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RWGR
07-19-2015, 06:10 PM
A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.”

http://nypost.com/2015/07/18/obama-has-been-collecting-personal-data-for-a-secret-race-database/

KDawg
07-19-2015, 06:40 PM
The US is living under a police state, no doubt.

RWGR
07-20-2015, 07:49 AM
...and the broad brush stroke by a radical Righty brings the situation to a grinding halt

RWGR
07-22-2015, 10:05 AM
Alright K Dawg, defend this ...

How roundly has Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government ridden roughshod over Canadians’ constitutional rights, with its draconian Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015? Let us count the ways. Well, a half-dozen at any rate.

1. The new law defines threats to the “security of Canada” so broadly that it gives Ottawa the power to secretly define almost any activity as a threat. That can only chill freedom of expression and freedom of association.

2. Appallingly, the law authorizes Federal Court judges to issue warrants from secret hearings letting Canada’s spy agency violate Canadian law and the Constitution. That inverts the traditional role of the judiciary as the guardians of the nation’s rights.

3. With its overbroad and legally vague provision banning the advocacy or promotion of “terrorism offences in general,” the law criminalizes constitutionally protected free speech and other communications, infringing on free speech and association.

4. The law lets Canada’s spies, the RCMP and border agents share our personal information with other government agencies without our knowledge, putting personal privacy and data at risk.

5. The law makes it easier to detain people on security certificates by allowing the government to withhold information from the special advocates who defend their interests.

6. And it lets officials add people to the no-fly list on mere suspicion that they may be bad actors.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2015/07/21/welcome-challenge-to-canadas-draconian-anti-terror-laws-editorial.html

I know, I know...those aren't the actions of a police state, but rather the actions of a compassionate and tolerant government

KDawg
07-22-2015, 05:27 PM
Alright K Dawg, defend this ...

How roundly has Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government ridden roughshod over Canadians’ constitutional rights, with its draconian Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015? Let us count the ways. Well, a half-dozen at any rate.

1. The new law defines threats to the “security of Canada” so broadly that it gives Ottawa the power to secretly define almost any activity as a threat. That can only chill freedom of expression and freedom of association.

2. Appallingly, the law authorizes Federal Court judges to issue warrants from secret hearings letting Canada’s spy agency violate Canadian law and the Constitution. That inverts the traditional role of the judiciary as the guardians of the nation’s rights.

3. With its overbroad and legally vague provision banning the advocacy or promotion of “terrorism offences in general,” the law criminalizes constitutionally protected free speech and other communications, infringing on free speech and association.

4. The law lets Canada’s spies, the RCMP and border agents share our personal information with other government agencies without our knowledge, putting personal privacy and data at risk.

5. The law makes it easier to detain people on security certificates by allowing the government to withhold information from the special advocates who defend their interests.

6. And it lets officials add people to the no-fly list on mere suspicion that they may be bad actors.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2015/07/21/welcome-challenge-to-canadas-draconian-anti-terror-laws-editorial.html

I know, I know...those aren't the actions of a police state, but rather the actions of a compassionate and tolerant government
I won't defend that... what Harper's done is almost as bad as the Patriot Act. He's a conservative in name only.