04 May 2007

Have a Nice Day, John Mitchell

Thirty-seven years ago, the price of disagreeing with one's political betters caught up with some students. The students weren't entirely blameless; there's a difference between "protest" and "insult." But "not entirely blameless" only means that one can understand some upset at the Administration... not that it justifies violating Posse Comitatus by using the National Guard in a police capacity. At least, it's a violation of what the "police power" was conceived as in the late 19th century!