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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:18 AM

32. So, let me get this straight, if I may.

 

And let me preface it by saying that I have cast more votes for Democrats that most activist Democrats have eaten meals, and voted for Obama twice. I am emphatically not a Trump supporter, and despised everything about Bush.

Now that we have that straight. When Bush persuaded Congress to expand the ability of the government to spy on the American people we decried that as an abuse of power, but when Obama expanded the ability of the government to spy on the American people by executive order we cheer that because, in addition to spying on us, such spying might, repeat might possibly, bring down Trump.

Let's take that to its logical conclusion. Let's authorize the FBI to burn Washington DC to the ground because doing so might also burn down the White House and cause the death of Donald Trump. Let's authorize the Secret Service to plant a bomb at Andrews Air Force Base because by destroying that base we might also destroy Air Force One and Trump along with it.

An expansion of spying on the American people by government is an abomination and an abuse of power, even if it is Obama who does it, and even if it is done for the purpose of destroying Donald Trump.

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