Bontesla: cman: Change we can believe inYou think that this didn't occur before?
1derful: shiat like this is why the right to bear arms and distrust of government is a good thing.
Brian Ryanberger: When was the last time the People made Govt afraid of them? We get what we deserve because we are too lazy and too scared to fight anymore.
Snapper Carr: If the government ever gets serious about totalitarianism we're farked.
Mugato: 1derful: shiat like this is why the right to bear arms and distrust of government is a good thing.Yeah, like you're ever going to do anything. The government is scared shiatless of you.
tenpoundsofcheese: Hoover V2.0 as AG
vygramul: I sometimes have to wonder if people in those positions lose perspective or are genuinely frightened by the threats. I knew a libbiest lib that ever libbed lifetime liberal lib who got a job dealing with the threat of terrorism coming across our borders and became a rabid "OMG SEAL THE BORDERS!" person based not on they're stealing our jobs, not on the notion that law and morality were the same so, by definition, being an illegal alien made you a bad person, and not based on concerns over their not integrating. It was purely a reaction to terrorism.So is it a result of their being too close to the problem, or is it because the threat is that grave? I suspect too close to the problem.
ChuDogg: Honestly, I am not worried, the last election proved that Republicans will never sit in the Oval Office again, so they will never have the opportunity to misuse their powers (can anybody say *cough*BUSH?*cough)Sorry Repubs, we have a REAL leader in the presidency now who displays empathy and courage. One who would never misuse his power for personal gain or nefarious purposes. I trust him. And I trust that the use of these powers makes us all a bit safer now. And I sleep better at night knowing we have a competent administration looking into these matters and making the world that much a better place.
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