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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on March 31, 2003 20:25:19 UTC

Hi JW
Jerrod wrote:
"Our natural state, according to Hobbes, is like that of the animals and savages and we must foreit some of our freedoms to the government to be protected by them. Bush, like most of us, is also afraid."

"Some" of our freedoms -- there is the rub.
Hobbes' observation, as you have reported it, is an opening sentence, not quite yet an opinion.
Either GW is more loyal to the U.S. Constitution -- which already admits what you wrote -- or he is more loyal to the privileges of power that are obtained by deception and seeming to be loyal to our Constitution until it is too late.
As was said of Hitler: there was a national emergency, but not that much of a national emergency.
So, your statement sounds like which side of the
rudder handle you are leaning on. Is it?

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