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What Constitutes a Fair Trial?

erobertson Wrote: May 12, 2012 5:47 PM
A government able to go through that much trouble, and that calculating is no longer run by normal human beings. What you have is a replacement god. If such a government exsists, and our current government is just a facade, then when did that happen? If such a government exisists, then they already have control of our healthcare system, private or public, and we already don't have a say. If that were the case, then such a government would be able to run healthcare better than the most benevolent organization. That kind of government is more a god than the God of the Bible. No thanks, I prefer to think of our government being run by fallable human beings, who make mistakes, who are just as fallible as the rest of us.

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