Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Preach on, Brotha!

Walter Williams tries to educate the sheeple...

From World Net Daily:
Enacted during Reconstruction, the purpose of the Posse Comitatus Act was to severely limit the powers of the federal government to use the military for local law enforcement. Would Americans tolerate such a gigantic leap in the federalization of law enforcement? I'm guessing the answer is yes. In the name of safety, we've undergone decades of softening up to accept just about any government edict that our predecessors would have found offensive. Let's look at some of it.

The anti-smoking movement might be the beginning of the softening up process. They started out calling for reasonable actions like no-smoking sections on airplanes. Then it progressed to no smoking on airplanes altogether, then private establishments such as restaurants and businesses. Emboldened by the timidity of smokers, in some jurisdictions there are ordinances banning smoking in outdoor places such as beaches and parks.

Mr. Williams is right on the money, but I fear we're too far gone. There has been too much gov't brainwashing for the vast majority of the populace to understand what's going on, and it will be too late before it's realized.

Bush should be impeached, but the Republican-majority Congress would never dredge up the will to do so, barring concrete evidence of a heinous crime or an enormous scandal.