You present a good paradox...
Originally Posted by Elfshadow
If a country is weak... they will be taken advantage of by others... Probably conquered. However if they are strong... the citizens need to beware.
OTOH: some of the worst civil rights abuse is in small countries... Go figure.
IMO (stress GA's opinion); whether a countries citizens are free depends on how much the citizens love freedom. If it is important enough to stand firm with govt over said freedom; folks will be free!
In the USA... too many folks take it for granted. I just hope they learn to take it more seriously before its too late.
Personally... I would rather worry about our govt than an invading foreign force... ASSUMING (yeah, bad thing to do) the Constitution can be upheld in the courts. If SCOTUS goes liberal (in the sense of rubber-stamping anything that comes out of POTUS mouth)... well we are in for a rocky road. The faith I have in the USA is based on the fierce independence of the citizens. There are WAAAY too many folks who will not give this country away without a fight... Just hope it is not too late... Really do hope so...
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