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Draconian

The term refers to the laws of Draco, a 7th-century Athenian statesman and lawmaker, whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offence. This term is used to describes a bill, laws, measures or punishments that threaten freedom and liberties, will usually have the effect of killing the bill or rescinding acts/laws.

Usage: The legislation proposes some of the most draconian and anti-democratic measures.

See also American Exceptionalism, Apparachik, Czar, Mad How Disease and Neoconservative.

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