This is not your government. Those who live in the United States do so out of convenience, it is where their house is, their apartment, etc., but they do not live under the authority of the United States Government, because that does not exist. Those who reside within the borders of the United States live under a despotic rule of Supreme Court justices, regulators, random judges, presidential decree and Fed policy.
There is no politician in the land responsive to the people. This is how Donald Trump gained the Republican nomination, because folks were fed up with calling their congressperson seeking redress only to be sold out as soon as the votes were counted. US citizens are not constituents in the normal vernacular, they are simply voters, you know, those folks who come around every two to four years and validate all of the larceny that has taken place in the past two to four years.
The trouble with voters is they don't have to be citizens (oh, technically yes, but realistically, NO). They don't have to pay taxes. They don't have to actually live in the United States, all they have to do is vote. If you do not vote the right way, the politicians can import other voters from, say, Mexico, Syria, etc and they will vote the way the politicians want. Why don't Republicans put their political lives on the line to build the wall at the border? Because if these Mexican voters vote for Hillary, they will be voting for the same sorts of things the Republican politicians want. What do you matter? You don't. They don't even want your vote, it is too hard to get and there are expectations that come with it. The new voters don't care. They just want things and the government they are voting for will give it to them. Of course, they will first have to take it from you, so as long as you work and pay taxes, you have done your part. Move along.
At what point do Americans call BS on this system? This is not your government. You are nothing but an ATM.
Of course, it is all our fault. The amount of people in this nation who can spell Constitution are few and far between. Most have never read the Bill of Rights, or even understand what a "right" is. A right, by the way, is something the rulers cannot take away from you. Put the Bill of Rights up against that test and see where you come out.
So, here we are: the government regularly and with specific intent violates the 4th Amendment. What are you going to do about it? They are listening to your phone calls, reading your emails, scanning your Facebook and other social media sites, all in the name of deterring terrorism, but they cannot even stop something like San Bernardino or Orlando. We have traded liberty for security and every warning we have ever been given has been ignored and the consequences are being suffered. It is common knowledge that the government is monitoring all of these aspects of our lives and it is met with a shrug. "Terrorism, what can you do?"
I reject that.
We, Americans, are about to be faced with this monstrosity head on. This election...is that what this is? On one side is a criminal, guilty of numerous crimes...crimes, not misbehavior, not belligerence, crimes, felonies and on the other side who knows? Some question mark, talking and talking and saying nothing. While these campaigns take place, the president, the ruler, the king of his own mind brandishes a pen and makes law with startling arrogance.
Who are we? Just people paying tuition, making a paycheck, cleaning the garage, paying taxes, buying groceries all the while knowing it is out of control, that we are held hostage to a government run amok.
Paying taxes? To what? For what? Simply to stay out of jail and for no other reason. How on earth can the 16th Amendment be binding when the 4th has been obliterated by the Patriot Act? How on earth can the 16th Amendment be binding when the 1st Amendment is under constant assault by political correctness?
We are Americans, are we not? Does that mean anything? Perhaps that is it, we are so segmented, categorized either voluntarily or involuntarily that our common bond has lost its adhesive. We are just random voters stumbling around until we get our chance to fulfill our purpose and vote. So, go ahead, vote, let me know if it changes anything.