America Slumbers While . . .
America Slumbers While
She Waits For Her Death
Comatose By Opulence,
Dying From Ignorance...
We Wait To Be Told What To Think
What did they do with our country? I do not recognize this place.
Where are the patriots to fight tyranny? Where is the outrage for this arrogance
and disconnect to reality? Where is the attention one would expect from machinations that point to corruption?
Lies, secrets, wars that make no sense; cover-ups and character assassinations
directed at any and all who tell the truth. Is this the America we love and cherish as the bulwark of freedom?
The light of liberty is slowly diminishing and soon may die. We are the blessed
of the world, the envy of the globe. Yet quickly we are becoming the perceived bully on the block.
Our forefathers warned us about this tyrannical lying government that was their
worst fear! Ben Franklin said: "If your government asks you to trade freedom for security, overthrow that government."
Thomas Jefferson said: "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." Bush said
screw you it's none of our business.
We slumber in collective repose, happy with our comfortable lifestyle, watching
news that does not offend, listening to people who manipulate and drag us further down the drain. Stymied by apathy unwilling
to listen to the other side, yet willing to let those that lead us away from freedom tell us what to think.
This new control mechanism is vast and pervasive; we shut out all the voices that
stand apart and point out the lies and cover ups. These true patriots are ignored or called "anti-American," when in truth
they are the only ones our forefathers would recognize.
Citizens' first duty in a Democracy is to be informed and point out the inconsistencies
we see all around us. America means freedom to me with all its responsibilities and an informed public is tantamount to good
As a citizen of this country I feel saddened by our misguided direction I see
people saying, "Who cares about our rights? We are at war. Let them have no-knock secret searches of homes without a
warrant. I have nothing to hide, so who cares?"
These are the very things the founders were troubled over, and it is here and
growing worse daily. 9/11 was a wake up call and we got out on the wrong side of the bed.
Instead of asking how could this happen to the most secure and militarily advanced
country in the world, we surrender to lies that make little sense. Why? Because it is easier to ignore the truth and go with
the official story then to probe and discern the truth.
Our cushy lifestyle leaves us willing to let the corrupt be the guides to our
future. What happened to the minute riders and zealous leaders for freedom? Where are the true patriots who see where we are
heading? They are present, but we silence them at every turn. Perhaps this is what we deserve if we are reluctant to wake
up and smell the stink of corruption.
I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that
I can do.
What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will
---Edward Everett Hale