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  •  The PATRIOT Act was a compendium of (12+ / 0-)

    amendments to lots of laws that had been sitting on the shelves waiting for an opportunity to implement the "improvements" desired by various agencies.
    Agents of law enforcement have little love for courts, either, because dotting i's and crossing t's is a lot of work and respecting people's rights is a nuisance.
    Cons, regardless of party designation, are about autonomy and power. The people governing does not sit well with them. Although the colleges and universities have pretty much given up trying to rule in loco parentis -- in the place of parents -- our agents of government still seem dedicated to the principle that "father knows best."
    If lawmakers don't have authority, where in the world are they going to find it?

    Willful ignorance should be a cause for dismissal, but candidates for elected office hardly ever get questioned about their competence. Begging dollars from donors is supposed to be some sort of validator.
    "Put a beggar on horseback......"

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 07:52:35 AM PDT

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