Crossed the Line

The Point

Crossing the Line (mp3)

The people of Taiwan didn’t want a one-way trade street from China to destroy their economy. The people of America didn’t want SOPA to destroy the Internet’s freedom. But rejected-proposed laws tend to persist, under new names and with growing secrecy.

History repeats, especially among those who don’t learn. Coups are among that repetition. The people don’t want to reject laws more than once. There is a line of tolerance which, if crossed, a military/police coup is foreseeable. By sneaking unwanted law into trade agreements such as CSTA and TPP, governments may have crossed that line.

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