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  •  My bigger concern is the entire war on terror. (11+ / 0-)

    Forever at war sucks. Laws get bent, broken or ignored, the Constitution takes a back seat to the panic of the day and it consumes people and resources at an alarming rate.

    The CIA with drones, and little oversight, should scare the hell out of everyone, allies as well as enemies. Hard to imagine the damage they could have inflicted in Central and South  America.

    "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

    by sceptical observer on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:24:55 AM PST

    •  it's like madison said: (10+ / 0-)
      Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:35:41 AM PST

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    •  It makes me wonder (9+ / 0-)

      who are the real terrorists? My list includes the fossil fuel industry that is destroying our planet. Even with solid evidence against named targets, is this the right way to handle them, without trial and without congressional approval?

      ❧To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:39:44 AM PST

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