Disregard for Civil Liberties= Rand Paul Presidency?

By Alberto Pupo

Blowback! Actions being taken that create unintended consequences. The current trend has been to wantonly disregard Civil Liberties on all fronts. The Obama Administration has followed in the steps of the Bush Administration by embracing the world of cloak and dagger, NSA spying, Drones, The Patriot Act. By taking this course and embracing the National Security state the Obama Administration finds itself at odds with anyone who firmly believes in the idea of preserving civil liberties. That being said the Administration which happens to be a Democrat Administration in taking the actions it is taking is actually paving the path for something which would seem incredible but can happen., A Rand Paul Presidency. Continue reading

A Real American Hero!

 


By Alberto Pupo

What is true Patriotism? What does it mean to really love America? Is it to wave a flag like a drone without asking questions? Does it come down to supporting the troops, America right or wrong? Does it mean giving up all Civil Liberties in the name of National Security? Going along with Drones and targeting killing? The meaning of Patriotism often gets lost in a cacophony of sound bites. The meaning of Patriotism is not often clear and is quite obscure. The very definition of Patriotism is not often clear and muddied about in a muck. What does it mean to be a Patriot?

Bradley Manning, 25 years old, imprisoned for what has been almost three years, mistreated and abused, in a Nation that he was at one point so proud to serve. Bradley Manning is a true Patriot. While mired in the middle of war and conflict Continue reading

Time to Move on


 

By Alberto Pupo

So here we go again 11 years later, after the day that Liberty died. September 11th the mere mention of the date is enough to drive any American into a momentary lapse of sadness. Many innocent people lost their lives on that day to satiate the blood lust of an unelected President. Then after that more people lost their lives to satiate the blood lust of an unelected President. The ramifications of this date are still being felt today ( hello surveillance state). Yet despite the fact that the enemy has been tamed, (and the war in Afghanistan still unfolding). The 9/11 meme seems to live on forever. 11 years later the United States the most powerful Country in the world despite its many flaws, is still brooding over this one date that effectively changed the course of history. Many of us are still asking ourselves when will we completely move on?

9/11 is still the grand daddy of all tragedies in contemporary American history. This day introduced us to an America that thrives on Continue reading