@Always Eleven to him,
The comments you've quoted were in respond to kuvy's assertion that somehow it is unassailable tenet of political science that governments are created to protect individual liberties.
You're correct that they do not necessarily apply to America, but you've taken them out of context. If you read my entire post you will see that I addressed this.
I've not argued that our government will be corrupted, just that it can be, and as for Republicans and Bush defenders, you and others are insisting on inserting partisan politics into the discussion.
A Republican government, when it is in power, is the greatest threat to American freedom. I do think that a Social Democrat government is a greater threat, but that's because it is fundamentally a more intrusive entity.
Some, obviously, believe the intrusion is well intended and actually benign. Fine. I don't agree, but even if we concede that an intrusive government is the best bet for America's future, it remains that much more dangerous for the depth and breadth of it's control of our daily lives.
I don't know how many times I need to point out that I am not predicting an Obama dictatorship, or calling for revolution. It is truly foolish though to assume that an American government cannot create a tyranny. Certainly The Founders were not so sanguine.
It is hypocritical to scream that Bush was trying to establish a dictatorship and then express faith in the American people and their institutions now that Obama is president.
Again, you may not feel Obama represents a threat, but if you believe Bush did then you have to agree with my premise --- unless you can identify an alternative threat.
It is, frankly, ridiculous to suggest that the Free Market is a threat to our freedom, and unless you can specifically explain how freedom restricts freedom I can only imagine that you have been induced to spout left wing propaganda.