Tuesday, March 22, 2005
schiavo and congress
as a rational observer, i think one can no longer say, in light of this illegal act and so many before it, that the american government is constitutional. it operates now in naked and belligerent contempt of even basic constitutional concepts like bill of attainder and habeas corpus. american government operates now on political expediency alone. and in a decaying democracy, what is expedient is what is majoritarian -- whatever gets you the votes of the mob at election time is what will be done (or said to be done), regardless of how stupid or harmful, regardless of whose lawful rights are voided.
the tyranny of dying democracy is working against us. the schiavo family is its current victim.