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Win at all costs
Written by Bill Moushey Feedback
The new despots

Friday, December 11, 1998

The on-the-money article, "Win at All Costs" ought to be required reading for every citizen in the U.S.

In our combination of anger, the exclusionary behavior it fosters and our incredible ignorance of history, we have given ourselves up, by millimeters at first and then yards, to exactly what the magnificent Constitution was supposed to protect us against -- unjust and intrusive government.

The tools? Supreme Court justices and federal legislators/officials who have no more respect for individual rights, privacy and freedom than do many third world despots.

The Scalias, Rehnquists, Clintons, Freehs, Renos and so many others who have sold our hard fought freedoms down the river for political gain or out of nothing more than personal anger.

How can we have been so stupid as to have allowed this to happen? The world is fighting for freedom everywhere and we give it away.

I wish I could just think of our collective behavior as shameful, but it goes so far beyond that into the societal danger zone that I don't want to trivialize what we have done to ourselves and each other by calling it simply that.

This is not just an abstract, philosophical issue. This goes to the very heart of the kind of society we are and will continue to be if we don't wake up and soon, and come to our senses about just walking away from what thousands of our predecessors died for --

justice.

Bob Schwartz

Dallas, Texas



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