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Old May 24 2013, 06:37 AM   #39
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Re: The Romulans as "Space Romans"

Timo wrote: View Post
Can you provide examples of the CIA making average Americans disappear for criticizing the government?
Plenty, if the definition of criticize is to join an organization allegedly preparing to oppose the government with force. Which is a commonly used definition in history and, alas, in the current situation as well.
No. That it is not all what criticize means. Criticism is a form of speech, period. To use force, or to prepare to use force, in addition to openly expressing criticism, is to do more than merely criticize. In the US, criticism of the government is Constitutionally protected; using force to oppose it is not. You've got a conflation, there.
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