Monday, December 19, 2005


what is comes down to is this: history demonstrates that governments abuse whatever powers those governments have. the governments always overreach. always. given that background, our forefathers (undoubtedly under the heavy influence of our foremothers as well) weighed in on the side of individual rights and protections. George Bush asked for a lot in the Patriot Act, and has now overreached. If you believe in liberty, and freedom for all, you cannot write this overreaching into law. residents and citizens must be able to go to court and say, "the executive branch cannot do this." do not believe for one minute that the law will stop our governemnt from torture or whatever else they believe is necessary. it would not surprise me if they decided all male suspects should undergo the tribal circumcision ceremony just like the old days. i read about this recently in a scroll.
Honorable Mentions: Don't miss a special treat from Mis-Nagid, a visit from David Trepenwitz, or this thread. And Reb Yudel rocks here.