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Aquino's Philippines Becoming Police State

Contrary to its liberal pretensions, the Aquino administration is fast becoming one of the most restrictive regimes in recent memory. Its consideration of a new intellectual property law follows a pattern that has now become apparent: talk in support of civil liberties but pass legislation that contravenes them.

Source: Manila Standard Today. Read full article. (link)

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  • Jerryskids||

    These stringent conditions seem tailor-made to the requirements of powerful US lobbies who are eager to impose their standards on other countries, including ours. Taken together with other restrictive measures already approved, they signal the coming of a police state in which the government may come and go as it pleases, without regard to individual liberties.

    So the Philippine government is "fast becoming one of the most restrictive regimes in recent memory" - "a police state" because it is modeling its' warrantless invasions of privacy, lack of transparency in government, duplicitous legislation and contempt for Constitutional limits on the behavior of the US government?

    How can that be true? Wouldn't that make the US even worse than the Philippines? And if we weren't the Freest Nation on Earth, don't you think we would have read about it in the New York Times or the Washington Post or Time magazine?