vinylvengeance wrote:In my opinion, acceptance of measures such as these is a slippery slope. It may not necessarily be bad to begin with, and in fact may prove beneficial in some instances. The problem is when you put the pieces in place for someone to take advantage of who is a Hitler, or has a thirst for control and power, you run the risk of basically giving someone all the power they need. One reason I am against domestic spying/eavesdropping, an internal federal protection and policing agency such as "homeland security," or a degradation of privacy and civil rights for "protection" purposes, is the fact that they are systems in place that can at any time be used by the right individual to create a totalitarian state. Lets not forget how easily dictators in the past such as Hitler were able to turn democratic societies into totalitarian regimes almost overnight, and many times by simply by manipulating systems put in place to "protect" and "serve" the people.
And I hope no one ever things another Hitler could never pop again because evil men like that can exist in any time and political system, and are always looking to achieve their own goals and fulfill there own lust for power. Why should we put systems in place that such men could possibly find ways to abuse.
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