#42 - Why I Am Ashamed of My Own Government
Quite often I am ashamed to admit that I am an American citizen. For 17 years I proudly wore the uniform of a United States Marine and fought overseas in several campaigns including 7 tours in the gulf to defend the Constitution and safeguard America against anyone who wanted to harm it . . . or so I believed at the time.
The reason I did not retire as a Marine was the fact that my eyes were starting to be opened to the realities of this country and the atrocities and international crimes committed by our government, and the war crimes and other illegal acts committed by those in uniform with no repercussions.
I was brainwashed into believing that there was no better country than the United States and that our country would do no wrong in the world. We are a peace-loving country who just wants to help other countries attain the same peace and freedoms that we enjoy. Boy was I ever wrong.
Growing up on the mainland I was taught about the history of America the Constitution, and our government in school. I admired the Founding Fathers for their bravery in standing up to a foreign oppressor and the Continental Army soldiers fighting for independence from King George and his Red Coats. The Constitution and Declaration of Independence were
I was always interested in the Marine Corps and as a result I especially studied their history and various wars and campaigns that included the Marines, at least I studied the history that they wanted known. I would later find out that much of what I learned in school about their histories were complete lies and falsifications.
One of the many myths that many people believe is that the United States was founded as a Democracy. The United States was not established as, nor was it ever meant to be a Democracy. The United States was established as a Republic. Let's take a look at the Constitution of the United States. In Article 4, Section 4 it reads "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, . . . " Notice that it said a "Republican" form of government, not a Democratic form of government.
Also, look at the Pledge of Allegiance in which it says "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Now this is not referring to the political parties of Republican and Democrat, it is referring to a specific form of government, the way a government is set up and run.
There is a huge difference between a Democracy and a Republic. Let's take a look at each so we can understand their differences and why the United States was never meant to be a democracy.
A democracy is lead by the will of the people in its decisions, which can change at any time. A democracy is like a sailboat without a rudder to keep it steady, that changes its direction each time the wind blows.
A republic on the other hand holds onto certain founding principles which guide it in its direction. Some of the founding principles which the United States was founded on and was meant to be guided by was the Bible, Civil Rights, Christian ethics, and the Constitution.
All of these guiding principles are now being thrown out the window and our great Republic has been changed into a "Democracy" and our citizens have been brainwashed throughout the years into believing that America is a Democracy and not a Republic.
Over the years our government has gotten larger and larger, wielding more and more power over its citizens all in the interest of safety and "national security". Yet the government is NOT supposed to have any power whatsoever over the citizens. The citizens are supposed to be in control of the government. The government is subservient to the people, we allow them to be in their positions of office to do OUR will, not to control us like slaves. Yet this is exactly what has been allowed to happen, little by little over the years, as we all just sit back and watch it happen.
Little by little each and every day our very civil rights are infringed upon and violated more and more by those in the military and law enforcement to "protect us and keep us safe".
Our own government lies to us all the time, and most people truly believe their lies. Take for instance how we were all taught in school how the Queen of Hawaii gave up her thrown so that Hawaii could become part of the United States so that Hawaii would be protected from the British. And that the queen signed a treaty with the United States to become a US Territory.
Not a single word of that narrative that has been force-fed to us for decades in school was true. The United States stationed Navy ships off the coast of Honolulu and fired cannons on the citizens of Hawaii. Then United States Marines invaded Hawaii and forcibly stole the Kingdom of Hawaii from the reigning monarch, Queen Lili'uokalani who had been imprisoned.
All of this has finally come out in the open now, and President Clinton finally gave a verbal apology to the people of Hawaii for the actions of the United States in the illegal overthrow of the Kawaii Kingdom.
The United States has been involved with overthrows and coups in numerous countries around the world over the years just like Hawaii. Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government just since the Second World War include:
China 1949 to early 1960s
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *
Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *
Ecuador 1960-63 *
Congo 1960 *
Brazil 1962-64 *
Dominican Republic 1963 *
Cuba 1959 to present
Bolivia 1964 *
Indonesia 1965 *
Ghana 1966 *
Chile 1964-73 *
Greece 1967 *
Costa Rica 1970-71
Bolivia 1971 *
Australia 1973-75 *
Angola 1975, 1980s
Portugal 1974-76 *
Jamaica 1976-80 *
Chad 1981-82 *
Grenada 1983 *
South Yemen 1982-84
Fiji 1987 *
Nicaragua 1981-90 *
Panama 1989 *
Bulgaria 1990 *
Albania 1991 *
Afghanistan 1980s *
Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *
Ecuador 2000 *
Afghanistan 2001 *
Venezuela 2002 *
Iraq 2003 *
Haiti 2004 *
Somalia 2007 to present
Honduras 2009 *
Libya 2011 *
Ukraine 2014 *
(* indicates successful ouster of a government)
Who made the United States government the dictators and policy-makers of the world to determine what sort of government another country has? Who gave the United States the authority to determine the future of another country?
Ok, so lets lay off of what happens outside of the country and concentrate on what happens right here on our own soil then. How many times has the government violated citizens rights and used military tactics and weapons on civilians right here at home? Do some of these come to mind Ruby Ridge, Waco, The Bundy Ranch?
