(1000+ posts) Wed Jun-29-11 12:49 PM
Original message The America we knew is gone
The Patriot Act took away more of our basic rights than the Constitution granted us.
I never needed to show a picture ID when voting. Until now.
I’m on the no fly list. But I wasn’t told why and I wasn’t allowed on the plane.
Any president can start any war just because. And screw congressional approval.
A totally insane, bugshit crazy, lunatic right-wing fringe is being taken seriously.
Our government is no longer answerable to us.
Can’t afford gas, food, and the basic necessities of life? Tough shit.
Education? School the little brats at home and quit whining.
Jobs? Hey, that’s not the government’s problem. Start a small business or starve.
Sympathy or empathy from the powers that be? You must be kidding.
This is not the America I grew up in. It has become a really hideous, ugly country and there’s virtually nothing we can do about it. No, we’re not “NUMBER ONE.” And shouting “USA,” “USA,” is an exercise in utter stupidity.
But all of this is just my opinion. What’s yours?