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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A Nation of Hypocrites

Thirty eight years ago a teenager named Allen Abney deserted from the Marine Corp to avoid service in Viet Nam. Last week, while crossing the border from Canada, this fifty-six year old grandfather was arrested and hauled off to prison in San Diego, California.

If this is the price for desertion, then by all rights George W. Bush should be sitting there beside him. But, there is no justice in this country, only hypocrisy. If you come from a rich and powerful family then you are not subject to the same laws as ordinary citizens.

Such privilege under the banner of law is a disgrace to this country, its founders, and all of its citizens. If George W. Bush can be forgiven his callus disregard for duty, then so should Allen Abney. But in Bush's America there are different rules for different classes. We have come a long way, haven't we.


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