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  •  It also seems impossible for pollsters to (4+ / 0-)
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    construct logical sentences. None of the "action" words in the sentence refer to actual actions; nor are the subjects and objects related. Both sentences are a mishmash of false assumptions whose relevance is precisely nil.

    The PATRIOT Act is a compendium of adjustments to existing law which the agents of law enforcement desired and had waiting on the shelves to enable them to monitor electronic communications at will in hopes of discovering what the bad guys are up to. Our agents of law enforcement were just waiting for an excuse to ask for more powers from Congress to intrude on people's privacy (a human right the Constitution doesn't address, directly or indirectly) and planes being crashed into buildings gave them one. Our agents of law enforcement are, like all Cons, driven by ulterior motives. They are public servants committed to the hierarchical arrangement of society, but they don't like it.
    Perhaps "disgruntled" is a good word to describe public servants who resent being subordinate and want nothing more than to be on top. Telling them that their services are not wanted is a gross insult and prompts a desire for revenge -- the "unjust steward" response.
    We assume the unjust steward discounts his master's debtors' debts to secure their favorable attitude for himself.  More likely, perhaps, the steward gives away his master's assets out of revenge for having been sacked.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 02:25:01 AM PDT

    •  except they never were sacked (0+ / 0-)

      the resentment is over not having all power all the time. Thus, it can never be assuaged.  Same as Wall St.

      Defending the theft of our freedom by the government is not a legitimate difference of opinion on a political matter -- it is a deeply un-American attitude that deserves nothing but scorn and derision.--Dallasdoc

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 07:56:15 AM PDT

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      •  The last three elections brought 212 freshmen (0+ / 0-)

        into the House. The media have not made an issue of how incumbency is no longer the boon it was thought.
        That the Tea Party folk are as bad as the old-timers is another matter.
        Much as it is important for our currency to move through the economy at a good pace and get recycled through the federal Treasury, I think turn-over in Congress is salutary in itself, regardless of the talents of the particular representatives. Lots of novices in office run the risk of being commandeered by the cadre of career office managers and operatives, but the benefits of turn-overs are worth it.

        We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 02:12:45 PM PDT

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