Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The End of the Innocence

Who Is IOZ?: Secure in His Person
The case of Khaled al-Masri is indicative of this point. An innocent man was kidnapped, spirited away to a secret American prison in Afghanistan, degraded, abused, tortured, and then dumped in the middle of another foreign country. The executive condones it. The Congress accedes to it. The courts ignore it out of deference to the executive. Through what mechanism will a free Republic be restored? Through the courts? The Congress? The Presidency?
Cheer up. Life under Augustus was still pretty good, and almost indistinguishable from a real Republic.


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