More calls for dictatorship: It’s just easier!

Via John Robb’s Weblog: A Military Dictatorship in the US?:

Newsmax: Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.

I’m with John, who says Franks is a disgrace to his uniform and country. Would Congress please convene hearings on the military’s increasingly rancid rhetorical and literal attacks on freedom? We’re not just talking about the warrantless wiretapping, but the repeated assertions that the military is better positioned to run the country than ordinary people.

If Congress won’t do it, how about the American people convene a series of hearings online and in public meetings?

Of course, it all began with President-elect George W. Bush, who said: “If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”

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One thought on “More calls for dictatorship: It’s just easier!”

  1. Hmmm… Reading the Newsmax article, I didn’t see it as an endorsement of a military dictatorship so much as a warning.

    Maybe I’m being overly optimistic. It’s been known to happen.

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