America needs a Republican president again.He goes on to point out that Obama has utterly failed to keep his promises--such as closing Gitmo--and actively embraced many of the Bush policies that were supposedly signs that the dark night of fascism was descending on America. Why, you might almost get the impression that all the huffing and puffing back a few years ago was not about civil liberties at all!
Not because having a Republican president is intrinsically better than having a Democratic one, mind you. It's just that when a Republican is running the show, liberals — the traditional defenders of civil liberties — stand ready to growl and snap at the slightest infringement. With a Democrat in office, they tend to roll onto their backs and wait for someone to rub their bellies.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Protecting Civil Liberties
A great opening from the March 8, 2011 Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Posted by Clayton at 10:19 PM