I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I voted NO, the left isn't becoming authoritarian.
Both parties are infiltrated by authoritarian minded people and not in the way you'd think.
We must unite to help the principled convervatives and principled liberals retake their ideologies.
And just in case you're thinking the right has nothing on tyranny:
Who halted voters in DC from having their marijuana?
Which "ideology" is infiltrating towns and local governments all over the United States?
What is the ideology of dry towns where selling liquor is prohibited, and the ideology of states where beer must be under a certain percent?
Republicans were the liberals in 1800s. They had descended from Whig politicians who descended from British Parliament which opposed the King's legitimacy. Lincoln the liberal Republican descended from the liberal Whigs, and he took the biggest government step of all to actually invade actual states, those states ruled by conservative Southern Democrats who hated a strong 'government of the people' and instead preferred their own States "Rights" along with their freedom to own other people as mere property.
And when fighting the Civil War against the government, evenly matched with the same kind of guns, the government won. Yet now the descendants of the Southern slave holders want us to believe that our guns will still beat the modern government, which today has far more powerful guns, tanks, war planes, steal fighters, invisibility suits, drones, etc (thanks to the same people trying to convince us that our guns make government fear us, when it clearly didn't fear the heavily armed South).
And on top of that, shortly after we won independence, George Washington sent soldiers to deal with people who rebelled against the tax on whiskey, and those rebels fled.
Again the government hadn't feared the citizens who had guns, who in fact fled when troops arrived). Our most powerful weapon is that being taken away by states like Florida which prevent people from voting if they've been a felon or their name resembles one (Jim Crow again anyone?) and other methods of voter suppression.
So do you want to continue feeding into the lies, or be doomed to repeat history and be allied on the wrong side of liberation?
We must unite to vote in people who will respect and compromise with ALL major ideologies instead of having a "my way or the highway" attitude (isn't a "my way or the highway" attitude the surest sign of tyrannical behavior?).
Let's stop playing into the hands of dividers and instead join up with the unstoppable walk to political reform.
Sure, but where would you put the prisoners that are being kept? This has always been the problem in closing GITMO... no state in the union wants to accept them.Why not an executive order as he said he would do?
As for GITMO is not a device for dealing with US citizens.. no that is what you have Supermax for.
LOL you have an open KKK member of Congress now in a leading position in the House. The man held a speech at a white supremacist meeting and is now trying to back track and make excuses. You do not hold speeches at such places unless you have sympathy with their racist views and you certainly dont hold a speech at such a place "by mistake".Your first comment regarding the race issue is non-sensical and not based in any kind of historical or current events facts.
Also it was Bush who made most of the sunset provisions permanent in 2006. The remaining sunset provisions have to be renewed once in a while and Obama did that yes. But most the Patriot Act is law, and does not need renewal thanks to.... Bush. This means Obama even if he wanted to scrap it, could not.