Re: Domestic Tyranny

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Michael: This is why the “national defense” issue has no connection to the protection of individual liberty. To empower the state to defend against alleged foreign attackers requires the restraint of liberty. This is the point made by Randolph Bourne, and which now finds expression in armed troops patrolling the streets, harassing individuals, and being given the power to imprison whomever they choose. To the child-like plea “But what if we were attacked and taken over by an enemy force?” I respond: That has already been done!

9:15 am on May 2, 2012