As Johnson explains, if 2014 was a learning year, 2015 will see his organization polished for action. Many people who become aware of, and opposed to, the NDAA had never participated in political activism before. The lessons learned in 2014 will help those newly engaged in the political and policy arenas by providing the tools and information to build their own local coalition to defeat the NDAA. PANDA will help individuals connect the dots, read and review legislation, and the organization will even provide legislation.
That we face an uphill battle is abundantly clear. That is, if one’s stance lie on the side of individual liberty, self ownership, and property rights, and against a police state, surveillance society — in general, if one does not want others to have the final say in how he lives his own life. With the fascist government/corporate hybrid that never stops introducing new programs, rules, regulations, and laws that restrict human behavior and interaction — yet never seems to offer more liberty or freedom — it should be obvious that the logical and natural conclusion to this pattern is complete totalitarianism. Examples can be seen in federal legislation such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in states with laws like New York’s “Safe Act,” which makes it nearly impossible to have any type of gun, even in your own house, and in the “new standard” in government-run education termed Common Core. Curiously, it seems that the Common Core Standards are supported by nobody, except for the individuals who have vested interests in the federal initiative, of course.