Ederik Schneider Online

Monday, October 22, 2012

Liberty Pen: Walter E Williams: "A Path Toward Totalitarianism"



"A Path Toward Totalitarianism", I believe is a stretch but since 9/11, the US Government has become. More Statist, perhaps they would argue for our own good, that we have to have certain privacies and freedoms taken away from us, to protect us for our own good. Things like the Patriot Act, where the Federal Government can now look through what Americans read and who we hangout with. If they suspect us, not having to have to prove but suspect that we are hanging out with people, who the Federal Government view as terrorists. Indefinite Detention, where the US Government can detain people including Americans, indefinitely if they suspect us to be terrorists . Without a trial or any court hearing, which is I believe is clearly Unconstitutional, when Americans are detained in America, we have what's known as a speedy trial and have the ability to show. That the prosecution doesn't have enough evidence to show that we are guilty of what we have been charged with to use as an example. The last ten years the Federal Government has become more Statist towards our Civil Liberties and Individual Freedom and is a dangerous course, that we need to get off of.