"Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent
soon find themselves exterminating dissenters.
Compulsory unification of opinion achieves
only the unanimity of the graveyard."
by:
Justice Robert H. Jackson
(1892-1954), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source:
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=CASE&court=US&vol=319&page=624
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 -- Dick, Fort Worth      
The Patriot Act makes terrorists of dissenters. Are the FBI, BATFE, CIA, etc. like the NAZIs? In too many ways ... yes!
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US      
    Ah, yes. The global warming believers say the debate is over and that anyone who disagrees is a "denier" in the vein of some neo-Nazi holocaust denier. They've even gone so far as to call anyone who disagrees with them guilty of crimes against humanity. It seems that I have seen plenty of expressions of dissent against war, the President, the government, and the military and I haven't heard of anyone being sent to Guantanamo. Can someone enlighten me?
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    The slippery slope to fascism -- forced patriotism and the elimination of dissenting opinions.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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