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Friday, October 08, 2004

State governments seeking new ways to avoid oversight

One Federal Court has prompted a lawsuit. State officials are now seeking new ways to harass the public and keep them at bay.

Hay, stay away from us. Trust us. We're doing our job. There's no need to verify we are following the rules. We would never torture anyone in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib.

Why does government get to say, "Trust us" but the civilian population cannot say the same and get the government to believe it?

Why do government leaders give speeches about "the importance of public oversight," but then monitor those who dare engage in that oversight?

Why are those who question the government's excuses for invading soverign nations treated as security threats?