The current "Impeach Bush" fad is perpetuated mostly by "liberals," "leftists," and "Democrats" who have very little to offer mankind beyond intellectually-cutesy political phrases like "one nation, under surveillance." If they are honestly worried about surveillance and not just acting like little children seeking vengeance, they should join the effort to get Ron Paul elected.
Everybody knows George Bush is not going to be around much longer anyway. He has allowed himself to become a lame turkey. But surveillance will be around a very long time ... unless Ron Paul is elected.
Even the minimum logic which leftists permit themselves tells us that an expanded state which assumes it knows best how people should live their lives and conduct their businesses has no choice but to become a surveillance state. God forbid ... er, the state forbid people "just doing their own thing." The bigger and more intrusive government becomes, the more surveillance is necessary. The more laws Congress passes, the more spies, informants, hidden cameras, and telephone taps have to be mandatory.
Only a bare minimum government which stays out of people's business, lets people make mistakes and learn from their mistakes, and doesn't try to "right every little wrong" has no need for surveillance. Those who broke free from England's strangling-octopus government in 1776 envisioned a government which had no need for surveillance because it would adhere to the principle of "live and let live." The U.S. Constitution helped create a government which would last longer than most governments and the first 10 amendments, our "Bill of Rights," were intended to hold the government to the "live and let live" principle.
Ron Paul is not as radical as some would like. He knows our spirit is free (see The Spiritual Basis of Liberty) and he knows free men and women acting in free markets will solve most perceived problems. He merely says, "Let's return to honoring the U.S. Constitution." Others may come along someday and bring into being a better Constitution, but for now returning to honoring the U.S. Constitution as it was originally intended is popular ... and would eliminate most of the perceived need for government surveillance.
Of course it's always possible that "liberals," "leftists," and "Democrats" are only worried about the kind of surveillance that might hamper the progress of their own political agenda. Maybe they are totally unconcerned about the kind of surveillance that follows on the heals of government attempts to provide "safety nets," "universal insurance," and a hundred and one other government programs. Maybe they have never thought deeply enough to see that liberty provides everyone with the highest standard of living and security. (see Liberty vs. Security: False Dichotomy.)
If that is the case, if they just don't think deeply enough, then it would be tempting to add three words to an intellectually-cutesy statement made by Ann Coulter: "If Democrats had any brains, they'd be Republicans supporting Ron Paul."
The device which prepares libertarians for success, A Course in Miracles, has this to say to those who fear government surveillance and want to change their world.
You have enslaved the world with all your fears, with doubts and miseries, your pain and tears, and all your sorrows press upon it and keep it a prisoner to your beliefs. Death strikes it everywhere because you hold the bitter thought of death within your mind. The world is nothing in itself. Your mind must give it meaning. And what you behold upon it are your wishes, acted out so you can look on them and think them real.
Perhaps you think you did not make the world, but came unwillingly to what was made already, hardly waiting for your thoughts to give it meaning. Yet in truth you found exactly what you looked for when you came. There is no world apart from what you wish, and herein lies your ultimate release. Change but your mind on what you want to see, and all the world must change accordingly.
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