Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1982 300SD
Location: Bel AIr, MD
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RE: New from Dept of Don't Let the Door Hit You....
You guys really are not tolerant of others' ideas. It was OK when you had control of all branches of government, and the press. You could be tolerant because you knew that w/o political power, the right could do nothing.
I do not favor some of the extremes I see. Divided government has a "centering" effect, but to say that Bush is a nazi--you lose all credibility. What will you say if the situation worsens? What is worse than being called a nazi. You have lost the power of the langauge.
There are things about which to be concerned. The patriot act is one, and the revision, called Patriot act 2 is another. But it is not simply the president's fault. It is the natural growth of the power of an unrestrained federal government. There were those who thought we "lost the country" when the Congress voted to pay benefits to the veterans of the War of 1812. Their argument was that private benevelences were fine, but using the public treasury was wrong. There is no provision in the Constitution to permit such expenditures. But if you believe in a " living" constitution, this is what you get.
The pity, as I see it, is that many of you are so blinded by your hatred and political views that if the liberals were in power, you would see nothing wrong with this situation.