not surprising looking at the state of the largest 'free' country in the world. the mantra is 'if you have nothing to hide, you MIGHT have nothing
we are now a land of citizen suspects, being told that everything the govt does is for your own good...that there should be no line between an
innocent person, a suspect and a criminal...they are all guilty untill they can pay to prove thier innocence. ( because the govt /police never make a
mistake) the innocent citizen must pay to prove innocence when the govt/cops screw up..in court
what recourse is there when the govt brakes its' own law, makes up stuff as it goes along and can keep hidden, just about any info its wants simply
by saying that it MAY be terrorist related or national security...
land of the free home of the brave...whatever!!!
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on."
- George W. Bush, Gridiron Club dinner, Washington, DC, March 2001.
AND MOST FITTING
"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all,
IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a
fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to
danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."
Hermann Goering, President of the Reichstag,
Nazi Party, and Luftwaffe Commander in Chief,
from Gilbert, G.M. (1947). Nurenberg Diary, New York: Signet