Sometimes you just feel like ranting.
Today is one of those days so, bear with me…
If you want to know the real motives behind the government’s agenda, follow the money.
When you dig down far enough, you quickly find that those who profit from Americans being surveilled, fined, scanned, searched, probed, tasered, arrested and imprisoned are none other than the police who arrest them.
And don’t forget to include the courts which try them, the prisons which incarcerate them, and the corporations, which manufacture the weapons, equipment, and prisons used by the American police state.
It gets worse.
We’ve been made to pay through the nose for the government’s endless wars.
We subsidize foreign nations, military empires, welfare states, roads to nowhere, bloated govt’ workforce, secret agencies, fusion centers, private prisons, biometric databases, invasive technologies, arsenals of weapons (just to name a few).
And we subsidize every other budgetary line item that contributes to the fast-growing wealth of the corporate elite.
All at the expense of those who are barely making ends meet—that is, we the taxpayers.
Those football stadiums that charge exorbitant sums for nosebleed seats? Our taxpayer dollars subsidize them.
Those blockbuster war films? Yep, we were the silent investors on those, too.
This isn’t freedom.
You’re not free if the government can seize your home and car (which you’ve bought and paid for) over nonpayment of taxes.
You’re not free if government agents can freeze seize your bank accounts and other valuables if they merely “suspect” wrongdoing.
And you’re certainly not free if the IRS gets the first cut of your paycheck to pay for government programs over which you have no say.
If you have no choice, no voice, and no real options when it comes to the government’s claims on your property and your money, you’re not free.
As former Congressman Ron Paul observed, “The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.”
Yet, here we are.
How do you fight back?