Wednesday, February 13, 2008

contrast & compare


The United States Senate, in a quick vote that had all of the Republicans and almost half of the Democrats agreeing with each other, passed a law saying that the government could violate the Constitutional rights of American citizens at will and wiretap their telephone communications and read their emails. The telecom companies that assisted the government in selling out the citizenry will be protected against any efforts to hold them accountable for their lawbreaking, and will make uncounted millions of dollars from taxes paid by the citizens who are being spied upon illegally by those very companies. All of this was pushed through with little or no public discussion or participation.

The United States Senate spent five hours, with non-stop coverage by our "free press," indignantly grilling a handful of people over whether or not they used performance enhancing compounds to hit baseballs farther.

Please tell me I'm not the only one that thinks we are witnessing the end of the United States of America and the birth of a new dictatorship.


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