July 31, 2002

TERRY EASTLAND quotes an article by Cass Sunstein and Jack Goldsmith of the University of Chicago Law School in support of the argument that we’re worrying too much, not too little, about civil liberties in this war. Eastland give the URL, but not a link. Here is the link, if you want to go straight there.

It’s certainly true, as Eastland, Sunstein, and Goldsmith all argue, that the Bush Administration has been far more sensitive to civil liberties concerns than other wartime presidencies. It’s also true, though, that Americans have little confidence in Homeland Security. People might be willing to endure restrictions on liberty more if they weren’t faced, on a daily basis, with evidence that the Homeland Security team is playing, at best, double-A ball.