In the 1970 film, Tora! Tora! Tora!, briefly after Pearl Harbor is ransacked by the Japanese Naval Air Fleet, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is quoted as saying: In today's political environment, it is easy to see these parallel between the past attack on our freedom and present current events. High taxes, high unemployment, high crime and lower opportunities. In short, there is a lot of bad and not too much good. Life in America seems bleak lately. You do not have to watch the news to understand that America is in the beginning of a depression. Making it worse, Congress is passing bills that degrade our liberty and what truly makes us American. The State is now farther and federal government, mother. They are taking away what truly makes us free. The future is uncertain. Do you think the recent and past attacks on American Civil Liberties will "awaken a sleeping giant"? If not, what will it take? What will you do? What are you going to do to protect your civil liberties? The time for America has since past. I fear, sometimes, as it might be too late. I fear, that Democracy has died. Died before, many of us posting on this forum were born. Not many people have actually tasted it.. Maybe no one alive today. I am talking about: True freedom. No oppression of Natural Rights. I personally feel oppressed. I feel that prisons are being built around me. Does anyone else feel violated as I do? What am I doing to change it? I am bitching about it here to you guys , hoping I will get a few of you on my side, but this is just the beginning. The future only knows what will happen next, even it is not certain. I sucks that I even have to feel this way, but I am certain things will change. They have to. A rubber band can only be stretched so far before it snaps. Releasing a tremendous amount of energy. Peace!