Friday, December 30, 2005

Bush, Laying the Groundwork for Police State USA

We're told that September 11th changed everything, that new government powers like the Patriot Act are necessary to thwart terrorism. But these are not the most dangerous times in American history, despite the self-flattery of our politicians and media. This is a nation that expelled the British, saw the White House burned to the ground in 1814, fought two world wars, and faced down the Soviet Union. September 11th does not justify ignoring the Constitution by creating broad new federal police powers. The rule of law is worthless if we ignore it whenever crises occur.

Conservatives who support the Bush administration should remember that powers we give government today will not go away when future administrations take office.


Blogger This is how I called it said...

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people." Howard Zinn

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