January 22, 2008

'In Oklahoma, Freedom's Not OK'

So says an editorial today in the Monroe, LA News Star.
If you thought Oklahoma was a conservative state, guess again. With Edmondson — critics call him the ayatollah of Oklahoma — operating, nobody's freedom is safe. If one group of petitioners can be prosecuted on political whim, eventually all petitioners can face some form of prosecutor abuse.

Oklahoma's continuing drama demonstrates America's most vicious and divisive political trend in the last two decades: the criminalization of political differences.