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#1 Posted on 14.5.03 1545.05 Reposted on: 14.5.10 1548.40
The "land of the free" recently passed a bill granting broad new powers to various law enforcement agencies, as we all know, and are preparing to shortly pass Patriot Act II, a sequel to 2001's Patriot Act. My question is, how can you reconcile your country's propoganda about being the land of the free, when most countries in the world don't have half the punitive laws and restrictions on personal freedom that the United States places upon it's citizens? Just asking...
-lights up a J-
I'm presently enjoying one of my many freedoms that wouldn't be allowed down in the land of the free..................-wink-
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#8 Posted on 15.5.03 0559.09 Reposted on: 15.5.10 0609.34
Originally posted by kazhayashi81
Originally posted by StampedeFan23Come to Canada. We are decriminalizing that J!
But you still have those pesky "hate speech" laws.
And those confiscatory taxes....
Look, Patriot and Patriot II are certainly bad news, I agree. But we still have the compelte right to assembly (something not universal in Germany) presumption of innocence before guilt (France), or like Canada confiscatory taxes in most Scandanavian countries.
I have noticed that countries that have, ahem, "decriminalized the J" have a host of other problems that the government might be able to skate by on if the population was doped up.
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#10 Posted on 15.5.03 1014.01 Reposted on: 15.5.10 1029.01
Yes but when the first post said that Most "civilized countries" in the world don't have half the punitive laws and restrictions on personal freedom that the United States places upon it's citizens its fair to show that this is not a true statement.
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#11 Posted on 15.5.03 1102.49 Reposted on: 15.5.10 1103.04
Originally posted by calvinh0560Yes but when the first post said that Most "civilized countries" in the world don't have half the punitive laws and restrictions on personal freedom that the United States places upon it's citizens its fair to show that this is not a true statement.
I think the next time somebody continues a pattern of starting threads like this, we should just ignore them because they're don't seem particularly interested in talking things out - more like grandstanding, in fact. Then later I can ban 'em for making non-contribute contributions and everyone can cry "fascist!" It's a good thing.