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  •  It's not keeping us safe that's the fear (0+ / 0-)

    I suspect Obama is in fact trying to keep us safe, but at the cost of an unacceptable loss of freedom. Hell, I'm safe from having to encounter protesters not locked into Free Speech Zones (Orwell Award Winner!!!), but that doesn't make me happy.

    I don't disagree with the move that the ACLU is taking here, but it seems to be nibbling around the edges rather than attacking the problem head-on. Where are the questions about killing people without trial, the suspension of habeas corpus for "battlefield combatants", the loss of the right not to have to incriminate yourself, etc., all of which are mentioned directly in the Constitution. Excessive police violence is a by-product of the increased totalitarian society, not a cause of it.

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