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Thread #80289   Message #1463191
Posted By: beardedbruce
16-Apr-05 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: 10,000 arrested in US today
Subject: RE: BS: 10,000 arrested in US today

Thank you for the comments...

"The question that begs is this: Why does the US government need enough 'jail' space for hundreds of thousands of people? Why?"

I have given one possible reason, as an area to restrain those exposed to some contagious disease. I do not insist that is the only, or even the correct answer, but you continue to ignore even that possibility. I do not KNOW- and it seems likely that none here do, or will in the near future. I can see reasons NOT to allow information about them to be public knowledge- and I DO have concerns that Congress has performed it's mandated oversight.

One can always assume that there is some conspiricy- but that does not demonstrate it's existence. Perhaps it is all being caused by "Higher Beings" for some purpose beyound our comprehension? Does that make you feel any better? If not, you obviously lack enlightenment and the proper world view..... ( sarcasm)

Am I concerned about the loss of liberty?

YES- but I see it as much in the limitations of free speech on campuses and the elimination of 2nd amendment rights to gun ownership as I do in the government policies since 9/11. If the liberals, who supposedly are in favor of thr rights given us by the Constitution, are willing to remove my rights because "times have changed", and "it would be safer not to have guns around" , where is the protection for ANY of the Bill of Rights? "Free speech might provoke unrest- have to limit it for the greater good"- and only those religions that we are comfortable with should be allowed...
Look at what the US did to the Mormons- do you really think that
any religion would be "safe" once the Bill of Rights was shown to be "flexible"?