Sorry, wrong number - I'm not an American

5 years ago

Does the Government work for us or do we work for the Government? Tonight - What if the constitution no longer applied?

What if the whole purpose of the constitution was to limit the Government?

What if the president, meant to be an equal to congress has instead become a democratically elected term limited monarch?

What if the president assumed everything he did was legal just because he is the president?

What if he could interrupt your regularly scheduled radio and TV programming for a special message from him?

What if he could declare war on his own?

What if he could read your emails or texts without a search warrant?

What if he could kill you without warning?

What if the rights and principals guaranteed in the constitution have been so distorted in the past 200 years as to be unrecognizable by the founding fathers?

What if states were mere Provinces of a totally nationalized and fully centralized government?

What if the constitution was amended stealthily, not by constitutional amendments dually ratified by the states but by the consistent and persistent expansion of the federal government in our lives?

What if the constitution was no longer the supreme law of the land?

What if you need a license to speak or protest...What if the Government didn’t give the license?

What if the rights to keep and bear arms only applies to.....

This is part of a 3 minute message left mistakenly on my voice mail, obviously originating in the United States but wrongfully dialed to our very Canadian number. First of all, I can't believe the degree to which fear mongering exists in this political rant. Secondly, I'm glad that my phone service cut if off as this was my business line; which I pay for. I stood there listening, baffled by what I was hearing. Really? This is the tactic used to entice or sway voters, mobilize the masses or whatever this is used for? Maybe someone can explain to me where this came from or better yet its usefulness. All that came to my mind was one word, PARANOIA! This is insanity, no wonder there are people who are so fearful of their Government and each other.

I'm not sure of the outcome of this call but whatever its point was to be, it was going to take a long time to get there. If it was to question the current political climate, doesn't this just fuel more instability and who is this person I'm listening too? Did they just wake up and say, "Hey! I've got an idea! While my country women and men are on what appears to be a very long and involved path to picking a leader I will record this commentary and use the phone lines to spew more rhetoric. I'm sorry, but all this verbal diarrhea can't possibly being doing much good especially since the poop flowed upward, north of the U.S. border, rather than down to its intended victims. This wrong number may end up costing me if they won't adjust the charges but I have a feeling it costing others far more in the grand scheme of things.

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