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+ - Who is today's King George III? Who are today's patriots? 1

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Subm (79417) writes "Are Snowden, Manning, Ellsberg, and their peers modern day versions of Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, John Hancock, and their peers? We hold the latter group as the definition of patriots to the U.S., but before independence they were traitors to the King. Support from other colonists took decades to build. Will future historians see the former group as patriots like the nation's founders? How much has the U.S. Government become the tyrannical King we faught for freedom from? Joshua Spodek examines these questions. Of course, separated by centuries there are many differences, but what of the similarities? What do you think? How much does the present resemble history and what can we learn from it?"
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Who is today's King George III? Who are today's patriots?

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  • by JustNiz (692889)

    >> How much has the U.S. Government become the tyrannical King we faught for freedom from?

    Nowhere is perfect, but given first-hand experience of living in both countries, I'd say there is much more of a feeling that the government/police do at least try to respect individual freedoms/rights in the UK than those in US. In the US the cops appear to just bully and intimidate right from the get go by default without any fear of reprimand, while in the UK the control and reprimand over cops behaviour is mu

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