Saturday, July 01, 2006

Nazi Tactics

There is an inherent problem with taking on the government; if you do something they don't like, they just enact laws against it. Does anyone else have a problem with this? The New York Times reported last week about a secret CIA/Treasury program that tracks millions of financial records in search of terrorists ... nothing new here, the feds have been boasting for years about researching bank records for terrorist financing. On Thursday, the House passed a resolution condemning news organizations from revealing covert government programs that are intended to root out terrorist funding. In other words, telling media outlets they have no right to report to the American public what their government is doing. Is this just the first act on a stage set for complete governmental censorship and control ... just say it's a matter of national security (no matter what "it" is) and no news organization will be able to touch you? If this is the case, can we expect Act II to consist of random and unwarranted home searches ... in the name of national security, of course. Act III may open in a neighborhood near you with heavily guarded checkpoints where every vehicle is stopped, searched, and the occupants are forced to show valid identification ("papers") and subjected to a lengthy interrogation as to where they are going and why ... in the name of national security, of course. Where do we, as citizens, draw the line?


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