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Happy Thanksgiving!

Simcountry: Simcountry Bulletin Board  Happy Thanksgiving!

Erehwon3

Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 02:33 pm Click here to edit this post
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.

TURKIYE CUMHURIYETI

Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 05:21 pm Click here to edit this post
Thanks Matthew. Were did you learned that?

Unitedfools

Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:29 pm Click here to edit this post
sorry australian here. no idea what ya on about :P

New Orleans

Monday, December 01, 2003 - 04:46 am Click here to edit this post
for real, thanks for the info..

Unitedfools

Monday, December 01, 2003 - 06:55 am Click here to edit this post
i know it was pointless me saying anything but i like to participate in everything :)

MaBo

Monday, December 01, 2003 - 07:51 am Click here to edit this post
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.

http://www.aclu.org/
http://www.wage-slave.org/scorecard.html
http://www.fair.org/
http://www.pollingreport.com/
http://www.opensecrets.org/
http://www.moveon.org/

There's some of my fave U.S.-centric links that'll give you a vague idea of what I'm talking about.

Unitedfools

Monday, December 01, 2003 - 10:35 am Click here to edit this post
k thanks.

Green

Monday, December 01, 2003 - 10:56 am Click here to edit this post
"Freedom is quite literally on the attack here in America."

I mean it's being attacked. =]

Erehwon

Monday, December 01, 2003 - 01:35 pm Click here to edit this post
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...

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