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    AaronInSanDiego

    that you at least have some concept of where you would draw a line.

    But this is how we start to erode personal rights to basic autonomy, inch by inch. It becomes easier and easier to dictate to people, right down to the kind of water they drink, how to live their personal lives.

    We need to revive the concept of respecting, as if sacrosanct, personal freedom and liberty.

    We are seeing on the national scale far too many new policies that allow spying, indefinite detention, even torture of prisoners, all under a democratic administration, and supported by the democratic party rank and file.

    It's time to push back and say no. I never thought I'd be worrying that it would be Democrats who would turn, little by little, to a police state, a security/surveillance state, and hints of moving, even if incrementally, towards totalitarianism. We're not there yet, but yes, Dems are scaring me.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Sat May 18, 2013 at 06:20:21 PM PDT

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    •  I guess I don't have the same sort of (0+ / 0-)

      slippery-slope view of things. It's important to look at the trends, but I think too much can be made of that as well.

      Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

      by AaronInSanDiego on Sat May 18, 2013 at 06:34:25 PM PDT

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