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By Elaine Scarry

ISBN-10: 0262014270

ISBN-13: 9780262014274

A passionate demand citizen motion to uphold the guideline of legislations whilst govt doesn't.

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S. citizens are among those at risk, and therefore a groundswell of opposition has arisen. If this is true, it is only partially true, for—as noted earlier—the legal rights of foreign nationals are a major subject of the resolutions (beginning with the first “whereas” clause of the first town resolution passed). Furthermore, there is nothing illegitimate about acting out of self-interest: democracy puts the levers of government in the hands of the people in part because they can best judge what is in their own interest.

Constitution so that they can resist not only the executive acts that have already been formulated but those that may come in the days ahead: “to study the Bill of Rights so that they can recognize and resist attempts to undermine our Constitutional Republic . . ”15 While most of the other 237 local resolutions are more measured in their language, the documents consistently register the view that both the people and the laws of the country are endangered. Together the local resolutions constitute a treatise on self-governance and the rule of law.

If, without the population’s assistance, 5,000 foreign nationals can be  GJA:D;A6L B>HGJA:D;B:C detained without charges (only four of whom were, in the end, charged with terrorism-related acts),39 then the population’s disapproval of this detention is like smoke rings in the wind. But the aspirations encoded in the Patriot Act— the making transparent of the population and the making invisible of the executive branch—cannot be fulfilled without the help of people everywhere. While (in other words) the actions of our executive branch have, like a runaway train, become divorced from the will of the people, here in the Patriot Act the government is still dependent upon its people, and therefore the population can exert, and is exerting, a braking power.

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