Posted by | May 26, 2010 12:33 | Filed under: Top Stories

By William K. Wolfrum

I’ve never been a fan of pointing to a singular event and trying to show how it can lead to a national nightmare. The U.S. is a pretty big country, after all. But over the last few days, there have been several stories of Americans having their liberties infringed upon. They include:

The term “slippery slope” is often misused. Because a man can marry a man doesn’t mean a man will then marry a duck. But it shouldn’t be hard to see the slippery slope that leads away from blithely taking away the rights of American citizens. And don’t expect bank-account “Libertarians” like Rand Paul to care much. As long as their civil rights and the rights of corporations are protected, then that’s all they need.

And when you see the Tea Partiers clamoring for lower taxes and fewer black U.S. presidents, be aware that they very likely have no idea any of those incidents even took place. They have their conspiracy theories to work on and are too busy to notice when people really have their liberties infringed upon, would be my guess.

But while totalitarianism isn’t around the corner, just know that in a corporate-run U.S. where civil rights are often looked at in disdain, there will be more of the above incidents. And the U.S. is certainly not too big of a country to see its citizens lose true liberties.

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By: William K. Wolfrum

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