As you have read in the entry below this, I upgraded my Star Wars collection from video to DVD--except for Star Wars: Episode 1--The Phantom Menace.
In the first trilogy, in what we call the prequels, Senator Palpatine is elected as Chancellor and before you know it, he uses his new-found power to build up a galactic army and becomes Emperor Palpatine. All this while people are losing civil liberties.
The prequels were a dark time for the Old Republic (Star Wars terminology). If you do not know what I am referring to, where in the heck have you been living for the past 27 years? The emperor was allowed to take away rights and dissolved the Galactic Senate.
We are in dark times. The darkest hour for America. We cannot let this happen in our country because of September 11, 2001. We cannot let the government take away our civil liberties to try and make the country safe. If they wanted to make us safe, the proper authorities would have not dismissed the memos. They would not be looking up someone's mistress after the fact. President Clinton knew. His people warned President Bush's. Attorney General John Ashcroft, who lost in a campaign against a dead man, told his advisors to never tell him of such warnings. Is he really the guy you want to come to for advice when he dismisses that of his own staff? Absolutely not.
I have to log off now but I'll finish this later.
In the words of Mark Hammil, Sir Alec Guiness, and others: May the Force be with us...always!