It's pretty scary when you look at the ability the government has to look into our lives, our personal habits, our financial dealings, our preferences and who we communicate with and for how long.
President Obama has basically stated that this is the new reality that it is needed to track down terror plots and, if it inconveniences our private lives, we may as well learn to live with it.
Well, Mr. President, here's a reality for you to live with.
You're asking, no, you're telling, the people of this nation to trust you with pertinent and intimate information about their lives and, as you and many of your predecessors have proven, you're not worthy of that trust or, basically, any trust at all.
Do you think you have the right to violate our privacy and not even tell us about it? Do you think there's any difference in what you're doing now and what the governments in nations like Germany and Russia did, in gathering information on their citizens without their consent or knowledge?
In the days after 9/11, confronted by an enemy we had never had to face and didn't know how to deal with, America rushed to judgment and granted sweeping powers to the federal government, powers to arrest and detain, gather electronic information and powers to do just about anything as long as it could fall into the category of defending the homeland.
Now those chickens are coming home to roost.
How can we watch your administration using federal agencies to spy on and intimidate American citizens and not believe that there's not a deeper, darker purpose concealed in the smoke and mirrors of the recent rash of events?
You claim to know nothing about the abuse of power and incompetence that members of your administration are guilty of, yet you ask us to trust you with even more power that has the potential to destroy privacy in America.
Did you ever stop and think, Mr. President, that the powers your administration has used against the people - the IRS, the FBI and the DHS - are not tactics of democracy, but the tools of dictatorship used to intimidate the masses and keep the political dissidents in line.
Your rush to control health care, your endless attempts to control guns, your steady move toward socialism, your willingness to allow out and out lies to be told to the American people, your blatant use of executive privilege and your arrogant support of the guilty parties smack of a political philosophy, not of the people, by the people and for the people - but, suppression, control and a government that interferes in every aspect of the lives of its citizens.
Great powers fall not from without, but from within when the populace becomes complacent and dependent and the government becomes so redundant, top-heavy and chained with debt that it cannot operate efficiently, taxing the productive to sustain the ever increasing nonproductive.
One thing I will admit, Mr. President, is that you're not the only politician I don't trust, and I've lost my confidence in all three branches of government.
I don't know what it looks from the inside out, but from the outside in it looks like a three-ring circus with donkeys and elephants going around in circles while the ringmaster keeps raising the ticket prices.
Trust just took the last train out of town.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and for the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America