Where did all my rights go?
"Freedom is rarely lost in a single stroke. The danger lies in losing it bit by bit." -Dennis Patrick, former FCC Chairman
"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind." -James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness: that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." -Declaration of Independence
"That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves." -Thomas Jefferson
"But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years." -Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, September 6, 1789
"A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins." -Benjamin Franklin
Fortunately, I have my escape plan in place and can leave the country when everything hits the fan and it will hit the fan. Most of us where born into a slavery of debt that was created by our parents. We have continued this tradition and improved the process to the point that our future grandchildren will be slaves to an even greater debt.
Our politicians bribe us with our own money while fraudulently taking part of those funds to line their own pockets in the process. Entitlements and unfunded government mandates have gotten to the point that our currency is drawing global skepticism. Nations are starting to shun our debt.
I continue to pay into a system of Social Security that will be bankrupt before I retire. There currently isn't 1 US Dollar in that account. It's full of the same government IOU's that other nations are starting to shun.
I'm about to be forced into a government health care plan that I don't want as well. I'll have no choice but to put money into what will be another failed government venture. If I don't, the government will fine me. The costs of this program will be astronomical. Care will be as efficient as anything else ran by the government. (think medicare) and my politicians will find plenty of places to line their pockets again.
I didn't ask to own any banks or any auto manufacturers. The same banks that got a lifeline with taxpayer dollars are now denying taxpayers credit. They are hoarding our money to pay for the fraud that they committed to get us in this mess in the first place and they are still paying out record bonuses to employees.
If I move to another country to avoid paying for fraud of my government, I'm taxed anyway. I believe that Lybia is the only other country that does this, but I might be mistaken. In effect I'm a slave to this country's politicians that bribe under-educated voters with their own money.
Eventually I will renounce my citizen to this country. Not because I want to, but because I have to. The ship is sinking and land is not in sight. It won't just be me. It will be the doctors that will be over-regulated in the health care plan. It will be the small business owners that can't afford more government regulation. It will be corporations that get friendlier terms from other countries. And finally it will be thousands of people just like me that realize that our government has written a check that it can't possibly cash. The government will be left with an under-educated population that still wants to be bribed with their own money after the well has run dry.
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" -Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775