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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Friday, January 27, 2006

With Friends Like John Yoo, Who Needs a Reichstag?

Via Avedon Carol. A good quote from Jerrold Nadler (rather amusing, given his supporting role in so much police state legislation under the Clinton/Reno regime).

Mr. Nadler said that as he read the broad presidential power claimed by Mr. Bush, "if he were in Germany in 1933, he would not have required the Enabling Act to pass the Reichstag to claim the power," a reference to the law that gave Hitler broad power to run the country.

For that matter, if Bush's power as "Commander-in-Chief" is as broad as he claims, he didn't need Congressional passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, either. If Bush is allowed to get away with asserting the prerogatives of a Charles I in the name of "national security," then such legislation is a moot issue.

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