Say no to tyranny

I am deeply saddened, but not very surprised, to discover that our elected N.C. representatives have so warmly embraced the federal “Real ID Act.”

This act, along with other antiAmerican legislation like the “USA PATRIOT Act,” continues to perpetrate a grievous crime against We the People, disgracing every single American who has ever served and given his life in the name of freedom.

Such authoritarian laws undermine the very essence of individual liberty, upon which our country was based. If our Founding Fathers were still alive [during] all these years of our nation’s history, they would surely have advocated a massive revolution even by the time the 14th and 16th Amendments were enacted.

While our federal government wages a mock “war on terrorism,” it continues passing Nazi-like dictates into law, which serves to strengthen the terrorist movement rather than thwart it.

By the looks of it, this Real ID Act will be imposed upon Americans without hardly noticing a difference in their N.C. driver’s license when they go to renew it later this year. [This is] perhaps not as deceptive as the government contract most all Americans entered into at birth without choice—the Social Security system—but [it is] seemingly along the same lines.

Have our government leaders merely been deceived and misguided to the point of no turning back on this drive to continue passing such antiAmerican legislation? Or are they deliberately attempting to destroy what remaining vestige of liberty our country has left?

Just say no to tyranny!

— Bernard Baruch Carman
Chair, Libertarian Party-Buncombe
Asheville

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