Why it matters
So, I was discussing Cheney today. You know, the one who's trying to claim he's part of the legislative branch of the government so he won't have to comply with an order to turn over documents.
Well, I was discussing this matter with a fellow Republican who said, "Honestly, I just don't care. It's not a big deal."
Well, how can you not care? This is a big deal. Our VP is trying - yet again - to enshroud himself in secrecy. To avoid accountabililty. Why? And the White House so far has backed him up on this. Why?
Look at another recent story. We've got an American citizen working for the FBI, mistaken for a terrorist, then thrown in prison without any of his rights, no access to legal counsel, incarcerated for 90 days.
This is the recurring theme of this era in our history. The rights of the common man are being slowly abridged, while the privileges of those in authority are being extended to a degree not previously seen.
How can you not care? This is the very heart and soul of our nation we're talking about. Do we or do we not respect our constitutional rights? accountability of government?
The problem with the GOP candidates, for me, is that they all seem to agree with the administration that anything is justified when security is at stake. But what good is security if we lose who we are as a people? If the GOPs aren't willing to change direction, I'm voting for someone who will.