Our Vanished Civil Liberties

Our Vanished Civil Liberties

There are 10 comments on the www.thenation.com story from Sep 6, 2011, titled Our Vanished Civil Liberties. In it, www.thenation.com reports that:

Caricatures created by politics never fit comfortably into the Oval Office. Eisenhower was less deferential to the military than he seemed likely to be, Kennedy was not at all beholden to the pope, George W. Bush was smarter than portrayed and Barack Obama has not led a charge from the left - least of all on behalf of the civil liberties that have ... (more)

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five-one

Tampa, FL

#1 Sep 6, 2011
"barack obama has not led a charge from the left"...Where the hell has Mr._Bill been the last two and a half years?
Cant Mr._Bill read what this administration has been promoting?Cant Mr._Bill hear what this administration has been saying?But you know what?Based on the type of "news" Mr._Bill feeds topix.com I would say Mr._Bill has no clue what they*re talking about.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#2 Sep 6, 2011
Didn't Bush take our civil liberties away when he passed the Patriot Act?

Didn't Obama re instate the Patriot Act.

Where are all you big mouth Liberals with no civil liberties?

Not a word about it now.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Silver Spring, MD

#4 Sep 6, 2011
>George W. Bush was smarter than portrayed....

That ain't exactly sayin' a mouthful.

Now, if the article said that Rick Perry makes George W. Bush look smart by comparison, well, who could argue?
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#5 Sep 6, 2011
We all know some of the information from the PATRIOT ACT .gotten ,was also instrumental in getting OSAMA!.. waterboarding helped1...OBAMA used that info..did not hear him complaining!! this worked AS well as to others...

If LOONS here have something to fear??? well then the PATRIOT is working...Its only those engaged in some hostile act against the USA SCREAM about their Rights...a True LOONY ploy.....''FREEDOM IS NOT FREE..Ya gotta PAY THE PRICE often...
true

Nathalie, VA

#6 Sep 6, 2011
And now ogore janet has TSA taking off your grandmother in a wheelchair diaper off and molesting little kids
Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#8 Sep 7, 2011
And we're still giving them up...

Perceived security, for individual freedoms, not much of a bargain!
short trus micro bus

Howe, TX

#9 Sep 7, 2011
Crime has lowered under the Obama Administration.

Check the facts. The NSec. Adm. is working. Really thier was no bad report "on" the administration either.

Unlike a famous private agency inacted and went public under G.O.P.. leadership.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#10 Sep 8, 2011
short trus micro bus wrote:
Crime has lowered under the Obama Administration.
Check the facts. The NSec. Adm. is working. Really thier was no bad report "on" the administration either.
Unlike a famous private agency inacted and went public under G.O.P.. leadership.
In Detroit crime has gotton worse. If that's possible.
UpYOURS

Saint Albans, UK

#11 Sep 8, 2011
Hey BUSH was an Aszehole end off..
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Nathalie, VA

#12 Sep 8, 2011
Paul said that the government was preparing for a “breakdown of law and order” which it would exploit to conduct a power grab.

The threat of invasive border policies designed to keep out illegal aliens being turned inwards against the American people is already coming to fruition.

Surveillance drone aircraft designed to patrol border areas between the United States and Mexico have now been approved for law enforcement use against the American people. The Department of Homeland Security recently gave the green light for police departments in the United States to deploy a drone helicopter that has the ability to taze suspects from above as well as carrying 12-gauge shotguns and grenade launchers.

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