Don’t follow leaders. Watch the parking meters.

 

In the Guardian, Glenn Greenwald has a characteristically thorough and scathing critique of Three Democratic myths used to demean the Paul filibuster, which I highly recommended all y’all read.

My time being limited today, I just wanted to highlight three apt quotes included in Greenwald’s article.

1.Teju Cole in Mother Jones

Killing a bunch of people in Sudan and Yemen and Pakistan, it’s like, ‘Who cares – we don’t know them.’ But the current discussion is framed as ‘When can the President kill an American citizen?’ Now in my mind, killing a non-American citizen without due process is just as criminal as killing an American citizen without due process – but whatever gets us to the table to discuss this thing, we’re going to take it.

2. Thomas Jefferson

In questions of power . . . let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.

3. Frederick Douglas

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.

Don’t follow leaders. Watch the parking meters.

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