"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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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
     -- jim k, Austin      
    With legal scholars hanging on every word, when is the red line crossed ? Granting "unprecedented immunities" to the communist factions, within our institutions of government, this "infiltration and deception, they, the socialist/communist seek to overthrow our Constitutional Republican form of government, thinking it may be enough, without starting violent rebellion. Thinking our government is held captive in a "judge-made" verbal trap. This the greatest test faced today by our nation, seeing the violent coup taking place before the nations eyes, a Shaphat, act of deliverance by our government is required to restore "order to law" in maintaining a civil society. Commonsense dictates such steps be taken at all cost. 
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    Out right treason, through conspiracy and plot to overthrow our government has no 1st amendment rights. 
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    This is the democrat "platform" to a tee.

     -- Denise, Durango     
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