Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States.
As a veteran, I love my country (which is why I work with charities to help our vets suffering from PTSD).
But I'm very worried about the beating our freedoms, our civil liberties, have taken over the last several months.
Just consider what we've seen so far:
A father handcuffed in front of his young daughter… because the two of them were playing alone in a public park.
A man arrested for surfing, completely alone… and then dragged off by cops to be thrown in jail, more or less to make SURE the surfer got sick!
Power-mad governors and mayors declaring that stores have to SEAL OFF sections of the store, forbidding citizens from buying “nonessential” seeds to plant their own survival gardens.
Gun stores closed down as “nonessential” – because your 2nd Amendment rights mean NOTHING to the people in charge.
Churches and businesses shut down for month after grinding month, while thousands of people are allowed to protest, burn, and loot without facing any real consequences.
And now, they're talking about tracking you CONSTANTLY using your smartphone… all to “keep you safe.”
If you think this is all because of the pandemic, you're only partly right.
Yes, the (very real, and very dangerous) pandemic has pulled back the curtain…
…but these attacks on your rights were already happening… and have been going on ALL ALONG!
Your Freedom Was ALREADY UNDER ATTACK… Not Just Now!
News coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to look away from what the Powers That Are have been doing (and their hypocrisy on mass protests and riots made it that much more transparent)… but really, nothing changed.
It just got more obvious.
Under the authority of providing for public safety, the federal, state, and city governments started doing whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, sometimes to help “flatten the curve”… and sometimes, simply to assert control.
But these obvious power-grabs were just extensions of what was already happening in our political system.
Both “Big Tech” and “Big Government” work together every day to destroy our freedom.
We've seen examples of this in the way Facebook and other social media companies have censored LEGITIMATE information about COVID-19, flagging it as “spam” or banning it as violations of “community standards.”
Everywhere you look, they're doing an end-run around the Constitution, infringing on our rights in the name of the “greater good” – and, lately, for public health – as if stopping you from buying seeds to plant a garden will stop you from getting sick!
(And that's to say nothing about all the talk in Virginia before the pandemic about banning guns – or using social media and tech databases to amass “confiscation lists” to take your right to self-defense.)
Before COVID-19, these power-hungry politicians were all excited about using “red flag” laws to take away your guns – again, without due process – and Virginia's Governor Northam signed such a bill into law just last week.
(Somehow, during the pandemic, he still found the time to hurt Virginians' gun rights.)
What this means is that in more and more states across the nation, all it takes is somebody accusing you of “thoughtcrime” – and then you're guilty until proven innocent.
With nothing to stop them, the politicians and the Big Tech censors are going to keep on spying on you, manipulating you, and violating your Constitutional rights…
…all while telling you that it's for your own good!
And thanks to government initiatives like The Patriot Act and all the new laws they're passing now, you can be “red flagged,” rounded up, and held against your will as a potential “home grown terrorist” because of your beliefs — things like:
- Believing in the 2nd Amendment
- Storing away “survival food”
- Buying more than 2 guns
- Purchasing “excessive” amounts of ammo
- Even comments you make on Facebook and Twitter!
And that's not even the worst of it…
Your neighbors will actually be financially REWARDED to turn you in as a “suspect” if they know (or even THINK) you are doing any of these actions, because the government has set up “tip lines” so they can squeal on you.
If you see something, say something… right?
You already know about these threats, but what you might NOT know are the simple steps you should be taking… no, wait… that you MUST be taking… in order to protect yourself from these attacks on our rights and freedoms.
Don't tell yourself that there's nothing you can do.
Don't just give up, or try not to think about it.
There are things we can do to stay off the radar.
We need to STOP giving our information to the government and to Big Tech.
It isn't actually difficult to stop them from spying on you.
But you've got to start now.
Don't make more mistakes.
Don't make it easier for these people to invade your privacy and attack your rights.
We need to start living as “underground patriots.”
The country needs people like us.
This new “post-apocalyptic” world calls for a new kind of “patriot”.
But we can't be there for our country and for those we love and protect if we're sitting in jail after getting red-flagged as “domestic terrorists.”
Now more than ever, it's time to stand up for both our country and our rights as Americans.