Tuesday, April 20, 2010

McVeigh then and McVeigh now

Timothy McVeigh's one-time defense lawyer, Jeralyn E. Merritt of Talk Left writes,
"Liberals are shooting themselves in the foot if they think they can may hay with connecting McVeigh to current times. What they will get is more anti-terror laws that we don't need, more government surveillance and less freedom -- and it won't make the country one bit safer.

"Our civil liberties must be assiduously protected. Once they start to slip, they go quickly. Once we remove them for one group, it becomes easier to do it for the next group. Once we begin making exceptions for catastrophic events, the exceptions will become the rule."

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