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    Joe Publius (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 7:33am

    Hear, Hear!

     

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    ken (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 7:35am

    Just like the saying goes "you have tyranny when the people fear their government and you have freedom when government fears the people."

     

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    Blaine (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 7:37am

    Works for privacy to

    They want to take naked pictures of us at the airport.

    They don't want us to video the 'authoritay' figures

     

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    pixelpusher220 (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 7:48am

    Speech is power. They don't like the competition :) (And I'm very much a left-wing liberal!)

     

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      :Lobo Santo (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 7:55am

      Re: Organized Crime

      That's the exact same reason why the government cracks down on organized crime. They just can't stand the competition.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 10:04am

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      Where is the Occupy/Outrage from ”left-wing liberals” about this President's DOJ attacks on Free Speech? (your honor, the defendant opened the door) Just search DOJ on TechDirt to get an eye-full.

      Not to mention the insider trading by liberals. Yea, yea, R’s are doing it too & they're “bad”, but I thought the liberals where morally superior and knew how to stand for the people? Oh, yea, I forgot, when you’re in power, the truth is to be shut down by your DOJ and powerful friends.

      The Truth will set you free, but it will piss you off first.

       

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        nasch (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 8:26pm

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        Yea, yea, R’s are doing it too & they're “bad”, but I thought the liberals where morally superior and knew how to stand for the people?

        Glad you've since figured out otherwise!

         

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 8:11am

    Christ, this is as lame as Nina Paley's drivel.

     

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    Hulser (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 8:25am

    It also cuts another way

    Based on the title, I thought they were going to reference the "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear." line.

     

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    anonymous, Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 8:40am

    'truer words spoken in jest', as the saying goes!

     

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    CJ (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 8:41am

    to quote them...

    "Do as I say, and not as I do."

     

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    mike allen (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:00am

    Governments dont like free speech (even though some give lip service) you can only criticise what we tell you to criticise. YOU CANT CRITICISE THE GOVERNMENT WE ARE ALWAYS RIGHT evil laugh.

     

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    RevCharlie (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:02am

    Freedom of Speach

    TSA originally called Federal Air Transit Airport Security Service – You can work out the acronym – discovered when the jackets were printed that this was too descriptive.
    “People should not fear their government; the government should fear the people…” We live in fear of the government that should work for us, and that we allowed to become our nemesis. There is no longer freedom of speech; political correctness killed it.

     

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    Joe Publius (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:03am

    Won't someone think of the children?
    If our government doesn't start censoring now, they won't be used to it by the time they grow up! What will happen then?

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:13am

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      What will happen then?

      The worst thing imaginable: Our elected representatives might actually have to do their jobs!
      Can you imagine them having to actually learn about an issue before writing laws regulating it? Having to care about the opinions of their constituents? Having to actually make good decisions, instead of just doing whatever gets them the most bribes and ignoring the consequences? The horror!
      Won't someone think of the politicians?

       

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    gorehound (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:04am

    Just wait till the SOPA & PROTECT-IP ACT get signed by a bunch of asshole paid-off Politicians.Then I hope there will be civil unrest.I hate to see it in the Country I love but if this country opens the door to Censorship even a crack I hope they rue the day they done it.
    My mom said to me : You make the bed you sleep in.She was right on with that statement in my life.The government is treading a thin line with this BS.



    Throw them Rotten Politicians all out I say and so do millions of others.
    End Money Lobbying
    End Big Money Donations to Politicians/PAC Groups and other Political Groups/Political Parties
    Set Term Limits
    End Corruption
    Vote Smarter in 2012
    Maybe even force Democrats and Republicans out with new faces or Parties

     

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    ECA (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:05am

    For all the..

    I believe in being EQUAL, from bottom to top.

    For all the benefit our gov has..
    They get to USE the stock exchange, as if knowing whats happening BEFORE it does.
    retirement EQUAL to their WAGE.
    LAW? what law, if you make regulations on FOLLOWING THEM..
    Able to write off, living and travel expenses, 100%...

    DONT we employ them??
    ARNT they EMPLOYEES??

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 10:36am

      Re: For all the..

      They write the rules/laws.

      Who did you send to congress? Do you know your congress members’ voting records?

       

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    RevCharlie (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:06am

    Free Speach

    TSA originally called Federal Air Transit Airport Security Service – You can work out the acronym – discovered when the jackets were printed that this was too descriptive.

    “People should not fear their government; the government should fear the people…” We live in fear of the government that should work for us, and that we allowed to become our nemesis. There is no longer freedom of speech; political correctness killed it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:29am

    Don't vote smarter, DON'T VOTE! It's not like you get any say in the laws that are passed any way.

     

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      John Fenderson (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 10:26am

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      Yeah, because as powerless as we may be, not voting at all will surely improve that problem.

      /sarc

       

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        The Devil's Coachman (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 5:49pm

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        Google George Carlin's rant on this topic. I think it says all that need be said. It is true, undeniable, and permanent. Game over, boys and girls, and if you think your vote counts, you're delusional.

         

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    Chris, Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 9:34am

    South African Secrecy Bill Passed TODAY

     

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    CJ (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 10:31am

    They fear free speech because they can't control it.

    Free speech gives the public a voice to point out corruption that would remain hidden otherwise.

    Free speech gives the public a means to object to what they are trying to push onto the public.

    Free speech can give the people truth.

    Free speech creates fear because the public may listen, and believe.

    Free speech means freedom of the press, which means no Government control.

     

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    SiliconJon (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 3:36pm

    The upside_down world we live in, where authority tells you to relinquish your rights - otherwise they would think you're a "bad person". How many fall for it? Lots.

    STFU, Get up, and then blast the mofo'n air as loud as you can? That's with your VOICE of course, and only in this circumstance would I consider money a person or voice constitutionally, so you can throw as much of it in the air as you want so long as you're close to me.

     

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    ECA (profile), Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 10:58pm

    i FIND IT ITNERESTING..

    That the pilgrims and others LEFT the EU and Britain, for SOME of the same reasons.
    No proper representation
    repression
    persecution..

    revolutions in Britain and Europe happened for the same reasons...

    Things started changing in the 70's. When they started getting PAID in comparison to jobs in the private market for CEO's...(Im getting to old for this)

    The gov started to be taken over in the Early 1900's..tHE AFFECTS sTARTED IN THE 60'S..and REALLY hit in the 70's..

     

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