Monday, October 31, 2005

Police State

You may be telling yourself that the new 'counter-terrorism' laws won't affect you. After all you're not an Islamic radical or even a US peace activist. But consider this, the new powers that the executive government plans to grant itself offer no judicial oversight and no right to appeal. And we've seen only too well what this government will do when there is no oversight or appeal. Just ask Cornelia Rau, Vivian Alvarez Solon or the forty others (and counting) that have been illegally detained or deported.

This government has proven time and time again that when it makes mistakes it drags its feet rectifying them. Remember, any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

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