Garrison Keillor on the rule of law, habeas corpus, and evil.
None of the men and women who voted for this bill has any right to speak in public about the rule of law anymore, or to take a high moral view of the Third Reich, or to wax poetic about the American Idea. Mark their names. Any institution of higher learning that grants honorary degrees to these people forfeits its honor.
And he follows that with a list of names.
(To be fair, I think legislators who vote to allow people accused of crimes to be tortured and held incommunicado indefinitely do still get to look down on bureaucrats and politicians who sent millions to their deaths, but it was several years between the Ermächtigungsgesetz
and the Holocaust, and frankly I don’t want to see what this particular bunch of tinpot dictators do with another ten years. In any case those legislators certainly don’t get to speak about the rule of law or lecture me about American values.)