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Why do we have less freedom?

If the military is supposed to be defending our freedoms in the U.S., why is all the action in other countries?

I would be more willing to believe that the military was about defending our freedoms if they would limit themselves to successfully defending our borders. On 9/11, the military couldn’t even defend the Pentagon.

The military is just a tool for the government’s empire-building lusts. If you disagree, then why do we need a Department of Homeland Security? And where is our Department of Defense? Will the Department of Homeland Security be to America as the SS was to Hitler’s Germany? They both have unlimited resources (our tax dollars) and power. They work in secrecy. They use fear to gain compliance.

Will our DHS eventually use torture, pain, death and the threat of long prison terms for enemies of the state, protesters and others, like China’s proud forces do ” only time will tell.

It is also discouraging to know that both Bush Sr. and Clinton, anticipating a New World Order need, passed an executive order placing the U.S. military under the command of a U.N. charter (Presidential Decision Directive 25). This is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Clinton has also used foreign troops, especially torture squads, to train with our troops. But nothing can compare to Reno’s Waco invasion. Using members of Delta Force, military equipment and advisors on our own citizens was just plain wrong. Just whose rights were being protected down in Texas?

If the military were doing such a great job defending our freedom, why do we have so much less of it than we had in 1787, in the 1800s, in the 1900s. Our freedoms, like property rights, wages, the right to bear arms and religious freedoms, have been dissolving rapidly. Others like the 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10th amendments to the U.S. Constitution have literally disintegrated under the Patriot Act.

It’s a real shame that honorable men and women have been led to believe they are defending this country’s freedom, and it’s even more disturbing that our government feels they are disposable.

Some of you will probably disagree with my assessment, will you disagree when the draft is reinstated?

Cliff Hughes

Glenwood Springs


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