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Why Did People Wait More than Sixty Years to Get Upset?

"I realize that reading a federal statute is hard slogging for ordinary mortals, so I won’t bother to recommend that you read the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. But in a couple of minutes you can read the entire Wikipedia entry for this statute. I recommend that you do so if you are among those who imagine that the current administration has just concocted a new plan to take over the U.S. economy and has sneaked it into effect by issuance of an unheralded executive order."

http://blog.independent.org/2012/03/21/why-did-people-wait-m...




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Because we have waited 60+years

That why we're making a big deal now. It's been 60 years we didn't do anything about it, are we going to wait 100 years and then do something? (question not directing at the poster, but at the article :)... I don't really like the argument of "letting go of it because, why make a big deal now?", really counterproductive and counter-intuitive)

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."~Mahatma Gandhi
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Didn't see

the OP's argument that way. I'll read it again.

That's the problem with having 100,000 laws on the books

If the wrong person comes to power there are plenty of dangerous weapons lying around and the collateral damage will all be "legal".

It's the same situation with the recent "anti-Occupy" law. It was just an update to a 40-year law that the Secret Service has increasingly put to use/abuse.

And don't get me started about the size of the Federal Register - all the authority of laws with none of the accountability and enforced with even more discretion.

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A lot of things happened during and post

WWII during the height of patriotism. they "never let a crisis go to waste." 9-11 was another golden opportunity for NeoCon/NeoLib authoritarians.