¬†the Patriot Act- an essay by Laurelin O’Brien ūüĆĽ¬†

 Because of my writing,  I am tagged by the government. Do you ever wonder too, as a humanitarian writer? I believe the children of Isis are brainwashed; intto believing if they bomb what they are raised to believe is the great Satan, they will get all these virgins , and then a Free Ride To Heaven. I do not blame these children .I blame the adults that put it in their head. Why am I tagged for talking about it? And should I be? The Patriot Act does go against the Constitution of the United States. And we all know it. And we were angry at first, and now we just deal with it; like it’s nothing. Yeah, social media does not just tell about your life and who you are, but certain words tag you. Terrorist. Terrorism. I said. Muslim. Islamic. I have followers that only speak Arabic and have to translate my poetry and literature. Am I tagged? for simply believing that all of these bombers should not be put to death, but should be questioned as to what and who made them think the way they do? I wonder. If I am tagged so be it. This government should have nothing to do with my freedom of speech. But they do. And if we don’t put a stop to it ;we forget about freedom of speech. Because so much of media and the news has become skewed ,and lies  ,we just don’t worry that it will happen to you ,or us ,or me. This out right could ensue America to basically throw martial law when they feel like it. All they have to do is find a terrorist Circle, and say it is endangering the country and now for your own protection; we are in suing martial law. Does anyone else but me have a problem with this? Where has our freedom gone? Is it not possible to treat terrorism with kindness instead of capital punishment? Yeah, social media does not just tell about your life and who you are ;but certain words tag you. Terrorist. Terrorism. Isis. Muslim. Islamic. I have followers that only speak Arabic, and have to translate my poetry and literature. Does this make me tagged.? For simply believing that all of these bombers should not be put to death, but should be questioned as to what and who made them think the way they do? I wonder. If I am tagged so be it. This government should have nothing to do with my freedom of speech. We need to fight for freedom.  We will not know unless we try. So yes, I probably am tags. And yes, they probably read everything I write. And that is OK for us?! simply love you, and my land. I know we can all learn to get along. It is just a matter of time until it happens. What will our government do then? I’ll tell you what they will do, they will be angry. Angry that they are not in control of you anymore. Don’t let them be. Whatever party lines you are ,whatever you believe in ;the Patriot Act is wrong. No one had the right to listen to your private conversations. You have the right to write about anything you want. You do not have the right to blow up innocent Citizens of any country. And we must put the stop to this terrorism. I think we need to try a different tactic. We need to find these terrorism cells. Put the leader in prison. Show kindness to those children; and instead of putting them in chains,  teach them kindness. I bet you anything, we could get at least half of them to change their mind if not all of them. Lobby against the Patriot Act. When you see a petition against it sign it. They are online all the time. You do still have a voice. Just don’t let the government be a voice for you. 
Peace and love  Laurelin