Thursday, June 29, 2006

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I have lamented here before about the conservatives on the Supreme Court being very "establishment friendly."  And we get another example here.  Thankfully the checks and balances worked this time around. 

This isn't just about trying terrorists.  It is about some people thinking they are above the law.  And if they prove successful in superseding the law in this action, that may seem okay.  But what about when the next president comes along?  What is the Patriot Act deems you to be a domestic terrorist because you own a gun? 
Reminds me of St. Thomas More's reply when the young man says he would cut down all the laws to get at the Devil.  What then if the Devil turns on you and you have no laws to protect yourself? (bad memory leads to paraphrasing)

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