Think about this

Here is an interesting quote from the great author Kurt Vonnegut, which I borrowed from honeyforthehomeless:

“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles. So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”

Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country 

Although this may seem random to some, or like not a big deal to others, I take the quote as being extremely illustrative.  It clearly serves as proof that it is the average American, you and I, that serve as the front line against the encroachments of those with power, against  personal liberty.  The government would love nothing more than for us to vote or legislate away every aspect of our personal and private lives fall within its realm of control.  This is only reinforced by EVERY SINGLE administration, D AND R since FDR.  The only people allowing our freedoms to whittle away, our lives run into disarray, is ourselves.  The only problem with this scenario, to me personally, is the fact that I believe a lot more Americans are far more aware and capable than they would lead you to believe.  Changing it would necessitate hard work, and effort, or it might conflict with their favorite program’s schedule…..[sigh]  But its a mystery why nobody is looking out for us?

 

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