Recently by Scott Lazarowitz: America's Self-Contradictory Constitution and Bureaucrats' Illegitimate Monopolies
That was Ronald Reagan's 1984 reelection campaign slogan, which manipulated the voters to give Reagan a second term of deficit-spending, expanding the welfare/warfare state, and further enlarging Big Government.
Barack Obama will do similar manipulating of the masses.
For many decades it has not been "morning in America," given America's extreme decline, economically and culturally. Many Americans today are dependent and ignorant, and more and more aspects of daily life have been politicized and centralized into an increasingly frightening and totalitarian Washington, D.C.
Many Americans are impatient, intolerant, short-sighted, self-centered, and our irresponsible, spend-happy Congress merely reflects the general population.
Last Fall's Black Friday shopping frenzy was a clear example of what Americans have become.
In Washington, Congress has continuously, selfishly and irresponsibly been voting to raise the debt ceiling to pay for all its goodies to please the lobbyists and in their own push for reelection. "Let my constituents' grandchildren pay for my extravagance!" say the selfish congressmen. The Republicans are no different from the Democrats.
Meanwhile, if the Republicans actually do repeal Obama's Soviet health care plan, they want to replace it with a Republican version of SovietCare.
With conservatives like this, who needs liberals?
The reckless, clueless Congress voted to give the President the power to have the military arrest and detain indefinitely anyone he feels is a "terrorist" or otherwise criminal, without being required to show evidence against the accused. The real reason for this may very well be as a preemptive action when America's predictable economic collapse and civil unrest occur.
After all, why then did the Department of Homeland Security order hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition? That's for a domestic agency, not the military.
Because of the War on Drugs that Obama is prosecuting, and the sick obsession with drug users that local police neanderthals seems to have these days, innocent middle-aged women who never harmed anyone are being arrested and tortured for buying Sudafed at the store.
In America today, the progressives and liberals celebrate Barack Obama as a "warrior" President, by continuing to be in denial of Obama's daily drone bomb murders of innocent civilians overseas. Meanwhile, the left's Messiah cracks down on medical marijuana users and whistleblowers like a remorseless beast while simultaneously protecting torturers and government agents spying on Americans.
With liberals like this, who needs conservatives?
In America today, according to the American Dream Blog, little pre-teen kids are being arrested and handcuffed from school for giving another kid a wedgie, for bringing a plastic butter knife to school, for using perfume, and for burping in class. A 6-year-old boy was charged with sexual assault when playing tag.
Whatever happened to common sense in America? What kind of teacher or school administrator would call police on these children? When I was growing up, no cop I ever heard of would even think of arresting a child, and for those things.
In the government schools, the teachers unions want smaller class sizes and higher pay and more benefits, for a nine-month school year. As Elizabeth Warren might say, "Good for them!"
But teachers don't want to be tested and promoted based on merit and ability. Many teachers today are themselves poorly educated. America's international educational ranking has gradually sunk especially since Jimma Carter imposed the federal Department of Education on us.
When I was in school, we had large classes, and teachers were in control. We didn't have teachers and school administrators and parents drugging their kids up on Ritalin and SSRIs, and other poisonous, mind-altering, behavior-altering drugs back in the dark ages of civility, respect for others and an encouragement to learn.
And now there are anti-bullying and zero tolerance policies, pushed by ignoramuses and control freaks who have no common sense at all.
But some school districts and state legislatures are trying to reform their "Zero Tolerance" policies. Here's my way of reform: Abolish government schools completely!
And so many people now seem to be paranoid and think that any stranger is a potential child molester, and people are so sensitive now that if you say the wrong thing, you'll be accused of harassment or worse. I would never be a teacher now out of fear of false accusations or lawsuits. Much of the idiocy in today's America is due to the politicization and centralization of education. There is no more freedom of thought, freedom of conscience or freedom of expression.
And God forbid one might walk down a neighborhood street alone where there are kids, our of fear of being viewed as "suspicious." With the DHS "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign, everyone is suspicious of everyone else, and you can't trust your neighbors anymore. Not because they might molest your children or steal your lawn furniture, but because they might report you to local government bureaucrats as "suspicious," or for doing something on your own property without a government-bureaucrat's permission.
