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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ignore your rights and they will go away…

I am not a fan of bumper sticker wisdom but this sticker “Ignore your rights and they will go away” really hit home. With all of the news recently about Congress trying to push legislation that will let telecoms get away with illegally wiretapping the public for the government I thought it was a good time to post about our rights.

In America we have many rights. Some of these include our freedom of speech, our right to bear arms and our right to vote. Our rights are slipping away because We the People are not interested in knowing what our rights are or defending them when they get trampled.

How many Americans feel that voting is useless? I know many of my friends don’t plan on voting in the presidential election because they believe their vote doesn’t count. This is because there are no classes in school that teach kids how much their votes do count at every level of government.

There are American history classes in our public education curriculum but how many of them really teach what it means to be an American? I would guess none. I know that my American history class didn’t fill me in on it. This is all intentional. If we all become cattle we will all be easier to herd. Please take it upon yourselves to educate your friends and family as to what it means to be a citizen of America and why fighting for our rights and knowing what they are is our duty.

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson

posted by holliday at 12:59 pm  

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