The always-on-point Billmon over at The Whiskey Bar has a pair of dueling quotes, one from Baby Doc prattling about the "obligation" to protect our "civil liberties", blah-blah-blah, followed by this one from the 1936 Constitution of the Soviet Union:
Citizens of the U.S.S.R. are guaranteed inviolability of the person. No person may be placed under arrest except by decision of a court or with the sanction of a procurator.This, if you recall, was at the height of the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. It was just a "goddamned piece of paper" to Joe Stalin and the Politburo.
The inviolability of the homes of citizens and privacy of correspondence are protected by law.
As you know, Baby Doc (along with his ventriloquist sock-puppeteers in the BFEE) truly believes -- and has said as much -- that our constitution is just a goddamned piece of paper. With the willing compliance of the courts, the congress and the so-called liberal media, the Bush Maladministration is striving to emulate the worst excesses of the Soviet Union. They think they can ignore at will the protections provided to our citizens by our own constitution.
Let's all show them that they are wrong-wrong-wrong. Demand impeachment now!