Friday, June 20, 2008
Apparently Senator Obama has opted for the rule of men -- he hopes that means him -- above the rule of law. Trusting soul, he. The FISA law he will not work to impede entrusts unchecked power to the executive to decide who is dangerous and who has rights.
As Senator Russ Feingold, a less trusting soul, immediately explained about the Bush approved bill, this is "not a compromise but a capitulation."
Trusting souls we if we look to Democrats to safeguard liberties. They won't. At root, they don't believe that any significant number of their base cares enough to make them uncomfortable when they go along to get along. They trust their white skins and their money ensure their privilege. This seems rather stupid, but one of the features of privilege long-enjoyed is stupidity. An animal without predators ceases to be wary like those poor Galapagos tortoises that stick their necks out to meet humans.
But this is not new. What's new is the number of aroused people who raised almost $300,000 over the internet in a few days to run ads in our "leaders" home districts. At the moment, we're just flapping in the wind. But there's the possibility in that sort of outrage to get organized if people will dig in for a long slog.
Ad to be published in Democratic Constitution Shredder's Steny Hoyer's district tomorrow.