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  •  And for anyone inclined to give Obama the benefit (8+ / 0-)

    of the doubt on this -- because Obama is GOOD and only uses secret and unaccountable targeted murder and mass surveillance to protect us from Imminent Terrorist Threats, which MUST remain Top Secret because National Security...

    Would you feel the same way when a President Rick Perry or a President Scott Walker uses the "legal" precedents established under Obama to extend this monstrosity even further? You know, maybe to protect us from the Imminent Terrorist Throat of a Socialist Senator from Vermont or Massachusetts who supports Terrorist Unions or Terrorist tree-huggers... Yes, that was hyperbole (I hope...), but not by much. See: COINTELPRO, for example.

    "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both." - Justice Louis Brandeis

    by flitedocnm on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:27:24 PM PST

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