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jokerman93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 03:19 PM
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"Free-Speech Zone” -- The administration quarantines dissent
December 15, 2003 issue
Copyright © 2003 The American Conservative
"Free-Speech Zone”
The administration quarantines dissent.
By James Bovard

On Dec. 6, 2001, Attorney General John Ashcroft informed the Senate Judiciary Committee, “To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty … your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and … give ammunition to America’s enemies.” Some commentators feared that Ashcroft’s statement, which was vetted beforehand by top lawyers at the Justice Department, signaled that this White House would take a far more hostile view towards opponents than did recent presidents. And indeed, some Bush administration policies indicate that Ashcroft’s comment was not a mere throwaway line.

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http://www.amconmag.com/12_15_03/feature.html
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 03:26 PM
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1. Unbelievable suppression of free speech in the USA
Interesting anti-Bush conservative site.
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 03:38 PM
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2. Yeah, it might be an "anti-Bush" conservative site...but....
the freepers will just call them traitors... :eyes:
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 03:45 PM
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3. article is one of those "telling" pictures of this Admin...
Edited on Sat Dec-27-03 03:47 PM by pinto
highlights in personal terms the limiting of Constitutionally protected freedoms in the US by the US.

Not earth shattering, perhaps, in and of itself, but a poignant reminder what we stand to lose.

Dems would do well to carry this message.
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dodgerartful Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 12:01 PM
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4. scary, just plain old
scary to me. I feel some more signs in the front yard going up today....
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