On October 26, 2001, President George W. Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act into law. On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama signed a 4-year extension of this law. USA PATRIOT is an acronym that stands for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act.” This Patriot Act has been used to supersede the rights afforded citizens by the U.S. Constitution.
The House passed the 342-page Patriot Act—supposedly written within six weeks after September 11, 2001 (9/11)—by 357 to 66 and the Senate by 98 to 1. The 67 members that voted against this treasons Act remained faithful to their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
However, it is not just the 455 treasonous representatives responsible for the replacement of our Constitutional rights by the implementation of the Patriot Act; it is also those who abstained from voting against it, since silence is consent. Responsibility also falls upon those who voted these representatives into office, since it is the American people that gave each representative of the House and Senate the power to vote on their behalf.
The Patriot Act removes restrictions on law enforcement agencies to intrude into our privacy. They can detain an American citizen indefinitely. Jose Padilla was held for almost a decade  and was never charged with an offense even remotely close to terrorism. Untrained, non-law enforcement agents from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  can gawk at your naked image and grope our private parts with no probable cause. They can secretly arrest us and hold us indefinitely with no due process of law, without charging us with a crime, without telling our families or allowing us legal counsel. They can search our home or our business without our permission or our knowledge. The Patriot Act allows the FBI to break-in to our homes, search our personal effects and confiscate our personal property without informing us that they have done so. They can search our phone, library, email, financial, business, medical and personal records without a court order. The Patriot Act also added the term domestic terrorism to the definition of terrorism. This new addition further expands the powers of law enforcement agencies against American citizens that considers them to be enemy combatants or enemies of the state; they can be hunted down and killed.
Even though the Patriot Act violates at least six of the ten original amendments known as the Bill of Rights—the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Amendments—and possibly the Thirteenth and Fourteenth as well, our government continues to ignore these concerns by forcing new, similar-type legislation upon us.
The Fourth Amendment once stood as the ultimate protection between Americans privacy rights and government abuse of power. Now those rights are gone, law enforcement can break down your door, and as in the case of Jose Guerena, they can kill you; we no longer have the right to liberty nor the right to life.
When proposing the creation of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler is quoted as saying, “An evil exists that threatens every man, woman, and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland.”
This was the beginning of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, the main division of the Nazi SS, and the parent organization of the Gestapo. The German word Reich is untranslatable, but you couldn't come closer in contemporary English than homeland. Sicherheit is always translated as security, and Hauptamt literally means main office, which could be reasonably translated as department, and combined, the Department of Homeland Security.
As though in goose-step cadance with Adolph Hitler, on November 25, 2002, President Bush initiated the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is equivalent to the Nazi SS. By combining 22 federal agencies and more than 230,000 employees, it was the largest security reorganization since World War II. The Department encompasses all the agencies that are ostensibly related to homeland security and has evolved into the dominant police force of the Nation. President Bush announced the decision to create this new cabinet level agency without initial approval from Congress, and over the protests of some within his administration. Nonetheless, most Congresspersons rallied behind the President.
There are two unwritten rules adhered to by the powers that be. One, they always reveal their evil intentions against the people in advance; they do so through publications, television and the movie industry. Two, there must be a law in place to sanction what they do. Whether the law comes by a majority vote from the people, or a majority vote by the peoples elected representatives—such as the Patriot Act—the people are still giving their legal consent to every action perpetrated against them by the powers that be.
Since 9/11, Congress has passed sufficient Patriot Act-type legislation to render the United States of America an authoritarian country. Because most of these laws have not been publicized, many are unaware of their existence, but ignorance does not negate these laws being used against you. Moreover, the judicial branch of government continuously misconstrues the Constitution, and if a law is not of their liking they simply refuse to enforce that law or worse, they apply a double standard that excuses them and condemns us. In other instances, they simply overturn the will of the people when it is clearly expressed by a majority vote.
Most of what is transpiring around the world today, and most that will transpire from now on, is because of what allegedly took place on 9/11. Yet, if there is a genuine war on terror why are our borders still wide open? Of which, along with about 100 other legitimate questions, casts a huge shadow of doubt on the entire 9/11 episode. Nevertheless, without the alleged 9/11 ordeal none of these laws could have been implemented so rapidly.
