Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Word for the Dear Departed

In Brown v. Vasquez, the U.S. Supreme Court stated, "The writ of habeas corpus is the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action." (thanks to for that piece of the ruling)

Where will we go now? Who or what will protect our freedom? How long until the gulag archipelago described by Solzhenitzyn is put into place here?

All those documents in the National Archives are now just very old pieces of paper--worth something to an antiques dealer, I suppose, but not to the government that was supposed to uphold the words and ideas written on them.

Let's recall what President Chimp said about the Constitution in December 2005:

"It's just a goddamned piece of paper."

I guess the man is finally right about something.

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