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  •  Make 10,000 laws, declare a permanent (5+ / 0-)

    state of emergency (http://en.wikipedia.org/...), fear-monger the people through mass-media, and then watch every move every one makes, as you add in the incentive that police authorities get to keep a percentage of all properties seized because they are suspected to have been connected with the abounding illegalities....

    Result:
    At the very least, a free civil society is chilled and constrained; at the worst you've got a pick-and-choose situation where political enemies can be targeted for "crimes" -- and who can avoid running afoul of one or another law with so many? -- or, as recently with the NDAA, be "associated" with "terrorists" (both terms defined by the authorities with no recourse to appeal or correction)...

    The Mechanisms of Tyranny are fully in place in the US.


    Today, if you exist... that's already suspicious.

    by Jim P on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 11:12:50 AM PDT

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