Dang it!

Posted: November 15, 2010 in Threat Quality

I have TASKS today.  Important ones!

So, let’s see.  Here we go:  did you know that, despite America’s nominal commitment to free speech, up until about sixty years ago you could still be arrested or deported for saying your political beliefs out loud?  That prior to the establishment of the ACLU, Supreme Court decisions were leaning pretty heavily towards “Protect Federal authority, no matter what”?

There was also something called the Comstock Act, which made it illegal to talk about human sexuality in public.

So.  America.  Home of the free, or what?  Discuss.

  1. Moff says:

    America: Still better than most of the other options!

  2. sebastian says:

    Did you know that in 2010 in America you either had to go through a machine which took a naked picture of you or had to be molested by a government agent just to fly? And despite america’s proud tradition of due process in 2009 the president declared he had the authority to assassinate any american citizen he sees fit?

    Crazy stuff back then.

  3. braak says:

    Well, there’s nothing in the Constitution that says that you’re entitled to the right to use an airplane. If you want to fly without being molested, then all you have to do is get your own pilot’s license and buy your own airplane.

    The assassination bit doesn’t make me very happy, either.

  4. V.I.P. Referee says:

    I think many view The Constitution in the same way they view The Bible; many agree it’s sacred, most have no idea what’s in it, all have opinions about what it means and what amount of self-rightousness they are entitled to, by it. Damnit, I want my own airplane.

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