September 1, 2008

Already, the Federal Government as it would be under McCain is showing us what to expect:

Federal Government Involved in Raids on Protesters -- by Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com
[P]olice attacks on protesters in Minnesota continue . . . .
As the recent "overhaul" of the 30-year-old FISA law illustrated . . . we've essentially decided that we want our Government to spy on us without limits. There is literally no police power that the state can exercise that will cause much protest from the political and media class and, therefore, from the citizenry. Beyond that, there is a widespread sense that the targets of these raids deserve what they get, even if nothing they've done is remotely illegal. We love to proclaim how much we cherish our "freedoms" in the abstract, but we despise those who actually exercise them.
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9 comments:

JollyRoger said...

We can't let little things like the Bill of Rights get in the way of Law and Order! HEIL Freedom!!!

Declarations of Pride said...

perfectly put.

two crows said...

hi, jollyroger--
yup. to quote our reichsfuhrer,
"Quit throwing the Constitution in my face! It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"

two crows said...

hi, declarations of pride--
welcome to PP&D.

these are scary times we live in.
even tho there was plenty I disagreed with my country about, till 8 years ago I wasn't scared to put my name and address on a petition when I signed it.

these days, not so much.

LET'S TALK said...

Hi two crows, I just get it. How can we speak up for seven plus years about putting a Democrat in office and when Hillary wasn't nominated, a lot of women went to N=McCain and even more have joined his force. Check out this site of women that were for Hillary and now going with McCain and Palik Obama bash

McCain will have the right to pick the next Supreme Court Judges and continue what Bush has done for the pass seven plus years, If this is what we want instead of Obama so be it, I just don't want to hear the complaints when things hit the fan.

Mary Ellen said...

I'm not here to defend or attack McCain, believe me,there is plenty about him that I don't like. On the other hand,to be fair, at the DNC Convention there were plenty of arrests made by the Denver police. One such incident was when the police actually pushed a group of protesters into the street, protestesters that were on the sidewalk where they were told to be. After being shoved onto the street they were arrested for protesting on the street. There is a YouTube video out there somewhere.

What I'm saying is, this fascist behavior is happening on both sides of the aisle and if it is allowed to continue, we will no longer have the right to protest. Thanks to the FISA Bill, which Obama voted for btw, we have lost our right not to have our phone calls tapped, and e-mails or letters read.

I do believe, mostly because of Bush, the Constitution is irrelevant now. Let's see what happens with the next President,whether it is Obama or McCain. If Obama is the one who wins,I'll be doing a countdown to see how long he will be in office before he actually does something about all those executive orders he said he'd "look into". Let's see how long it will be before that sham of a FISA Bill is overturned. I'll be counting the minutes....

two crows said...

hi, LT,
wb--haven't seen you around for a while.

yup. tho there is much I disagree with Obama about-- SCOTUS is why I'll vote for him.

I do believe the alternative is unthinkable.

two crows said...

hi, Mary Ellen--
good to see you -- are you home, now?

I know both sides do it--
in fact, I was concerned during the Denver-bash about those camps we discussed out west last year.

I thought they might have been put in place as holding pens for protesters. in fact, I'm still not sure they weren't used for that.

I know I wrote about that last week tho I don't remember if that was on my blog, someone else's comments or in an email I sent out.
**senior moments**-- gotta love em.
NOT!
xxx
BUT -- I declined to vote in 1968 because of the protests ['The Whole World Is Watching!] and regretted my decision mightily when Nixon won.

just sayin--

two crows said...

correction:
"those camps out west we discussed last year."
xxx
dang proofreader!