What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
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I hope that history will remember Attorney General Gonzales for his honorable service to his country, rather than for the absurd political theater to which some critics have subjected him. He has overseen the Department of Justice’s efforts to protect children from Internet predators, to combat human trafficking, and to prevent the spread of meth in our communities.
What Senator Hatch failed to include among Mr. Gonzales’ list of accomplishments were things like the fact that he “provided ample justification for torture”, “offered strong arguments showing the anachronism of the Constitution”, “aided in the advancement of broad surveillance powers for the executive branch”, as well as other liberty-destroying successes.
Senator Hatch either has not done his homework on what Mr. Gonzales has really done during his tenure, or he, like Mr. Gonzales, simply “couldn’t recall” at the appropriate time.
Perhaps it’s time to raise some money for those billboards…