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  •  This is asinine. (2+ / 0-)
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    BigAlinWashSt, andalusi

    "The military can kill you, thus rights are void"

    What kind of argument is that?
    Who will this convince?
    How is this useful?

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:18:45 AM PDT

    •  It perpetuates the mission. While (0+ / 0-)

      democrats support the massive military and US imperialism.  
      The usefullness is self serving.

      "I'm an antiwar propagandist as accused by democrats. Not even republicans have called me that."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:28:21 AM PDT

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    •  I think you missed the "full of tyranny" part. (0+ / 0-)

      If you believe the gummint is full of tyranny, and you support a massive military budget for that tyrannical gummint...then yes, your rights are void.

      -4.38, -7.64 Voyager 1: proof that what goes up never comes down.

      by pat bunny on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:33:04 AM PDT

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      •  A right belongs to everybody or it belongs to (1+ / 0-)
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        andalusi

        nobody. (Unless stripped by lawful process)
        Otherwise it is a privilege.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:36:23 AM PDT

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