Being an American used to mean something - you would fight for your
country and Constitution and flag, bleed for it, die for it. And because
of that, you had freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and a right to
vote for those who represent you in government.
Now - if you
speak your mind, you are a racist. If you proclaim your religion, you
are either an idiot or an oppressor. And the people you send to Washington to represent you are only out for themselves and special interests.
Even the 'President' is no longer interested in the majority opinion -
his goal is to woo the special interests for political gain.
The meaning of an American Citizenship has been reduced to - nothing. As
long as you can sneak in, break the rules, 'play the system', you can
get all of the benefits that many have fought for and died to protect.
Hell, you can even vote, and the DOJ will fight to protect you. You can
get everything, and you don't even have to sweat, let alone spill your
blood. You don't have to assimilate, don't have to learn the language
and culture, don't have to pledge loyalty (what is that? what an
_out-dated_ concept), don't have swear to protect the country against
enemies, foreign and domestic. You can just take. And take. And take
some more until the well runs dry.
There is a dark cloud
forming over a once proud nation. And it's going to get a _lot_ darker
before things get better - if ever.
1: The Recall Election was important - before the Republicans won. 2: Money is a good thing when it is used to spread the liberal philosophy. 3: Money is a bad thing when conservatives are spending it to forward _their_ philosophy. 4: It's only Democracy when the liberals win. 5: Understanding the election process isn't important when you are a liberal. 6: Union interference in elections is good, conservative grassroots movements are BAD. 7: Even though there was a huge turnout of voters, this election proves that democracy is dead (see #4).
Typhoon MAWAR (Filipino Name: AMBO) has been skirting Luzon for the past few days. It has finally turned north and away from the Philippines and heading for Taiwan/Korea. Buckets of rain, flooding, general nasty all over. MAWAR has just been upgraded from a tropical storm to a CAT 1 typhoon.