We've allowed corporations to set precedence in the lawmaking area. Our governors and senators, heck our politicians, as a whole are bought and paid for by the major companies who benefit. The lawmen and women are puppets on a string. I say all of this today as I realize what this great nation has become. Where we came from; it seems we have only returned there but worse.
We have Monsanto suing small farmers for the companies seeds accidentally falling his land. Forcing the small farmers out of business. Forcing him to rid of his 15 year old seed bank and bankrupting him.
Corporations like Monsanto getting away with murder as the company has been allowed to poison the people of this free nation for a century now with its DDT, Agent Orange, Aspartame, and genetically modified foods.
Food corporations have been allowed to add toxins and carcinogens to our prepared and packaged foods. Getting away with ingredients that are 'generally recognized as safe.' How? The watch dogs aka government agencies, that are supposed to look out for our well being and health have been bought. That's how.
We have a forced health care system in place that is only making us more broke and more ill. The solution to any ailment is something cooked up by Big Pharma, who is also running our country. Here take this pill for the rest of your life so you stay sick and they stay rich. They too have the lawmakers and politicians on a string.
We have rights as parents being taken away from us as to making decisions about our children's health and well being. Mandatory vaccinations are just the the beginning. I have no doubt in my mind that many more rights will be stripped from 'We the people.'
We have gay marriage rights. I'm not bashing anyone who is gay. I know many, many people who are gay. I don't agree with it but to each's own. I'm am however upset that a small bakery was sued and put out of business because a gay couple was denied a cake for their wedding. That's selfish and uncalled for. It was against the bakers belief. 'Why you gotta be so rude?' I support buying from locals. I'd like to see them sue Walmart for not making their cake. It would never happen.
We have veterans who, after fighting for our country so that we can be free, end up homeless, jobless, sound mindedless. They deserve better and it pisses me off that a man in a football helmet gets paid millions of dollars while the men and women in the war helmets are treated and paid like horse manure.
We may be free but money talks. We have the elite, insanely wealthy folks who get away with anything while the rest of us work and pay our taxes and take care of my our families. They donate all kinds of money to causes that put laws in place to strip us of our rights, such as California's SB577 and the Monsanto protection act.
There are many injustices done to us common folk and I am upset about it. I know we have a good fight ahead of us. I will always appreciate those who have fought and died for our freedom and those still fighting and serving. I will always appreciate being born here in America because after all, it could be worse. I could have been born in some distant village where I have to hike five miles every morning to get a barrel of water instead of going to school.
As we celebrate our Independence Day with family and friends, backyard barbecues with red, white, and blue food and decor. Going to see the firework shows, let's not forget why we are celebrating. Honor those who gave their lives for our freedom and know that we have some more fighting to do to become free again from the mighty dollar that runs this fine country.
Empowered mom of four