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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:45 PM
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Who is Laura Berg and why was she investigated for SEDITION!??!
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 03:52 PM by originalpckelly
"VA nurse's letter to newspaper prompts sedition probe



Sen. Jeff Bingaman asked Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson for a thorough inquiry into his agency's investigation of whether a VA nurse's letter criticizing the Bush administration amounted to 'sedition.'

The agency's human resources office ultimately cleared her of any wrongdoing, but Bingaman, D-N.M., said yesterday he was concerned that the VA investigated Laura Berg of Albuquerque in the first place.

Merely opposing government policies and expressing a desire to change course 'does not provide reason to believe that a person is involved in illegal subversive activity,' he said.

Such investigations raise 'a very real possibility of chilling legitimate political speech,' Bingaman said.

'In a democracy, expressing disagreement with the government's actions does not amount to sedition or insurrection,' he wrote. 'It is, and must remain, protected speech. Although it may be permissible to implement restrictions regarding a government employee's political activities during work hours or on government premises, such employees do not surrender their right to freedom of speech when they enlist in government service."

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=16438

Another more general story:
http://www.alibi.com/index.php?story=14092

An interview with her:
http://www.alibi.com/index.php?story=14352
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:50 PM
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1. .
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:51 PM
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2. Quite frightening isn't it?
This is the same dweeby Secretary who lied about the stolen info of Vets.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:57 PM
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3. kick for the evening crowd
:kick:
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:38 PM
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4. The !@@#$ who instigated the investigation and took her computer
based on NOTHING is the one who should be fired and investigated. This is unbelievable bs. I hope she sues them personally for anything she and her lawyers can dream up.
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