"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
And the shoe fits. The pro life side is authoritarian as they want to dictate what people can and can not do with their own bodies.Pro life advocates are shouted down and defamed as sexist homophobe racists.
Nope they have not. But expanding.. not really. At best the actions of previous governments and present have been revealed which alters the perception that the programs have "expanded" under Obama, when in fact they are not much different than under Bush where they were enacted.Has the current administration done anything to restrain the Patriot Act? It seems like the suing on the citizens programs have only expanded under Obama.
Why on earth not?GITMO is not an appropriate inclusion in the list.
LOL it has everything to do with it. It has to do with how a country/government looks at and treats human beings. There is not much between having non Americans in a GITMO to having Americans in a GITMO. Now you can complain that the US government now targets US citizens working for the enemy... and you would be right, but who is not to say they have not done this before? The difference again is that under previous administrations there were relatively few leaks and admissions of guilt... now days, it is a whole other ball game thanks to people like Snowdon and Wikileaks.The comparison within the topic of GITMO is not how the government treats its citizens.
The idea that the left is either more or less authoritarian than the right is one that is only believed by the true believers that their side is the embodiment of all things good and the other side is the personification of evil.
I expect nothing less from the OP.
I find it ironic that the right wingers are accusing the left of authoritarianism when Social Conservatism by its very definition is an authoritarian ideology.
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