If Osama bin Laden (who, we are told, hates America because of our freedoms -- and our Western decadence) were to take over America, we would undoubtedly lose our freedom to take colognes, mouthwashes, and shampoos -- all designed to increase our Western decadence -- onto planes. Thanks to the government, this freedom has been . . . .
OK then, if Osama were to take over America, we wouldn't be able to hop on a plane and attend a business meeting in the next state, because we would have to pray to Mecca for an hour before leaving. But thanks to the government, we can quickly travel anywhere we . . . .
There are about 700 million "passenger enplanements" each year in America. If Homeland Security causes each one a one-hour delay on each flight, and each one produces/earns $18 an hour, the cost to our economy is $12.6 billion. That cost does not include the cost of creating that cost (TSA budget = $5 billion). TSA has been criticized for
Is the "cure" worse than the disease?
And did our doctors have a vested interest in creating threats of disease in order to increase the number of paying patients? A third of all Americans believe that the government could have prevented 9-11 if it wanted to. Believe that an airplane hit the Pentagon if you want, but don't believe that the government was surprised.
If you had hired exterminators to kill the termites, and shortly thereafter armies of termites kidnapped your children, would you re-hire those exterminators? Were dozens of government "security" officials fired after 9-11? Who has been held accountable for the failure of 9-11 and thereafter?
If Congress knew on Sept. 12, 2001 what it knows today, and had decided to take no action whatsoever -- no PATRIOT Act, no war authorization, no increase in airport security, and no effort to find Osama -- if we had not learned what the Bush Administration says are the "lessons of 9-11" -- would we have fewer freedoms today, or more freedoms? Would we be more safe, or less safe? Would there be less terrorist recruiting around the world, or more?
It seems to me that in every way our lives would be better if the government had taken no action after 9-11 to make our lives "better" and "safer."
The people of America are hard-working, and their products are coveted in every nation. The people of America are generous, and their charity is appreciated by hundreds of millions of the world's poor. But the government of the United States is a global bully, resented and feared around the world, and is creating a rich, fertile, organic potting soil for international terrorism.
Back when America was a Christian nation, we sent missionaries to every nation on earth. Today, under the religion of Secular Humanism, the secular American Empire sends armed centurions.
James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution," said legislators should vote against any proposed legislation if
the policy of the bill is adverse to the diffusion of the light of Christianity. The first wish of those who enjoy this precious gift, ought to be that it may be imparted to the whole race of mankind. Compare the number of those who have as yet received it with the number still remaining under the dominion of false Religions; and how small is the former! Does the policy of the Bill tend to lessen the disproportion? No; it at once discourages those who are strangers to the light of (revelation) from coming into the Region of it; and countenances, by example the nations who continue in darkness, in shutting out those who might convey it to them. Instead of levelling as far as possible, every obstacle to the victorious progress of truth, the Bill with an ignoble and unchristian timidity would circumscribe it, with a wall of defence, against the encroachments of error.Congress has approved legislation promoting global military hegemony and a police-state at home. This is a radically anti-Christian agenda. God will reward this agenda with more 9-11's.