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Birth of the National Security State

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It is not far fetched to speculate that the United States has, over the past ten years, been sliding into a form of authoritarianism that retains only some aspects of the constitution and a limited rule of law. America's president can, for example, commit soldiers to combat overseas without a constitutionally mandated declaration of war by congress while it is quite possible to be detained by the authorities and locked up without any prospect of trial or opportunity to defend oneself. The government even believes it can kill American citizens based only on suspicion. I prefer to think of this transformation as the National Security State because it rests on a popular consensus that liberties must be sacrificed in exchange for greater public safety from various threats, international terrorism being the most prominent. It might just as well be called the National Warfare State as it also requires constant conflict to justify its existence.


Maybe its me but I fear our government more than some pissant terrorist that hides behind a mask.

Campaign For Liberty — Birth of the National Security State    by Philip Giraldi
 

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Well why complain now, and not when they put in the patriot act and "Homeland Security" department? Oh yea, that was under a Republican president...

News flash for you retard. Ive been against the Patriot Act since Ive been on this forum. Dont confuse me with the statist ****stains on the right.
 

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