Here's a note on the author of this SFGate.com editorial:
John A. Russo is city attorney of Oakland. He is immediate past president of the League of California Cities and serves on the board of directors of the National League of Cities.
"Were a totalitarian government to be imposed upon us, its inception would look strikingly like these provisions. History teaches us that such evils almost always begin justified by concerns for public safety and amid general panic."Posted by Dave at January 30, 2004 12:25 AM