Why the passivity?

Posted by deBohun 6 years, 9 months ago to Politics
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Do any of us really want to live in a country where a secret Star Chamber of unelected, self-anointed Neocon aristocrats can overrule even the Supreme Court and the Constitution at their whim? That, by its very structure, is definitionally NOT a free country. Why are Americans not rioting in the streets? Seriously. Why? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree...
SOURCE URL: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/22/secret-fisa-court-constitutional-rights


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  • Posted by $ johnrobert2 6 years, 9 months ago
    Who says that that super secret Star Chamber would be Neocons? Could be that Star Chamber would be a cabal of socialists and Marxists as well. After all, Neocons aren't the only ones with an agenda.
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    • Posted by 6 years, 9 months ago
      I think I may have a broader definition of neo-conservative, as I see both Marxist and socialists (who are really just wishy-washy Marxists) as being essentially conservative in the Old World framework that neo-conservatism refers to.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 6 years, 9 months ago
    I agree.

    Maybe it's because some things like police following someone around in public places was allowed b/c there's no expectation of privacy in public places. Now that most people carry phones, you can do a blanket check on where everyone is going. Clearly that's outside the spirit of the Fourth Amendment but maybe it's within the letter of it because someone walking around with a radio transmitter has no expectation of privacy.
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