…the road to fascism. Are we governed by a president and Congress? Or a (tyrannical) king?

“THE WRIT OF habeas corpus (Latin for “you have the body”) compels the executive branch to produce a prisoner and disclose the legal basis for his or her detention, so the court may decide whether that detention is constitutional. This procedure, which stems from the English Magna Carta of 1215, lies at the very heart of constitutional government, consisting of separated powers guided by the rule of law. Without habeas corpus, there is nothing to prevent the executive from locking a person up without charge or lawful justification, never to be heard from again. Known appropriately in English history as the “Great Writ,” habeas corpus is the brilliant light that protects Americans from the gulag.”

Ashcroft and his Justice Department, and the Bush Administration, have been and still are attempting to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. So far they are only targeting foreigners and citizens of recent foreign origin. But when government acquires power, it does not let it go willingly and eagerly grasps for more; it would only be a matter of time before the writ was suspended entirely.

Read more: “Crossing the Threshold”.

From the Mises Economics Blog; this one is just too funny not to repost here:

Congress Repeals Laws
Art Carden

WASHINGTON—Amid concerns about a declining industrial base and outsourcing of high-tech jobs to low-wage countries, a bill to repeal both the Law of Comparative Advantage and the Law of Demand passed both houses of Congress Thursday with near-unanimous bipartisan support.

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(Note the lone voice of reason in the Congressional vote. -G)

Veritas Noctis

The reader may wonder about the url for this blog: Veritas Noctis. It is Latin and roughly translates as The Truth of Night. What is the truth of night, one might ask? Why…it is the herald of a radical new dawn. Because it is always darkest before the dawn, or so the saying goes. I developed this catchphrase for an underground group of freedom fighters, called the Dawnbringers, for a fictional setting I created for roleplaying (and maybe a future novel or three). The radical new dawn will not come of its own accord, however. It requires a voice for liberty to speak up and spread the dream. It requires many voices. Edmund Burke once said, “Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it’s yellow.” And so I add my voice to the others already defending and promoting liberty in the hope that I will be able to make a contribution to changing our world for the better.