Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 | Author:

Then you look up one day and realize how profoundly that fear has changed your world. People are imprisoned without charges or access to attorneys, and it’s routine. People are surveilled, their reading habits studied, their telephone usage logged, and it’s commonplace. People, including children, end up on a secret list of those who are not allowed to fly, nobody will tell you why, there is no appeal, and it’s ordinary. We swallow lies like candy, nod sagely at babblespeak, and it’s unexceptional.

Leonard Pitts, Jr., at the Miami Herald, discusses how Americans have changed since 9/11. If you read the whole thing, I hope it will make you stop and think. Perhaps it will point you away from the false promises of our Washington law-givers, and back to the original law-giver, who cannot lie.

Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue,
that you may live and possess the land
which the LORD your God is giving you.
(Deuteronomy 16:20)
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