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Monday, December 02, 2002

Washington Post accuses Ashcroft of breaking the law:
Today, at the Justice Department, some laws are more equal than others. One 36-year-old U.S. law can be broken, it seems. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft, who is sworn to enforce all laws, has told federal employees that they can bend -- perhaps even break -- one law, and he will even defend their actions in court. That law is known as the Freedom of Information Act. -- from the Washington Post.

This secrecy crap is all nonsense. The government insists that its intrusions into personal privacy shouldn't bother people who "have nothing to hide," but then Ashcroft and the other Bush Obscurians try to hide all of the public's business from the public. They claim the information could be of use to terrorists: it would probably be of much more use to the public in preventing terror attacks. It's our information--give it to us! Ashcroft may well be the scariest "human" being since Hitler. (And don't tell me to tone down the hyperbole--I already did! I was tempted to say Ashcroft is the scariest person ever, period.)