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and I think that it was a common point of discussion in the anti-war left at that time.

Something to ponder here though.

Where in 1933, there existed no private power that could call forth large numbers of men and military weaponry, the advent of the private military coroporation means that there now exists within the private sector the ability to start something like a coup.

Ponder that for a moment, and see how comfortable you feel with Blackwater and the rest growing larger and larger.

The use of lethal force rightly belongs to the state alone, and no private person nor organization should be allowed to amass the power to bring violent change to the government of any democratic state.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Thu Aug 2nd, 2007 at 09:46:18 PM EST

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