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Re: It happened in the past- it could happen again

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on July 19, 1999 at 14:34:18:

In Reply to: It happened in the past- it could happen again posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on July 16, 1999 at 03:05:37:

: : : Hey, commies who live in the States, do you realize that your conspiring to change the economic system is treason?

: : Protect the country! Send out the black shirts!

: : You know, there is a reason for the 1st amendment -- it keeps laws against "sedition" off the books.

: It didn't keep us from banning "sedition" during the French crisis (1798-1800) nor again in the First World War or in the '50s.

DonS: Likewise, the 10th Amendment did not prevent perversions like the New Deal, or the massive post-war federal power grab. The 1st Amendment has not prevented politicians from supporting "campaign finance reform". The 2nd Amendment has not prevented Clinton's '94 rifle ban. And we have the "drug war", and asset forfiture, and the list goes on . . .

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