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      11-20-2009, 10:18 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by jaiman View Post
Suddenly, you are just rounding up and exterminating people because they might, possibly, have a connection to someone who might possibly have thought about perhaps attacking America.
Wow that's quite a hypothetical escalation there, seemingly driven by paranoia maybe?
Originally Posted by jaiman View Post
Another way of thinking about it is that one of the central beliefs that Americans hold (as far as Iíve observed) is that the individualís rights trumps the collectives (in almost all cases). This is pretty important as no-one wants their rights trampled for the good of everyone, unless the good that will be done is quite large and the cost to the individual is relatively low.
You are right about this. Americans are the most self-centered people in the world, with the biggest, grossest sense of entitlement I have ever experienced. That is true.