A Plea for Action
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A Plea for Action
by Kat Dillon, 5/18/04
I'm a very quiet person, and consequently, I spend a lot of time observing. I watch people. I read the news. I listen. It's not a pretty picture out there.
Here's a question for you: Why are you here? There was something to drove you to making a drastic move against government encroachment. What was it? Why did you join the Free State Project? Apparently it was important enough for you to pledge to move. Was it important enough that you would go out and tell more people about the FSP? Was it important enough that you would go out and recruit 3 new people? I think it's not only important, it's vitally urgent. I think our government is quickly changing from an enormous all-engulfing bureaucracy into a most frightening tyranny. Time is running out to do something, anything, to stop it.
The Davidians and their children were burned alive, for what? For running a legal gun business? For their religious views? For standing up against government tyranny? There is not and never will be a public outcry against this from the general public. They believe what they are told by the media. And the media seem to tell only the government approved version of events.
Prisoners in Iraq and apparently Afghanistan are tortured by our troops. This was apparently done with either the approval of the executive branch, or at least a willingness to turn a blind eye. These are the same people willing to put terrorists in prison without any recourse to due process. No lawyers, no charges, no chance of release. These are the same people who are willing to make the definition of terrorist so broad that anyone can be named terrorist. So exactly how long before we're torturing citizens in prisons here?
I hear on talk radio calls for the draft. Even such places as worldnetdaily, which is at times suspicious of government encroachment, seems to be calling for the draft. I was astounded to see one of their polls where the majority of people were in favor of it. The general public is being prepped to accept this involuntary servitude. I'm not prepared to give up the life of my child to bring democracy (mob rule) to Iraq. Or Syria. Or Iran. Or North Korea.
The economy is downright frightening. George W. is spending like there's no tomorrow. The value of the dollar continues to fall against foreign currencies. Wholesale prices are increasing - an indication that the government is printing so much money, it is worth less, can buy less. Businesses cannot operate reliably when the law is so screwed up that at any moment, their livelihoods could become illegal, so of course they're moving offshore. Will selling fattening foods be illegal soon? Tobacco? The nanny state is driving this once thriving nation into poverty.
Unfortunately, these are only a few of the examples of why it is so urgent to act now.
Recruit like your lives depend upon it, because they may.