Letters To The Editor
from W. James Antle III, Curt Howland, Brett Middleton, Ian MacEwan,
Alobar, and Curt Howland again.
FBI: Stupidity, at Best
by Carl Bussjaeger
The Federal Bureau of Incompetence must have had it in for the World
Trade Center. How else can you explain it?
In 1993 the Feebs ran a supposed "sting" operation against a group of
terrorists. Some terrorists - They wanted to blow something up, but
were unable to figure out how to do it. So the FBI hired an explosives
pro to teach the wanna-be's how to do the job. And then the feddies
even gave them the explosives.
The Leash is Off
by Jeff Elkins
Well, the leash is off.
America's KGB, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has had it's
already sweeping powers augmented yet again, under a set of new
"guidelines," issued by Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Keeping in mind that among other things, you can already be arrested
and held incommunicado without bail, conversations with your attorney
(if you're allowed one) be spied on and taped and you might even find
yourself tried by military tribunal, how could things get worse?
Believe it, they just did.
Another Stab at Killing the Constitution
by Corey Langeslay
I was reading my daily stack of news and I came across this blood-
boiling article that again points out the truth about our elected
officials and their uselessness.
Addicted to the Drug War
by Douglas F. Newman
Drug dealers are the scum of the earth and the dregs of humanity.
There. I hope that satisfies you.
Some, no doubt, will ignore this because this is an essay about the
futility of the Drug War. Political correctness is not just a
liberal's disease. Many conservatives -- not all, but many -- have
done with the Drug War what liberals have done with racial quotas and
gay rights. When anyone says anything in opposition to the Drug War,
they spaz out as if they were tripping on Angel Dust.
A Non-American Reading of the American Declaration of Independence
by Dr. Khalil Ahmad
The Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, is one of the
greatest documents human history has produced. The more one reads it,
the more meaningful, more insightful it becomes. Another aspect is its
way of asserting certain things negatively. That is what I am
interested in presenting here. Let us see whether the Declaration
substantiates this sort of reading between the lines.
You Can Make a Super-Hero Movie
by David M. Brown
It's not just special effects--although that helps a lot.
There are many movies with swell special effects that fall flatter and
flatter the longer you watch them. For example, "Star Wars Episode
One: The Phantom Fizzle," which has plenty of backdrop and gadgets,
but no brio. If bad acting and bad dialogue could a movie make,
"Episode One" would be the "Star Wars Episode Four: A New Hope" of our
time (which latter had cornball dialogue but not bad dialogue, and not
only characters but appealing characters, and was fun). And you
wouldn't be wanting to strangle the clunky little pseudo-thespian who
"plays" tot Darth. (Fortunately, "Episode Two" is much better, though
The Daily Threat
by Jeff Elkins
So now we have to be on the lookout for skin-diving Arabs, traveling
on Amtrak trains or Trailways buses, wearing plastique wet suits no
doubt; perhaps even with suitcase nukes in tow.
IN THIS ISSUE: Scott Bieser's excellent graphic goes nicely
with Jeff Elkins' ("The Leash Is Off", "The Daily Threat") and Carl
Bussjaeger's ("FBI: Stupidity, At Best") articles on the latest feral
abuse of power, don't you think? To quote #1 son:
<<"Some of these activities will be chilling, there's no question of
it," Revell said. "But if the public expects and if the Congress
expects there to be prevention of terror activities, there's going to
have to be the collection of information, and that collection at times
will certainly be problematic to people's concerns.">>
So, lets get this straight. Some of these activities will be
"chilling"? Could one even say ... "terrifying"?
This from an agency that called torching churches and shooting unarmed
women standard operating procedure? Frankly, I'd like not to be within
the blast radius when they bust out "chilling".
So what are we going to do about it? Do libertarians (or
whatever we really are) have any spine at all? Or are we just going to
shake our heads, nod in agreement with the few who bestir themselves
to rant and rave about it, grouse and grumble among ourselves, and
then go back to our comfortable routines?
Yep, exactly! That's where my money lies. Prove me wrong!
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