Monday, January 23, 2006

Americans Deserve Neither

On this morning's ABC News American's were said to favor Bush's domestic spying program over protecting civil liberties by about 62%. If that's so, it may be time to call an end to our little experiment in democracy.

This afternoon, Bush says that his program is not only legal, but that it's approved by Congress, the Supreme Court and four out of five dentists. While no more true than anything he's ever said about, oh, say weapons of mass destruction or the nexus between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda, the great unwashed masses apparently are willing to walk off a cliff with the liberties that make us who we are.

Again, I say it's time to call it quits and admit that most Americans are too stupid, lazy or both to deserve the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. When at least 62% of us have forgotten just how precious those freedoms are and are willing to give them up to a little tin-pot village idiot playing at despot, then perhaps it was just too early for democracy and freedom to take root here. This is one of those times that prove that there has not been a smarter man than Ben Franklin born in this land.

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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