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We see this in politics, religion, schools, government, law enforcement...people that are supposed to stand for something specific and yet get caught with their "hands in the cookie jar". So, it stands to reason there is a "trickle down effect". One rotten apple can spoil the whole bunch right? No. But, it does make it difficult to trust and gives everyone that does try to do things the right way the additional hardship of overcoming the daily cynicism due to the behavior of the "bad apples" though.
Originally posted by onthedownlow
The Republic is dead! The White House has just declared the ability to deputize in American to act on its behalf. Even worse- "(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person". What?
Originally posted by camaro68ss
I see brown shirts on the streets of america in the near future. Is that paranoia or is this a common belief?
Am I the only one shuddering here? The only one seeing shades of the Gestapo, the Stasi, or the KGB?
You don't recall what happened to Gibson Guitars last year? The feds seized all their wood and shut them down, in spite of a grandfathered license to import the "criminal" wood from India. In spite of (or maybe because of) their continuing success as an american manufacturer, keeping manufacturing on american soil. The feds had and have no case against Gibson. It was just a grab.
Originally posted by sonnny1
Look to China's Government, to see what control is like.
They control their media, they control their economy, They control their people, regardless if a few, in China have it good, with their businesses. If that Government wants your business, it will take it. Period.
How can a Super Power compete with that? By becoming that. How does one take power "from the people"?
Think about it.
Originally posted by Hefficide
After being offline for most of the day, I was hoping to find some really cutting edge news stories or blog entries about this EO. Sadly all that I've located, so far, is a post to a Christian forum that is worded in such a way as to make me think it is based upon this OP ( Exact reuse of "Gestapo/Stasi/KGB" ).