American's short attention span
- 1: What if I told you that on the day before the 9/11 attacks, Donald Rumsfeld publicly admitted to 2.3 trillion dollars missing from the Pentagon budget, and they don't know where it went?
- 2: What if I told you that the Obama administration illegally trafficked 2,000 weapons across the US border into Mexican drug cartels, and when they got caught, Obama filed executive privilege to silence the scandal?
- 3: What if I told you that the US embassy in Benghazi was recruiting and running guns to jihadist rebels from Turkey until it was overrun and the US Ambassador was assassinated? And that the government told you it was attacked over a video someone uploaded to YouTube?
- 4: What if I told you that the Department of Homeland security (which only operates within the US) has bought 7,000 new assault rifles, 2,700 armored gun trucks, and billions - that's right, billions - of hollowpoint ammunition over the last year?
- America: idc murrica lol
Then and Now
- Obama 2007: "As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists."
- Obama 2013: *spends 195.7 million dollars renovating Guantanamo Bay*
They have 11,227 of a necessary 13,773
Please sign it.
But you’ve interpreting me wrong. Or maybe I’m being unclear. Here is what I’m against.
- Deliberately striking funerals. New York Times article
It’s a disgusting act when people in America even protest at funerals. But to deliberately bomb them, and kill the grieving people in attendance?
- Killing Unites States citizens. New York Times article
You cannot cannot can NOT execute a United States citizen without due process of law. The second those target authorizations were signed, we might as well have burned the writ of Habeas Corpus and thrown it in the trash, along with pieces of the Constitution. If they were arrested and held without trial, it would have been a problem. But they were green-lighted for assassination… without being granted their 6th amendment rights, without conviction, without a warrant, and without a trial. Even Saddam fucking Hussein got a trial.
The rest of the arguments against drones are really lost on me. They’re cheap, effective, and they have a 0% US death rate, and despite what people will say, Pakistan’s government does approve of them. Multiple times they have even given the United States secret information on potential hits, and have let us launch drones from their military bases and airfields. Here’s an article if you don’t believe me. The Telegraph // CNN U.S. News
If any of you can change my opinion on killing US citizens or bombing funerals, I am open to hear your reasons.
Take the hint...
- James Madison: As the greatest danger to liberty is from large standing armies, it is best to prevent them by an effectual provision for a good militia.
- Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts: What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty.
- George Mason: I ask you sir, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people.
- George Washington: A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
- Patrick Henry: The people have a right to keep and bear arms.
- Tenche Coxe: Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.
oStole this from Facebook, but they probably stole it from Tumblr, so… Democracy, as explained by Karl Marx.
In all the years since the WWII invasion of Normandy, where over 10,000 service members died in a single afternoon, the US President has visited the D-Day Monument and honored the fallen. Every single year.
So serious is this homage to the military, that there are only three times in the last 68 years that a president has refused to pay this tribute.
Barack Obama - 2010
Barack Obama - 2011
Barack Obama - 2012
In case anyone was keeping track…