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Homeland security and dissent

In civil rights, History, Injustice, Iraq War, war on terror on November 18, 2007 by Editor Z


What would George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison say about this?

Is dissent tolerable in wartime? These past few years have likely been tough for America’s bill of rights. Here is a case where mere criticism of U.S Foreign policy is akin to supporting terrorism, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

MY TAKE: So if you don’t agree with the administration’s handling you are a terrorist. We are still living in America right?

Anyway if the Bill of Rights was written today I think it would be authored through AOL IM. There would be a great deal of spelling errors, unnecessary Internet abbreviations, and smiley faces in random parts. Just my thought.

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2 Responses to “Homeland security and dissent”

  1. Unfortunately if the Bill of Rightswere drafted today it would be considered some type of conservative plot and never pass anywhere. Thank God (oops) that our founding fathers lived when they did.

  2. Well I agree accept for the conservative plot part. First off you wouldn’t have the right to bear arms, protection against unreasonable search and seizure would certainly be off the table, as would freedom of speech in many cases (such as in the article above), and the cocept of co-equal branches of government wouldn’t fly. Nor would the seperation of church and state, as some have sought to make government and religion one and the same. To expand on that last point. I love religion. Faith is important in the lives of a great many people and is often the hand that guides us in both times of joy as well as those of turmoil. I also like reason and a government run by men and women of reason who are guided by thier faith but practice logic. Its kind of like a person has a relationship with thier spouse and a relationship with your bestfriend. You like them both in different ways, but you hate it when they get into bed together.

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