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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 2:20 PM
I assume you realize that you are only one false accusation away from arrest as a homicidal maniac?
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 1:54 PM
ruth·less 'ro?oTHl?s/Submit adjective having or showing no pity or compassion for others. "a ruthless manipulator" synonyms: merciless, pitiless, cruel, heartless, hard-hearted, cold-hearted, cold-blooded, harsh, callous, unmerciful, unforgiving, uncaring, unsympathetic, uncharitable; remorseless, unbending, inflexible, implacable; brutal, inhuman, inhumane, barbarous, barbaric, savage, sadistic, vicious William, as you read through the synonyms of "ruthless" do you see a description of the government you want to live under?
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 1:27 PM
tor·ture 'tôrCH?r noun 1. the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person inflicting the pain. synonyms: infliction of pain, abuse, ill-treatment, maltreatment, persecution; sadism "acts of torture"
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 1:17 PM
If history teaches us nothing else, it teaches that a government that tortures your enemies will eventually also torture you.
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 12:56 PM
Very good post, Max.
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 12:52 PM
I'll go with the primary definition: authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 12:33 PM
Good people do not sanction torture.
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 12:15 PM
tibby: Who is refusing to prosecute whom?
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 11:52 AM
Here, here, ericy!
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 11:48 AM
A terrorist is a danger, no doubt, but unrestrained government is a far greater danger. There are reasons that the framers bequeathed to us a government with limited powers.
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InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 11:37 AM
The danger is in institutionalizing the barbarity.
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