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Thread #146443   Message #3390933
Posted By: Little Hawk
16-Aug-12 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Subject: RE: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Yes, China is a powerful example of this sort of thing, Bruce. What worries me is that it may happen here someday too. There has already been legislation passed in the USA (first by Bush and then considerably further by Obama) which gives the government the power and legal authority to arrest anyone they simply don't like for some reason...hold them indefinitely without trial...and even assassinate American citizens (and other nationals) if they want to.

Merely if they want to! Without the person having committed any crime. And Congress passed those laws.

All it will require is some kind of state of emergency to be declared and then the government to act on what they have already said they can do. Actually, they could do it right now, quietly, without even declaring any state of emergency.

It happens elsewhere. It can happen here too.