SubTalk: Re: HBLR railfanning => police action. Excuse ME - KEEP it TO TRAINS NOT Politics (700419)
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Re: HBLR railfanning => police action. Excuse ME - KEEP it TO TRAINS NOT Politics
Posted by Peter Rosa on Sun May 2 10:48:04 2004, in response to Re: HBLR railfanning => police action. Excuse ME - KEEP it TO TRAINS NOT Politics,
posted by Train Dude on Sun May 2 09:41:19 2004.
I'm probably one of the few here who supports the current administration policy of Homeland Security. I don't, however, believe, "My country, right or wrong" or "Love it or leave it". I believe that power needs to be held in check, be it union-management, Republican-democrat or even teacher-pupil. The framers of our constitution believed in the same principles.
In our current international circumstance, our government has determined that it would be wide to maintain an elevated level of security. I agree with that. What I don't agree with is that some here have taken their railfanning hobby and made it more important than the legitimate national security concerns of the majority of the populace. But, since national security concerns have limited the desires of some here to pursue their hobby interests, national security should be a fair subject for discussion (unless some refer to those they don't agree with as Nazis or Diaper Wearers).
The government lies. There is zero danger of further terrorist attacks in the United States, for the simple reason that if there were any active terrorist cells here they would have struck already. I guarantee you, the government knows this. Unfortunately, everybody's going mucking fental because American people aren't willing to accept defeat. We can't adjust to the fact that 19 dimwitted towel heads were able to pull off the most crushing military defeat in American history. In response, we're striking out blindly, and railfans unfortunately are among the innocent victims. If we as Americans were more gracious about accepting the occasional battlefield defeat none of this would happen.
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