I Hate To Say That I Told You So
Despite any moves in either political direction over the past twenty years, the government has seized more control over everything you do. This is not about protecting you from terrorists, lowering or raising taxes or anything other then absolute power. Nothing illustrates this more then the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a governmentís right to seize private property for public use.
Itís been a trend throughout the nation. Huge tracts of privately owned land are seized by local cities, towns and villages and turned over to big box store developers. The idea is that everyone will benefit because more tax revenue will be generated by a big store then the Johnsonís Horse Stable or Shelly Greenbergís two bedroom home. However, what happened to the private property rights of those people? Given this decision, it would be almost foolish for anyone to buy any land unless itís part of some preplanned and approved subdivision. In short, the government is now forcing people to live where they want them to.
When I first started this Website in the late 1990s, my concern was to make people aware that they were being used and manipulated by politicians with an agenda that serves their own purposes. Now the chickens have come home to roost. Law after law is being proposed before Congress that will do nothing more then reduce your freedoms even further. A good example is the PAWS act. This legislation is supposed to protect animals. The idea is to bring all dog and cat breeders of any size under the control of the federal government. It doesnít say that, but read it carefully. If you advertise or sell your pups online, you are their target. As if itís any surprise in a politically correct America, Rescue Groups are immune from this legislation.
There will always be a bad guy the government uses as an excuse to chip away at your Rights. Whether itís drug dealers, terrorists, puppy mill operators or someone else, it will be YOU who will lose your Rights and they will just keep on keeping on. Thatís because the legislation that ends up as law doesnít mention drug dealers, terrorists or puppy mill operators. It mentions YOU. You are the one who will be told where to live, how to travel, what to eat and which activities they feel are politically correct enough for you to be involved in.
I hate to say I told you so, but I did. I always say to use your vote before you lose it. That time may have already past.