July 05, 2007

Throw off your fear, America!

A government that spies upon its citizens, evades the courts and feels no compulsion to explain itself beyond vague warnings of security threats must be brought into check. The damage caused by terrorists on 9/11 begins to pale against the havoc wreaked upon America by America itself.

Jeepers! Where did such a seditious opinion appear? The Nation? The Guardian? Mother Jones?

Nope. The Baltimore Sun, in a 4th of July editorial yesterday. It's well worth a few minutes.

via Christy Hardin-Smith at Firedoglake. There are extensive quotes there, along with additional commentary.

When FDR took office he said "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." When 9/11 occurred, GWB and his Administration implicitly said "Be afraid."

Which do you prefer?

Posted by Linkmeister at July 5, 2007 11:16 AM | TrackBack

No fear!

Posted by: ruminator at July 8, 2007 11:05 AM