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Forum Post: Understanding the US Torture State

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 23, 2011, noon EST by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN
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[-] 2 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 10 years ago

What the hell have we become in this country, sadly so big money plays a part in it.

[-] 1 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 10 years ago

At the very HEART of our political system lies the idea that "WE THE PEOPLE" ARE SOVEREIGN.

The ONLY legitimacy of the President, Congress, Supreme Court, Pentagon, FBI, various police forces and other "public servants" is that they FAITHFULLY SERVE us the people.

If they serve us poorly, it is up to us - the masters, according to the Constitution - to upbraid our servants or even dismiss them for incompetence.

But - EVEN WORSE - If they fail to serve us the people and instead covertly serve the interests of a tiny minority, that is much worse than incompetence: it is CORRUPTION AND TREASON, for all public servants - including the President - are sworn to UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION "in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." (Preamble).

The President does NOT rule over us like a king or an emperor; WE RULE OVER HIM as "THE PEOPLE". We waged a Revolution over that very point back in 1776, remember? Are we now going to sacrifice that tremendous leap forward we made as a nation 235 years ago? WHY WOULD WE? Would it not make us accomplices to treason against ourselves? I say to you, it would be BENEATH OUR DIGNITY.

[-] 1 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 10 years ago