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Forum Post: My Top 7 Facts About Government Corruption and Abuse of Power

Posted 6 years ago on March 20, 2012, 6:24 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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They have laws in place that allow them to look inside your butt hole or vagina if you got one. If they find nothing that sucks for you... and they'll claim they had probable cause and then they'll rule it was all done by the book.

Police brutality often goes with minimal or no jail time.

Judges have given harsher prison sentences for bribe money from private prisons.

They continue to start new wars and bomb countries that did not attack us.

They claim national security to give the federal government more power over our civil liberties. They passed the patriot act which allows search and seizure without warrant or probable cause. Every day, the NSA intercepts and stores 1.7 billion emails, phone calls, texts, and other electronic communications.

They claim the authority to kill American citizens without charge or trial in countries we are not at war with... including the homeland. This is done with 8 simple letters: AUMF and NDAA

"Is this the United States Congress or the board of directors meeting for Goldman Sachs? Wall Street is a place of bears and bulls. It's not smart to force tax payers to dance with bears or to follow closely behind the bulls." - Dennis Kucinich

Got anything to add to this list? Let's make it a top 50.



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[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 6 years ago

I honestly don't see where any of it matters. The fault lies with a people that have allowed themselves to be led by sound bites and half truths. Few take the time to look into things, most simply don't care. I recall Ben Franklin's words about what sort of government we were given, "a Republic madam, if you can keep it". We as a people have turned our backs on our role in keeping it.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 6 years ago

It all definitely matters. All the more reason to try and turn things around.

[-] -2 points by Dell (-168) 6 years ago

totally agree - we are getting what we deserve