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Enabling Tyranny

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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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Enabling Tyranny


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Last week the US Congress passed an ex post facto law that legalized the illegal behavior of telecommunication companies that enabled the Bush Regime to violate US law and to spy on Americans without warrants. Retroactive laws are unconstitutional. But, alas, the US Constitution does not make campaign contributions, and telecommunication companies do. The Bush Regime claimed that its illegal behavior, which requires an unconstitutional retroactive law to protect telecommunication companies and President Bush from being held accountable, is necessary to protect us.

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[edit on 14-7-2008 by DimensionalDetective]




posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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Indeed, the ever-worthless Democratic congress, led by the biggest criminal accomplice, Nancy "impeachment's off the table" Pelosi, have now become co-complicitory ENABLERS of this totalitarian, tyrannical regime. They are all in bed together, trying to quickly dismantle the last bits of the constitution, to gather unlimited power and control over the populace...Welcome to the 21st century Fascist Police State.


The position of the US Government is that the rights granted Americans by the Constitution facilitate terrorism. To be safe from terrorists, the argument goes, we must allow the government to take liberties with the Constitution. This argument gives government the power to set aside the Constitution, and, thus, enables tyranny. As Milton Friedman and many others taught us, rules are the essence of freedom, and discretionary power is the essence of tyranny.

Bush’s “war on terror,” essentially a hoax, has transformed the United States into a lawless nation.



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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 01:50 PM
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At least they're making more jobs. Expect a new telecommunication service in you're town soon.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 01:56 PM
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The whole concept of retroactive laws is repugnant to me.
If they were to become generally accepted, every single person alive (or dead?) is a potential criminal.

´Out there´ example:

They retroactively drop highway speedlimits and send every driver fines for driving to fast in the past.

(just an example of it´s lunacy)



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