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Re: “About Face: DMV Lets Cops Search Database of Driver's License Photos

And the government begins to turn on the people... Slowly at first, seeing itself apart from and above the people, for their own good of course. And the police, you know, the ones who look more like soldiers now than police, they work for the government, not the people. The governments enforcers, that keep the people in line. It's for their own safety that we rule over them in what ever way we see fit, it's important that we have any tools necessary, so we can protect their, freedom.?

Power corrupts. And absolute power, corrupts absolutely.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 05/25/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Civil Engineers Mystified by Presence of Human Life Within Winooski Traffic Circle

Too many Engineers take themselves WAY too seriously and unfortunately, the "title" doesn't necessarily equate to a greater than average level of intelligence. All to often, quite the opposite. These days you give anyone any measure of "authority" and it quickly goes right to their heads, possibly displacing oxygen in the process.

Posted by FreedomToThink on 05/09/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “The Black Box of Ethics: Proposed Panel Would Operate in Secret

Vermont government offices trying to institute Fascist policies. Awesome. Expect nothing less from our legislature

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 04/20/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Brings His Message to Ben & Jerry's St. Albans Plant

"Sanders is scheduled next week to begin a tour with Democratic National Committee"...

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 04/17/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Transient Held After Man Fatally Stabbed on Church Street

My, my, my... What a stark, stark contrast in both the reporting and the comments on this tragedy. The man was a "Transient", a full listing of all the past illegal transgressions against the law going back to 1996, discussion of mental health issues, etc etc. How completely, and embarrassingly, different it would be if he had used a gun instead of a knife.

On a side note, nice job Burlington! You want to push full steam to become an overdeveloped big city, you got overdeveloped big city problems. "The fastest growing city in Vermont" soon to become known as the armpit of Vermont.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 03/30/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Up in Arms: Bill Would Let Cops Take Guns in Domestic Violence Cases

"But, she argued, the bill is the best way to address the threat hanging over domestic violence victims: "Unfortunately, firearms are used in these situations."

So you want to deem a person dangerous enough to warrant taking away their firearms, but not dangerous enough to take them into custody and keep them there? After which they can then use a baseball bat, their fists, boots, a kitchen knife, car/truck, chainsaw etc etc etc... I guess limited intellect equals limited solutions.

If Rhonda Gray had been killed with anything other than a gun, we wouldn't even be having this conversation. The focus would be on the killer and the root of the problem instead of on 1 object out of a possible 1000 that could have been used. Anyone that honestly believes that taking a gun out of the hands of a deranged person, turns them into a perfectly normal person, shouldn't be allowed to hold public office.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 03/23/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Checkpoint Vermont: The Feds' Broad Reach Inside Our Borders

The collusion of our state law & local law enforcement with those working for the federal government is a slippery slope indeed, that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Especially boarder enforcement working continuously so far away from the boarder & their continuous & wanton disregard of the 4th amendment. Thanks for shining a light on this issue.

The federal government knows that our individual rights are best taken away by a slow & constant erosion.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 02/16/2017 at 4:53 PM

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