Yep, it is sad. Give the average Joe Lunchbox a six pack of beer and cable or satellite TV, and they will be tranquilized to the reality of what is happening to them. Like cooking a live frog by turning the heat up slowly, we are losing our freedoms, at first slowly, and now faster and faster. If we aren't smart and energetic in fighting to keep our freedoms, they will be gone within our lifetime, and likely never regained for centuries. When you look back at history, you realize that monarchies and empires were the norm, and not until recently did this great experiment in self government become possible. It was passed to us by our fathers, let's keep it to pass on to our kids and grandkids. God help us.