OH, thats right YOU are not effected... yet. Sorry, go back to sheep, uhh I mean, sleep. Stand in line and do not rock the boat, slave, or desire truth. Watch the petty diversions cast out and for (someone else's) God's sake... do not THINK!
I was brought up to know that it does not inherently matter what others think I think. Nor should it matter to me what someone else thinks. "Live and let live", it was... "In the old days" it was your personal actions that defined your "convictions" (in "legal terms", anyway). Now, actions are non-admissible evidence to laws, for some anyway. Look through some archives. Looks like now anyone that creates a "ruckus" (especially regarding injustice) can be convicted for thought, and with no judicial recourse.
Some are all hung up on closing one place called Guantanamo Bay? What crust! We now face a Gitmo around every corner in America! How convenient for the Emperor and his court jesters... No overseas travel required. I guess this eliminates the need for those clumsy to assemble, annoying to move, easily visible, and equally UN-Constitutional "free-speech zones" and public cages that have been used before....
When did personal thought automatically BECOME exoteric. ("Exoteric" relates to "external reality" as opposed to one's own thoughts or feelings.) Oh, there was that movie with Tom Cruise.... science fiction, I thought. (oops, Can I still say; "I thought"?)
Your God,... Bless this Wonderful government in place to save us from people who think. Good thing the founding fathers did it.... Me thinks, How interesting we have been told to stop it.
Ted Rall: It’s increasingly evident that Obama should resign
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- If a cop or other government official thinks you might want to commit a crime someday, you could be held in “prolonged detention.”
In practice, Obama wants to let government goons snatch you, me and anyone else they deem annoying off the street.
Preventive detention is the classic defining characteristic of a military dictatorship. Because dictatorial regimes rely on fear rather than consensus, their priority is self-preservation rather than improving their people’s lives. They worry obsessively over the one thing they can’t control, what George Orwell called “thoughtcrime” — contempt for rulers that might someday translate to direct action.