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Forced sterilization of US citizens

Next time you say the pledge of allegiance, ask yourself about the “and justice for all” part. Do we really have “justice for all” here in the USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Between the 1920s and the 1970s, tens of thousands of people were sterilized with no due process of law. In a lot of cases, a social worker determined who was sterilized, and who was not. The victims had no opportunity to appeal the decision, no day in court, no due process, no nothing.

Where was their justice?

Illegal immigrants are not entitled to equal rights

There is an interesting article on CNN posted by Charles Garcia, Why ‘illegal immigrant’ is a slur.

The root of the article appears to be:

In this country, there is still a presumption of innocence that requires a jury to convict someone of a crime.

Mr. Garcia, I respectfully disagree. None U.S. citizens are not entitled to the same rights as U.S. citizens. This has been proven time and time again with Guantanamo Bay.

On one hand we argue people inside the U.S. deserve equal rights – innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On the other hand, we detain people with no due process, no access to legal counsel, and then use torture on the people being detained. Where are the equal rights for the people being detained at Guantanamo Bay?

Where was the due process for Abdulrahman al-Awlaki? For those of you not familiar with Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, he was a U.S. citizen who was killed by a drone attack.

History will hold us responsible

survivalistI was watching some program on History channel, or Discovery channel today about World War II. The program talked about what the Allied soldiers saw when one of the concentration camps were liberated.

After the camps weres liberated, the people from the nearby town were ordered to help bury the dead. The people of the town said they had been lied to by the nazi party.

The narrator of the program said the people of the towns were liars and as guilty as sin.

If the people living in the towns near the concentration camps were guilty, what does that make the citizens of the U.S.?

Will history look back and compare the United States government to the nazi party over our human rights violations?

What difference is there between the way the nazis treated the Jews, and the way the U.S. government treated Blacks and Native Americans?

nazis rounded up Jews and sent them to concentration camps.

United States government rounded up Native Americans and sent them to reservations.

nazis treated jews as subhuman.

United States government treated Blacks and Native Americans as subhumans.

Blacks were treated as property that were bought and sold on the open market.

Disparity of Justice

survivalistAnyone notice how the U.S. justice system discriminates depending on your social status?

Send a threatening letter to the president of the U.S. and the secret service pays you a visit.

Send a threatening letter to an everyday citizen, and nobody gives a crap.

Once a crime crosses a state line, the local police do not have the resources, nor is it worth their time to do anything.

If only the police went to those same measures for everyday citizens. A few years ago someone stole a boatmotor off my boat, the police barely made a report on the theft. I guess if you are a bank for company you get special treatment.

The George Zimmerman Issue

This George Zimmerman issue is getting really out of hand. From the evidence I have seen, the only reason, and I mean “THE” only reason why George Zimmerman is on trial, is from pressure from the black community.

White on black violence – black community demands some kind of action.

Black on white violence – the black community is silent.

Where is justice in that?

When is the news media, and the black community going to start demanding equal rights and justice for all? That “equal” part includes not ignoring black on white violence.

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