Yesterday I sat in church with a feeling of unreality. Our vicar preached on St. Francis (whose feast day falls on Wednesday) because we had the blessing of the animals in the afternoon. Everyone seemed happy and normal. And I sat there at the piano looking out over the congregation and thought, "How is this happening? How are we treating this as a normal, ordinary Sunday? On Thursday Congress voted to legalize torture and to eliminate habeas corpus. And you're all acting as if nothing happened. You people are no longer free and you don't even know it."
Molly Ivins sums it up for me in the last paragraph of an article entitled "Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (1215 - 2006)".
I’d like those supporting this evil bill to spare me one affliction: Do not, please, pretend to be shocked by the consequences of this legislation. And do not pretend to be shocked when the world begins comparing us to the Nazis.
The world has already begun the comparison, Molly. The world has already begun.