Pres. George Bush judicial appointee, Federal Judge Richard J. Leon, struck “down the National Security Agency’s program of collecting cellphone data on almost every American,” reported the WSJ.
How’s that for good news?
Now watch the lapdog (of Big Government) media, impugn the judge and the winning lawyer, Larry Klayman! This Yahoo!News item on Klayman called him a “gadfly” at least twice and dredged up bad old news on Klayman’s financial difficulties.
Think an ACLU lawyer would have gotten the same treatment?
IFO’s favorite sentence in the WSJ piece is this one:
People familiar with Judge Leon and his rulings say he leans conservative, but is tempered by a strong libertarian streak, which can occasionally lead to head-shaking among other conservatives.
That’s the trouble with some “conservatives.” Scratch them and you find a libertarian, someone who abhors the current worship of the State. From Pres. George Washington until today, some people in government office have feared and detested Big Government.
Pres. Washington was quite familiar with the problems of living under the thumb of a capricious king. He and others in the War for Independence were also familiar with Greek and Roman history, and many of them spoke and read the Greek and Latin languages.
They knew that despots thrive in a climate of fear and worship of redistributionism: bread and circuses, anyone? Wikipedia cites Juvenal:
This phrase originates from Rome in Satire X of the Roman satirist and poet Juvenal (circa A.D. 100). In context, the Latin metaphor panem et circenses (bread and circuses) identifies the only remaining cares of a new Roman populace which cares not for its historical birthright of political involvement. Here Juvenal displays his contempt for the declining heroism of his contemporary Romans.
Investment tip: Never give up, never surrender! HT: Galaxy Quest, one of the Best. Movies. Ever!