Originally posted by Essedarius
pjslug, what part of the document do you think endangers our democracy?
Our country may be going to hell in a handbasket...but I don't think any evil document or organization has anything to do with it.
I'm not pjslug, so I cannot answer for him/her, but I will give an opinion her of my own.
It is not any one line in this document that is damning. I feel that it is there very ambiguity within it that tells us more. To have a directive that
covers such sweeping areas of possible powers, and yet to not state more clearly how and when those changes will be implemented, and when they will
end, is noteworthy.
It is what this doesn't say that tickles at the soul.
I could see it being used to provide international "cover" of legality to a lot of political moves by a group bent on taking control. A nation this
size could not be reduced to a dictatorship overnight, but this document could be a "bridge" during that period. It's use would be to reassure our
own citizens of the legality of actions, as well as those abroad.
By the time enough protest was mounted, considering the national shock something like another WTC bombing would bring, it would be too late to mount a
legal challenge to the actions. Then it would be only a matter of those in power choosing to decide that the threat was never ending.
Timing in politics, just as sex, is everything.
[edit on 9/7/07 by masqua]