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Does This Sound Like The America You Know ... or Knew?

The White House website posted by Macon Phillips states, "There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to the end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov." Does a constitutional government tasked with protecting the rights of its citizens ask them to inform on each other to the White House? CONT NEXT 3 BOXES BELOW

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:41 AM on Aug. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Here are some spoken words.
    The man is a moron. A snake and a lying piece of crap.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • The socialist governments of the Soviet Union, Fascist Italy, N. Korea, Cuba, Yugoslavia, and the People's Republic of China employed the same citizen informer techniques. The “requests” from Americans by the Obama Administrations sounds eerily similar. Does this sound like the country you know (knew)? Are these the words of people who think of themselves as public servants, or is this something darker? CONT
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • In 1930's Germany, the new socialist government of Adolf Hitler (NAZI National Socialist Workers' Party) began indoctrinating children in the quasi-military organization, the Hitler Youth, to inform on their parents should they overhear discussions subversive to the policies of the Leader. As the noose was tightened, local community organizers were appointed to watch their neighbors and were told to report subversive comments to the bureaucrats above them. Neighbors informed on neighbors, some for reasons of patriotism or loyalty, some from fear. A modern inquisition ensued; a terror to free thought and expression. Increasingly harsh penalties were meted out to those who dared to dissent. CONT
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Read this again carefully. The government of the United States is openly asking citizens to report rumors, the contents of casual conversation, and the contents of emails. They decry the fact that they are unable to "keep track" of the communication between citizens effectively and are asking for help from informers. Of course forwarded emails would contain the electronic addresses of the sender. We must be concerned with the direction in which we are headed as well as the breathtaking speed. What on earth happened?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • I am dumbfounded. I'm not sure what to think. Where did you see this?
    mumma28

    Answer by mumma28 at 1:01 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Online. It's been all over the news today, so I checked the hysterical outcries out. This is what showed.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • wow, just wow... you should re post this in political and current events too though.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:07 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • it's not asking for the names of those circulating the disinformation, they are trying to keep apprised of what's being said.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 1:08 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them


    reading comprehension . . . get some



    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 1:11 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • I don't care if it's rumors or not, the government has no right to "peek" into our private conversations via grapevine tactics. But what else can you expect from the Antichrist messiah? LOL. Seriously though, this is a very slippery slope! Comprehensive enough for you?


    sticking out tongue

    wildflowergal

    Answer by wildflowergal at 1:15 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

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