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Coming soon to a progressive party near you

By Michael J. Smith on Thursday October 13, 2005 12:43 PM

If you want to know what Democrats would do if they ever got back into office, you can just look at Tony Blair. The Clinton clone has just offered a new package of measures to combat -- you guessed it -- "terrorism." Among the highlights:

"...the government wants the power to detain terror suspects for three months without charge ... and make it an offense to glorify or encourage terrorism."

That last item seems particularly pregnant, being directed quite specifically at political speech.

Lord Carlile, the government's own legal monitor, noted that the three-month detention period would violate the European Human Rights Act. Well, at least our Democrats wouldn't have that problem here.

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