A Government Of Men
As lawmakers prepare to debate the CIA’s special interrogation program for terrorism suspects, fewer than 10 percent of the members of Congress have been told which interrogation techniques have been used in the past, and none of them know which ones would be permissible under proposed changes to the War Crimes Act. . . .
“I don’t know what the CIA has been doing, nor should I know,” said Senator Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican.
Of course not. If your kid wanted to borrow your car, you would never ask him where he was going, you would just give it to him. Same here. Asking questions is assuming that the CIA would misbehave. Obviously, that assumption is ridiculous.
Then again, that analogy is not really appropriate. Parents have a duty to question their children. But it would be unAmerican for anyone to question the actions of our leader and his underlings, even more so to try to limit their actions. Limiting the executive branch is not the role of Congress or the Courts. The executive is all wise and appointed by God. He alone knows what is best, and it is not for us to question him.
(Yes, I know the masculine pronoun in the last sentence is vague. But does it really matter to whom it refers? Both of them support torture, after all.).