In recent memory, you can ask the Czechs, the Slovaks, and the Georgians. Most recently, ask the Ukrainians. If you want to go back a little in history, ask the original inhabitants of Mecca, Medina, and just about any land on our planet. They are worthless pieces of paper.
The only solution to security of your own people, is to remain militarily strong. So strong, that no one will dare to mess with you. This applies to American citizens who are now at the mercy of their own government too. Once you become weakened, you can kiss your freedom goodbye.
Lastly, a word about Israel. With the most recent history lessons, they have to be nuts to depend on any agreement with their neighbors or the Arabs within their borders.
"The world belonged to men with guns." - Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
It has always been so, and will always remain so. Anyone telling you differently is lying to you, and perhaps, to themselves. Now ponder this, when you consider that politicians ask you to be unarmed and therefore defenseless. In contrast, they will keep their weapons and rule over you.
What does the United States of America mean to you?
It is another global flash-point between a corrupt establishment and their miserable populace. Will it become another Egypt, where a popular movement was overtaken by the worst group on the scene? In every recent uprising that I can think of, the anti-state movement turned violent against the minority citizens. I don't know enough details about the makeup of the opposition, but on you-tube I've seen videos of fascist nuts spouting antisemitic hatred - this is typical of the region and why my family left the USSR so many years ago. My bet is that once the opposition movement obtains more power, more violence will come to the locals and both of the Jews left in Ukraine will become popular scapegoats.
On the other hand, my heart does go out to those miserable wretches railing against their corrupt politicians. I too am tired of being fleeced at every opportunity by thieves in government offices. After all, that was the reason for TEA rallies here, and I am proud to have participated in them.
As our own economic prospects worsen, and it will get much worse here, similar protests will form. It will not be the Soros fueled useful idiots that called themselves OWS, and it will not be the polite TEA protesters. We should all be prepared, because only those who are better organized will direct this parade.
Why did Obama have Kerry legitimize the Mad Mullah's pursuit of nuclear weapons? It seems so insane. Why push this unworkable obamacare crap through? Why not rescue his ambassador and other Americans that remained under assault for hours in Benghazi? There was time and opportunity to attempt a rescue.
I and so many others just don't get his endgame, and this means that we have made some very wrong assumptions about him. Either Obama is completely nuts, or this motherfucker is a whole lot more evil than I ever imagined.
What else can one say about Obamacare. The Democrats and health insurance executives are in panic.
The symbolism within this ancient image associated with medicine for thousands of years is: medicine can be a path to rejuvenation, like the snake that sheds its skin, but it can also kill you if you don't know what you're doing. Thank you Asclepius for exacting glorious revenge on the all the foolish asses gathered in Washington.
There are many numbers being thrown around about how many people are signing up through these healthcare exchanges, about how many people are expected to sign up, and about what it means for those planning on managing a large portion of this country's economy.
Lets look at the 106,000 number figure. To one group it appears hopeful, to another it is a miserable failure. Before one can come to a reasonable conclusion about this number, one has to know more details surrounding this number. The main goal of Obamacare is to charge one group of people for services provided to another group. If 106,000 people are young and healthy and financially well off who wish to contribute their income to help pay for the poor and sick, this number would be a sign of relief for those promoting Obamacare as a great achievement. If, on the other hand most of the new sign ups are sick and poor and they represent an ever increasing financial burden on the new healthcare economy, then the Obamacare management team were better off with 6 new sign-ups.
Details, always look into the details to see the hidden devil.