Friday, June 1, 2007

preemption – noun

1. The right to take action before authorities discover it has no legal justification.

2. The right to act in self-defense against a future threat, whether it be real, imagined, or invented.

3. An action taken to forestall anticipated objections or hindrances, or to nullify an anticipated or invented threat.

COMMENT: Preemption has the wonderful quality of enabling the powerful to "create new realities."

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