Don’t Worry Sweetie, We Just Live in a Police State

Freedom is the selling point for the American brand.  We are the land of the free, and the home of the brave.  It is our global identity, and this perception of freedom attracts millions of people to want to live here.  It is our justification for countless wars across the globe.  We are spreading the message of freedom and democracy.  “America… FUCK YEAH, coming again to save the mother-fucking day yeah!” Yet considering current policy, do you think we are as free as we think we are? Or is freedom becoming an illusion we are all just assuming is still reality?

Let me start by saying just because I am criticizing what our country is becoming doesn’t mean I don’t have perspective.  As a woman, I acknowledge that I have more freedoms here in America than I would be in many other countries.  I can wear what I want, I can work, I can choose to have children or not, and I don’t have to fear someone cutting up my genitals unless I pay a plastic surgeon to do it.  Even though there are efforts to infringe on my freedoms, America is more progressive than many other nations when it comes to gender equality.  Although we bitches be bitching a lot about feminist issues because that is what bitches do, I still think I have it better here than I would in a lot of other places.

But I am more than just a woman.  I am also a citizen.  And we citizens are losing our freedoms.  I am not talking about gun control and the right to bear arms, because I am just fine with my regular human arms.  I am talking about our freedom to dissent against a government that is blatantly violating us, and I don’t mean in a saucy S&M 50 Shades of Grey kind of way.

Take for example the hundreds of citizens who were arrested for singing “This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land” in the Wisconsin capitol building as a form of protest.  I mean, I know folk music can be annoying, but it is not a reason to be arrested and fined when you are trying to enact your constitutional right!  The rhetoric against these poor people was “blah blah blah they didn’t apply for a permit blah blah blah.”  But wait a minute…

The U. S. Constitution simply says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

See!  Free speech and peaceful assembly is our constitutional right!

Ooops… but not really.  Because Obama signed a bill into act called the “Trespass Bill” which makes it a federal crime to protest punishable for up tot 10 years in prison.  Yup.  Expressing your discontent with the government can be considered a federal felony.  If you didn’t know about that… read this article!

Political rebellion of any form is not tolerated by the powers that be.  Think of the recent whistle blowers and how the US government has treated them.    Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden…. All had the intention to inform the American public of the truth of government dealings, are being persecuted as a consequence.  Manning is being charged with espionage which implies that we was telling secrets to the enemy… the enemy in this case being the American people!!!!!!!

Hey, do you remember that the NSA is listening to your calls, reading your texts, and going over your Facebook wall.  At first you may think “who the fuck cares if the NSA knows what I want for dinner?”  But then consider that you at one point may want to express dissatisfaction with what your government, and then you could immediately labeled as an enemy of the state.  It may have worked for Will Smith, but that thought is terrifying.  How are we ever going to make change when we are all in jail??

This shit is a fucking problem!

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