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Wake-up America

There was a point after 9/11/2001 that we in America became a nation of scared shitless give up all rights granted in the Bill of Rights people.  We hear everyday the rants about someone coming to take someone's gun.  Hell what good is a gun when you are detained indefinitely at some unknown location just because?  Let's discuss the real freedoms we need in America. Our forefathers spelled them out many years ago. 

Today, Greenwald made it known his partner was detained in the UK for no real reason beyond intimidation.   If you remember the recent days of Occupy in America, then you know the UK is not doing anything new.   Once again my complaint lies not with those enforcing the laws given to them but with the people who allow such legislation to be crafted in the first place.  It is time we take voting more seriously in America.  If we don't we will have a return to the days of Europe prior to 1776.  We have rights in this country that must not be abridge.  It should not take someone "leaking" declassified information for us to wake the fuck up. 

There is no reason for Americans to be this uninformed.  I remember as a child having to fight at the local library for a news paper or encyclopedia.  We had a true desire to be informed in the MS backwoods.  Why has that desire faded?  When we fail to be informed and then vote in an uninformed manner we get what we get.  Look at Walker in Wisconsin having a field day with the rights of Americans. 

We must stop the whining and start being active.  Losing the right to own an assault weapon is not as important as my right to assemble, to freedom of the press, to no search for the hell of it....etc



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I am typing a few quick thoughts today.  This thought is about White people being real.  When I returned to Mississippi in 2002, I had planned to only be here two years.  I didn't wish my kids to be in the oppressiveness of Mississippi too long.   I like other young Black people left this state before the ink was dry decades earlier.  When I returned in 2002, I was to learn of a silent change in the state, White folks waking-up. 

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