Bob Gorrell by Bob Gorrell

Bob Gorrell

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    No, he’s right.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “The mind of a terrorist is a mush of ignorance and racism.”

    As is the mind of of those who are making accusations without any facts. We don’t know who did this. It could be anyone but some people are already dead set on blaming Muslims.

  3. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    If you’ll recall, the current “idiot-in-chief” was one of the most vocal critics of the previous administration’s use of the very tactics being excoriated in the alleged “comic” above. Hypocrite, condemn thyself!!!

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    I’m going to assume that Bob here is being ironic.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It does appear that our quest for using technology has a direct correlation to our loss of privacy. Add to that the Patriot Act and militarization of our culture and we have the same correlation to our loss of personal freedoms. Satellites, cameras, listening devices, drones, and internet monitoring: Big Brother is definitely in control.

  6. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, no, this obviously means we need more armed civili…vigilantes to defend us.

  7. D PB

    D PB said, over 1 year ago

    We all stand by each day and let the government take away another piece of our freedom, usually for security or to enforce the law, the “common good”.

    All to often the call for more security and safety drowns out a more reasoned approach to an issue. The government, it’s representatives and those that enforce the “laws” are lazy (metaphorically speaking) and want it to be easy. So they draft a draconian law or regulation to “address” the problem and your freedom has been encroached on once again. Once these laws and regulations are in place they rarely if ever go away.

    When do we, as a now semi-free people, start to push back against a government that sees itself as the master over us and not the other way around as the founders intended it?

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    “But of course, a lawless society is NOT free. It’s the opposite of free.”

    The more laws a society has, the more lawless the society appears. Freedom comes with risks and responsibilities. I moved away from Virginia Beach partly because of its police-state mentality: they have a leash law for cats (take a minute to let that sink in), for example. Another example: a 16-year-old tourist was cited for littering because her ice cream dripped on the sidewalk. You can take everything too far (PATRIOT act) or not far enough (background checks).

  9. D PB

    D PB said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Hey, I’m not going to disagree with your point on enacting “common sense” laws, you can’t just walk up to someone and punch them in the face, although at times it would be personally satisfying.

    My concern is more with the ever increasing use of the power of the government to monitor, record and track benign behavior.

    Not sure about your region, here in California an ever increasing number of police vehicles have, not only dash cams, but cameras in the light bar above as well, just running all day gathering video or images. These captured videos/images are then being coupled with character recognition software systems that recognize license numbers. The images/video is GPS stamped as well as date/time stamped, so now you have a record of a particular car at a particular place at a particular time. Now let’s couple that with other local law enforcement systems that have captured similar information, now I have a lot of information about vehicles and the people that may have been driving them and where they were. Sound a little like big brother to you?

    Do you have an issue with this?

    What’s the difference between this and having a constant tale or maybe an embedded tracking device in your car? When does the need of the government outweigh your personal freedom and privacy? This is just one example of government overstepping and no one really that concerned with it.

    I love it when someone says, “If you’re not doing anything wrong, why do you care?” The ignorance that statements belies is scary.

    You should pick up a book by Harvey Silvergate, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent.

    From the book description, The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague.

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Gaaack! For once, I like a Gorrell cartoon!

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Benjamin Franklin: “Those who are willing to give up their freedoms in order to gain security deserve neither of them” (quoted from memory, but I’m German, that’s how important that quote – or the idea behind it – is, even people across the pond remember it!).

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