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And having no anonymity lets people like Obama (or king george) send their goons after you.
Privacy is as much a hallmark of this republic as openness. Hence the curtain at the voting booth...
I don't blame the people who want the privacy; I blame the ones sending the goons. Retaliation, retribution, and using state power to destroy, is standard operating procedure for would-be Napoleons like Obama, et al... And having "a list" is a big help.
Know what else is lame, shameful and sad??? Having areas closed to snowmobiling that are so FLAT you can't possibly ski them. And trying repeatedly to deny other skiers the use of the terrain the Snowcat operators use FOR PROFIT...
So the "tolerant" liberal progressive accuses someone of being a cold-blooded killer even though the courts found the man not guilty. (How "tolerant" of you, bulldozer-boy!)
Yet the same progressive leftist blissfully defends any lawlessness his mascots engage in, on the basis that some court upheld it so that makes it right. "The COURT SAID..." bla bla bla
That's why people think you're a Maroon, Dan... you have ZERO consistency... Courts are meaningless--he's a murderer one day. Courts are good--they upheld Obamacare the next day. Anything the defend your position... You're the perfect lemming to believe things like "gobal warming causes blizzards", or "We have to spend trilliuons to SAVE money", etc ...
And they are doing it with their politicians too. Obama and Trump are absolutely Americans clamoring for a king. Whatever blatant violation of the Constitution Obama commits, half the people defend him NOT BECAUSE they think he did right constitutionally, but because he did what THEY PERSONALLY wanted, IN SPITE OF IT'S LAWLESSNESS.
Many on the right have done the same thing vis a vis the Patriot Act, and will go even further allowing Trump to walk all over the Constitution if he is elected.
It's suicide, but the people insist on "action" They are too ignorant to understand that the Constitution was designed in part to PREVENT rapid, knee-jerk actions by government and to limit government effectiveness the same way one might like to limit the effectiveness of a venomous snake, rather than facilitate it.
I would imagine that Mexico sold this to their people as necessary to protect cops from gangsters retaliating for the cops arresting one of their cronies. But it would certainly open the door for corrupt cops to run amok.
Americans already accept rampant violations of Posse Comitatus Act, which basically prohibits the use of the military to police citizens.
It was clearly violated in Waco, with DISASTROUS results, when the FBI brought in military hardware and soldiers from Ft Hood.
I remember Waco as a turning point in my own life. The day that whole thing started I was all in favor of "the good guys" going in and "getting them" any way necessary. By the end of the siege, I had done a complete 180 as I began to learn about Posse Comitatus, etc and why those rules existed. I never looked at government the same again after they burned down that compound with like 80 people in it who had never been given a trial, including 17 children.
You don't "rescue" children by burning them alive... EVEN IF their religion is a bit "out there" by ones own standards.
This incident led directly to the bombing of the Murrow building that got something like another 150+ p innocent people killed. All started with the violation of Posse Comitatus...
The reason this kind of thing is illegal is quite simple: Police are supposed to gather evidence and bring people in to be tried by a court. To the contrary, the military goes under the assumption that everybody in their cross-hairs has already been tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. So their job is to break things and kill people, PERIOD.
Can't have that attitude with American citizens. But Americans (again out of a sense of desperation) are throwing up their hands and saying "I don't care, we need to call in the military to stop __ situation"... Incredibly dangerous and stupid thinking...
What constituents want, deserve and can afford are rarely the same. They WANT a Lamborghini. They DESERVE different things because some pay HUUUUGE taxes while others pay few or none. What they can collectively afford is probably less than they have ALREADY, especially if one borrows today's favorite buzzword--"sustainability".
Funny how that word only applies to environmental concerns; never to economics...
My dog could answer your questions, Dan. No intellect required.
Hey, by the by...While you were out skiing powder and riding those coal-fired ski lifts with all your white friends, did you happen to see O.J. out there, Mr. "champion of the people"?
Did you and he find Nichole's killer?? Or any dishonest, greedy, racist republicans out there in whitetopia?
Did you and OJ "bring 'em to justice", Mr. "progressive warrior"?
What a maroon...
That's because as they seize power they do so thru leaders who promise to "get things done". Basically this means "to heck with the Constitution, or those pesky congress-critters! I have a pen and a phone!" Or "Believe me, I will make Mexico pay for a wall!" or whatever.
This is music to the ears of those desperate to change the trajectory of the republic. And they will cut ties to a Constitution faster than Grant took Richmond if they think it will get results. Never considering the NEXT king will have been made even more powerful by precedent.
But we're not going back to that model. That model is for a moral people. Morality in America is waning, and it is taking the republic with it. "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams.
We are disintegrating into a banana republic. Corruption is rampant and increasing.
Laws are purposefully so voluminous that every man can be made a criminal at the behest of his political adversary; so whoever has position has a degree of power over their opposition that is unprecedented in this nations history... but that will get worse.
Study human history and you will find that nations do not right themselves from a position America is currently in. They sink much farther first.
I have written recently about how I feel both Obama AND Trump's popularity are symptoms of Americans' clamoring for a king. Clamoring for a king is what EVERY democracy does as corruption, cronyism, nepotism, favoritism, etc, takes hold.
People are so desperate to re-gain control of the republic that they are unwittingly destroying it by de-coupling it from it's owners manual, the US Constitution.
When restraint is removed, action results. But like cutting a ship from it's moorings in a gale, the perceived "freedom" from "gridlock" will be short-lived. Ships don't sail themselves, and any ship not sailed with assiduous attention to the charts, soon finds itself on the rocks.
Although referring more specifically to taxation than to outright power-grabbing, Bastiat somewhat described the condition this way: "When plunder is organized for the profit of those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter--by peaceful or revolutionary means--into the making of the laws... Either they may wish to stop lawful plunder, or they may wish to share in it. Woe to the nation when this latter purpose prevails among the mass victims of lawful plunder when they, in turn, seize the power to make laws!"
Once, Abraham Lincoln asked an audience, "How many legs does a dog have if you count the tail as a leg?"
The audience shouted "FIVE!".
Mr Lincoln then said, "calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg."
Courts rule many conflicting things, and many courts have many of their rulings overruled by other courts.
People have God-given, not Court-given, rights. One of which is, logically, to remain anonymous when identification will almost certainly bring retribution.
We have heard from some on this very blog who stopped commenting when it eliminated anonymity. They knew people who would retaliate.
Fear of retaliation squelches dissent. Dissent is vital to a democratic republic. It goes hand-in-glove with that "petition for a redress of grievances" thingy...
I find it humorous that so many leftist progressives are big fans of whistle-blower protections when they think it leans their way and will stick it to some big tobacco or car or mining company, but yet they want everyone identified who opposed them politically.
Current leftist community organizer in chief (as well as other presidents) used the IRS, EPA, Justice Department, etc to do exactly that. Stuck it to right-wing non-profits. Even went after Gibson Guitars for Gods sake.
These people are ruthless... I should be allowed to do ANY legal act anonymously... ESPECIALLY when what I'm doing is gonna piss off some would-be Napoleon like Obama.
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