Three Democratic myths used to demean the Paul filibuster

March 10, 2013 by History in a Hurry

Three Democratic myths used to demean the Paul filibuster

The progressive ’empathy gap’, a strain of liberal authoritarianism, and a distortion of Holder’s letter are invoked to defend Obama

by Glenn Greenwald

Commencing immediately upon the 9/11 attack, the US government under two successive administrations has spent 12 straight years inventing and implementing new theories of government power in the name of Terrorism. Literally every year since 9/11 has ushered in increased authorities of exactly the type Americans are inculcated to believe only exist in those Other, Non-Free societies: ubiquitous surveillance, impenetrable secrecy, and the power to imprison and even kill without charges or due process. Even as the 9/11 attack recedes into the distant past, the US government still finds ways continuously to increase its powers in the name of Terrorism while virtually never relinquishing any of the power it acquires. So inexorable has this process been that the Obama administration has already exercised the power to target even its own citizens for execution far from any battlefield, and the process has now arrived at its inevitable destination: does this due-process-free execution power extend to US soil as well?

Continue reading:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/10/paul-filibuster-drones-progressives

Advertisements
Follow me on Twitter: @HistoryinaHurry

The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.
-Harry S Truman

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

This site is powered by St. Ambrose Classical Homeschool, Vitamin D3, and Double Green Matcha Tea.

Gloria in excelsis Deo.