Monday, September 15, 2003

Decent article on some flaws in the opposition to the Patriot Act and Patriot Act II. I have once bone to pick with the author.

He states that one of the ACLU's points in their sample resolution could be construed as a criminal act of obstruction of justice. I agree, but don't see this as a problem.

When the Founding Fathers rose up and revolted against the unjust administration of Britain, they were committing far more than obstructions of justice - it was out right treason. Resisting tyranny, in any form, requires a certain measure of rule breaking and chance taking, which can incur penalties up to an including the death of the participants. As Benjamin Franklin said, "We must all hang together, or we will most assuredly hang separately."

Quite simply, if all the non-violent law-abiding ways of resistance are taken from us, then the only means to resist necessarily mean breaking laws and possibly incurring penalties. It's the nature of revolt. - Grassroots opposition to rights-infringing antiterrorism tactics - Sep. 15, 2003

Friday, September 12, 2003

Decent outside looking in POV from International Herald Tribune.

IHT: A beacon of freedom grows dim

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

The say that talk is cheap, and John Ashcroft proves that by talking. : Exclusive: Ashcroft Defends Patriot Act
Here's the Dumbya saying flat out that the Patriot Act isn't enough, he wants more. Oh, and by the way, I'm extended the national state of emergency so I can continue to act like the tyrants we're supposed to despise.

President makes pitch for new laws
Looks like the government has decided that the freedoms we hold so dear in the country and that we strive to defend (even in places we have no business being) aren't really that important when it comes to the war on terror. Read the article, then decide for yourself if th current administration is wiping it's ass with the Bill of Rights while saying it's trying to defend them world-wide. -- 24-Hour News: National News -- Justice again refuses court-ordered testimony of al-Qaida captive in Moussaoui case

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

A recent story in the Herald Tribune upholds the Fourth Amendment in Louisiana's Supreme Court. Southwest Florida's Information Leader