WHAT IF... It Really Happened?

Judge Napolitano did a "What If" series on the government and the Constitution.  He inspired me so much that I wrote a list of questions...

 

- WHAT IF your rights have been marginalized and you didn't know it?

- WHAT IF you really don't have any rights?

- WHAT IF it was the government who chose to give you your rights and decided arbitrarily what those rights were?

- WHAT IF the right to privacy no longer mattered?

- WHAT IF the rights, you thought you had, turn out to be more of an assumption than a fact?

- WHAT IF you don't know your rights?

- WHAT IF the Constitution has been suspended by the 2 parties who mostly hold power over the government and we didn't know it and they didn't care tell the public?

- WHAT IF the government no longer agreed with our Founding Fathers that the people serve the government instead of the other way around?

- WHAT IF the people who hold office in the government refused to leave when asked or were voted out of office?

- WHAT IF the people who hold government (and engaging in criminal behavior) currently refused to leave their office when required to do by the police or majority of citizens?

- WHAT IF the government felt that the Declaration of Independence was so revolutionary that they "censored" it in schools because if anyone really did try to overthrow a corrupt government, that action would be construed as an insurrection or as an act of treason (on any municipal, county, state or federal level)?

- WHAT IF the political parties of our country really cared more about policy than the welfare of the nation?

- WHAT IF the "free press" really isn't free?

- WHAT IF those persons who are supposed to represent the "free press" and the "fourth estate" no longer work in the best interest of the nation and instead for sensationalist news agendas which are driven by ratings and then by profits? 

- WHAT IF the free press is owned by elite wealthy magnets who have agendas to cover the news in such a way that news coverage works only for the sole benefits the wealthy elite who own the press?

- WHAT IF the press now no longer works for the welfare of the people but for its own interests?

- WHAT IF the press gets to choose who remains in political races, and who doesn't, simply because they have an agenda beyond ratings that isn't in the interest of the people?

- WHAT IF the press became so terribly biased that the American People have no "watch dog" to look after and monitor the government as the Founding Fathers intended?

- WHAT IF what the press publishes is simply a one-sided matter of opinion which purposefully leaves out the facts of any case.

- WHAT IF you don't have the right to free speech?

- WHAT IF you speak your opinion (and your difference of opinion with someone else or the government) was met with insults and violence or even jail?

- WHAT IF petitioning the government with your grievances is seen by the government as an "act of contempt" and you silenced and/or jailed for it?

- WHAT IF the government requires you to buy a permit in order to assemble peacefully?

- WHAT IF the government could deny you a permit to assemble peacefully simply because they didn't like the reason for the assembly in the first place?

- WHAT IF the denial of said permit to assemble peacefully meant that your constitutional right to assemble was trumped by the permit denial itself?

- WHAT IF the police said that you had to move when you were assembled peacefully?

- WHAT IF the police arrested you even though you were a member of the free press covering news in a place where police presence was high because of citizens clashing with police (such as Ferguson, MO)?

- WHAT IF our government felt that enforcing a police state on the people was more in the interests of the government than the interests of the people?

- WHAT IF you couldn't tell the difference between the police and the military?

- WHAT IF the government sent the military and the police in to patrol an area prone to rioting because the government was corrupt (such as Ferguson, MO)?

- WHAT IF the police stop you at any time and ask for identification just like the Nazi Police of  Nazi Germany did on a regular basis and you committed no crime?

- WHAT IF the police were not held accountable to same standard and laws which citizens are held?

- WHAT IF the police or the government could jail you for any amount of time they wanted, for any reason, based on any suspicion they may have about anything concerning you, your whereabouts, your actions, your things, papers and possessions?

- WHAT IF the police could enter your home or business without a warrant?

- WHAT IF the police did enter your home or business without a warrant?

- WHAT IF you didn't know the police couldn't enter your home or business without a warrant?

- WHAT IF the government could collect all your communications without your knowledge, consent or without the proper warrant?

- WHAT IF you thought you were safe from unreasonable searches and seizures regarding your person, things, papers and computerized devices including your phone?

- WHAT IF the government or police could do whatever they wanted to you whenever they wanted, the Constitution be damned.

- WHAT IF the government works for its own self-interests instead of the interests of the people?

- WHAT IF the government is no longer of the people, by the people or for the people?

- WHAT IF the forces behind government that make policy are huge industries such as banksters and the military industrial complex?

- WHAT IF we let the criminals and the criminally insane have access to guns?

- WHAT IF we didn't teach a course on the Constitution in every high school as a requirement for graduation or to be required study to be a US citizen?

- WHAT IF we didn't care to teach our children respect?

- WHAT IF we don't care to teach our children in our schools ethics?

- WHAT IF we don't teach out children their rights?

- WHAT IF we let the sick die because we don't feel we can afford to heal them?

- WHAT IF we keep jailing more and more people?

- WHAT IF our justice system is more about money than it is justice?

- WHAT IF the government could suspend your rights as a citizen by calling you a terrorist?

- WHAT IF the government could torture you even though the Constitution forbids it?

- WHAT IF the government could torture your family or your children to hurt or control you?

- WHAT IF the government turns out to be the "bad guy" with all the guns (just like in Nazi Germany)?

- WHAT IF government could impose excessive fines and bail against you, your company or both even though the Constitution prohibits this practice?

- WHAT IF the government could deny you a right to a speedy criminal trial?

- WHAT IF the government could deny you a grand jury, a trial by jury and legal representation (especially if you couldn't afford it) even though you invoked your rights (even in the cases of traffic violations)?

- WHAT IF the local, state or national government declared martial law and ALL your rights are suspended?

- WHAT IF the government took on emergency powers that had no limits both with regard to time or scope?

- WHAT IF the government could suspend elections altogether?

- WHAT IF the government could come in the night to round up groups of people it didn't like such as illegal aliens, Jews, Christians, Muslims?

 

These groups of questions show just how delicate and fragile our freedom really is.  The question is, if the government makes the wrong move, what will you do about it?