A Kranz (wreath) of Kölsch beer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
- A pile of potato chips. These are Utz-brand, grandma’s kettle-cooked style. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
WTO protests in Seattle, November 30, 1999 Pepper spray is applied to the crowd. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Logo of the Food & Drug Administration . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’ve been thinking of the many things happening in the U.S. The U.S. is really becoming a police state. Some of the things I’ve been reading lately really scare me.
I was reading an article about a family who owns some property and grows vegetables on it. The family decided to have a dinner party and invite family and friends. Before the dinner began, the police showed up. The police told the family that the vegetables the family grew had to have FDA approval. Without FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval, the family could not serve family and friends the food. The police told the family the food had to be thrown out. The police threw bleach all over the food before they left.
Another incident, a man was in front of his home playing target practice on his property. A neighbor watching him, called the police. When the man saw the police, he immediately ran to get his wife. But he didn’t make it inside. When the police saw him running, they arrested him. The wife saw what was going on and demanded to know why they were arresting her husband. The police told her it was against the law for him to target practice in front of his property The police never told him to stop, or gave him any warning. They arrested him and took him away.
A 14-year-old boy saw one of the students in his school getting harassed. He tried to stop the harassers from bullying the student. One of the teachers saw what going on and told the boy to go into her office. He went into the the office and was told by the teacher he was going home. He tried to explain about what occurred, but the teacher wouldn’t listen. When he remarked that he had a first amendment right to free speech, the teacher called the police. The student was told to sit outside until the police arrived. The police came, went into the office and spoke with the teacher. The police never asked the boy what happened. When the student protested no one was listening to his side, the police put him in handcuffs.
I stated these three examples to show how U.S. citizens are losing their rights. Everywhere I turn, some police officer or another is spraying protesters with pepper spray, pulling women by their hair, kicking people, arresting them, etc. The U.S. is definitely not a country that can be considered a “free” country anymore . There are so many laws that infringe on our freedoms that it scares me. But it seems to me most Americans are totally unaware of what is happening. They’re happy watching t.v., drinking beer, partying and stuffing their faces. Some day, they’re going to wake up and realize that they’re no longer free. When these Americans wake up, it will be too late. They’re going to find out that government has taken over their lives.
But who knows, maybe they won’t care, as long as they’re fed and not bothered.
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