Let's hang together

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
- Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin's words ring just as true today as they did when America was founded. 

The neo-corporate elite today envision a world without borders, where sovereign citizens are under constant surveillance, and the notions of patriotism and constitutionality are nothing more than quaint anachronisms. Mass immigration and the open-borders agenda of the Obama administration are but one head of the billionaire-sponsored Hydra attacking our nation. 

Most Americans are fleetingly aware of the fact that the NSA is spying - on them. In this age of google and online public databases that contain information considered sacrosanct by our previous generation, most Americans don't seem to care. There certainly is no manifest outrage about violation of Constitutional principles.

As Andrew Hacker observed half a century ago:

The United States is now about to join other nations of the world which were once prepossessing and are now little more than plots of bounded terrain. Like them, the United States will continue to be inhabited by human life; however, Americans will no longer possess that spirit which transforms a people into a citizenry and turns territory into a nation... What was once a nation has become simply an agglomeration of self-concerned individuals; men and women who were once citizens are now merely residents of bounded terrain where birth happens to have placed them."
- Andrew Hacker, The End of the American Era, New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1968/1974, pp 6, 226

Yet those who are outraged have won a crucial round in the battle to preserve America's Constitution against the policies of the Obama administration.

In a February 14, 2014 WorldNetDaily article, Larry Klayman explained the impact of the Rand Paul case on his ongoing action against NSA spying. Klayman wrote:

Last June, on behalf all Americans, I filed two class action lawsuits against President Barack Hussein Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, NSA Director Keith Alexander, the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal Judge Roger Vinson of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), who authorized and issued an illegal order allowing the NSA to intercept and collect so-called telephonic and Internet metadata on nearly the entire U.S. citizenry. Metadata allows the government to access and track the most intimate details of a person’s private and professional life.

After our filings and service of the complaints, I moved for preliminary injunctions, which is the means to have a court – in this case the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and not the FISC – to order the NSA spying to cease immediately during the pendency of the case. (To view the pleadings, go to www.freedomwatchusa.org). Obviously, I wanted to stop this criminal and illegal unconstitutional outrage as soon as possible. Never before in our nation’s 237-year-old history have We the People been subjected to such government tyranny...

After the oral argument, Judge Leon asked for additional legal briefing, and on Dec. 16, 2013, he issued his order that enjoined Obama, the NSA and the other defendants from continuing to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of the citizenry. Obviously, to reach a quick decision, the judge decided not to reach and rule on the First and Fifth Amendment issues at that time. In his ruling, the court unequivocally and strongly ruled:

The “almost-Orwellian technology” that allows government to collect, store and analyze phone metadata is “unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1979″ and “at best, the stuff of science fiction.”...

Hacker clearly has done something substantial for his stumbling country. He should not stand alone.

There is still time for harried Americans to drop their remote controls, laptops, and playstations, and at least briefly contemplate what President John F. Kennedy so aptly posited: "ask what you can do for your country."

For it is abundantly clear that the current implementation of "what your country can do for you" is not quite what our Founding Fathers had in mind.