Can't Happen Here?
USA PATRIOT Act gives the government a blank check to spy
on us, prisoners are being held indefinitely without formal
charges, and the Bushies are trying to put a uniformed general
in charge of a traditionally civilian agency, the CIA.
meantime, a climate of fear and war hysteria is constantly
evoked by the semi-official media, and we are told that anyone
who questions our policy of perpetual war is aiding and abetting
see a trend here?
is a frightening trend, one that presages the end of our old
Republic and the birth of something entirely new and foreign
to American soil: fascism. We face something altogether unprecedented:
a regime that, having declared a permanent emergency, is now
articulating a legal and political theory that justifies extraordinary
abridgements of our liberties in perpetuity.
can read our e-mails, they can eavesdrop on our conversations,
they can spy on dissident groups, and they don't make any
bones about it. They claim to be exporting "democracy"
and liberty abroad – while, at home, they shrink our liberties.
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