Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Genesis of an American Gestapo

The formation of the Bush Gestapo overturns long held precedents for maintaining the independence of law enforcement agencies. Those guidelines have been summarily discarded by the administration, just as they have been ignored by the collaborative media. The nation's steep descent into despotism was barely greeted with a whimper of protest from the mainstream press. The editors of the New York Times applauded the changes as a sign of progress; a step forward in making America safer and "breaking down walls" between foreign and domestic agencies. This is true; there are many cumbersome "barriers" between the President and absolute power but, for all practical purposes, those have now been effectively removed. Notwithstanding the NY Time's perky assessment, the deleterious effects on the American people will be felt for decades to come.

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