I stand in court rooms in defense of the Accused and invoke the presumption we are all innocent including those charged.
Our government treats us, however, as if we are all presumed guilty, that we must prove otherwise, and we are all treated as suspect for the commission of some unstated possible terrorist act – without any evidence whatsoever.
We have become accustomed to being searched and radiated at airports and public buildings, though we comply reluctantly.
For years now the government, “our” government, has also been collecting every bit of information it can about who we are, what we do, what we say, where we go, what we write, our financial holdings, and with whom we associate.
Our personal information is being inhaled into the government’s mammoth data banks at the cost of our expectation and right to be let alone.
Yet, we brag our freedom is the envy of the world.
The fear of those who would govern this nation is compromising the freedom of the governed.
When 9-11 occurred, I was ashamed of the members of Congress. Little has changed since. Continue reading