Thursday, January 23, 2014

Where is Our Personal Freedom Going?

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Original Article

01/22/2014

By Robert Wolf

I think it is time to take a look at where our political leaders are leading us. America has always been based on the concept that all men are free and there should be no barriers put up barring a person’s liberty’s or freedoms regardless of any defining characteristics that a person has. The most obvious examples are race, color, creed, or religion but there are others also.

There are many historical examples of what has happened when caste systems are put into place the most obvious is Nazi Germany where millions of people were sorted out of the population and any group that was disliked had added restrictions and requirements placed on the them. Eventually leading to their murders. Not only the Jews but Romani (more commonly known in English by the exonym “Gypsies”), Sinti’s, Soviet prisoners of war, Polish and Soviet civilians, , people with disabilities, Jehovah’s Witnesses and other political and religious opponents, which occurred regardless of whether they were of German or non-German ethnic origin. Using this definition, the total number of civilians murdered by the Nazis is between 10 million and 11 million (around 5.7 million Jews and a roughly equal number of non-Jews).

People that believe in this type of law or even that these type of laws are necessary, would fit right in to the upper echelons of Nazi Germany. Now American legislators have started to re-create the Nuremberg Laws from prewar Germany.

We all think about the pictures of people being loaded onto trains like cattle and taken to the concentration camps, but stop and think about what their lives must have been like before it got that far. Everyone had to carry papers with them continuously including children to show who they were and get permission from authorities for movement within their own country any official could stop them and asked them for their papers and if they didn't have their papers or they were out of date they were imprisoned or worse.


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