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Naming the Enemy

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Submitted by Thomas Earl Cannady (United States), Apr 14, 2006 at 19:30

Looking at American pride in being an open society with upward mobility for law abiding citizens I wonder can we truly name or even know the enemy. Our country, and to some small degree our continent, seeks to supply those in need a place to lay their heads.

I have noticed recently that our country seems to be home to a great many people who do not have legal resident status. Adding to that point our immigration laws are being amended to allow those here illegally a method of staying and enjoying the wonderful freedoms we offer. The Clintons when in power attempted to implement a national ID system. I see we are heading toward that point but in a totally unacceptable manner. Once we offer amnesty to illegals without knowing who they are, how they got here and how much money they owe us for the bill we incurred by having them here and living illegally, will be able to say we did something good that helped those in need and made us more secure, I think not. Once we id and accept all who are here illegally (something by the way we will never be able to do since so many illegals look like us and fit into our society on a middle class level) we will have put into place a system of identifying every last person in this country.

On top of that that system will be a bonanza for the intelligence community to continue its assault on our civil rights by allowing businesses and fake citizens into the mainstream that will in fact lower our standard of living and make us less safe. We need to understand that very soon we will be offered a system of safety based on all our contacts within society. It will seem very comfortable and alluring because it will allow us to reject those we deem to be dangerous to the many. There are two many secret courts, here today and gone tomorrow military units, intelligence agencies that use the black budget to redo the very fabric of society. It will start with a system of identifying terrorist but it will end with the total and systematic destruction of our civil rights so those in power can sleep at night knowing everything that happens while they sleep will be watched, recorded and controlled.
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