Police State – Enough is Enough

November 19, 2011 at 10:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

             I have been passively following the occupy movement, as many of you have been as well. However, I have become increasingly distressed by the way police forces and local governments have been handling the whole mess. It seems odd to me that there is not more of an outcry by citizens against a government that allows police to pepper-spray the elderly and peaceful protesters. This nation was built off of the hope and desire for freedom of speech, along with other inalienable rights. The meaning of this seems to have been lost in our nation. We as a people have the constitutional right to peaceful assembly and to freedom of speech. No one, not even the government that is designed to protect those rights can revoke them. This is an outrage that is against the constitution.

            The protecting force of America is taking advantage of the citizens. I respect the job that police do. It takes a lot of courage and endurance to do a job no one else wants to do: stand in the face of danger to protect. Protecting is not what has been happening at places like University of California, Davis. The assault of peaceful protesters is not what protection means. Civil disobedience has changed this nation for the better and the attempt to stop it only indicates the degree to which our government is broken. We citizens are those who form and give power to the government. That is the foundation of a representative government. When that government stops representing its people then its time the people spoke up and made it listen.

            To long the US government has done what IT wanted not what the PEOPLE want.  This is a trend that must be checked before it grows anymore out of control. We all need to voice our opinion and let our government know that we will not be taken advantage of not will we be abused. Please send letters to your local officials and representatives. Let them know, in a civil and mature manner that you are not pleased with their actions and that we as a people demand change.

This power is granted to the people of the united states in our Declaration of Independence: 

“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 the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. — The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.” ~ http://www.usconstitution.net/declar.html

 

To read more of what is going on here are two of many news options:

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57328202/video-police-pepper-spray-passive-students/

 

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1029

 

 

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