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I'd like to see a lawsuit with regards to the Patriot Act where the plantiff won.
As I said...
Please reference one incident of abuse.
Not saying it can't happen. Not saying it won't happen.
Just saying, it hasn't.
Can "abuse of power" be prevented?
Originally posted by Bob LaoTse
Actually, it can potentially be prevented quite easily. The first part of the process is to grant the government only the bare minimum of power it needs in order to fulfill its duties. And lo and behold, that's exactly what the Constitution did...
Ah, but the second part of the process is the tricky part-- the people must constantly be vigilant for attempts by the government to claim more power than it has been granted. Those who covet high office generally do so at least in large part because they enjoy accumulating and wielding power, and they will certainly try to accumulate just as much of it as they possibly can. If there's any way that they can manipulate the system to give themselves more power, they will do it.