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Another sobering and thought-provoking article from our friends at Laissez Faire Today.

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Can Snowden Occupy a Vacant Cabin in a Snowstorm?

When it comes to the NSA leaks and Edward Snowden, government has circled the wagons. Whether Democrat or Republican, the folks doing the people’s business have one view and the people see it differently. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was booed and interrupted by liberal attendees at the Netroots Nation conference on Saturday.

Netroots Nation is a convention for progressive political leaders. Pelosi, a darling of those on the left, was the keynote speaker at the event. But her pro-surveillance, anti-Snowden remarks incited the crowd.  “We’re listening to our progressive leaders who are supposed to be on our side of the team saying it’s OK for us to get targeted” for online surveillance, said Jana Thrift of Eugene, Ore. “It’s crazy. I don’t know who Nancy Pelosi really is.”

We know who Nancy Pelosi is. She’s an authoritarian. She isn’t for freedom, or the people, she represents authority. She’s all for the government spying on us and taking lots of our money to do so. Like most in Washington she believes she knows what’s best for us. Americans should be on a “need to know” basis to keep us safe in Pelosi’s world.

Those on the right are just as bad. (more…)

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In 1982 Nathan and Ruth Ann Perlmutter wrote “The Real Anti-Semitism in America.” Listen to what they wrote:

“The preference Jews have manifested for the political Left over the Right requires reconsideration; characteristics of the socially conscious, modernist Christian denominations which traditionally comforted us and characteristics of the socially narrow-gauged Christian fundamentalists which traditionally discomforted us require our reevaluation; the mutuality of interests in our long-standing alliance with the Black civil-rights establishment is not as reciprocal as within easy memory it was.” (more…)

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