Should America Bid Farewell to Exceptional Freedom?

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Exceptional Freedom?

Is that like Super duper mega colossal Freedom?
 

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It's not surprising that someone who is Exceptionally Stupid would fail to GROK the Exceptional Freedom that Americans have experienced. It is unusual in human history for average people to be as free as we once were; and it's a shame to see our government actively destroying that freedom via abuse of power.
 

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It's not surprising that someone who is Exceptionally Stupid would fail to GROK the Exceptional Freedom that Americans have experienced. It is unusual in human history for average people to be as free as we once were; and it's a shame to see our government actively destroying that freedom via abuse of power.
How right you are...

It is just awful the way that evil Dictator Obama has locked up all of those Tea Bagging protesters. So many Tea Baggers just disappear in the middle of the night.

Oh for the good ole days of freedom when blacks knew their place
 

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Playing the Race Card is a concession that you don't have a valid point to make.

Just sayin'.
 

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Playing the Race Card is a concession that you don't have a valid point to make.

Just sayin'.
It is just putting into historical perspective the yearning for "the good ole days" when we had so much more freedom.

We have never had as much freedom as we do right now
 

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What good does it do to pass civil rights legislation in the 1960s, only to turn around and enslave everyone in 2010?

But just keep playing the Race Card - it's clear it's the only one in your deck.
 

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Playing the Race Card is a concession that you don't have a valid point to make.

Just sayin'.
It is just putting into historical perspective the yearning for "the good ole days" when we had so much more freedom.

We have never had as much freedom as we do right now
You cant possibly be serious.
 

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It's not surprising that someone who is Exceptionally Stupid would fail to GROK the Exceptional Freedom that Americans have experienced. It is unusual in human history for average people to be as free as we once were; and it's a shame to see our government actively destroying that freedom via abuse of power.
How right you are...

It is just awful the way that evil Dictator Obama has locked up all of those Tea Bagging protesters. So many Tea Baggers just disappear in the middle of the night.

Oh for the good ole days of freedom when blacks knew their place
I wonder who was being locked up while you liberals were whining and crying about it while Bush was President? Remember when you guys were lying about all the freedoms you lost when HLS was passed? Wire taps? Yet have nothing when your man does the same thing.

BTW, when is Gitmo being closed? Or how about the troops? When are still waiting for the parades that would follow the withdraw Obama and democrats promised us.

Typical lib. Open mouth and the lies flow like released dam water.
 

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I wonder who was being locked up while you liberals were whining and crying about it while Bush was President? Remember when you guys were lying about all the freedoms you lost when HLS was passed? Wire taps? Yet have nothing when your man does the same thing.

BTW, when is Gitmo being closed? Or how about the troops? When are still waiting for the parades that would follow the withdraw Obama and democrats promised us.

Typical lib. Open mouth and the lies flow like released dam water.
You have to understand, they didnt really give a damn about those things. They were just talking points they adopted to attack President Bush.
 

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Exceptional FREEDOM?

The Bush-Cheney regime exhibited such extreme modes of governance in its embrace of an imperial presidency, its violation of domestic and international law, and its disdain for human rights and democratic values that it was hard to view such anti-democratic policies as part of a pervasive shift towards a hidden order of authoritarian politics, which historically has existed at the margins of American society. How else to label such a government other than shockingly and uniquely extremist, given its political legacy that included the rise of the security and torture state; the creation of legal illegalities in which civil liberties were trampled; the launching of an unjust war in Iraq legitimated through official lies; the passing of legislative policies that drained the federal surplus by giving away more than a trillion dollars in tax cuts to the rich; the enactment of a shameful policy of preemptive war; the endorsement of an inflated military budget at the expense of much-needed social programs; the selling off of as many government functions as possible to corporate interests; the resurrection of an imperial presidency; an incessant attack against unions; support for a muzzled and increasingly corporate-controlled media; government production of fake news reports to gain consent for regressive policies; use of an Orwellian vocabulary for disguising monstrous acts such as torture ("enhanced interrogation techniques"); furtherance of a racist campaign of legal harassment and incarceration of Arabs, Muslims and immigrants; advancement of a prison binge through a repressive policy of criminalization; establishment of an unregulated and ultimately devastating form of casino capitalism; the arrogant celebration and support for the interests and values of big business at the expense of citizens and the common good, and the dismantling of social services and social safety nets as part of a larger campaign of ushering in the corporate state and the reign of finance capital.
 
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I wish Ron Paul would run under the Tea Party banner in 2012. This period of having our cake and eating it too, where Democrats want to embellish us with entitlements while the Republicans are out to see that we don’t pay for them, just isn’t sustainable.
 

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It's not surprising that someone who is Exceptionally Stupid would fail to GROK the Exceptional Freedom that Americans have experienced. It is unusual in human history for average people to be as free as we once were; and it's a shame to see our government actively destroying that freedom via abuse of power.


You are SOOOOO right!

it pains to me to recount all the freedoms we have lost to obama and the liberal democrats...


like...

er...

uh....

the freedom to....

er....

uh...

and the freedom to.....

er....

uh.....

well

I can't actually think of any at the moment but I KNOW in my deranged conservative brain that there are a LOT of them!
 

