Down in Texas, the George W. Bush Library is having formal opening ceremonies today. In honor of the occasion, here’s a few epigrams from my 2004 book, The Bush Betrayal:
There are no harmless political lies about a war. The more such lies citizens tolerate, the more wars they will get.
The myths of 9/11 continue to threaten American safety.
Neither Washington nor Jefferson ever intended for the President of the United States to become the Torturer-in-Chief.
Bush is creating more terrorists than he is vanquishing. America needs a supply-side antiterrorism policy.
The only way to reconcile the Patriot Act with liberty is to assume that government intrusions into people’s lives are irrelevant to freedom.
Truth is a lagging indicator in politics.
The arrogance of power is the best hope for the survival of freedom.
We need a constitutional amendment to make the federal government obey the Constitution.
People have been taught to expect far more from government than from freedom.
Bush governs like an elective monarch, entitled to reverence and deference on all issues.
If the president is reelected, the more cynical Americans become, the less dangerous Bush will be.
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