The Great Wall of China was breached not by invading hordes of terrorists but by betrayal from within. The threat to freedom is not the work of al-Qaeda, terrorists of any stripe -- Israeli, Muslims, whatever -- or a North Korean dictator. The attack has been launched from within the bastion of America by self-proclaiming loyalists to our Constitution. But they lie!
Super patriots, in response to this article, will raise high the flag and jeer "America - love it or leave it." But 30 second propagandistic slogans won't cut the mustard. The noose is being drawn ever tighter around the nation that no longer has a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people." Demagogues invading our living rooms via T.V. avow commitment to "freedom" and "democracy." But their empty words are devoid of evidence that they believe in Constitutional governance.
Flag waving, supercilious morality, display of military might, claims that the economy is healthy and well do not stop the spread of the deadly cancer. Its poisonous tentacles have metastasized throughout the nation's life-stream.
Do we embrace a Constitutional government based upon checks and balances? Are we willing to grant to everyone the protection of the Articles of the Bill of Rights? Is Valley Forge engraved in our hearts?
The answer, from all present evidence, is a resounding, "NO!"
While the propaganda machine turns out lofty-sounding slogans, the death squad is busy strangling America's soul. "Compassionate Conservatism" is the banner of the skull and bones society numbing our citizens into a state of insensitivity. "Leave no Child Behind" is the opiate deadening the soul of our nation to the real needs of our children. "No more taxes" is the venom destroying the infra-structure of our nation.
The ruling cabal makes a joke of Jefferson's words, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." Today's conspirators against freedom elevate stone-cold, heartless, inhumane corporations to the position of the ultimate god. Everything is being sacrificed -- people, freedom, the Bill of Rights -- at the altar of the new god, "P and P," profit and power.
The conspiracy against America has fired three torpedoes sinking the ship of state. The missiles are not fired by the dispossessed, the disenfranchised, the disillusioned. The powerful, the controlling, the ruling have their trigger fingers on the red button unleashing the fury of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: the conquering imposter, war, starvation and death.
These, then, are the three destroyers of the founding fathers' dream for a government of justice, equity, and equal protection under the law.