Do you still believe I am being alarmist, that I am jumping at shadows? Can you not see that not only are we no longer a representational republic, we are no longer even a democracy. The citizens of this nation no longer have any input into what our "representatives" do or agree to.
This is not an issue for liberals, progressives, because they "feel" that government is meant to tell us what to do, what is allowed and what is not. They are not intelligent enough to understand that government will soon exert such stringent control over our lives that even they will cringe under its lash. Those of us who had tasted, had lived in what was left of liberty, of freedom, before the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama took it away from us will suffer seeing our children and grandchildren descend into true, actual tyranny.
I would like to believe the people of this country will "rise and rise again, 'til lambs become lions", but I doubt that will happen. Total control will not become visible enough, harsh enough, before those of us who knew a small measure of freedom are gone, passed away. The generations being raised now, especially the "millenials", have been denied the truth, have been indoctrinated in our schools and universities so that they are ignorant of the Constitution, of their rights as human beings (which existed _before_ the Constitution was ever written), and seduced from realizing what they have lost by popular entertainment, electronic toys and social media, and by a mainstream media which is in total collusion with the socialists, the elite who have decided we need to be ruled, not represented. Who are convinced they know better than we do what we want or need from our lives.
Sorry, folks. I wish I could be less pessimistic, I wish I could offer some hope. As a realist, however, I will say that we may eventually recover from the tyranny under which we are already beginning to live. Understand, though, that I am convinced we are going to suffer a "long, dark night of the soul" before that can happen. Worse, consider that America is the first place in the history of the world where liberty was attempted, where this grand experiment was tried. It may be that too few of us will ever understand what that meant, or believe it is possible, due to the failings of men to realize how valuable and precious was the idea of freedom.
Prove me wrong, I beg you. Prove that a minority of human beings can - once again - effect a return to liberty. I would gladly fight and die to be a part of that return, if even 3% of us were to rise up against what is currently taking place. I do not have the courage to do so alone, especially considering that my doing so would not even appear in anything beyond the local news, if that. It would not be that "pebble in the pond" whose ripples would cause an awareness to arise within the minds of my countrymen. But I would go to my death gladly if it meant that a movement to stop this tyranny was begun, a movement that would be known to all in this country, even if many citizens were led to think it was domestic terrorism, rather than the fact that we would be freedom fighters, fighting to return the country to the republic for which we once stood.