
-- Richard Jackson (often attributed to Franklin)
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
* Learned Hand, in "The Spirit of Liberty" - a speech at "I Am an American Day" ceremony, Central Park, New York City (21 May 1944)
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
* Thomas Jefferson, in Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774)
... Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses
Satire X, circa AD 150, before the long painful decline of the Roman Empire
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the universe.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
-- Tacitus circa 100 AD
The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.
-- Tacitus circa 100 AD
In this election if one calls oneself a Democrat of a Republican and agrees with these fucking traitors and one thinks this is due process and these elections are going to lead this republic into a time of peace and prosperity, one would SICKEN and DISGUST any of the founders of this country. The allegiance to either of the parties makes a traitor, and a lazy ass that wants to delegate authority to a higher power rather than participate in the proper regulation of power and are collectively responsible for turning this formerly great nation into a totalitarian authoritarian oligarchical collectivist evil empire who will suffer the same fate as the Roman Empire.
Its sickening to have to share a country with self destructive lazy cry baby whiners that want a mother of a government.
Proof the USSSA is becoming a fascist piece of shit:
New York Times story about how internet traffic is increasingly flowing around the US as web-based industries catch up in other parts of the world. Other issues, such as the Patriot Act, have made foreign companies wary about having their data on US servers. From the NYTimes:
"Internet industry executives and government officials have acknowledged that Internet traffic passing through the switching equipment of companies based in the United States has proved a distinct advantage for American intelligence agencies. In December 2005, The New York Times reported that the National Security Agency had established a program with the cooperation of American telecommunications firms that included the interception of foreign Internet communications. Some Internet technologists and privacy advocates say those actions and other government policies may be hastening the shift in Canadian and European traffic away from the United States."
Our own fascist government is taking a beautiful thing American scientists invented, the Internet, and chasing the rest of the world away from our Internet infrastructure because of fucking illegal traitor warrant-less searches that violate the 4th Amendment amongst others.