Today, most recognize truth to be whatever they want it to be; they hear only what they want to hear and they only want to hear that which is pleasing to them. But it does not matter what you think or believe or feel, because it is the facts that determine reality. Denying the truth does not negate the truth.
So what is truth? The foundation of all truth is God’s Word, the Bible. Truth is honesty; truth is that which is real.
A lie is pretending; it is not real. A make-believe world only exists within the minds of those pretending it to be so. Insanity is being out of touch with what is real. To reject truth in exchange for make-believe in order to feel good about yourself or to feel good about a situation or to feel good about your government is insanity. Yet, most are there today, and when you try to tell them so, they call you crazy.
In the Bible, 2 Timothy 4:3-4, Paul forewarns, “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine (truth). Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths (make-believe).” We are definitely there today.
There seems to be two basic positions of thinking today, the liberal progressive and the conservative. Liberal progressive thinkers desire a utopia where everyone and everything coexist in harmony. Anything or anyone that disagrees with this utopian world of “going along to get along” must be eliminated. The liberal progressive rejects previous traditions as enemies to progressive growth. Truth has no relevance to the progressive liberal thinker because their whole worldview is bent on a new world, a utopian world that does not exist and never will in this physical sphere. Liberal progressives are self-deceived. Living in a nonexistent state of mind is, in actuality, a form of insanity.
On the other hand, conservative thinkers want to preserve old traditions and keep everything as it was. They visualize the established way of life as being perfectly fine. It is not utopia, but it is completely livable as it is. The conservative rejects the liberal’s progressive change. While truth is relevant to the conservative, it has to remain within the confines of their general view of preserving the world. However, just like the liberal progressive, the conservative will reject the truth when it conflicts with their worldview. The conservative is also self-deceived. They are also living in a nonexistent state of mind, which is also a form of insanity.
Both the liberal progressive thinker and the conservative thinker are diametrically opposed to one another. This division, anchored in make-believe, has split this country terribly. But moreover, these divisive arguments are being magnified by the powers that be through their mainstream media pundits in order to help keep their covert actions concealed.
We have to stop pretending. We have to stop deceiving ourselves. Reality dictates that America is no longer the “home of the brave and the land of the free” that her founding fathers intended her to be. We have allowed a gang of globalists banksters and corporacrats bent on a one world order and the destruction of America’s sovereignty to take over country, and through it, the world. They are the powers that be. They possess all the wealth; real currency is not paper but gold and silver, which contains inherent value. They have allowed the common people a few zeros on a ledger in the form of credit and some fiat dollars as an exchange for goods and services, but they possess all the true wealth. Most political leaders are subservient to their wishes, they have owned and controlled the mainstream media and the Military Industrial Complex for decades, and through the hireling-bureaucrats, all branches of the U.S. military are under their command and are being used to enhance their ambitions. Furthermore, all the necessary laws are now in place so they hold the legal authority to do whatever they please.
These powers that be have secretly developed technology to the extent that we, the common folk, are no longer needed; they can function within this world far better without us. They have also secretly advanced medicine and human cloning to the degree that they believe they can live forever. Thus, they have accelerated their depopulation program through engineered viruses, plagues, diseases, genetically modified foods and weather management—so-called acts of nature; by spraying toxic chemicals into the atmosphere and dumping toxic chemicals into our water supplies that not only cause illnesses but they drug us into a docile, mesmerized state; and by escalating their nations’ destabilization programs to initiate World War III, they are exterminating people by the tens of thousands; that figure will soon escalate into the millions. According to the Georgia Guidestones and their own publications, their goal is to reduce the population 85 to 90 percent; 500 million is their target.
All of this should not be a surprise, it is exactly what Jesus warned of in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, and John the revelator warned of in the book of Revelation. Therefore, this is not the time to try to restore the U.S. Constitution and save America; this is the time to prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and the salvation of our souls.
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