You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #461: Details of the Sedition Act [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
Robert Oak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 12:39 PM
Response to Original message
461. Details of the Sedition Act
"The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed on July 14, 1798 under the administration of President John Adams. They were supposed to protect the United States from "dangerous" aliens, but were used by the Federalists to stop the growth of the Democratic-Republican Party."

The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed on July 14, 1798 under the administration of President John Adams. They were supposed to protect the United States from "dangerous" aliens, but were used by the Federalists to stop the growth of the Democratic-Republican Party.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_and_Sedition_Acts

Full text here:

http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/sedact.html

======================================================================

Dear Ms. Edwards:

This is fantastic you're going to be part of the on-line community.
I saw you on CSPAN and just could not believe how well you explained
the details on the issues, quickly, in layman's terms. I personally
saw "political star" when you did that talk. I hope you beat this thing now, more for selfish reasons. We need people like you desperately.

I personally want to see the details on what is going on with the take over of America pushed by radical ideologues communicated to the people. The blogosphere and the information age is a great way to do this. We cannot rely on the mainstream press at all. I also think
this is one of the major reasons of the loss. Neocons with their
radical agenda to hand over the entire role of government to a few elites and multinational corporations is a silent coup. To date, yet to be exposed for the underlying radical and endangering agenda, ideology and the consequences if they succeed.

The propaganda machine, especially in the rural areas, strung together with church elders selling this radical agenda through claims of "moral values" and fear, newspapers that whitewash stories and publish little in-depth journalism and television spewing outright misinformation via the rantings of "anger cheerleaders" and "fear mongers" is programmed and controlled by this radical right.

This isn't the first time that some piped piper lead the populist to their doom with a hypnotic theme and I strongly suggest to the DNC
a public relations strategy based on past as well as incorporating the new communication tools of this era, to somehow cut through this wave of fear and lies to expose the truth.

Repeatedly I requested the campaign release detailed papers on plans, facts and information on the radical agenda in the rural areas. Rural people just do not have the web surfing skills of the cities, the ability to find information quickly on-line and so forth. The details need to be presented to the people, somehow, by talking with them, in person and using old fashioned paper documents that they can read. The DNC needs to talk to these people with the same will that the Jehovah witness's bang on the door in these areas.

It seems like the overall theme in information has been that truth can be colored and is somehow acceptable.

The truth shall set you free.

===============================================================

PS. I'm so glad you're here.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC