Sunday, May 21, 2006

Welcome to the World of Big Brother...

Anyone who has been keeping track of what is going on in Washington since Bush stole the election in 2000 - knows it has been coming. But this is a big and scary acknowledgement of Big Brothers coming... how could Gonzales's statements be taken as anything but the coming of 1984.

The press has a right, a duty, and the honor of keeping our government honest. And while they do not always do that job well - it is a practice that is needed for our country to survive.

We have a system in place for people to be whistle-blowers - but I do not believe this system really covers the needs of a government that commits serious crimes. When a government is guilty - those crimes should, need, to see the light of day - and the press is the body that should do it.

I really hope the press, both in America and the rest of the free world take the Bush Administration to task on this. There is a reason that the first Amendment to the Constitution provides for Freedom of Speech - any American who doesn't understand or believe in need for it, really needs to reconsider why we have a Constitution and a Bill of Rights.

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