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Let Me School You About Limited Government by poasterchild Let Me School You About Limited Government by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain.

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One of the more interesting pieces of disinformation spread by the NSA and the White House in recent days has been the assertion that the gathering of telephony and internet "metadata" that's been going on since at least 2002 is OK because it isn't specifically prohibited. What utter bullshit. Any student of constitutional law knows -- and learned professors certainly should -- that under our system of limited government, the Executive can't do something unless it is specifically authorized to do. That's why it's called "limited government." The opposite, "unlimited government," is what is called tyranny. Thus the government has no natural or God-given powers; it has only whatever limited powers we choose to give it. The government is not all-powerful. It has no right to try to do more than we've explicitly authorized it to do. It is limited. Apparently, the President cut class the day they covered this in his Con Law course at Harvard.
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poasterchild Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!
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MacCarrickLuv Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Just what I was thinking.
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MeLinFrance Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bonsoir  poasterchild


Je vous lis depuis des jours ....je vous lis avec mes lacunes de traducteurs in french.

Je suis désolée de ne pas maîtriser l'anglais .
Je suis désolée que google translate  traduise comme un abruti.
Je suis triste de vous voir méprisant envers moi.
Votre pays est déjà méprisant des autres ...n'en rajouté  pas une couche .
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poasterchild Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your comment is difficult for me to understand since I do not speak French.  However, if Google translate is correct, you are saying that I have somehow been contemptuous of you.  How did I do that?  What did I write that offended you?  That is not my habit.  Please explain.  Thank you.
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Chargrin Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He can't speak english and would like your posters in french, he feels left out.
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poasterchild Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks.
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vaslittlecrow Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is my rebuttal to the other commenter's translation: comments.deviantart.com/1/3926…
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Chargrin Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My french is rusty, I was reading it wrong. I saw that he was sorry Google translate was stupid and that he couldn't speak english and he was sad to see such disdain for the french.  In his reply he was frustrated about the inability to communicate and wished you luck.
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vaslittlecrow Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can understand where you may think that, but there was a lot of sarcasm involved. This is quite evident after reading MeiLinFrance's profile, which includes gems such as:

* "J'ai un franc parler...je ne suis pas rancunière....mais je déteste fortement les personnes qui soutiennent certaines idéologies."

* "I am a frank speaker... I bear no rancor, but I strongly detest people who sustain certain ideologies."

Such as...

* "Ensuite je déteste la tolérance donnée par deviantART à certaines personnes ou groupes glorifiant des théories fascisantes, nazifiantes, négationnistes sous le prétexte de la liberté d'expression et je ne sais de quel amendement de la constitution Américaine.
Ce que je sais par expérience, vécu....les fascistes, nazis,négationnistes et autres tordus d'extrèmes, s'ils sont au pouvoir ne rêvent que d'interdire tout ... et nier l'existence de ceux qui ne bèlent pas avec eux."

* "Following suit, I detest the tolerance deviantART gives to certain people or groups who glorify fascistic, Nazi-inspired and denialist theories, under the pretext of freedom of  expression while knowing nothing of the Constitution. It is my experience that these Fascists, Nazis, deniers and other twisted extremists, dream of prohibiting all who don't wish to bleat along with them."

* "Et je repose en mémoire ...un nazi passe et la démocratie est morte."

* "And I rest in memory, a Nazi hand-off and the democracy is dead."

In other words, "STFU American, freedom of expression is bad. You're just imagining things about the Constitution."

So yeah, I stand by my opinion that this jerk is trolling.
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