So let’s put one resolution at the top of our list: Not another step! We will not abide one more step in the destruction of our civil liberties. Nor will we tolerate further contempt for what the Founders called “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind” by destroying international law in the name of security. We will defy the forces of tyranny that are vandalizing our Constitution and traditions. We will guard the Founders’ vision. In 2008, the time is here to give expression to values we want to retain, or see them vanish forever.
We ignore his words at our own peril.