Washington, D.C. - With Andrew Meyer, a Florida University student, being tasered for asking too many questions about election outcomes at a public Democratic Presidential rally. Movie stars being bleeped on award shows for commenting on the Iraqi war. Musician silenced for voicing their opinion of their President. Wearing t-shirts of the opposing political party gets you arrested. Standing Presidential orders to the Secret Service include dealing with citizens voicing their dissention in a swift manner. Photographs of fallen American heroes on their final return home outlawed. Free speech and the non-corporate media free press in America are on a steep decline, if not a straight vertical drop.
U.S. Attorney General nominee, Michael B. Mukasey, however, is prepared to take extreme measures to reverse this disturbing trend and protect every American God given right to speak their mind, throwing in his or her two cents for whatever it is worth.
"The plan is controversial. And not his," said a White House spokesman. "Originally, it was drafted by former U.S. Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales. Unfortunately, Gonzales resigned before he could implement the plan."
In order to preserve freedom of speech in America, Mukasey stands ready to appoint all new U.S. Attorneys with privately contracted Blackwater security forces. This will ensure the American people will continue to enjoy most of our Constitutional rights and a few of our Bill of Rights even if at end of the barrel of a gun, if need be, say White House officials.
Critics argue, however, that replacing U.S. Attorneys with a semi privatized paramilitary troupe without any legal training to secure our Constitution and Bill of Rights would effectively amount to de facto quasi posse comitatus opus operatum to our beloved Republic Americana E Pluribus Unum.
To which the White House responded, "Nix, say on the Latin, eh. Or you'll let, you know who, in on what's really going on, okay?"
It seems that in the rush to trade liberty for security, we, the people, have all forgotten the reason we have surrendered our power to the government in the first place. Simply put:
Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It has ever been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.
-- The Federalist Papers No. 51: Publius (a.k.a. Madison)
There is only one question that need be answered in light of those wise words from one of our founding fathers of our great republic:
In the honorable heroic life and death struggle by our citizen soldiers on a foreign land trying not to let others take our liberty from us, do we now stand poised here at home to take it from each other?