Monday, December 26, 2005

A Civil Liberties Double Standard

From RealClearPolitics via

Spying on e-mail and cell phone traffic without a warrant. Searching offices and residences without a court order. Locking citizens away for weeks or months without filing charges.

Sound like your worst nightmare about the supposedly lawless Bush administration? Perhaps. But I refer to restrictions on civil liberties that are taking place not in the United States but, in the order in which I cited them, Canada, France and Great Britain.
That should help to put some things in perspective, particularly in light of how Bush is getting bashed in other countries over his wanton trampling of US civil liberties.

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