29 January 2011

It Was an Option as Long as Nobody Used It

The government must retain a monopoly on subjection of the people, after all.


Anonymous said...

I feel blessed that I do not live in your world.

thetimman said...

Well bless you, then. Thanks for visiting.

Peggy said...

I just read this today. Once TSA realized it may increase in popularity, they had to stamp out this little bit of freedom. Can't have that. Are we not surprised that this Administration is not a strong voice for liberty around the world? They chafe under the liberty that we citizens dare enjoy today.

Anonymous said...

Peggy, guess which administration ushered in this new "In Spying We Trust" era? Yes, it was Bush's admin that started watching every single book you borrowed from a library, every book you bought through Amazon, and placed a mini-camera on almost every intersection in America, all for the sake of "security."
Interesting that MOST of the noise about all this blames this current administration, and not the last.

Timman - you did voice concerns under Bush's era about this, but the rest seem only indignant now, as if they just woke up. Hmmm.

thetimman said...

Anon, thanks for noticing. I know the precursors happened long before, but the patriot act is an abomination for a society or country that calls itself free. If the terrorist threat were everything the government says it is, the patriot act is unjustifiable, and contrary to the constitution.

Yes, urged by Bush, voted for overwhelmingly by both parties, and renewed by Repub- and Dem- controlled congresses and administrations. It shows you just how little real difference there is between the parties on some of the more important issues of the day.

Anonymous said...

As George Wallace might have said, there's not a dime's worth of difference between Republicrats and Republicrats.

Put not your trust in princes.