"This authorization is a vital tool in our war against the terrorists. It is critical to saving American lives. The American people expect me to do everything in my power, under our laws and constitution, to protect them and their civil liberties and that is exactly what I will continue to do as long as I am president."
-----President George W. Bush on his authorization of illegal wiretaps of American citizens without judicial approval or oversight.
"The government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures...The number of cases in which an internal necessity exists for having recourse to such a law is in itself a limited one."
-----Adolf Hitler on the Enabling Act.
It was officially called the "Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich." When it passed in 1933, it wiped democracy out of existence in Germany and established the legal dictatorship of Adolf Hitler. At least Hitler pretended he would limit his use of the act, unlike Shrub who arrogantly says he'll do whatever he wants "to save American lives" whenever he feels like it. The emeging little dictator should get someone smoother and slicker to write his stuff for him, somebody intelligent like Goebbels.