Dec 22, 2007
J. Edgar Hoover loved freedom. Just not yours.
Newly declassified documents show the former FBI director wanted permission from the president to put 12,000 suspected radicals behind bars indefinitely. To protect our cherished way of life, dearly fought for, all Truman had to do was suspend habeas corpus, he argued.
Thank God we left that kind of paranoia in the 1950s, eh?
Someone ought to dig up Hoover's body and toss it into a Dumpster.