Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Rudy - Police State Advocate

“I listen a little to the Democrats and if one of them gets elected, we are going on defense,” Giuliani continued. “We will wave the white flag on Iraq. We will cut back on the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance, interrogation and we will be back to our pre-Sept. 11 attitude of defense.”

Allow me to translate.

"Cut back on electronic surveilence" means that court warrants will be required.

"Cut back on interrogation" means eliminating torture and reinstituting habeas corpus.

In this little rant Rudy is railing against the Rule Of Law! He is advocating for government to revoke our freedoms.

Rudy is a police state dictator want-to-be. If elected he would start with the curtailment of civil rights that Bush and Cheney have implemented and go farther. Our society is changing subtlely. We allow the government into our lives and all levels because we have been made afraid. The government preaches fear and they are successful. Then they turn around and promote unlimited police power as the only way for you and your family to be safe.

It is bullshit!

Yes, there are people out there that want to attack us. But Rudy and his ilk don't want to have to do the hard work it takes to get them. No, it is much easier to trample civil rights and tell you you are safer because of it. There is a reason we have a constitution and a Bill of Rights. It is to protect us from exactly what Rudy and Bush and Cheney and, yes, the majority of Republicans want to do. It is to keep us FREE. But, they don't want you to be free. They want you to be submissive and let them do what they want.

I'm rambling here because I'm pissed. But let's remember what Founding Father Ben Franklin said, "Those that are willing to give up essential liberties for more security wind up with neither nor deserve either."

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