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Our Ten Plagues

January 15, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

[From http://schoolworkhelper.net/2010/12/the-law-and-the-covenant-moses/]

In an op-ed piece this weekend in the Washington Post, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley offers “10 reasons the US is no longer the land of the free.” It’s a handy list. You should read his article for the details. I’ll content myself with the list itself:

  • Assassination of U.S. citizens
  • Indefinite detention
  • Arbitrary justice
  • Warrantless searches
  • Secret evidence
  • War crimes
  • Secret court
  • Immunity from judicial review
  • Continual monitoring of citizens
  • Extraordinary renditions
  • Each year at the Passover Seder, we read the list of the ten plagues God visited on Egypt to persuade Pharaoh to free the Israelites. As I read Turley’s article, I wonder why the Bush and Obama administrations have seen fit to visit these on us.

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