From: EWyatt794@aol.com Date sent: Fri, 28 May 1999 19:45:55 EDT Subject: Re: Guns and Slaves To: email@example.com Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> In a message dated 5/28/99 7:41:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << > "Joe E. Dees" wrote:
> > >
> > > Slavery is illegal here.
> > >
> > >
> > Yeah. And concentration camps were illegal in the Weimar Republic, too.
> Getting sentimentally reminiscent on me? It won't happen here,
> because our government is built to prevent it (at least since
> Roosevelt). If we can kick Dick Nixon out, no one can stay beyond
> eight years, and the US is like a battleship; it turns slowly, so no
> one could throw the populace in camps before the honcho had to
> leave (besides, who would guard us all?). There's something called
> balance of powers here, too, involving an independent congress and
> Judiciary, I believe... >>
> While I agree that the US government is built to avoid things like Weimar and
> Nazi germany atrocities, I'd hardly say that " It won't happen here". While
> the US may be like a battleship, battleships *do* turn around, even if it
> takes longer than other ships (esp when you assuage fears of the "slippery
> slope" the whole way round)
I consider my proposals as rational, reasonable, rather limited, and no great threat to our fine democracy. Wait'll a wolf appears to cry it out.