Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quote of the day: I do not think that word means what you think it means

"The First Amendment right to speak is sacrosanct, but it has limits.”
- That's Senator – Senator, fer chrissake! – Lindsey Graham (R [Naturally] - SC [Of Course]) producing a Zen koan to teach us that no overreach of governmental power is really overreach if the United States can be said, in any sense, no matter how literal or metaphorical, to be at war with someone or something somewhere – as has been the case every single day without interruption at least since December 8, 1941.

If only the full brunt of the national security apparatus had been brought to bear in the War on Poverty.

(H/t to Pierce, who gets the final word.)

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