| Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 02:33 pm |
Well perhaps not entirely happy... It is interesting to note, during these times of continuous attacks on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, that the first National day of Thanksgiving in the US was proclaimed by Washington in 1789 to celebrate the ratification of the Constitution.
Also, Eid Mubarak! to our Moslem players.
| Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 05:21 pm |
Thanks Matthew. Were did you learned that?
| Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:29 pm |
sorry australian here. no idea what ya on about :P
| Monday, December 01, 2003 - 04:46 am |
for real, thanks for the info..
| Monday, December 01, 2003 - 06:55 am |
i know it was pointless me saying anything but i like to participate in everything
| Monday, December 01, 2003 - 07:51 am |
Basically, United, here in the U.S. the right-wing has recently taken control over the Presidency, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. They have a lot of power and are using all that they can trying to enter religion back into the gov't, successfully roll back privacy rights, trying to appoint judges who liken homosexuality to bestiality, violating international human rights laws, making power-grabs while they have the upper hand, pushing against abortion rights, adopting a new policy of pre-emption, etc etc etc bla bla bla.
Freedom is quite literally on the attack here in America. And not only from Al-Quaeda. At least that's how I see it. I have an idea Erehwon is probably referring to PATRIOT Act type stuff though. A piece of legislature that was pushed through after the 9-11 attacks which gives the FBI a lot of controversial powers that they didn't have before. Power which they incidentally haven't been using against terrorism nearly as much as they have been against non-terrorism cases.
There's some of my fave U.S.-centric links that'll give you a vague idea of what I'm talking about.
| Monday, December 01, 2003 - 10:35 am |
| Monday, December 01, 2003 - 10:56 am |
"Freedom is quite literally on the attack here in America."
I mean it's being attacked. =]
| Monday, December 01, 2003 - 01:35 pm |
Ack! Pre-Emption!?!?! Of course, like you clearly imply, it is a new and selective form of pre-emption.
grooooaaaan, grrrrrinnnnnd, rumbbbbble, grrrrinnnnd! That's the sound of some old constitutional law gears trying to turn...
What's next, Matty? Will they bring back Interposition and Nullification where it suits the specific purposes of the fanatical right?
If you read some of the whacko-right websites, you can find stuff about it, along with some yahoo reminding everyone that the Supremes never actually ruled on Nullification. Mind you, they conveniently forget that the issue was decided at the only courthouse whose decision the Supreme Court can never overturn - I mean the one at Appomatox. But maybe nothing is sacred...