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Channeling the Soviet Union
Economic Policy Journal ^ | 7/10/09 | Robert Wenzel

Posted on 07/10/2009 8:56:07 AM PDT by FromLori

Will federal prosecutors come after you someday?

Bill Anderson explains, in a must read column, about the growing power of federal prosecutors who are able to apply vague statutes to behavior that historically has not been illegal.

Anderson details how prosecutors can pile bogus charge after bogus charge on the innocent.

Yet, even Anderson's warning does not go far enough to explain how this growing power suffocates a society, kills its ability to advance, and makes life less human for us all. For every person a prosecutor goes after, there are thousands who will be "more careful", meaning less free spirited, more paranoid and less willing to speak and act freely even among casual friends. It is an ugly way to have to live, and it is coming to America with every new regulation, expansion of regulations and new interpretations of regulations.

People in the old Soviet Union looked gray, drab and drained of life for a reason.


TOPICS: Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: abuse; prosecution

1 posted on 07/10/2009 8:56:07 AM PDT by FromLori
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To: FromLori

Entitlement, regulations, restricting your neighbor and denunciations: this is liberal racism and xenophobia coming under these guise.


2 posted on 07/10/2009 9:02:07 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: FromLori

At least we live in a free country. I think I’ll go fly the flag and yell at anyone who criticizes the US government.


3 posted on 07/10/2009 9:07:22 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Just say "No" to socialism.)
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To: FromLori
It is an ugly way to have to live, and it is coming to America with every new regulation, expansion of regulations and new interpretations of regulations.

It's been slowly creeping along for decades, starting with the so-called 'Progressive' era, and now it's on the fast track thanks to the Communists in 'Rat clothing that America foolishly sent to Washington last November.

Unfortunately, it's probably going to take bloodshed to get our liberties back.

Red bastards.

4 posted on 07/10/2009 9:43:41 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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