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Monday, November 28, 2011

Freedom Riders

Suddenly it's repression, moratorium on rights
What did they think the politics of panic would invite?

Person in the street shrugs -- "Security comes first"

But the trouble with normal is it always gets worse

--The Trouble With Normal
, Bruce Cockburn

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Ranger is still discombobulated from the Veterans Day effluent, which gave a tiny up to all things war. Every newspaper I read had an article to the effect that our troops are fighting for our freedom, liberty and our very way of life.

This hogwash beats me down. There is no way the Phony War on Terror
(PWOT ©) is about our freedoms, rights or way of life (unless one is speaking about their corrosion.) The terrorists -- whomever they may be -- may be able to cut off our oil flow or even knock down the World Trade Center, but they can never take away my rights and liberties.

Only my country can do that to me.
Our sacrosanct rights are precious but are only as strong as the covenant in which they appear (The Constitution). Sans that legal document, there really are no divine rights, which is why it must be so fiercely protected.

To the degree that my country encroaches upon my constitutional rights, the terrorists win.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frikkin' Idiots.

Crying in their beer about our freedoms when we are busy about taking the freedoms of other peoples away from them.

http://www.juancole.com/2011/11/empire-by-the-numbers.html

Number of Pakistani troops killed at checkpoint Saturday by a US helicopter raid from Afghanistan: 25

Number of NATO supply trucks allowed to cross from Pakistan to Afghanistan Saturday: 0

Number of Afghan children killed near Qandahar Wednesday by a US air strike: 6

Percentage of Pakistanis [pdf] who want US troops out of Afghanistan: 69



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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 7:38:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The terrorists -- whomever they may be -- may be able to cut off our oil flow or even knock down the World Trade Center, but they can never take away my rights and liberties.

Only my country can do that to me.


You're so right.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/45485633#45485633

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 12:34:00 AM GMT-5  

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