Post Number: 160
|Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 8:40 am: |
As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness-Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
Anybody see the special on Ruby Ridge last night on TLC?
Post Number: 285
|Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 6:25 pm: |
It starts small and then snowballs. To paraphrase Ben Franklin, those who will sacrifice liberty for safety deserve neither.
C'est ma santé
Post Number: 73
|Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2003 - 10:45 am: |
there's a sequel in the works to the patriot act. a draft and information available at bill moyer's NOW site:
the government could actually strip citizenship from someone if — for example, if you were found, according to this, if you were found making what you thought was a legitimate contribution to some non profit organization.
Will give the Attorney General the unchecked power to deport any foreigner
It would give the government the power to keep certain arrests secret until an indictment
It would give the government power to bypass courts and grand juries in order to conduct surveillance without a judge's permission.
would authorize creation of a DNA database on "suspected terrorists"