Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Rescued from the memory hole
I'm all for the first item, secret prisons, sneaking away with our enemies, etc... Bring back the era of big CIA and NSA secret operations... harkens back to the cold war.
On the second note, Mexico has elections? A country so rife with corruption and fraud has elections? Cool. Maybe I should go down there... I could buy a seat on their government.
As towards the financial thing... seriously do you not get that the IRS tracks all financial transactions to determine if they are taxable? That data is just being examined in a slightly different method, and so what has changed? Not a lot for the average joe.
On the one hand, the right-wingers argue it's treason; on the other, they argue that it's no big deal. Orwell, here we come!
No real American would make such an ignorant statement.
As for the IRS monitoring every financial transaction, this is simply manure. Three hundred billion in taxes goes unpaid every year precisely because the IRS is so understaffed it can't even do its job.
But who cares when one can just throw out nonsense and then refuse to acknowledge when one is wrong? It's the perfect dodge for a narcissist.
[Revision: I modified the statement that the Constitution declares rights to be inalienable. It is the Declaration of Independence that uses that language. However, the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights were not subject to any government,as the Ninth Amendment makes clear.]
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