Surprise! Criminals are running the prison, so likeable, and most importantly, loyal, crooks, such as Scooter Libby, receive a get out of jail free card, while upstanding airhead celebs like you know who can be jailed for over a month for a mere DUI. Well, anyone who puts his name to as many signing statements as King George can't be expected to do the right thing and let a subordinate of Vice King Richard do time. No siree. Neither of the dual potentates occupying the White House really care what you think, and what's more, for them, the rule of law is something that exists to be twisted like a pretzel to suit whatever purposes the King and Vice King desire at any given moment. We'd all do best not to forget that.
So, I've looked into my dust covered crystal ball and here's what to expect next. The latest acts of terror have already energized such human butt cracks as Joe Lieberman to opine that we should have the same sort of ubiquitous camera surveillance as they have in Great Britain. Yeah, sure, Joe, look what wonders those cameras have done for the U.K. By all means, lets copy it. Never mind if civil liberties take another direct hit. Safety first! My advice to myself is I better start writing my congressman right now that I don't want little cameras on every street corner. My appeal probably won't work, but it might make me feel less like the sort of passive citizen-victim that has become common here in (vanishing) "Freedom's Land". In the face of the seemingly endless drive towards a total police state it's the very least one can or should do.