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khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams
Acts of Politically Motivated Violence Are Already Illegal. Making 'Domestic Terrorism' a Federal Crime Won't Help (Reason.com) The surveillance, labelling, and incarceration of protesters, especially Black protesters, because of their alleged criminal or terrorist activity is a well-... islandinthenet.com
bradenslen
bradenslen

@khurtwilliams While I do think we need to act against these violent white nationalist terrorists, I do worry that these kind of laws will eventually be used against minority groups that dissent against the government. We have seen this happen before.

islandinthenet.com
islandinthenet.com
@bradenslen , Yes. We have and they will.Loading...
bradenslen
bradenslen

@islandinthenet.com This is something I don't think well meaning people think about: Once you give government a new power or authority, it will be used, and it will be used and abused in ways and for things that it was never originally intended. People are naive to think that this won't happen.

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ladyhope
ladyhope

@bradenslen It's something libertarians like me think about all the time!

bradenslen
bradenslen

@ladyhope Same here. Laws need to be well written, clear, with intent and limitations clearly defined.

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@bradenslen For some reason that comment went to @islandinthenet.com instead of @khurtwilliams. I wonder what happened there?

bradenslen
bradenslen

@khurtwilliams The thread micro.blog/khurtwill... shows your reply came from @islandinthenet.com and that is what I later replied to.

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@bradenslen yes, that’s these weird part. It should have appeared as though I used my micro.blog username.

ladyhope
ladyhope

@bradenslen Unfortunately these days they're hardly ever read.