Sunday, November 19, 2006

Vacuous In Vermont

Someone needs to check the water in Vermont. In the Rutland Herald is a small article describing Nadine Strossen's (president of the ACLU) telephone participation in a discussion of civil rights. This was all part of the installation of Karen Gross as the new president at Southern Vermont College. Strossen says Gross is "a dear colleague and friend." That should tell you something about the new college president.

Anyway, Strossen indicated that in some ways the Clinton administration was just as bad as the Bush administration when it came to civil liberties. She said that after the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995, President Bill Clinton and other members of his administration moved to restrict the rights of Americans, which "vastly reduced their due process rights."

Of course, in Nadine's view and that of the ACLU its so much better to have potential terrorists and anarchists running amok protected, than protecting the security of the vast majority of American citizens. Still, there is one politician she loves, Vermont Senator-elect and self described socialist Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. She admired his efforts on legislation to keep the government out of the country's public libraries and called him "a national leader." His work on those issues has been "fabulous," Strossen said. Fabulously, subversive, Nadine, just like your ACLUnatics. Sanders is the co-founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus a confederacy of misfits and malcontents of the worst order.

I don't know if it's the water or the gene pool, but Vermont needs help.

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