Posted 5 years ago on May 26, 2012, 2:05 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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"The republican party has become a monstrosity, but you cannot be blinded by this truth. When Obama came into office so many people that before strongly opposed war and the attack on liberty and privacy by the security state went silent, yet 3 years later Congress and the Obama administration have continued or expanded the worst of Bush policies, the patriot act, abuse of the NDAA, wiretapping programs, crackdowns on whistle blowers, even suppression of torture evidence. War has expanded to Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, we still have military bases in Iraq, and likely soon Syria or Iran. All of this will continue to happen, with no opposition from the once so vocal democrats." - Neverinex
"A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together." - Eisenhower.
As Congress prepares for war with Iran in the new NDAA for 2013 and the Obama administration continues bombing countries we're not at war with... all while the NSA tracks and stores 1.7 billion phone calls, emails, and texts from american citizens every day... and while the TSA pats down children... and the police arrest protesters for using their first amendment right... will you remain silent as corporations steal our democratic process and the government steals our liberties? Are you willing to speak out against both sides for their part in this attack on freedom?
End the wars! We want our democracy back!