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Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. -- Woodrow Wilson, speech at New York Press Club (9 September 1912), in The papers of Woodrow Wilson, 25:124 (from here)
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Imagine the question. ”What did you do during the Great Constitutional Crisis?” How will you answer. When Delegate Scott Lingamfelter hears that question, he wants to be ready. Our Beach Head Moment I recall the day my unit, part of the 1st … Continue reading
I got this email today. It’s about a play cemetery. In a sordid way, it is kind of funny. Perhaps that’s why someone got the urge to subtly misrepresent Veterans For Peace‘s anti-war publicity stunt as a demonstration of support for the troops. The email also contains straightforward untruths. … Continue reading
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Will President George W. Bush get the last laugh? President Obama is on the verge of breaking two key campaign promises in his troubled attempt to shut Guantánamo Bay — with plans to revive the military tribunal system set up … Continue reading
Has the United States government tortured inmates at Guantanamo Bay? Perhaps. Has torture been our national policy? Frankly, I do not know, but I doubt it. The answer is buried in the landscape of normal human confusion. In addition to … Continue reading