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poli_ticks Donating Member (48 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 10:12 AM
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124. This should rightly terrify us.
Remember, in the Federal Government we're talking about an institution that is controlled by REPUBLICANS roughly 50% of the time.

Remember this quote from The Man for All Seasons.

...

Roper: "So now you'd give the devil the benefit of law?"

More: "Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the devil?"

Roper: "I'd cut down every law in England to do that."

More: "Oh, and when the last law was down, and the devil turned on you, where would you hide, Roper, all the laws being flat? This country is planted thick with laws from coast to coast, man's laws not God's, and if you cut them down -- and you're just the man to do it -- do you really think that you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?

"Yes, I'd give the devil the benefit of the law, for my own safety's sake."

...

And remember that being a US citizen is no longer any sort of protection against being executed by the US government - see the Awlaki case.

To what defense will you resort if they decide being anti-war or anti-Big Business is now a threat to national security?
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