At 09:15 PM 5/5/00 -0700, Zero wrote:
>Suggestion: go live for a few years in Afghanistan, then a couple more
>years in Iran, then Iraq. Then come back and tell me all about how
>"tyrannical" the US is. No matter how "tyrannical" the US is, they never
>force you to stay if you don't like it. So if its so bad, pick up stakes
>and go somewhere else. Or is every single nation on the planet a tyranny
>in your eyes?
>The only problem with giving people freedom is, like giving them money,
>the more they get the more they want.
A country club prison is paradise after a Turkish jail, but it's still a
The problem, as I see it, is not one of "giving" people freedom. Americans
are guaranteed freedom by the Constitution. The problem is keeping the
government operating within the bounds of the law, and preventing it from
removing our freedoms for trivial or imaginary reasons.
Since the erosion of our freedoms is such a gradual thing, we are in the
position of the lobster in the pot - we don't know we're cooked until it's
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