A Tale of Tyranny and Free Speech

At a recent dinner of the Federalist Society, Attorney General Michael Mukasey defended the Bush administration’s abridgment of liberty in the fight against terror. While others laughed at his jokes and applauded the iron fist, one man stood up and shouted, “Tyrant!” before walking out–Washington state Supreme Court justice Richard Sanders, who is of course now pilloried by Michelle Malkin and her peanut gallery. They all link his comment with Mukasey’s subsequent collapse as if to suggest (post hoc, ergo propter hoc), that the one was the cause of the other. Nobody bothers to reflect upon the actions of the administration, its failure to keep its treaty obligations, its failure to do what is right and decent. They all point to Sanders as if he did something wrong by declaring the emperor has no clothes. Sic semper tyrannis! (Hat tip, Mark Shea).