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What Did We Learn From This Election? We Learned We Have No Choice.

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" Secret "sneak and peek" searches under the Patriot Act.

 

" Classification of most government records. A reversal of the idea that government should be transparent, but people's lives private.

 

" Legitimization of torture. (Obama said he made torture illegal -- it already was, even when Bush authorized it. Those who authorized and carried it out must be indicted and tried. Obama doesn't want to touch that possibility.)

 

" Special rendition (outsourcing torture, which Obama still upholds).

 

" Establishment of private military contractors like the mercenaries of Blackwater.

 

" Assertion of Executive supremacy through "signing statements."

 

" Doctrine of "Unitary Executive," elevating the Executive Branch above Congress and the Judiciary.

 

" The 2007 John Warner National Defense Act, which allows the President to deploy the National Guard of one state into another state without the permission of either governor.

 

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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.


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