I read this on the White House blog and was so disturbed I had to head outside and pull weeds. It's an activity that gives me time to think.
My Lord in heaven - this is creepy beyond my ability to even formulate words or barely wrap my mind around.
Over and over we hear this mantra concerning terrible events in history, "it could never happen again." Well if that were true, then the terrible event would have only happened once.
I live in the state and very close to the site where the federal government drove military tanks down a tiny dirt road high in the mountains in order to capture a man by the name of Randy Weaver. They killed his son, wounded a family friend, shot and killed his wife while she was holding her infant, and killed the family dog.
I drove to Ruby Ridge and stood at the base of the road to Randy's house in some of the most peaceful and beautiful country to be found anywhere in the USA. I tried to imagine tanks and helicopters assaulting a family living in a house with no electricity and it made me cold with fear.
We all watched in horror as the federal government incinerated 76 people, including 21 children and two pregnant women, at the Branch Davidian in Waco, TX. Janet Reno turned the full force of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms against a group of religious zealots.
So don't tell me, "it could never happen again."
What truly frightens me is the number of people that just slog through their days completely unaware of what is going on.
From the White House web site:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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And while you're here could someone please tell me why the font size goes all wonky on Blogger?