Lest you think that all of my newspaper posts are going to concern non-U.S. matters, I offer up something that touches a little closer to home, and is more than a little frightening. This is how liberty comes to be lost.
As an aside for vlad_impaler and dominiquelechic, does this bit: "... in his white paper, Mr. Bush as much as declares: 'I determine what my words mean and I alone determine what yours mean, too.'" sound familiar? I recall talking about just this attitude in another context recently.
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