[Cialug] Telecom Immunity
thiessenstuart at aol.com
Thu Jul 10 12:55:39 CDT 2008
Just my 2cents.
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The rule of law only works when both the leadership and the people are
willing to submit to the law. When we adopt a whatever-benefits-me
mentality, then the rule of law becomes meaningless because those in
power will do whatever benefits them. Frankly, I see this whatever-
benefits-me mentality pervading American society and it will hurt us.
This is true whether it comes from the people or the leadership.
The Soviet Constitution is a case in point. The Soviet leadership did
not deny themselves what they denied to the general population. The
current situation in Zimbabwe is another example.
America was successful in the past because we did our best to follow a
whatever-benefits-us-as-a-nation mentality. We weren't perfect, but
that was the general trend ... until now. Now it is a "whatever-
mentality ... on all sides.
Call me a cynic, but that's what I see.
On Jul 10, 2008, at 11:49 , Nathan Stien wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:19 PM, Colin Burnett
> <cmlburnett at gmail.com> wrote:
> I suggest, to whomever in general, reading Restoring the Lost
> Constitution by Randy Barnett:
> Either the constitution allows this spying crap and the other
> usurpations, or it has been powerless to stop them. In either case,
> I must question its usefulness; the Soviet Union "guaranteed" free
> speech in their constitution, too . And that worked out
> famously. Paper tigers.
> : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_Soviet_Union
> - Nathan
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