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What good does it do to pass civil rights legislation in the 1960s, only to turn around and enslave everyone in 2010?

But just keep playing the Race Card - it's clear it's the only one in your deck.
Please explain how you are enslaved in 2010?

I'm sure everyone who fought for civil rights would love to compare notes with you
 

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What good does it do to pass civil rights legislation in the 1960s, only to turn around and enslave everyone in 2010?

But just keep playing the Race Card - it's clear it's the only one in your deck.
Please explain how you are enslaved in 2010?

I'm sure everyone who fought for civil rights would love to compare notes with you
The fact that they REALLY DO believe that they ARE enslaved is all I need to KNOW for a FACT that they are REALLY DERANGED

unfortunatelt

there are a lot of them
and they are heavily armed

what could be more frightening that heavily armed lunatics?
 

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It's not surprising that someone who is Exceptionally Stupid would fail to GROK the Exceptional Freedom that Americans have experienced. It is unusual in human history for average people to be as free as we once were; and it's a shame to see our government actively destroying that freedom via abuse of power.
How right you are...

It is just awful the way that evil Dictator Obama has locked up all of those Tea Bagging protesters. So many Tea Baggers just disappear in the middle of the night.

Oh for the good ole days of freedom when blacks knew their place
I wonder who was being locked up while you liberals were whining and crying about it while Bush was President? Remember when you guys were lying about all the freedoms you lost when HLS was passed? Wire taps? Yet have nothing when your man does the same thing.

BTW, when is Gitmo being closed? Or how about the troops? When are still waiting for the parades that would follow the withdraw Obama and democrats promised us.

Typical lib. Open mouth and the lies flow like released dam water.
Yes....buying healthcare is more of an impact on freedom than imprisonment without charges or trial, torture, denial of a lawyer

Yes ...those were the golden days of freedom
 

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It's not surprising that someone who is Exceptionally Stupid would fail to GROK the Exceptional Freedom that Americans have experienced. It is unusual in human history for average people to be as free as we once were; and it's a shame to see our government actively destroying that freedom via abuse of power.


You are SOOOOO right!

it pains to me to recount all the freedoms we have lost to obama and the liberal democrats...


like...

er...

uh....

the freedom to....

er....

uh...

and the freedom to.....

er....

uh.....

well

I can't actually think of any at the moment but I KNOW in my deranged conservative brain that there are a LOT of them!
The freedom to keep what I earn and not have to pay for those who wont get off their ass to earn their own.
 

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Exceptional FREEDOM?

The Bush-Cheney regime exhibited such extreme modes of governance in its embrace of an imperial presidency, its violation of domestic and international law, and its disdain for human rights and democratic values that it was hard to view such anti-democratic policies as part of a pervasive shift towards a hidden order of authoritarian politics, which historically has existed at the margins of American society. How else to label such a government other than shockingly and uniquely extremist, given its political legacy that included the rise of the security and torture state; the creation of legal illegalities in which civil liberties were trampled; the launching of an unjust war in Iraq legitimated through official lies; the passing of legislative policies that drained the federal surplus by giving away more than a trillion dollars in tax cuts to the rich; the enactment of a shameful policy of preemptive war; the endorsement of an inflated military budget at the expense of much-needed social programs; the selling off of as many government functions as possible to corporate interests; the resurrection of an imperial presidency; an incessant attack against unions; support for a muzzled and increasingly corporate-controlled media; government production of fake news reports to gain consent for regressive policies; use of an Orwellian vocabulary for disguising monstrous acts such as torture ("enhanced interrogation techniques"); furtherance of a racist campaign of legal harassment and incarceration of Arabs, Muslims and immigrants; advancement of a prison binge through a repressive policy of criminalization; establishment of an unregulated and ultimately devastating form of casino capitalism; the arrogant celebration and support for the interests and values of big business at the expense of citizens and the common good, and the dismantling of social services and social safety nets as part of a larger campaign of ushering in the corporate state and the reign of finance capital.
How does anything President Bush did to curtail freedom justify President Obama to continue and expand that curtailing?
 

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How right you are...

It is just awful the way that evil Dictator Obama has locked up all of those Tea Bagging protesters. So many Tea Baggers just disappear in the middle of the night.

Oh for the good ole days of freedom when blacks knew their place
I wonder who was being locked up while you liberals were whining and crying about it while Bush was President? Remember when you guys were lying about all the freedoms you lost when HLS was passed? Wire taps? Yet have nothing when your man does the same thing.

BTW, when is Gitmo being closed? Or how about the troops? When are still waiting for the parades that would follow the withdraw Obama and democrats promised us.

Typical lib. Open mouth and the lies flow like released dam water.
Yes....buying healthcare is more of an impact on freedom than imprisonment without charges or trial, torture, denial of a lawyer

Yes ...those were the golden days of freedom
Knew I could count of you to come running to the defense of Muslim terrorist scum.

Its the liberal motto.
 

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The freedom to determine my own health. The freedom to build. The freedom to choose who to work for. The freedom over intrusive government. The freedom to determine my own destiny.
 

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