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Commentary :: DNC
Cash in your Liberty fellow Citizens? NEVER!!!
11 Jul 2004
Modified: 06:39:13 PM
Oversized signs greet travelers along major routes 93, 95, route 2 etc. Declaring these routes which have been used by hundreds of thousands per day for decades or much longer.
THIS ROAD WILL NOT CONTINUE INTO BOSTON between the hours of 4pm to 1 am during the July dates of the DNC. Did I miss something? Has the Berlin wall been reassembled in and around Boston.

Since when has the mechanisms of Democracy required the upending of Freedom?

Has America's security culture just placed our own beloved city, streets, and sidewalks beyond our reach?

Have Citizens of the USA just been transformed from the empowered to the ruled?

Would a 24 hour curfew prevent criminals from doing their ill deeds or would it merely prevent honorable Citizens from exercising their constitutional rights?

Will the tens or hundreds of millions spent on police overtime and the hundreds of millions lost in business, idling vehicles on closed highways, lost productivity, lost freedom, closed shops, idle workers, disempowered AMERICANS. Make this country one iota safer?

We live in a police run security culture that gladly exchanges freedom for empty promises of safety. Every moment of one's life there is the element of risk, it is part of all life on this planet.

Bush Chenney are so far out of touch they dont even begin to understand trading liberty for ashes is wrong. Senator Kerry the darling of this DNC Corporate Media Event. Plays right into the hands of the powers that be the Boston Patrolman's Union and others who will be personally enriched by this cashing in of my and your Liberties.

Are their no persons of courage left who would seek to be President of these United States of America and preserve freedom?

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Re: Cash in your Liberty fellow Citizens? NEVER!!!
12 Jul 2004
Amen. Brothers and sisters, what have we become? Or maybe the question is, what are they trying to make us become?
On an almost connected note, I just finished reading Gag Rule and and read half of Ishmael (Daniel Quinn) today... I highly recommend it to the deep thinker on the topics of how we got to be this way.
For what its worth
12 Jul 2004
As a constitutionalist and mostly conservative. I find myself amused to be agreeing with you people.

On the one hand reasonable measures to defend our nation against homicidal religous zealots are required. But the bullshit that is being swallowed hook line and sinker by the US population at large is crazy.

We are no longer dealing with a military-industrial-complex run rampant. We are now dealing with a police-security culture gone bezerk.

These so called precautions probably do make us all a bit safer from certain threats. Yet at the same time endangers us all from the greatest threat of all, a Government not of or by the people. With limitless powers and no privacy.

The officials in uniforms with United States Treasury, or Mass Treasury, or municipality printed on their paychecks are here. They have all the excuses they could dream, of all the money imaginable in what is a new "war on drugs" scenario. And zero compunction about stomping on the Bill of Rights. Lets hope Abu Graihb is not their testing grounds for domestic operations.