We lost control of our government some time ago, and now with Obama, it is just more in the open. Or is it more comfortable to believe we are still in the America your fathers and grandfathers grew up in?
If you believe that we are living in a constitutional republic, that we are a free people, and that the Navy airplanes training in Mohave County over our heads for the last few months are the sound of freedom, sorry, you are living in an illusion of the past. If you still believe that our soldiers are serving America, you may be disappointed; let me show you with facts.
If you support the U.S. Constitution, according to Article I, Section 8, Clause 11, the last Constitutional war declared by Congress, in which our American soldiers fought, was World War II. Since WWII, we have been serving under the United Nations. From Korea, every so-called war our service men and women fought, was not a war but a "police action under the United Nations" (Harry Truman at a White House press conference on June 29, 1950).
In March 2014, Former Secretary of Defense Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey admitted that their authority comes not from the U.S. Constitution, as you might assume, but that the United States is subservient to and takes its marching orders from the United Nations and NATO.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower tried to warn us of the military-industrial complex and the risk to our freedom and independence. That was over 50 years ago.
Now in 2015, according to the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress at the request of Obama, every American citizen can be kidnapped, tortured and indefinitely detained by the military under directive of the executive, just because of suspicion of being a terrorist. No more due process, no more judge, no more jury or trial.
This used to happen in countries with oppressive regimes like Chile under General Pinochet, where thousands of innocent people disappeared, just because they were speaking against the government.
Now in the new America, thanks to the Patriot Act, under section 215, the FBI and local police can conduct warrantless spying on ordinary people living in the United States, including United States citizens and permanent residents. They can invade your property and search without any lawful warrant, negating our Fourth Amendment, and much more.
Today, everybody knows that the NSA can spy on an entire country without warrant or probable cause, just because they can; yesterday, President Nixon had to resign in scandal and shame - just because he was caught spying on a handful of people.
Now, the man acting as a president in the White House can ignore laws and write laws of his own, like a good old king would do, and he is above the law, of course. Now the government can force you to purchase an overpriced product like health insurance, and if you cannot afford it, you will be fined.
Do you still believe that the sound of the Navy airplanes training over Mohave County for the last few months are the sound of freedom?
According to Navy L. Olson, whom I had the pleasure to interview for my radio show on Feb. 15, the Navy is training - at any given time in this type of exercise being conducted here in Mohave County - at least 100 foreign pilots.
After all, according to their slogan, today's Navy has become "a global force for good."
Did you think it was supposed to be the United States Navy, not a "global force," training foreign pilots over domestic civilian airspace in peacetime?
Do you still believe that this is the Navy that our grandfathers served in WWII?
According to late, highly decorated Gen. Smedley Butler (two esteemed Medals of Honor), our soldiers should be deployed only for two situations: One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
According to history, over the last 50 years, our best men and women went overseas spreading "democrazy," while we were losing, here on our own soil, the basic freedoms that our forefathers fought and died for.
Do not forget that our supreme Commander in Chief has fired over 197 top military officers just in the last five years. Do you still believe that it's all OK? That this is still the America of the past?
When I became a naturalized American in 2005, I swore an oath to defend this republic against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so here I am to fulfill my duty, trying to share this information with my fellow Americans.
The reality is that we have been taken in an oppressive direction, and only when we will be able to admit it, we will be able to unite together and get our country and our independence back.
'Til then, in my humble opinion drawn on facts shown here, these Navy airplanes and foreign military personnel training over Mohave County are not "the sound of freedom," but the sound of global government.