If we were really interested in civil liberties why wouldn't we look to ourselves? Why wouldn't we look to the things we do here? What about our warrantless searches under the Patriot Act? What about the policy of assasination - assasinating American citizens - what about arrests by the military, The National Defense Authorization Act? What about the drone warfare we go on, do you think we protect civil liberties by arbitrarily dropping drones/bombs anyplace in the world with innocent people dying? If we really want to care about civil liberties in Syria, why dont we care about the secret prisons we have and the history of torture we have in this country? What about the fact that kill lists are being made by the Executive Branch of Government and we sit idlely by and approve of it by saying nothing and the American people put up with it and we march in this direction....marching into a determination to have another war....I strongly support a NO vote on this resolution....
- All Tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent - Thomas Jefferson
- have you heard the path of freedom is the road you rise to meet - Jordan Page
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