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This is just another battle in the longest war mankind has been engaged in: Individualism v. the State.
Originally posted by sarra1833
So many of my friends believe this has nothing to do with normal USA citizens. The arguments they post make sense to me so I'm not sure what to believe if it's just for terrorists or for anyone ever. It's so confusing how it's worded.
"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?
Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, polkers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you'd be cracking the skull of a cutthroat.
Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur – what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!
If... if... We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation. We spent ourselves in one unrestrained outburst in 1917, and then we hurried to submit. We submitted with pleasure! ........... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward."
Originally posted by karen61057
So if you're worried that you're going to be thrown in jail never to be seen again I say, keep your nose clean. You're not a terrorist. You will be fine. If you are a normal person, goes to work, has a family, pays taxes and generally just lives life you have absolutly nothing to worry about regarding this law.
Originally posted by aarys
Has Obuma signed the bill yet?
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Even the state is far more innocuous than the true enemy of individualism and that is collectivism.
Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
yea well tell that to the TSA DHS the next time you get groped and felt up or can we see your REAL ID.