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Sic Semper Tyrannis

Friday, September 19, 2008

Small Government Liberals?

Or just opportunistic partisans?

Grumps linked to this DailyKos entry, regarding the illegal and immoral hacking into Sarah Palin's private email:

At least one Republican personally knows how it feels to have someone look into her private communications without proper cause or approval. It would be nice if that spurred a renewed conservative embrace of privacy issues and support for those key Constitutional principles designed to protect us from the tyranny of government.

But I won't hold my breath.
So: we agree, now, that government is tyrannical - or at least has the potential to be? Does that mean we agree that a government handed more and more power is more and more likely to become tyrannical?

Do the "key Constitutional principles" include the First and Second Amendments?

Can we start talking about small-government liberals now? Or is this just an opportunistic chance to take a partisan shot?