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Should Americans be more afraid of the government than of terrorists?

  • Foreign banks force Americans to renounce 1st amendment rights and the constitution to buy and sell

    I have a copy of what we must sign waiving our 1st amendment rights and the constitution as foreign banks claim the U.S. Congress demands of us. All we have is our retirement income and the intimidation of having to disclose information to foreign banks waiving both countries constitutions that they can sell our data if they choose. Foreign banks claim the U.S. Congress demands we forgoe our 1st amendment rights and the u.s. constitution.

  • A short-term "crisis" is the perfect reason for a gov't to pass new legislation self-authorizing more power. Once given, it's almost impossible to get back.

    History: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" -Benjamin Franklin.

    Also, look at the way media has been used as a propaganda machine in every country. "We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and the story was false, but it was enough to turn US opposition in favor of an attack." -Ron Paul.
    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/august/17/what-have-we-accomplished-in-iraq.aspx

    The most invasive bills sneak by our citizens just after a "crisis" such as 9/11 (patriot act) and the Boston bombing (forgot the name of the bill, but it was drafted and ready to go in the chaotic days after)

    also see the red scare, mao zedong's communist revolution (the use of newspapers/ essays to convince students to adopt one stance or the other led to an army of children engaged in civil war). Media has been used to propagate personal interests and seize power throughout history.

  • A short-term "crisis" is the perfect reason for a gov't to pass new legislation self-authorizing more power. Once given, it's almost impossible to get back.

    History: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" -Benjamin Franklin.

    Also, look at the way media has been used as a propaganda machine in every country. "We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and the story was false, but it was enough to turn US opposition in favor of an attack." -Ron Paul.
    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/august/17/what-have-we-accomplished-in-iraq.aspx

    The most invasive bills sneak by our citizens just after a "crisis" such as 9/11 (patriot act) and the Boston bombing (forgot the name of the bill, but it was drafted and ready to go in the chaotic days after)

    also see the red scare, mao zedong's communist revolution (the use of newspapers/ essays to convince students to adopt one stance or the other led to an army of children engaged in civil war). Media has been used to propagate personal interests and seize power throughout history.

  • Yes, it makes more sense.

    Americans tend to always look outside themselves instead of being introspective, and they might be served well if they considered how technology is creating an atmosphere that removes any privacy that people have, and that they are entitled to under our constitution. To fear terrorism does nothing to stop it, in and of itself.

  • Yes, it makes more sense.

    Americans tend to always look outside themselves instead of being introspective, and they might be served well if they considered how technology is creating an atmosphere that removes any privacy that people have, and that they are entitled to under our constitution. To fear terrorism does nothing to stop it, in and of itself.

  • No the US government does not present a clear and present danger to its citizens.

    The governmental operations of the United States government are among the most transparent in the world. US citizens don't have to fear "disappearing" if they voice opinions that are contrary to those of the government. We have a Bill of Rights and we apply them to every citizen, even those whose actions are objectionable to the community at large. There is no reason for a US citizen to fear the government.

  • No the US government does not present a clear and present danger to its citizens.

    The governmental operations of the United States government are among the most transparent in the world. US citizens don't have to fear "disappearing" if they voice opinions that are contrary to those of the government. We have a Bill of Rights and we apply them to every citizen, even those whose actions are objectionable to the community at large. There is no reason for a US citizen to fear the government.


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