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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:50 PM
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107. Trial balloon.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 02:53 PM by liberation
Governments like to see how far they can push things.

In this case, the US government has managed to behave in a completely unconstitutional manner for almost a decade. This probably has nothing to do with "terrorism" as the people in Guantanamo are most probably two bit fools who were at the wrong place at the wrong time. But I am sure it has served as a training and testing ground for procedures which eventually may make it stateside.

That is why I think most fools who are trying to somehow justify Guantanamo do not grasp that in the end, they are advocating for their own doom. The minute we decided we had to subdue the constitution for any reason (in this case I guess it was "terrorism") we took a turn as a nation which is putting our last vestiges of democracy into a collision course with a very very very nasty place.

Righties love to croon about how the "price of freedom is eternal vigilance," usually to justify their penile extensions. However, people here tend to neglect that the vigilance involves both: from outside AND inside forces who are threatened by freedom.
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