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  •  Oh, they're not clueless (5+ / 0-)
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    willibro, Simplify, neroden, jim d, Uberbah

    I think they know exactly what they are doing.  The temptations of power and all that.

    •  The anvil to the administration's hammer (1+ / 0-)
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      drnononono

      is that the Bush administration appointed a lot of authoritarian judges, and Obama's not shown much of any interest in getting liberal judges confirmed.  Were that not the case, I'd be glad to see the Obama administration make these arguments and get thoroughly smacked down in court.

      Instead, we all tremble and plead that administration lawyers won't make arguments that maximize their power, knowing that they stand a good chance of winning and therefore wrecking more of our freedom.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 01:44:52 AM PDT

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