War Is the Health of the State

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With Congress set to debate taking military action in Syria, the Arab American Association of New York is telling its community to expect increased surveillance of Syrian-Americans and Muslims. … Last week, an Associated Press report further outlined the NYPD’s monitoring of Muslims, including allegedly designating mosques and other organizations as ‘terrorism enterprises’ for the purpose of planting informants.”

Ah, but have no fear. The NYPD’s head cheese, Ray Kelly — yeah, the pervert who not only orders his goons to grope New Yorkers because he doesn’t like the color of their skin but vehemently defends this racist molestation — assures us “that NYPD investigations follow federal rules ‘to the letter.'”

Oh, I’ll bet they do. Indeed, that’s why we have “federal rules”: to circumvent the Constitution.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute tyranny, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government…”

3:53 pm on September 2, 2013