Why do I fear my government?

US citizen here.

Update:

My government is supposed to represent the Will of the People.

How many of you are even aware that the Will of the People is written down so it's Will is known? There's a little document called the Constitution of the United States that clearly spells out the Role of the United States government. For many years, the means to usurp the power from the People has been quietly going on. I expected far more outcry when President Bush TOLD US ON NATIONAL TELEVISION "see, that's the thing with being President..you don't have to explain things", among the many moronic and UNAMERICAN things he has done and said. This isn't merely a rant against Bush or the Republican party. Both parties are puppets as far as I'm concerned. the powers that be, whomever they are, wherever they are, they control your media, your news, your entertainment choices, EVERYTHING. What to do? What to do? Stand up. Stand up. and just ask a question that seeks the origin of what is going on here in our world.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    The reason why you fear the government is the same reason why I am scared...it's because President Bush is a Mad Man that has spun recklessly out of control. George Bush President of the United States is a man without honor. He has spread shame on America, it's Constitution, and it's People. It is a highly embarrassing situation for every Good American. He needs to be stopped immediately. President Bush has reduced and discounted himself to nothing more then a mere "pedofile" and "War Criminal." Here is a list of just a "few" of the crimes President Bush has committed....

    1) Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carrying out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the death and maiming of hundereds of thousands of Iraqis, and thousands of U.S. G.I.s.

    2) Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.

    3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties were unavoidable.

    4) Instituting a secret and illegal wiretapping and spying operation against the people of the United States through the National Security Agency.

    5) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently changing its government by force and assaulting Iraq in a war of aggression.

    6) Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, kidnaping, secret and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of governments and individuals and violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

    7) Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S. government personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments with false information; concealing information vital to public discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.

    8) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, both a part of the "Supreme Law of the land" under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the international community.

    9) Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and human rights, ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access to counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an "enemy combatant."

    10) Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States and elsewhere, and without charge, at the discretionary designation of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.

    11) Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is wrongfully held by the government.

    12) Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of persons who are not citizens who are designated solely at the discretion of the Executive who acts as indicting official, prosecutor and as the only avenue of appellate relief.

    13) Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and locations of persons who have been arrested, detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in the United States, including in response to Congressional inquiry.

    14) Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public trials.

    15) Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client privileged communications by the government, even in the absence of a court order and even where an incarcerated person has not been charged with a crime.

    16) Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the United States, prior to hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent association with any entity that at the discretionary designation of the Executive has been deemed "terrorist."

    17) Engaging in criminal neglect in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, depriving thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and other Gulf States of urgently needed support, causing mass suffering and unnecessary loss of life.

    18) Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political activity.

    19) Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive functions.

    20) Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and abrogation of the obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal from, international treaties and obligations without consent of the legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between the United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court

    I encourage you to copy this to file and reuse it as necessary.

    Thank you for asking this question....

    May God Bless America!

  • Jadis
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The little green men in your room?

    I have no idea. Why are you scared? Have you been corresponding with terrorists? Are you doing bake sales and sending the money to Hamas? Are you making threats against the country or the government? If not - you have nothing at all to be afraid of.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nothing to fear as long as we have the right to bear arms. As far as government growing, that is not good, but nothing to fear... it is something to change. Vote for people who will put an end to much of the wasteful government programs.... if you can find any candidates like that!

  • 1 decade ago

    If you have nothing to hide then you should not fear your government.I dont like the idea of Big Brother but laws like the Patriot Act are a product of the dangerous world we live in,or have you forgotten 9/11 like so many others have when they cry about the treatment of prisoners at Gitmo.WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET!!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I fear the government as well. The good reason for this fear is that it has and is growing at a large rate. Thomas Jefferson once said a government that can give you everything can take everything away, ie Soviet Union. Also another reason to fear is that the government is outside the constitutional boundries and the citizens are not being watchful.

    Source(s): former AP Government and Politics Student (I got a four out of five on the examine)
  • 1 decade ago

    People fear the government because of the unknown inside of it. We don't know much about the governments actions besides what the media shows us, which is usually exaggerated excessively. We are afraid of what we don't know.

  • 1 decade ago

    President Franklin Roosevelt had the famous saying: "You have nothing to fear but fear itself." And that was said during WWII.

    Unless you committed a crime, you have nothing to worry about.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    To be honest, if I was in power and my citizens feared me, and I didn't care about them - and I were arrogant enough not to be bothered to convince them I was ok - I would resign.

    Problem is - bush rules by fear.

  • Pops
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    alot of people do, some more than others

    some of it is the fact that the gov't truly is "all in our buisness" and also mabye the hippie beatings given back in vietnam and the civil rights movement.

    you have every right to be scared, but the gov't has no right to do the stuff that they do.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because you are smart! The Government should be feared!

  • 1 decade ago

    Perhaps you actually believe the media.Why don't you move someplace else if you don't like it here.

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