It’s nice here…STAY!
If you give a tennis player a tennis racquet…odds are that sooner or later they’re gonna hit a tennis ball with it. Likewise giving a bone to a dog…they just might gnaw on it. Or a bike to a kid…they just might ride it.
But when we give ridiculously UNconstitutional powers to the Federal Government, and they immediately promise to NEVER EVER use them, we should believe them…right? (a) then WHY do they want/need them if they’ll never EVER use them and (b) really?…they’ll never EVER use them??
A couple weeks ago Lord Obama used an Executive Order to pretty damned quietly give the Federal Government the power to detain U.S. citizens “indefinitely…without judicial review”. This on the heels of arguing for (and finally losing) the power to monitor the movements of EVERY citizen by putting tracking devices on their cars…without a warrant!
And now the U.S. Senate has passed and sent to the House a Transportation Bill that includes a provision giving the Internal Revenue Service the power to seize and retain the passport of U.S. citizens if they, the IRS, believe those people owe back taxes…no court ruling required. In fact, without the citizens even being given the chance to prove they DON’T owe the taxes!
Of course, the IRS says they would “never EVER use this power”. Uh huh.
Yup, the United States IS being “fundamentally transformed”…and the government wants to make sure you stick around to, um, “enjoy” it!