Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Doublethink. It's not just for breakfast anymore.

You know, one thing that we often hear people say about Bush claiming unilateral authority to spy on Americans is "I have nothing to hide, so I have nothing to fear."

Leaving aside the obvious - that the Constitution is the Constitution and you don't get to discard it just because you think that you, personally, have nothing to fear - what I find interesting is that this statement implies a tacit belief that the Government never makes mistakes.

And the wing-nuts have spent the last 25 years telling us that the Government never does anything right.

To be a modern Republican, you apparently must believe that the Government never does anything right, butit's wise to trust them with absolute power over your life.

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