American Liberty Is Dwindling
tattered US flag
US national anthem proclaims that US is the land of the free. However US is losing its liberty. Treasurey money is wasted to make the country worse.

Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Abraham Lincoln: "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide."
Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

Chronology of diminishing liberty

1906 Pure Food and Drug Act plays the nanny role to tell people what is good and bad for health.
1913 Revenue Act collects income tax.
1913 Federal Reserve Act puts the government and people under the bondage of some private bankers by surrendering the government's power to issue currency to them.
1938 Fair Labor Standards Act controls child labour and minimum wage.
1970 Economic Stabilization Act authorizes the President to stabilize prices, rents, wages, salaries, interest rates, dividends and similar transfers.
1970 Environmental Protection Agency plays the nanny role to tell people what is good and bad for the environmennt.
1971 US dollar is no longer convertible to gold.
1974 Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act imposes speed limit.
1984 New York was the first state to implement seat belt law.
1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act grants immunity to vaccine makers, preventing lawsuits on them for injuries or death sustained by children from vaccinations.
1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act mandated federal background checks on firearm purchasers. That gives the power to the government to determine who can buy a gun.
2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act interrupts free market by pumping treasury money directly into to banks.
2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act interrupts free market by driving up taxes, insurance premium and medical providers' workload, far from the alleged affordability. People can be fined for not having insurance. Businesses cut employee hours to avoid covering employees.
Future: Speech control, more gun control and national ID card.

Posted: 2016-10-03; updated: 2016-12-23 by Ong Seng Aun.
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