domingo, 18 de agosto de 2013

Malditos Hijos del Régimen




What if the whole purpose of the Constitution was to limit the government? What if Congress' enumerated powers in the Constitution no longer limited Congress, but were actually used as justification to extend Congress' authority over every realm of human life? What if the president, meant to be an equal to Congress, has become a democratically elected, term-limited monarch? What if the president assumed everything he did was legal, just because he's the president? What if he could interrupt your regularly scheduled radio and TV programming for a special message from him? What if he could declare war on his own? What if he could read your emails and texts without a search warrant? What if he could kill you without warning?

What if the rights and principles guaranteed in the Constitution have been so distorted in the past 200 years as to be unrecognizable by the Founders? What if the states were mere provinces of a totally nationalized and fully centralized government? What if the Constitution was amended stealthily, not by constitutional amendments duly passed by the states, but by the constant and persistent expansion of the federal government's role in our lives? What if the federal government decided whether its own powers were proper and constitutional?

What if you needed a license from the government to speak, to assemble or to protest the government? What if the right to keep and bear arms only applied to the government? What if posse comitatus — the law that prohibits our military from our streets — were no longer in effect? What if the government considered the military an adequate dispenser of domestic law enforcement? What if cops looked and acted like troops and you couldn't distinguish the military from the police? What if federal agents could write their own search warrants in defiance of the Constitution? What if the government could decide when you weren't entitled to a jury trial?

What if the government could take your property whenever it wanted it? What if the government could continue prosecuting you until it got the verdict it wanted? What if the government could force you to testify against yourself simply by labeling you a domestic terrorist? What if the government could torture you until you said what the government wanted to hear? What if people running for president actually supported torture? What if the government tortured your children to get to you? What if the government could send you to your death and your innocence meant nothing so long as the government's procedures were followed? What if America's prison population, the largest in the world, was the result of a cruel and unusual way for a country to be free? What if half the prison population never harmed anyone but themselves?

What if the people had no rights except those the government chose to let them have? What if the states had no rights except to do as the federal government commanded? What if our elected officials didn't really live among us, but all instead had their hearts and their homes in Washington, D.C.? What if the government could strip you of your rights because of where your mother was when you were born? What if the income tax was unconstitutional? What if the states were convinced to give up their representation in Congress? What if the government tried to ban you from using a substance older than the government itself? What if voting didn't mean anything anymore because both political parties stand for Big Government?

What if the government could write any law, regulate any behavior and tax any event, the Constitution be damned? What if the government was the reason we don't have a Constitution anymore? What if you could love your country but hate what the government has done to it? What if sometimes to love your country, you had to alter or abolish the government? What if Jefferson was right? What if that government is best which governs least? What if I'm right? What if the government is wrong? What if it is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong? What if it is better to perish fighting for freedom than to live as a slave? What if freedom's greatest hour of danger is now?


Andrew P.

6 comentarios:

  1. Sí son bien recientes, parecen franquistas, en la de Atocha fue estremecedor ver como bajaban al cercanías. También fue brutal y más indignante si cabe, cuando vino el Maledictus a Madrid, hace dos años http://lardelasencrucijadas.blogspot.com.es/2011/08/la-fuerza-del-orden-apaleando-de-uno-en.html
    de uno en uno y a solas como quien dice,

    Entiendo mal el inglés tan rápido, pero continuamente oigo Constitution, military for the police, Governement, supongo que para los ingleses esta conducta es imposible por parte de la policia, pero tienen algo más de respeto por la gente que no es delincuente sino que está en el uso de un derecho democrático, pero bueno digo esto y a la vez me sonrío, suena a bluf, palabra inglesa por cierto??, jeje,porque luego cada uno se va a su casa, algunos a que les cosan las heridas, y otros sin ojo, pero no pasa nada, luego la vida sigue igual. Es una una falsa libertad, porque si no se despeja la vía pública pasaría como en Egipto. Siempre tienen un arma en la mano.
    Salud
    k

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    1. karmen: El texto completo de la voz que acompaña este vídeo puedes encontrarlo aquí: http://www.creators.com/opinion/judge-napolitano/what-if-the-constitution-no-longer-applied.html

      Es una carta o reflexión de Andrew P., juez del tribunal superior de justicia de New Jersey. Puedes copiarlo y llevarlo al traductor de Google, aunque la traducción no es muy buena, sirve para comprender todos y cada uno de los puntos que en dicha carta se plantean.

      Salud!

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    2. Voy a intentar programar la traducción del texto (muchas gracias Loam) con mi profe de inglés para colgarlo junto al vídeo.

      Salud amigos!

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  2. ¡Buena publicación, Sekhmet! Estamos gobernados por fascistas.

    Salud!

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    1. Gracias Loam, es un sitio interesantísimo, y el trad. Google ayuda bastante.
      Yo creía que era un periodista informando.
      gracias Sekhmet
      k

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  3. Voy a colgar el texto en inglés, es mejor que nada, porque no estoy segura de que mi profe esté por la labor, de ese modo cualquiera puede copiarlo y pasarlo por el Google Translator.

    Saludos!

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