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  •  The problem is very simple. (9+ / 0-)

    Is this government legitimate or a criminal organization?

    The American philosophy, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, is that We The People have unalienable rights granted by our Creator and that these right cannot legitimately be taken away by any government.

    In fact, people create governments for the purpose of defending those rights.

    This telecom immunity, wireless spying on us, and other systematic violations of our unalienable rights DELEGITIMIZES THIS GOVERNMENT.

    Either this goverment comes around to the rule of law, or (as the Declaration suggests) we should abolish it.

    When a government violates the unalienable rights of the people, it loses its legitimacy.

    by Rayk on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 06:42:49 AM PST

    •  Right on the money (4+ / 0-)

      This telecom immunity, wireless spying on us, and other systematic violations of our unalienable rights DELEGITIMIZES THIS GOVERNMENT.

      The moment retroactive immunity is permitted by Congress, the government of the United States ceases to exist. The rule of law is shown to only apply to some, not all. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights is made completely irrelevant.

      And therefore, the oath to keep that government's secrets and that I took in 1987 no longer matters.

      Anyone who fails to see the historical parallels between Blackwater & the Nazi SS, or the DHS & the Gestapo, needs a serious reality check.

      by Randgrithr on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 08:19:29 AM PST

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