And these days with the growth of government and its intrusions into every intimate aspect of our everyday lives, one is viewed as "suspicious" for wanting to homeschool one's kids or for refusing vaccines. Government Child Protective Services (sic) social workers and the police own your children. If a neighbor thinks something in your home is "suspicious," watch out! Based on false accusations, your kids can be taken away and abused by government bureaucrats. Was there always a little Hitler or Stalin in these government bureaus all across America?
Just a few decades ago, we never would have thought that a "Child Protective Service" could be so corrupt that it would involve itself in child sex trafficking. The late Georgia state senator Nancy Schaeffer's investigation into these things may have cost her her life.
America's popular culture and Hollywood have also contributed to the decline of our society, and the elites have targeted the children. It is the cultural and political elites who are the biggest threats to the children, certainly not everyday parents and average Joes.
And when did so many things in America become so sexualized? Why do so many parents these days seem to allow their little pre-teen girls to wear those skimpy little clothes, revealing a lot of skin and making them look like sluts? And at the same time, kids get arrested for merely hugging a friend in school! What a sick, backwards, demented society America has become!
In America today, police are strip searching people who have been arrested for overdue parking tickets, for walking a dog without a leash, and other minor "offenses," and the Supreme Court said this kind of treatment by perv-cops toward innocent civilians is okay.
The TSA is now well known for its workers' sexual molesting of little children and disabled elderly Americans. The TSA has been committing sex-related crimes against innocent civilians for several years now at the airports, and are now moving on to commuter rail and buses, and local bus routes where the misfits and hooligans harass innocent commuters.
The U.S., as Naomi Wolf has asserted, now uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses. I can't believe that there would have been one Supreme Court justice just 30 or 40 years ago who would have approved of strip searching innocent civilians arrested for minor offenses. Perhaps those justices who lived through the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and who knew of Hitler and Stalin's sick abuses of the civilian population, would have seen the handwriting on the wall if such a strip search case appeared before them.
If Obama declares martial law and directs the military to arrest and detain protesters and critics of the government (a.k.a. "terrorists") — an order sure to be approved by those lettered imbeciles of the Supreme Court — how safe will we and our children be when many members of the military have no problem with sexually assaulting their own comrades?
Supreme Court justices in times past were well educated and informed in history. But it is very hard to believe that today's Supreme Court who claim to believe in "original intent" would actually know original intent if they fell over it.
"The Fourth Amendment? What's that?"
"The Fifth Amendment? Never heard of it."
In America today, many good cops who protect innocent civilians from the bad cops' barbaric violence are punished. As William Grigg observed, the good cops are "targeted for the unforgiveable offense of u2018crossing the Blue Line' by taking the side of a Mundane being attacked by a member of the Brotherhood." Was it always this way? (No, because in times past, most people had a sense of morality. But not today, alas.)
Cops used to be protective of innocent civilians. But nowadays, so many of them seem to enjoy harassing and bullying innocent civilians, male and female. The neanderthals seem to get off on it. Many cops these days are getting away with actual crimes, while their comrades come to their defense.
These University of California, Davis campus police officers just nonchalantly pepper-sprayed protesters sitting peacefully on the ground. I can't see how anyone could do that to people. In the old days, I don't think that cops or university police would have done that. If protesters were asked to leave and they didn't leave, then usually the cops physically removed them (and usually without causing too much harm). But spraying pepper spray in their faces? What kind of sick sadist would do that?
On May Day 2012, some Occupy protesters, observing May Day with protests and occupying, had already experienced just how much like the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany America has become, especially in New York.
This "Us vs. Them," government vs. civilians attitude has become quite prominent, especially since 9/11. People with government and police authority have been given such artificial authority, and it seems to go to their heads. Many of them act like Nazis now.
"It's morning in America" for the power-grabbing politicians, bureaucrats and armed police, especially now that they are getting their FEMA camps in place, and have ordered their hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for DHS.
America is a banana republic basket case, and the real psychopaths and lunatics are the rulers and their minions and brownshirts.
Can innocent, peace-loving, freedom-loving civilians survive in this People's Republik of Amerika in the case of total economic collapse, food shortages, civil unrest, and martial law?