Our rights are being slowly and egregiously eroded. And one of the biggest problems we face, is a lack of a strong united organized movement to defend our rights. Any of them it seems.
The department of justice spies on journalists and threatens legal action when they refuse to reveal their confidential sources. The confidentiality of sources is the bedrock of a free press.
It’s now common practice for our cities to require permits to protest on public property. During the Pittsburg G20, many organizations were denied permits to protest less than a mile away from the summit. You have to ask permission to exercise your right to peaceably assemble.
It doesn’t stop there.
Want to exercise your second amendment rights? You might need a permit for that too, and in many places the permits are priced to discourage people from arming themselves.
Take New York City for example. A pistol permit will cost you 340 dollars. You also need a fingerprint card costing 95 dollars.
The NSA is collecting phone records and internet data of American citizens without warrant. The NDAA gives the government the authority to indefinitely detain a US citizen on American soil. A direct violation of the fifth amendment.
And those are just the violations of rights explicitly identified in the Constitution. The ninth amendment states that other rights not specifically identified in the Bill of Rights should still be protected and preserved.
We live in a constitutional Republic. We were founded as a rights-based country. The defense and protection of our rights is our highest calling as American citizens, but we have allowed our rights to become partisan. We let the democrats civil rights and ignore gun rights. We let republicans defend gun rights and ignore the right to privacy. We should all be ashamed of that. We’ve let our most precious founding ideals become embroiled in partisanship.
Our politicians and our citizens shouldn’t get to pick and choose what rights they will defend.
Its our obligation. Everyone of us to protect, defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States, not just the parts we like or the parts that serve our purpose. All of our rights are interconnected. To allow the violation of one, is to undermine the foundations of them all.
-Billy Johnson for the NRA News-
On this, Billy Johnson said it totally right. We are allowing our politicians to take our rights away. Right now we have a president who’s only job, according to him is to take our rights away. And that is our fault too my friends. We elected him. Not just once, but twice.
This week in Lawton, Oklahoma I found this disturbing little ditty where Cameron University proceeded to tell a student that the rules of the college were more powerful than the bill of rights! Yes you read that right. From WND comes this:
A dispute over a student’s attempt to express his opinion about religion on campus is now in court after a university executive insisted the school’s rules are above the Bill of Rights.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, over its discipline of student Daniel Harper in February for distributing religious fliers.
Harper says he was told by Thomas R. Russell, the equal opportunity officer at Cameron, that the university policies are above “those amendments to the Constitution” and that he had to abide by university policy regardless of the First Amendment.
Russell allegedly told Harper: “I like those amendments to the Constitution. They are foundations to democracy. But that’s all they are – foundations.”
Russell further insisted: “You can’t live on them. You’ll freeze to death in the winter and burn up in the summer.”
ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker argued public universities are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas.
“The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all students, regardless of their religious beliefs,” he said. “They should not have to pre-register their speech with college officials or comply with vague speech codes to exercise their constitutionally protected freedoms.”
The complaint explains Harper was found guilty by the school of violating the Equal Opportunity Policy in its Employee Handbook, even though Harper is a student, not an employee.
ADF explained that the university allows various groups to freely express their views on campus.
Things are going way out of bounds here in America. The liberals in our government and even the republicans are working overtime now to take our rights away. Our educational institutions are doing the same……and yet, nothing is done to stop it. So I think it is time for the people to rise up and stop this insanity before it gets too much more out of hand. It is out of hand now. Time to stop it. NOW!
God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us to start fighting back