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> Really? So the slippery slope isn't real?

It is, in fact, a logical fallacy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slippery_slope.

And the fact is that there the arc of freedom in this country has been bending towards more freedom. You are more free today, more insulated from arbitrary government action, than you were in say 1970 (Kent State shootings), 1950 (McCarthyism), 1942 (Japanese internment), 1862 (civil war), or 1800 (post-revolution paranoia).

It might be a slippery slope, but it's a slipper slope on a hill we're slowly climbing up.

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