Doug Bandow, writing in National Review, explains (with many examples) why Al Gore and Bill Clinton have no scruples for attacking the Bush Administration's civil rights record. He points out, based on their track record, why a Gore administration would be just as bad.
The Clinton administration trampled over the rights of anyone who dissented from their views, and were given a free pass from most of the media. Ashcroft's initiatives are mild compared with the draconian oppression of the previous administration, but the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the vast constellation of left-of-center pundits, ponitificators, and publicity-seeking stars have all warned us of the grave dangers to our civil liberties since September 11 of last year. Leftist myopia (or pure sophistry) prevents them from seeing the seedy side of their hero's watch.
(Link courtesy of Eugene Volokh.)
posted on September 18, 2002 01:03 PM