When you think about it, Paul Revere had it fairly easy. I mean all he had to do was to ride several miles across the countryside and yell out… ‘The British are coming….the British are coming.” His message of an impending invasion was received by the masses of the day and….well… you know the result.
In our hustle and hurry world of today, it isn’t quite this easy is it For one thing a large portion of our masses either choose to disregard the messages being sent out concerning the current invasion or they are so brain washed they have burrowed down into their holes and refuse to look beyond their noses.
The invasion I speak of is the invasion of our rights as citizens of this nation. We have (or at least some of us have) elected a president who has no shame in signing away these rights on a daily basis. Take today’s executive order de jure, allowing the world wide police agency known as Interpol to operate without limitations or audit rights freely within the borders of the United States. They are immune from taxation or from scrutiny or any type of United States governmental inspection of the documents and information it may gather on US citizens. This is just what we need, some group of French policemen knocking on our doors in the middle of night because of a delinquent traffic ticket we failed to pay in Paris. I must have dropped off to sleep when the news came on tonight, since I failed to hear anything about this and I would suspect you missed it as well.
Another item that might be of interest to you and one that I will bet fails to make it into your news sources is the fact that the president has signed another executive order allowing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to receive as much money from the federal government as they wanted. Their previous limit had been set at only 200 billion, now they can have as much as they want. The analogy for this was explained in this way:
The administration said it was removing the caps to “leave no uncertainty about the Treasury’s commitment to support these firms as they continue to play a vital role in the housing market during this current crisis.” Of course the fact that the policies and actions of these two firms regarding unsound lending practices is what led to their failure in the first place doesn’t seem to enter the equation. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Let’s see….oh yes, the underwear bomber….the country where he first boarded his flight…Yemen has now announced they have no money for security and need some additional help and assistance. I feel certain we’ll see Sect. of State Clinton announce a package of several billion more bucks to assist this poor nation as it struggles to fight terrorists in the same manner as it did with the participants who bombed the USS Cole. Another fact you probably dosed off on was that two men suspected of assisting the panty bomber had been confined at Guantanamo Bay detention facility and then released (by the Bush administration) They were released and forced, yes forced to undergo art therapy in Saudi Arabia. Where you listening – I said ART therapy.
Listen to this:
‘Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents. American officials agreed to send the two terrorists to Saudi Arabia where they entered into an “art therapy rehabilitation program” and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials. One program gives the former detainees paints and crayons as part of the rehabilitation regimen. Saudi officials concede its program has had its “failures” but insist that, overall, the effort has helped return potential terrorists to a meaningful life.’
I’m certain all of us can agree that taking highly trained suicide killers and making them spend hours doing finger painting and coloring between the lines is just what is needed to correct uncivilized behavior. I am certain Charles Manson would have been released by now if he were only given a new box of crayons. He should (and probably will) sue. I wouldn’t be surprised to see one of the rehabilitees show up on Oprah telling the nation how his life was changed for the good by the time he had finished his first paint-by-numbers canvas.
Heaven help us all……more to come…