Americans are being forced to sacrifice their liberty more than ever since the 9/11 attacks, says former US Congressman Ron Paul.
“The sacrifice of liberty is not of concern for most Americans today,” this is not new, said Paul, as it “has gotten especially bad in America since 9/11.”
In a video posted on his Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Liberty on Saturday, the former Republican presidential candidate said that Americans “now live in a society where safety and security are to be sought at all costs.”
The September, 11, 2001 attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, were a series of strikes in the US which killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage.
They were also used by the administration of former president George W. Bush to wage wars against Afghanistan in 2001 and against Iraq in 2003.
Those wars cost American taxpayers trillions of dollars and contributed to the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 that in many ways the US still hasn’t recovered from, Paul noted.
In addition, Paul said “many Americans have become deeply worried as a consequence of the economic crisis that started in 2008.They have lost confidence in their future financial security that continue to deny our nation’s bankruptcy.”
This has prompted Americans to opt for dependency on the government even if it requires the use of force to get what they want to ease their fears about the future of America, he stated.
A violation of liberties by the US government has been a hot topic in recent years across the 50 states of America.
Just earlier this year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) admitted to having compiled a “Terrorist Screening Database” with the names of persons suspected or alleged to be involved in terrorism.
The list contains the names of over a million people, who have been convicted of no crime and given no chance to defend themselves.
This is just one example of many liberty violations by the US government, according to experts who also allege that this is due to the federal government’s exercising of extra powers that, in essence, contradict the Constitution of the United States.