16 Ways the Supreme Court Built the Police State and Destroyed Your Rights

Posted by Kittyhawk 7 years, 5 months ago to Government
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From the article by John W. Whitehead: "A review of the Supreme Court’s rulings over the past 10 years, including some critical ones this term, reveals a startling and steady trend towards pro-police state rulings by an institution concerned more with establishing order and protecting government agents than with upholding the rights enshrined in the Constitution."
SOURCE URL: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/06/16-ways-supreme-court-built-police.html


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  • Posted by edweaver 7 years, 5 months ago
    This is what happens when any person or go up of people become worshipped. It really doesn't matter what group, they become too powerful. Be it the athlete, celebrity, police, fire department or politician. It is a rare individual that can be put on a pedestal and not take advantage of the situation. All we need to look to is the reaction of the people of Boston when the bomber was caught. There is a huge difference in being thankful to someone that did their job and lining the street with applauds for the same purpose.
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    • Posted by xthinker88 7 years, 5 months ago
      You mean SCOTUS? There will always be bad police but this is SCOTUS upholding their actions as well as laws of state and local jurisdictions that previously would have been seen as fundamental violations of the Bill of Rights.

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      • Posted by edweaver 7 years, 5 months ago
        Yes SCOTUS should be included as becoming too powerful or overstepping their power. Just like j_IR1776wg states. "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely" Lord Acton. I was simply saying that it is worse when people are worshipped. :)
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    • Posted by Robbie53024 7 years, 5 months ago
      I'm not sure I see the police being worshipped anywhere. If anything, they are vilified, particularly in the cities.
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      • Posted by edweaver 7 years, 5 months ago
        Did you see all the people applauding in Boston?

        I agree they are being vilified now. Rightly so in a few cases but mostly unwarranted. The vast majority of officers are good people that don't abuse their power but the more people put them in a godly view the more abuse there will be. It goes to their head. And it only takes a few bad apples to make the whole profession look bad.

        Again, I am not saying that we should not thank them for doing their job just like we thank others for doing theirs and we are thanked for doing business with someone. I am saying that putting them on a pedestal will only end in more vilification.
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