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  •  There is no reason. It's a scam. n/t (5+ / 0-)

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:40:36 AM PST

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    •  Definitely a scam, but they've bought (1+ / 0-)
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      out the people who make law and policy. Until we can turn the tables on them, we're pretty much screwed.

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 01:43:33 PM PST

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      •  We might also consider that their cavalier (4+ / 0-)

        attitude towards the law is that they consider it an instrument of subordination and don't count on it being enforced against them. The "rule of law" is merely a strategy which permits them to deprive people of rights without leaving any fingerprints.
        The use of the law to subordinate and subjugate is not new. Slavery was the law of the land. The removal of the native peoples was done according to law.  For that matter, the internment of Jews in Germany and the stripping of their property was accomplished according to the law. So, more recently in this country, was the deprivation of speech via DADT, the violations of free association via DOMA and the invasion of an innocent land via the AUMF.
        The law is not necessarily just. The victims know it; many other people do not.

        We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 02:19:00 PM PST

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        •  Like the "war on drugs." What you say is true. (2+ / 0-)
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          I keep my sig line to remind me of the uses of power. It seems that the law and justice are about as far apart as they can be right now. It's time we pushed them closer together.

          "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

          by Lily O Lady on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 06:49:32 PM PST

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