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We the People Must Protect Our Liberty, No Matter the Cost

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America today is no longer a Land of Opportunity but one of basic survival for the middle to lower class tax brackets.   The hope we once knew and looked toward in our daily struggles as a beacon of light at the end of the labor tunnel is quickly being extinguished by corporatism and entitlements for the rich while we at the bottom slave to minimally support our families.


Our governmental representatives sit in Washington, D.C. deliberating our collective future, while We the People can only hope they are doing so in our best interests.   To date though, this has not happened.   To date, they have done nothing but add to our national deficit with corporate bailouts and tax havens for their contributors while our national education system has come under attack, our teachers lose their jobs,   citizens lose their homes and our elders face the loss of Medicare and the elimination of social security, a fund into which they have paid their whole, working lives.   To date, they have only appeased us with pointless debates while the same corporations that export our jobs and feed from the public trough fill these politician's pockets with "campaign contributions".


In addition to this, the military complex continues to cripple our economy under the guise of National Security and the global trade policies pushed by a corporatist agenda have all but rendered us global sheep in a broken field of dreams.   Adding insult to injury, American factories have been allowed to leave America and ship their goods in without tariffs or trade restrictions through legislative manipulations like NAFTA and CAFTA.   Currently, our government is trying to initiate a Global free trade policy that will further cripple our workforce by forcing them to labor for lower pay and fewer benefits in order to remain competitive with third world workers.  


To make matters worse, the idea of God somehow supporting the right wing agenda of deception and depravation of the poor and downtrodden which has been vehemently supported by our governmental quasi-Christians has become the greatest misuse of trust this country has ever seen.   These people, who would have us all worshiping corporate icons as our new gods, parade around as if Jesus himself condones their American reclamation when that action is only a faà ade of corporate and their own, personal enrichment at the people's expense.  


Historically, what had beset the ruling class power, is how the deception they used against the people over who they had control, had overwhelmed them when they came to believe this power was limitless. Their pseudo security in their oppression and their demigod egotism fooled them into the false belief of total control where it did not actually exist.   Presently, these people or in the case of American corporatism, entities, have come to believe they cannot be stopped but when an empire is built upon the backs of its people, it is dependent upon those people to survive and flourish.   When rebellion or refusal to comply with the system occurs, the empire falls and the People once again dictate the terms of our own destiny.


The intrinsic truth of it all is quite simple: The increasing control of corporations in our government and the Police State supporting it can only succeed if We the People allow it to. The time has come to take back this nation.   We the People need to bring about change that we can actually depend on in order to combat the ongoing war on the middle and lower classes.   It has already begun in Madison, Wisconsin and elsewhere across this great nation but more support and more soldiers are needed.     Thomas Jefferson, perhaps the greatest of our founding fathers, once so profoundly stated;


"The people cannot be all and always, well informed. The part 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 lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. What country ever before existed a century and a half without a rebellion?   And what country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that the people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."


The oppression of the corporatists is not only an American dilemma. This struggle is global and it is a fight against those who would enslave us all no matter our country of origin.   Black, white, yellow, brown, male, female and even Mother Earth herself, have fallen victim to these oppressors.   They know no bounds, no limits as long as we allow them to prosper.   They will not stop unless we stop them.


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Steven Forrest is a Project Architect living in St. Petersburg, Florida. Currently, he is working to implement Green Building initiatives in several communities across Florida. Given the current situation in America and the continued (more...)
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