I am Number 421,721
Shenandoah – by John Galt
I am a white, middle class American.
I am proud to say I consider my religious beliefs quite Christian, wishing no malice towards my fellow man, but desiring the right as guaranteed by God and our Constitution to hold my beliefs without government oversight or control.
I have never been arrested for a criminal act in my life.
I believe in the First Amendment and wish that more, not less information be promoted and shared with my fellow man by using any means necessary without defacing other individuals private property or impeding upon their rights.
I believe in the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.
I believe that the Government is a greater threat to my liberties than any terrorist group be they some isolated domestic extremist group like the ELF,Communist radicals, or Islamic terrorists operating freely within our borders.
Because of my beliefs, I believe that I am number 421,721.
What is this number that I have been assigned? It is an arbitrary non-judicial violation of every American’s freedom to exist unencumbered by the government where no due process is used in consideration of their freedoms. This list I believe that I am a part of was revealed to have been expanded dramatically by the Federal Government to include more American citizens and has shocked everyone upon the news from Reuters released this week:
From the article:
The number of names on a highly classified U.S. central database used to track suspected terrorists has jumped to 875,000 from 540,000 only five years ago, a U.S. official familiar with the matter said.
Seriously? I could understand tracking the missing Middle Eastern students allegedly in violation of their student visas which is estimated to be around 15,000 along with other Islamist radicals who have infiltrated using the corrupted visa system. But a 335,000 increase in the number on the suspected terrorist list should be a red flag to every civil libertarian if not every American citizen with half a brain left.
The idea that Americans who support the Constitution, own weapons, and believe that our rights are a threat began just a few months after Obama was sworn into office in 2009, as the followingWashington Times story from April 16, 2009 illustrates:
In the article the DHS maintains their position that veterans returning from foreign wars are to be considered a terrorist threat. Not long after that it was revealed that people who dared to have Ron Paul or NRA/pro-2nd Amendment bumper stickers on their cars should be considered a threat also. Then it was Libertarians, anyone who spoke out in public against government policies, and of course those evil Tea Party types who dared to tell the government that they wanted lower taxes and the right to spend their own money in a manner without government dictate.
The inferences are quite visible with the recent actions of the United States military where they have adopted first an open policy where gays can now come out into the open but Christians must go into the closet. This turn of events was lead by the Obama administration’s decision to take our brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen and turn them from being a military force into a social experiment to an even greater degree. The open hostility towards Christians and Jews means that soon enough, anyone openly proselytizing their faith other than pagan, Islam, or atheism will probably make the “list” soon enough.
The list the Reuters article refers to above is so vast, so vague, one has to ask many questions as to why the sudden expansion since President Obama came into office. Is this a political hit list? Is this a Nixonian enemies list? Is this the proverbial red or blue list combined into a government database to make collection of these individuals easier because of their perceived political threat to the implementation of whatever evil is on the horizon?
In my opinion this list will soon be used to deny credit, reduce the freedom of movement for individuals on the list, and block firearms purchases. The list itself is so classified it is open to interpretation as the article sends a clear warning which I have highlighted in red for my readers:
Maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center, the highly classified database is not a “watchlist” but instead is a repository of information on people whom U.S. authorities see as known, suspected or potential terrorists from around the world.
Suspected or potential are the key words in the quote from the article. Anyone who is suspected or potential means anyone that the regime has identified in the last five years that will take a stand against tyranny and swear to actually protect the U.S. Constitution; not just pay lip service to obtain a job with the modern American Shutzstaffel.
I am number 421,721.
I believe in freedom.
Please join me on this list.