The cost of America’s police state

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    Mar 19, 2012 7:37 AM GMT
    If in the year 2000 the U.S. president had told the American people that the government would soon begin using robot planes to track people, including U.S. citizens, all over the world, and would reserve to itself the right to kill them without trial, it is safe to say there would have been an enormous uproar. But that is exactly what is happening today, and nobody cares. The majority of Americans, including those who were opposed to the war in Iraq, have no problems with their government killing at will, so long as the killing is done in the name of ‘national security.


    http://www.salon.com/2012/03/05/the_cost_of_americas_police_state/
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    Mar 26, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    You know there hardly is any voting power in the U.S., what the citizens' want is a minor factor.
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    Mar 26, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    There are many things that are going on in our country that prior to 9/11/2001 would have found unconstitutional. Of course, there were things going on prior to 9/11 too but, to me it sure does seem worse now. IMO, most people are focussed only on very specific issues that they've let define their lives and they no longer care about the bigger picture (although it does not exclude it, this statement is not directed to the LGBT group.) Between that and a lot of people feeling powerless in changing anything and a great difference in opinion, I feel our citizens have lost interest in our countries direction.