Have You Been Tricked Into Playing a Part In the Police State?
Just think of all the ways we are encouraged to aid and abet law enforcement, recycle, pay our fair share to reduce the deficit, use less water, use less electricity, and all the other civic responsibilities being piled onto us by an ever growing government infringement upon our rights as well as our privacy.
Have you ever been listening to the radio or watching TV when a public service announcement comes on asking you to use less water due to current weather conditions and if you don’t you’ll be fined? Gosh, I thought we were already paying for that water.
Here you are sorting your recyclables, glass, paper, plastic, aluminum, but no Styrofoam, wood, plastic bags, or anything construed as trash because if you do there are posted ordinances and criminal codes that say you can go to jail. So, I rinse out my plastic containers before recycling, can’t dispose of those green light bulbs at the recycle bin because they contain mercury. Got to dispose of them along with those little batteries that contain lead with special instructions. That goes for the motor oil if I decide to change my oil, which I won’t because that’s even more trouble the EPA will give me.
On the radio a software piracy advertisement comes on. I’m supposed to turn in my employer if he copies software that he’s already paid for. Its okay they say, we’ll even pay you for reporting it anonymously. Fine, I’ll just put the screws to the guy that I work for. What a deal, right?
Another public service announcement about water shortage. I’m supposed to report my neighbor if he’s watering on a day he shouldn’t be or if he’s hosing off his dirty driveway. Okay, I’ll be a good citizen and report him so he can pay a fine and learn his lesson, Sure. Am I a policeman or what?
Progressives and liberals are now telling me that my big dog is too much of strain on the environment. He produces as much methane as an SUV. I should only buy pets I can eat like chickens. God, have you ever tried to snuggle up to a chicken? What a personality they have. Oh, but it’s my civic duty! No more lovable pets! Guess someday I’ll have to report my neighbor for having one of those too!
It’s hot here in Texas in the summer. Guess I should keep my thermostat at 80 degrees or even further up so I don’t over stress the electrical grid, and thanks to the environmentally concerned liberals I can also look forward to higher electric rates since Obama hates coal, instructed an EPA crack down on coal burning plants, and since the costs are prohibitive, they shut’em down and we have less energy production. Great, just look at what we’re doing for the environment. I’m so proud of my sacrifice. It’s my duty as a citizen, right? Sure. Why not?
What the heck if my kids come in hot and tired seeking comfort, or when I’m soaked in sweat from mowing or work and I would like some relief. I should just use the shower, but that’s right have to conserve water. Just remembered.
I need to get my kids to and from school, take them to get school supplies for their nightly homework that I’m informed about everyday at the last minute. Wife’s got to get to her job now that both of us have to work to pay rising costs. Now we have 2 cars being driven enough to need fill ups every few days. However, the liberals are telling us SUV’s are evil and immoral. Trucks are in that category too even though I need one for work. We should be riding a bike whenever possible. There’s another expense and constant upkeep.
While fixing dinner I should now be aware of the prescribed low fat high fiber alternative recipes that are good for my health and my family’s because that’s what Michelle Obama recommends. I knew we had a water shortage, but a produce desert? We don’t have enough fruits and veggies? I see produce stands all over the place especially at the grocery stores, but we have a desert according to Michelle Obama, okay so let’s get the federal government to subsidize more grocers so veggies can be more prevalent in the inner cities. God, how did people ever survive before? How did they actually ever buy fruit and veggies? Oh yeah, they went somewhere that sold those items, but it’s better to have the federal government telling us what to do there too. Remember, they know better than we.
Let me sum all this up. I pay for my utilities, but I’m told when and how I’m supposed to consume them. I am also encouraged, no, intimidated into recycling on government terms, and I am told that I will pay more for this privilege of utilities usage by being penalized even more for using them because of regulations that neither I or anyone else voted for. Slowly but surely my family and I are being forced to change our eating habits even though we pay for our food and do not seek government subsidy for that food. I am being pressured to drive more expensive hybrid or electric cars that are ridiculously high in price to comply with less energy usage, yet I will end up paying more anyway for the transportation even when I do save on gas usage. The Chevy gets 40 miles on a charge and cost consumers $7500.00 for every car built federal taxes. What a deal! No matter nobody wants one!
I am being told by President Obama that I should pay more taxes because our government has mismanaged trillions of dollars allowing unqualified buyers to own houses that they defaulted on, to allow 47% of Americans to go without paying taxes, while billions are spent on welfare, food stamps, and unemployment benefits. We good Americans are also expected to pay for the tuitions of illegal alien children, allow non citizens to enter our international borders, without legal process while they seek health and social security benefits as well.
I’m also expected to be a detective by the state and federal government. I am to report suspicious activity, keep a lookout for water users, help enforce the copyright laws, and make sure that nobody else is dumping anything but approved recyclables into the dumpsters that I have painstakingly sorted and cleaned.
I almost forgot. The federal government cares so much about me that I am now being forced to buy nationalized health care whether I want it or not. I will also pay more for it or be assessed fines for not participating. Just so those less fortunate than I can be insured, but I can’t even expect any coverage for the next five years? Because of this new law there will now be more IRS agents which will have to be paid, more departmental bureaucracy that will have to be funded. Why couldn’t we have been allowed to choose and pay for our own? Oh yeah, refer back to rule number 1, the government always knows what’s better for us then we do. Why is it that I don’t feel that way?
Just one more point. The Soviet Union used to encourage the peasants and peaceful workers of the Mother Land to spy on each other. To report each other. Why? To make sure that the people were complying with all the governmental rules imposed by the all knowing all powerful government. Why isn’t that what America has been transformed into?
Just one more thought. How much do I have left in my wallet after paying for all these advantages and compliance? How much time do I have left at the end of the day for myself or my family when I’m not following my civic responsibilities dictated by our friendly government? Answer. Not much.
As our politicians become millionaires while in office, vote automatic wage increases for themselves, and yet ask us to tighten our belts. As President Obama told us to do. President Obama also told us that he and Congress and the Senate already had insurance coverage, but he was going to shove nationalized health care down our throats. So, where are the options of a citizen being over taxed, over regulated, and penalized for using the very resources that he is paying for?
Well, I call it tyranny. The very thing that our founding fathers who wrote the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence, who foresaw our problems today and never intended for this nation to endure. Why don’t liberals get it?