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Are we slowly losing our freedoms? How can you be sure to hold onto those freedoms?

"Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations" -- James Madison, June 6, 1788.

History is known to repeat itself. Do you think the government is slowly taking our freedoms? How about the extra funding that is going to schools, but ONLY if they agree to the approved nation wide curriculum that would be instated by non other than our own BO. Our local school district turned it down. The school super stated that it would be handing over our freedoms to too much government control.


Asked by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Jan. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • In my opinion we need to have a set amount of terms that the Senate and Congress can serve. They passed that years ago for the president so that we would never end up in a dictatorship. I think it needs done again. Only this time, it should be for those that everyone seems so willing to overlook.

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 5:20 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • Yes, I believe we are. The way to keep them, in MY opinion, is to hold our elected representatives wholly accountable for what they do in DC. We as a nation have become complacent, and let the congress do what THEY think is right for us. We have let them take more and more power, and it has to stop. That is why the TEA party movement has been so successful so far. We the people have had enough, and are demanding accountability from our elected reps, both D and R.

    Answer by 29again at 5:13 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • Agree with both 29again and Phoenix

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:23 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • We have been losing them since the 1930's

    Answer by Carpy at 5:53 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • but ONLY if they agree to the approved nation wide curriculum that would be instated by non other than our own BO. Our local school district turned it down

    Oh look, a BO basher that is so naive that they believe this started with President Obama


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • Our freedom has been slowly eroding as government gains more and more control over every aspect of our lives. We still have the right of assembly and to petition the government through venues such as town hall meetings and Tea Parties. We can also vote for change, although many people thought it would be for their benefit when they elected BO in '08. The American citizens still have a chance to undue some of that damage this coming November.

    Answer by chocaholic888 at 8:25 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • I agree that we have been losing some freedoms since the 1930's but we are still way luckier than any other countries on earth,don't you think? And if there were more Town Meetings and Tea Parties, I wish they would stick to the important things and not let some old guys holler about their guns,you know? That kind of thing diminishes credibility.It makes the efforts look like a circus, not a serious protest.

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 8:53 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • i think more people need to vote, and i also think limiting terms is an awesome idea!!!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:21 AM on Jan. 20, 2010