I am going to go way, way out on a limb in this posting with the hope that, like in the children's fairy tale, everyone begins whispering to one another until shouts are heard across the land. Here goes:
As a product of the American educational system, I don't quite know what to do about the fact that our elected representatives are permitting our laws to be broken and the Constitution subverted. These are violations of their oaths of office. Do the American people realize that we, ultimately, are responsible for these actions? And, if we don't like them, that we are responsible for stopping them?
It is not enough to vote when we know our votes are hacked. It is not enough to propose a constitutional amendment providing for recall of members of the House and Senate. It is not enough to hope for impeachment when egregious impeachable offenses have been committed regularly since Bush was illegally handed the presidency.
Great minds have been at work for more than thirty years in crafting the plan to get us to where we are today. I am calling on everyone to think about what our founding fathers would do if they found themselves in the clutches of a fascist dictatorship. I am calling on everyone to think outside the box; those in power now have shown no respect for process and I think it's time for the rest of us to take off our gloves and get creative, too.
I believe in a few things:
-to remain silent is to be complicit;
-when the people are afraid of the government, that's tyranny, but when the government is afraid of the people, that's liberty;
-dissent is the highest form of patriotism; and
-it is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from the government.
Let's try to bring that back.