More reaction to President Bush signing the Goodbye to American Values Act (I’m trying to come up with a new name each time I write), this time from Keith Olbermann:
For, on this first full day that the Military Commissions Act is in force, we now face what our ancestors faced, at other times of exaggerated crisis and melodramatic fear-mongering:
A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from.
Ten years ago when Olbermann was on SportsCenter and I was broadcasting minor league baseball in Hickory, North Carolina, I never could have imagined that the day would come that I’d be posting Olbermann’s commentary on America’s most basic constitutional principles on a blog for the ACLU of PA. But here we are, and I’d imagine that many of you never could have imagined that we would be where we are today, defending the mere existence of the Constitution.
Andy in the HBG