Saturday, March 11, 2006

And on the right kids, you'll see a police state!

In case you didn't already know, Sandra Day O'Connor just thought she'd make sure you do:
Pointing to the experiences of developing countries and former communist countries where interference with an independent judiciary has allowed dictatorship to flourish, O’Connor said we must be ever-vigilant against those who would strongarm the judiciary into adopting their preferred policies. It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship, she said, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings.
The former Supreme Court Justice was talking to kids at Georgetown University who now have the same horrible insight as her plus the onerous duty of having to do something about it. Hey but don't let that spoil tonight's keg party kids!

2 Comments:

Anonymous jacko said...

Oh, but your cynicism is just right. Epochs end and the Barbarians get the corner offices, and the people quake in fear. But only because they may not get laid Saturday night.

4:56 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

And then there's the angle that Sandra Day O'Connor is preaching to the choir. I know she is or may be unwell, but somebody with her clout should be able to give this message to the people who need to hear it...hello... podcast, radio, telephone, megaphone.

7:47 PM  

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