Permanent Condition Of War Means Never-Ending Attacks Against Our Liberties
By Chuck Baldwin
October 17, 2003
It should be painfully obvious to everyone that the United States
has no exit strategy for Afghanistan or Iraq, and that a cessation of
war is not even contemplated by our nation's leaders. In fact,
President Bush recently declared that America is now in a
perpetual state of war.
Bush made it clear that the U.S. is now in permanent war status
when he recently said, "Terrorism is an inescapable reality of life.
It is a permanent condition to which America and the entire world
must adjust. The need for homeland security, therefore, is not tied
to any specific terrorist threat." However, such "permanent
condition" of war bodes ill for constitutional government and
During war, normal freedoms are readily suspended, constitutional
checks and balances are forfeited, and citizens can quickly become
subjects. Therefore, the fact that our governmental leaders have
now adopted a "permanent condition" of war attitude should be
cause of great concern to all of us.
Since the dawn of human history, it has been the ambition of rich
and powerful men to subjugate and enslave the masses. Advanced
technology has not changed men's hearts, only the speed and ease
in which their evil machinations can be realized.
By creating a gargantuan Department of Homeland Security, by
passing a Draconian Patriot Act, and by many other measures, the
Bush administration and its allies in Congress have created the
foundation for a merciless behemoth that has the potential to
enslave every American citizen!
The cost of perpetual war goes far beyond the financial burden
placed upon the backs of the American people or the personal loss
of brave sons and daughters by loved ones. The cost of perpetual
war will ultimately include the loss of our nation's liberty and
independence. This is already happening.
The ability of the American people to defend themselves is
increasingly being dismantled. For example, had Americans not
been stripped of their freedom to carry their own firearms on board
commercial airliners back in 1972, the events of September 11,
2001, would never have happened.
However, instead of giving more freedom to the American people
to defend themselves, following the 2001 terrorist attacks, the
federal government has worked feverishly to steal our liberties in
even greater degrees. The mindset in Washington, D.C., is that the
American people must assume the role of defenseless sheep and
accept an omnipotent federal government as their only source of
Therefore, when the President of the United States declares the
country to be in a "permanent condition" of war, we need to
understand that this includes a never-ending attack upon the
freedoms and liberties of the American people by our own
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