Tuesday, July 8, 2008

From Watergate to 2008

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The seminal political moment of my youth was the Watergate scandal. I remember with relative clarity the shock, dismay, and sadness my parents expressed that the freely elected President of the United States had illegally wiretapped the DNC headquarters. That like some organized crime thug, he just decided that it was okay to break the law to get what he wanted.

And now, the Congress is actually going to vote into law the ability to spy on anyone, anywhere, without any legal review.

If you're reading this, I suggest you do your part to stop this. For a better sense of just how far we've fallen, read this from today's issue of The Washington Post.

Are we that worried about our mortgages and gas prices? Why in heaven's name aren't we worrying about our freedom?

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