Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country: Damn the inconvenience, full speed ahead. On his own, without consulting the Congress, the courts or the people, the president decided to use secret branches of government to spy on the American people. He is, of course, using Sept. 11, 2001, to justify his actions in this, as he does for everything else--Sept. 11 happened so the Constitution does not apply, Sept. 11 happened so there is no separation of powers, Sept. 11 happened so 200 years of experience curbing the executive power of government is something we can now overlook.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Ms. Ivins is correct, as usual.