By Cheryl K. Chumley
The Founding Fathers would not realize the United States this present day. The God-given freedoms they championed within the invoice of Rights were chipped away through the years via an ever-intrusive executive bent on controlling all elements of our lives within the identify of security and safety. NSA wire-tapping and knowledge assortment is Orwellian in its scope. The TSA, BLM, and IRS are all jockeying for regulate of our lives. warrantless searches are at the upward thrust or even inspired in a few communities. Free speech, the perfect to undergo palms, deepest estate, and freedom of faith all are below assault. The structure has been tossed at the related trash pile because the Bible. From site visitors gentle cameras to cellphone tapping, from militarized police forces to focusing on particular teams of individuals, the govt is unfettered in its wish to regulate the yank humans. Police country united states chronicles how the US received to the purpose of being a de facto police kingdom and what resulted in an out-of-control govt that more and more ignores the structure and exploits 11th of September safeguard fears to justify spying on its electorate. beautiful new surveillance know-how makes it more straightforward to maintain tabs at the humans. the purchase through police departments of significant battlefield gear emboldens officers to strong-arm these they need to be conserving. The failure of the inside track media to uphold the rights of voters units the degree for this slippery slope. Police kingdom USA tells how we'd triumph over and recapture our freedoms, as anticipated via the Founding Fathers.
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Disenchanted long-held traditions by means of no matter what capability priceless – proceedings, complaints, the media – and of their position identify arbitrary ideas in response to the desire of some. Root out and abolish all mentions of God from the general public region, proclaiming a revisionist kind of heritage that argues – wrongly – this country used to be equipped via secularists who desired to continue God clear of govt. And bully those that protest into silence. The slippery slope is that when God is got rid of, the door opens wider for presidency to go into. If God’s now not top, who's? Worse is while those teams truly purport to be doing american citizens a superb deed. Weinstein, for example, insisted his push for the entire abolishment of the spiritual element of the academy oath was once a righteous argument simply because he used to be creating a case of precept and sticking with it. even if cadets may perhaps choose out of claiming the objectionable component of the oath was once now not the purpose, he acknowledged. 70 the larger factor used to be the truth that the oath violates legislation – not less than his interpretation of legislations. seventy one And he simply didn’t wish his former academy tainted via the black mark of breaking legislations. Weinstein isn’t by myself in his assaults at the army. In early 2013, the Pentagon ignited a firestorm with an announcement that these within the army of Christian and different faiths might be court-martialed for sharing their non secular perspectives. seventy two The assertion was once issued after secretary of safeguard Chuck Hagel held a closed-door assembly with numerous individuals of the army and civilian activists who introduced forth a listing of matters approximately threats dealing with the troops – between them, sexual attacks and spiritual proselytizing. seventy three curiously, Weinstein was once a part of that assembly, to clarify to army heads his trust that Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and the concerted makes an attempt of non secular believers to push their religion on others have been destructive troop morale and readiness – and eventually weakening nationwide protection. seventy four From that assembly got here a promise of the Pentagon to create and distribute instructions for the way infantrymen may possibly percentage their religion. seventy five however it additionally resulted in the rapid stark and dire caution to these already in army carrier: don’t proportion an excessive amount of or push too demanding, simply because court-martial is a potential repercussion as are different kinds of nonjudicial punishments. seventy six In October 2013, the military’s Christian believers took one other direct hit to their religion whilst a number of dozen military infantrymen attending a briefing at Camp Shelby in Mississippi have been warned off any association with the pro-family, traditional-values ministry American family members organization. seventy seven the warriors have been reportedly instructed that the AFA needs to be categorized as a hate team, along the likes of the Ku Klux Klan, the Black Panthers, neo-Nazis, and the country of Islam. seventy eight it appears, one chaplain in attendance raised an objection to the AFA’s category, requesting rationalization. seventy nine the teacher, even if, maintained that the crowd was once reminiscent of the Westboro Baptist Church – the hateful association with participants who degree loud protests at army funerals – simply because either said gays as sinners.