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10/12/2006 Archived Entry: "Forget the rule of law"

PATRICIA DUNN AND SOME UNSAVORY MEN OBTAINED A FEW DOZEN PHONE CALL RECORDS. Whether or not "pretexting" is illegal isn't very clear, although it is certainly unethical. As a result, Ms. Dunn and others have been charged with crimes, forced to appear before Congress, and are the subject of investigations by the FBI, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

GEORGE BUSH AND SOME UNSAVORY MEN OBTAINED BILLIONS OF PHONE CALL RECORDS. The fact that this is illegal is very clear, as Congress passed the FISA law in 1978 because a previous criminal in the White House had done the same thing, on a very much smaller scale. A Federal judge ruled the program unconstitutional, but her superiors just ruled that the spying can continue. No one has been charged with crimes, no one has been forced to appear in hearings or testify under oath, and the FBI admits that it seeks the phone records of reporters.

The pretense that this nation respects the rule of law hasn't borne much scrutiny for a long time. Now there's simply no denying the obvious facts. The law is a tool to hammer the peons. It does not apply to political parasites, mass murderers, torturers, sadists, or any other foul thing that infests the corridors of power.

Posted by Silver @ 06:00 AM CST

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