There is a dream regarding our American way of life.
America is exceptional, a place where individual liberty is held paramount. It is a God-fearing land and the leader of the free world. America never enters war for conquest, but only as a sacrifice to help others hold onto or gain freedom. Our political leaders don’t commit war crimes, they prosecute them. Innocent until proven guilty. They are selfless in their service to the nation.
It is the land of the free and home of the brave. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. "If people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust Congress, and don't trust federal judges, to make sure that we're abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we're going to have some problems here."
Dreams and fantasies, every one.
It is a dream that has not been reality for a long time, if ever. It may have only been reality in our retelling of folklore about cherry trees and never telling a lie; or a reality only in our indoctrination centers, euphemistically called public schools, and supported by the public relations firm known as the mainstream media.
The truth of the United States government is exposed for anyone who cares to see. Involvement in foreign wars, toppling foreign leaders, sacrificing Americans in order to enter conflict, killing its own presidents, spying on its citizens, genocide of non-combatants, creating enemies for the purpose of state aggrandizement, indefinite detention, torture, napalm, no-fly zone, starving 500,000 children, using war as distraction for political failure, collecting data on every single electronic form of communication on virtually every connected person on the planet, naked body scanners, trial by drone for Americans and non-Americans alike, taxing half of our income and inflating away the rest.
Is this the way of life that requires protecting?
Protection for whom? From whom?