Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

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Our local rabble rousing rag has a Merry Inauguration cover ...

I am now afraid to speak my mind to elected officials. I worry that sending a letter shaming a judge for making a decision that limits my civil rights or telling a senator that a vote for Alberto Gonzales for attorney general is like a vote for Josef Mengele for surgeon general will get me put on a watch list that will make my movements difficult.

I don't understand how I've come to live in a country where people say, "If you don't have anything to hide, what are you worried about?"

I don't understand why it is that all of America doesn't see the parallels between what's going on now and what happened in Russia under Stalin. We thought this would never be a country where people would be "disappeared," where they would be thrown in jail and not even given a hearing, because we had silly Latin words written on a piece of paper long ago that used to be meaningful.

Habeus corpus.

Freedom of speech.

Freedom of assembly.

It was a good thing while it lasted, huh? And now I feel like even putting something like this as a public post in my journal is asking for a knock on the door from the Secret Service ...
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