It Can’t Happen Here

This is a great article by Rep. Ron Paul, who is one of the candidates running for President. Keep in mind this was written in 2004.

Members of Congress, like too many Americans, don’t understand that a society with no constraints on its government cannot be secure. History proves that societies crumble when their governments become more powerful than the people and private institutions.

But we ought to be concerned that we have laid the foundation for tyranny by making the public more docile, more accustomed to government bullying, and more accepting of arbitrary authority – all in the name of security. Our love for liberty above all has been so diminished that we tolerate intrusions into our privacy that would have been abhorred just a few years ago.”

How true this is, and yet most people even today can not or will not see what is happening. If it’s not that, then there are those folks who tell you not to say anything negative or that you are living in fear. This doesn’t change the fact that these things are indeed happening.

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