One of the key lessons of the 20-year War on Terror should be that it's always bad and dangerous when dissent is stigmatized around official decrees and accompanying demands for greater power. Yet with both post-1/6 reactions and the COVID debate, we're right back to that.

3:43 PM · Sep 13, 2021

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Bravo! 👏
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Whwt's interesting is that in 20 years the people supporting this roll-up of power will be then decrying it. For political capital, of course. Never lose sight of the prize. Truth is a casualty of power.
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“Always bad”. A public health emergency is not nearly the same thing as military action.
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My god man a child can see those aren't the same thing
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Those who give up freedom for safety will lose both and deserve neither. The unfortunate thing is we can't do anything about it - the game was lost before we were born. All we can do is call out the BS and hope enough people actually mobilize and protest.
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With respect, Glenn, you've learned wrong lesson. As with the no-fly lists then and the vaccine mandates now, the issue is not the outcome, it's the process. We should resist if the process is secret/untestable. But if the process is open and testable, that's OK.
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To extend the analogy: imprisonment without due process is wrong/bad should be resisted. Imprisonment with due process is a different story. No?
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It's called totalitarianism. It's about time we started stating the fact that these government are tyrannical. There is no justification for this totalitarianism. Just ask the Swedish.
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The people who are dissenting should also acknowledge that sometimes they're wrong. Sometimes the gov is right. Many on the Left have a raging hero-complex that stops them from self-reflecting and questioning their own behavior.
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Hey, man. These boots ARE delicious. You were right. Love the taste of Corinthian leather in the morning.
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