A senator from Kentucky is speaking on the floor of the US senate, trying to bring attention and shame to a reality most Americans don’t want to believe- that the government believes and is actually engaged in- using unmanned drones against its own citizens. And as this, and other “horrifying” realizations, sink into the American mind, one wonders how far down this once great Romanesque empire might fall.
No one seems to like my stern, revealing posts, and while I don’t like writing them, there is a time and a place for everything. People tend to like good words, not harsh ones, as is evident even in some religious circles where “prophets” cry that “great blessings will fall on America.” Such nonsense is, of course, ludicrous, whether you believe in prophecy or not, since the nation has a long history of grevious sins as pathetic as any people- from sanctioned mass murders to wickedness reflective of Sodom and Gommorah.
But it is one man against the wheels of change in Washington, like the fictional Mister Smith who went to Washington (or was it Mister Deeds?). And, whether you like Mister Paul or not, surely you would admit that he is indeed standing up to perceived tyranny, and therefore, an example to us all. For without a stand, the wheels of destruction run over the citizen and as history has shown, the common man and woman suffer the most.
It is with a tinge of sadness that I observe Mister Paul, because I know that the road America has taken- unless diverted- leads nowhere but to the same road the Roman Empire took…