Friday, April 22, 2011
There is no doubt in my mind that America has changed dramatically since the ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. With more and more of our freedom taken away under the name of "peace and safety," it still remains that there is no peace, and if you've seen the recent waives of gang violence and senseless beatings lately, there is certainly very little safety on our streets.
Gone are the days when every law-abiding citizen owning and carrying a firearm was as ubiquitous as criminals carrying pistols these days - while the good guys are weak and defenseless. Most people are simply domesticated and believe that whatever they are told under the guise of "what's good for them," they will accept without question and total disregard to our basic rights under the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. However, there are a group of people in Brevard County who dare look the enemy in the eyes and simply say, "NO."
That's what a recent protest on the corner of Minton Rd and Palm Bay Rd was all about, when a group of Liberty-Loving, Red-Blooded Americans rallied against the red light cameras. But it doesn't stop there. Red light cameras are yesterday news that freedom-lovers today are trying to carve out of their ordinances in every city and town across America. Today, we have TSA sticking their hands down our pants and radiating us in body scanners, tomorrow will be more shocking news of our basic rights being peeled away as most Americans - like unsuspecting frogs - are being boiled in a kettle of deception.
Nevertheless, I believe the red light camera protest is a positive direction in the land of the free, and home of the brave. As the spirit of 1776 continues to ignite in the enlightened minds of the citizenry, we rediscover the true meaning of those famous words once uttered by Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty, or give me death."
Posted by Harry Santiago Jr at 5:35 PM