Monday, December 11, 2006

The Rule of Law Phoenix

I always sort of liked Kofi Annan. He, like many others, has had to fight the underlying racism of the West. His last speech today at the Harry S. Truman library included this quote:
In the speech, Annan warns that "no nation can make itself secure by seeking supremacy over all others. We all share responsibility for each other's security, and only by working to make each other secure can we hope to achieve lasting security for ourselves." He describes it as important that "The US has given the world an example of a democracy in which everyone, including the most powerful, is subject to legal restraint. (emphasis added)
All to slowly we are heading toward a confrontation of the Law (as embodied in our Constitution) and the Imperial Presidency.

Maybe, just maybe, the Rule of Law will arise from the ashes of the last six years.

I just hope the new Democratic Congress can get it right. But, democracy is always messy, so we won't expect miracles.

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