I used to trust my government

I have been debating with friends, family and strangers for the past five years, and I [originally] felt some of the issues we discussed about government conspiracies were a waste of breath. I always defended my government, trusting the decisions they made were sound. I argued there was no way that there could be government conspiracies aimed at the public—it would be impossible to have a masterful and sinister plan to manipulate American citizens. Well, I’m starting to wonder now.

Seat-belt laws were one of the first ways to criminalize an honest layman and invade your car. The federal government forced states to adopt the 0.08 percent DWI laws (or lose its federal-highway funding). Mandatory child-safety seats are a good thing, but special education is needed for their use or you risk a visit from DSS.

There are numerous governmental manipulations and inflicted fears. These controlling laws will convict and ruin the honest human and steal away freedom. What spurred me was the wrongful imprisonment of the two border guards. If shooting a gun-toting drug dealer while protecting our nation is criminal, where do we stand as citizens? The stance our government is taking toward illegal immigration is a head scratcher. (Go to www.bookienews.blogspot.com and read “Here is the Plan.”)

Elected officials of today are acting like professional wrestlers, making their appearances and putting on a good show, then going behind the curtain and laughing. Big TV media and radio are no different. They are purposely pitching against each other to spur anger in the audience.

The government used to lie secretly to the voting public, fearing voter recourse. The media taught the 21st century politician to be fearless and lie openly. They now see an American public with no real strength. The weak-willed voting public gave birth to a contradicting, forceful, arrogant, manipulating government saying: “I dare you to do something about it.” This is what 1861 was really about.

— Jerry Soesbee

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