Is your skin white, green, red, yellow, brown?
Do you have your own thoughts?
Professor Walter F. Murphy, a Korean war hero and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence (emeritus) at Princeton, was delayed while flying because he’s on a “terrorist watch list.”
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“Have you been in any peace marches? We ban a lot of people from flying because of that.”
The stupidity of all this is just outrageous. The moment you think something different than what is politically correct—you are banned from a lot of things—or even worst—become a terrorist.
Our country is in war to bring democracy to the people in Iraq. At the same time—freedom of speech, expressing of your free will and everything related to it goes down the drain of a fascistic mud.
But let us not forget—when there is no or little leadership—this kind of profiling and wrong doing becomes the daily routine for many. Americans abroad are already paying the bill for that when faced with an increased hostility while travelling. But really suffering will our children—when those who pretend to lead our country for the past few years are long forgotten. Except for the fact of being the worst administration in the history of the United States of America.
Which mission did you really try to accomplish President Bush?
“I confess to having been furious that any American citizen would be singled out for governmental harassment because he or she criticized any elected official, Democrat or Republican. That harassment is, in and of itself, a flagrant violation not only of the First Amendment but also of our entire scheme of constitutional government. This effort to punish a critic states my lecture’s argument far more eloquently and forcefully than I ever could. Further, that an administration headed by two men who had “had other priorities” than to risk their own lives when their turn to fight for their country came up, should brand as a threat to the United States a person who did not run away but stood up and fought for his country and was wounded in battle, goes beyond the outrageous.
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