Ok, but what about normal citizens, like you and me? They surely wouldn't do that to any of us. Tell that to the citizens of New Orleans when the military and police went door to door breaking into peoples homes and disarming them at gunpoint against their God Given right to bear arms to protect themselves which is also protected by the Second Amendment? Or what about Boston, when the police forced their way into dozens of homes and handcuffing the occupants without a search warrant or due process of law?
What about the thousands of times each and every day throughout America where innocent citizens are harassed by law enforcement officers in our cities and treated like common criminals for anything as simple as walking down the street? One of the first questions that always comes out of the officers mouths are "Can I see some ID?" No police officer anywhere in the country has the right or authority to identify any citizen unless they have been suspected of committing a crime. Yet they always feel that just because they are talking to you that they have a right and obligation to identify everyone so that they can run them for warrants. In effect they believe everyone is a criminal unless you prove you are not by providing them with identification.
That is NOT how it works in this country. In America you are innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent. Try going to Walmart to shop for something. After you pay for your items and leave the register legally the transaction has concluded, as money for the item has changed hands. Yet as you near the door you have goons demanding to see your receipt to prove that you didn't steal the items. They assume that everyone is a thief until you prove them wrong by showing them a receipt.
You have no legal obligation whatsoever to show them a receipt to prove that you payed for the items. The items are no longer Walmart property, they are now legally your property the moment that money changed hands for the item.
When they ask to see your receipt, simply smile and say "no thank you" as you continue to walk past them and watch the reaction on their faces as they try to mentally process the fact that someone actually said no to them.
There is no Walmart policy that they must see your receipt as you leave the store as they often will tell you. Walmart has no such policy. For Walmart to even start such a policy they would have to first do one of two things:
A) They can place a notice on the entry doors stating that as a condition to you shopping there you hereby agree to waive your fourth amendment rights to unnecessary search and seizure. Or
B) They can make Walmart a private membership store like Sams Club and Costco and have it as part of the membership agreement that no one ever reads. That is how they are allowed to require that you show them a receipt at Costco and Sams Club, you already agreed to it by having the membership.
Walmart is not a private membership club, it it open to the general public without requirements, so they can not require that you show them a receipt to prove to them that you are not a thief every time you shop there.
I never, ever show them a receipt when I shop at Walmart. I simply walk right past them while everyone else is lining up like good little sheep following the commands of the "Greeter" at the door. I am not a criminal, and I will not be treated as such. If you believe that I stole something, then by all means call the police and report me so that I can sue you for slander and defamation of character.
There is a disturbing difference between the police in the United States and other countries. Just take the United Kingdom for example. Between 1920 and 2017 there were 99 people killed by police officers in the United Kingdom. In the United States there were 104 people killed by police officers just in 2017. There were 185 in 2016, 845 in 2015, 632 in 2014, 344 in 2013, 609 in 2012, and the list goes on and on.
What is the difference in these two countries? Well, if we listen to our government it is because of the ever fearful drugs in our country. Gangs and drugs are taking over everywhere and it is increasing crime. Lets look at the statistics and see if that pans out though.
For crime, the UK is ranked #42 and the US is ranked #30, not too much of a difference there, so lets look at those demonic drugs next. Opiate use in the UK is at 0.9% and they are ranked #1 in the world with the United States coming in at #3 at 0.57%, that is 58% more in the UK than in the US.
Lets look at overall crime per capita of the population. Per 1,000 people, the crime rate was 109.96 in the UK which was ranked #4 in the world, and the US was ranked #22 with 41.29.
So, as we can see, neither crime rate nor drugs are much higher in the US than the UK, yet police officers in the US are far more likely to kill a citizen than they are in the UK.
But what about other countries? Canada averaged 12 fatal police shootings each year between 1999 and 2009. Germany averages around 10 per year. In Japan, no one has been shot by the police since 2012.
Why such a difference in police officers from the United States and other parts of the world? I believe it comes down to the very basic training that our police officers are given before they become an officer and the recent militarization of the police by our government and the Department of Homeland Security in particular.
Police officers are not taught negotiation or deescalation skills here like in other countries, they are taught military tactics, and urban combat scenarios. They are given military armored vehicles like the MRAP by the Department of Homeland Security who have stated the reason police need these heavy armored vehicles is because returning veterans who fought overseas may have learned how to use IED explosives and they need to protect the officers.
The DHS clearly sees returning veterans as the enemy that they have to equip police departments from. According to the Department of Homeland Security, veterans, Christians, Constitutionalists, and anyone who believes in a smaller government is an enemy to the government.
If being a Christian, or being a Veteran, or being a Constitutionalist makes you an enemy, or if you simply believe that government employees and politicians are not upholding the oath they took to Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States makes you an enemy of the government, then so be it. In that case I am proud to be called a "Enemy of the Government". I wear that title with pride as a true Patriot of the Republic.
I took an oath to Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. That oath does not have expiration date. There is no clause at the end of the oath that says as long as I remain in uniform. An oath is an oath for life. And I will honor that oath against all enemies who attempt to subvert the Constitution and infringe on the civil rights of the citizens, either foreign and domestic.
Until people start standing up against this tyranny and violations of their civil rights, these injustices will continue. The government will become larger and more powerful, and more citizens will die in the streets at the hands of poorly trained and over equipped police officers who are trained that a "terrorist" is hiding behind every corner.
But remember they do it all for your own safety and well being.