"The real heritage of liberty comes from other sources—the rule of law over power that began with Magna Carta, habeas corpus, separation of powers, jury trial, freedom of the press, and the independent judiciary.
These safeguards, as it happens, have been
weakened or belittled just as the powers of the West have conducted
their noisy love affair with democracy at home and abroad. It is
democracy, egged on by a gullible fourth estate, that has given us
Homeland Security and its arbitrary powers, and liberal
interventionism. It is the same democracy, aided by atrocity
propaganda, that has been used to override old concerns for
national sovereignty. Yet it is only in sovereign nations, which
make their own laws, that liberty can be successfully
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