Political pundit Jon Stewart is here, making the same point as this Bloomberg editorial. The recent IRS scandal, and the AP scandal, have given oxygen to right wing crazies that don’t trust the government.
Ever since the Sept. 11 attacks, Americans have had to sacrifice some privacy in the name of shared security. We can live with that.
Jon, we’re not crazy because we mistrust the government. This is why America has the separation of powers, the Judiciary, checks and balances, states’ rights, the Bill of Rights, and – on a good day – political pundits. Do you really think your civil liberties are safe just because there is a Democrat in the White House? Now, that’s crazy.