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    Excellent article about the great vapor that is President Obama. You can hear it, and you can see it, but it doesn't do anything, and as this article points out, it barely believes in anything.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-...b_4932145.html

  • #2
    Right now he's on spring break in Florida ....... isn't everyone?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
      Excellent article about the great vapor that is President Obama. You can hear it, and you can see it, but it doesn't do anything, and as this article points out, it barely believes in anything.
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-...b_4932145.html

      If only he did nothing

      The rule of law is a relatively new innovation in human societies. Not until recently in our history did people begin to impose actual restrictions on their governments’ ability to subjugate the people in a given territory.

      Charles Tilly, a scholar famous for his work on the historical formation of the modern state, explained that, “As authorities sought to draw resources and acquiescence from the subject population…people bargained out (however lopsidedly) new agreements concerning the conditions under which the state could extract or control.”

      One of those agreements was that if people had to be subject to rule by the state, the state must also be subject to laws. For this device to work, these legal restrictions on the state have to be transparent and known to the public.

      One of the most remarkable things about the Obama administration is how it has refined an innovation of its own: vastly increasing the government’s use of secret laws and secret interpretations of known laws. The clever thing about this kind of secrecy is that it renders the accountability mechanism in “the rule of law” impotent, while making it impossible for anyone to challenge the government.

      http://www.theamericanconservative.c...ecrecy-agenda/

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      • #4
        He's not even transparent about how good or bad his golf game is, or who he plays with lol.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by baja View Post
          If only he did nothing

          The rule of law is a relatively new innovation in human societies. Not until recently in our history did people begin to impose actual restrictions on their governments’ ability to subjugate the people in a given territory.

          Charles Tilly, a scholar famous for his work on the historical formation of the modern state, explained that, “As authorities sought to draw resources and acquiescence from the subject population…people bargained out (however lopsidedly) new agreements concerning the conditions under which the state could extract or control.”

          One of those agreements was that if people had to be subject to rule by the state, the state must also be subject to laws. For this device to work, these legal restrictions on the state have to be transparent and known to the public.

          One of the most remarkable things about the Obama administration is how it has refined an innovation of its own: vastly increasing the government’s use of secret laws and secret interpretations of known laws. The clever thing about this kind of secrecy is that it renders the accountability mechanism in “the rule of law” impotent, while making it impossible for anyone to challenge the government.

          http://www.theamericanconservative.c...ecrecy-agenda/
          I wonder why American conservatives have not come out on the side of Snowden?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
            I wonder why American conservatives have not come out on the side of Snowden?
            My guess is the NSA has dirt on everyone, career ending dirt for many.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
              I wonder why American conservatives have not come out on the side of Snowden?
              Not sure where you're getting that. From what I've read, they're just about as split on Snowden as are the true liberals and Obama nut handlers.

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