Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Quote of the day

"The power of the executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers, is in the highest degree odious, and the foundation of all totalitarian government, whether Nazi or Communist." - Winston Churchill

As quoted by Al Gore in The Assault on Reason.

How ironic it is that a political movement which repeatedly invokes the image of Winston Churhill supports the United States executive doing precisely what Churchill identified as "the foundation of all totalitarian goverment."

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