The First Amendment in the Surveillance Age

The Founding Fathers, in their infinite wisdom crafted the first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution as the “Bill of Rights”, the list of rights that are guaranteed to each citizen of The United States of America. Since starting this blog in 2005, I have witnessed the erosion of this list of “inalienable rights”. They have become alienated and watered down by an out of control Federal Government that is in itself acting “above the law”.

Recently, I read a quote that resonated a lot with me…it goes something like this. “The First Amendment was created to tell what the government is doing, and the Second Amendment was to keep the government from doing what shouldn’t be done. However, there is another remedy that can help tame the Federal beast and transform it back to the state our esteemed Founders envisioned, a government that served We The People, not enslaved us. That remedy is found within the Tenth Amendment of The Bill of Rights.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

It is high time the American people realize that they have the power, it just requires us all to stop drinking the mainstream media “Kool Aid” and seek out those who are still journalist who practice the craft with objectivism in analysis and temperance in opinion.

Combine the work with a free, non-aligned press with those who seek methods and action to restrain the “Beast on The Potomac” utilizing the Tenth Amendment, and you have a recipe for true change.

It is for this reason I am re-enlisting as one of the digital warriors of The Fifth Estate and it is my goal to contribute quality journalism and shine the spotlight on those who also strive for that mark.



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