We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Am I happy with warrantless searches? No. Do I feel that the President would deserve to be fired if he didn't watch international calls to suspected terrorists? Definitely. He would be fired in a New York minute. I think John has the final word here, and I doubt I'll have anything to add to it.
And it is about time tobring the NYT and the WaPo up on espionage charges. Do it now. These folks are dangerous, and endangering all of us - and themselves - to try to sell newspapers that no-one wants to read anyway. Whose side are they on in this war? And how come I could go to jail for twenty years for this, while they can do whatever they want to sell their papers? If they have some special exempt privilege, then why not me, as a blogger? They ain't any better than me. Is the Administration afraid of them? Better be afraid of me: I vote too, and we get 100s of thousands of hits per month.
Something tells me that these newspapers either want a Caliphate which advocates wife-beating and the hanging of gays and policed speech, or are blinded by hostile, psychotic partisanship. (I hope the latter, but why won't they just admit that they are Leftist propagandists, and quit the pretense? I'd be fine with that.)
Nice green underwear from Lands End.The Constitution is not a suicide pactand freespeech does not extend to the revelation of defense secrets or threats of violence. What color of clean underwear do you want to be wearing when the Jihadists nuke Dubuque and London and Copenhagen and Oslo and Munich and Rome?