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Subject:  Re: Democrats=Authoritarian Fascists? Date:  11/21/2012  6:57 PM
Author:  tjscott0 Number:  46326 of 138910

Expanding on FY's comments for a second, this the exact reason why you don't ever want to go down the road of warrantless wiretaps, or torture, or extrajudicial prisons, etc. because once the government gets that power they don't want to give it back, and the possibility it will be abused approaches 100%. I'm sure the forces behind it are (mostly) well intentioned--for now. But the road to hell and all that. The solution is easy, just accept the risk.

Who would have thunk it? We agree on this. Life is risk.

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Ben Franklin


Passage of Patriot Act was the result of fear. Methinks it will NEVER be repealed.

Congress should be reviewing & repealing laws rather making new laws that will likely create more unintended problems than the problem it was supposed to correct.
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