Glenn Greenwald in Salon on the torture tapes, Libby's pardon, illegal surveillance of citizens, and many other instances in which those in power show contempt for the rule of law:
And thus we have a perfect oligarchical system in which, literally, our most powerful and well-connected elite are free to break the law with impunity, exempt from any consequences. While exempting themselves, these same figures impose increasingly Draconian "law and order" solutions on the masses to ensure that even small infractions of the law prompt vigorous prosecution and inflexible, lengthy prison terms.
On another note, did you realize that Milton Friedman was a key advisor to Pinochet? Freedom and Liberty (Capitalism and Democracy) are still married, but now sleep in separate beds. Liberty doesn't talk about it, but her bruises suggest more than that she is constantly walking into doors.