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Threats to the Constitution Viewed in Partisan Virtual Reality

Put on your virtual reality helmet with me and let’s see how the world looks in the virtual reality inhabited by partisans:

If George W. Bush begins using the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without a warrant, it is an impeachable offense.

If Barack Obama declares his support for the NSA program, he is a level-headed pragmatist.

If George W. Bush defends violations of the Constitution and of American freedom by saying that he did so in order to use “important surveillance tools,” then he is a fear-monger who lacks the American civic love of liberty.

If Barack Obama defends violations of the Constitution and of American freedom by saying that he did so in order to use “important surveillance tools,” then he has shown a toughness and resolve in denying the Republicans their talking points about Democratic weakness on national security.

If George W. Bush defends the idea of giving telecommunications corporations immunity from court proceedings for violating Americans’ privacy, then he is corrupt, bought out, a tool of corporate interests and covering the posteriors of himself and his allies who would be exposed if the suits made their way to the Supreme Court.

If Barack Obama defends the idea of giving telecommunications corporations immunity from court proceedings for violating Americans’ privacy, then it is part of some secret plan to fool everybody into thinking he’s a corporate stooge so that the powers that be will help him get elected — and then he’ll show ‘em with after he gets in office and completely reverses everything he’s saying right now, ha ha.

Now take off your partisan virtual reality helmet with me, and come back to reality.

Open your eyes and tell me what you see.

1 comment to Threats to the Constitution Viewed in Partisan Virtual Reality

  • Tom

    i see a nation of idiots who let their government become controlled by special interest groups to the extent that the government now ignores and has adopted policies that go against the Constitution that the country was founded on. We are in serious trouble now as natural resources become scarce, the climate becomes unpredictable and steadily warmer, governments become more nationalistic (and anti-American), our currency becomes inflated, jobs decline steadily, our quality of life continues to erode, our rights evaporate and there’s no viable choice for change in this most important coming election.

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