Bush has won his war on the civil liberties of the American people

//www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts183.html

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Bush's lone victory: Defeating the Bill of Rights

CounterPunch
by Paul Craig Roberts

11/22/06

If anyone had predicted that the election of George W. Bush to the presidency would result in an American police state and illegal wars of aggression, he would have been dismissed as a lunatic. What American ever would have thought that any US president and attorney general would defend torture or that a Republican Congress would pass a bill legalizing torture by the executive branch and exempting the executive branch from the Geneva Conventions? What American ever would have expected the US Congress to accept the president's claim that he is above the law? ... When these points are made to fellow citizens, the reply is usually that 'I'm doing nothing wrong. I have nothing to fear.' Why, then, did the Founding Fathers write the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

//www.counterpunch.org/roberts11222006.html


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