LATEST INFORMATION ON DAN WEINER:
It is my very sad responsibility to inform you all that Dan Weiner
has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer which has already
spread to his liver and his brain. He is now home with us, and
anyone who would like to come and visit with him is most welcome.
Please let me know if you would be interested, and we'll schedule
Dan will be staying here with Marti and myself until he dies. I'll
try to keep everyone posted as to what is happening with him.
Short issue this week, for obvious reasons.
We're trying to pull ourselves together to bring TLE back to a
regular schedule. I will be monitoring the firstname.lastname@example.org
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And don't forget:
War is the common harvest of all those who participate in the division
and expenditure of public money, in all countries. It is the art of
conquering at home; the object of it is an increase of revenue; and as
revenue cannot be increased without taxes, a pretence must be made for
expenditure. In reviewing the history of the English Government, its
wars and its taxes, a bystander, not blinded by prejudice nor warped
by interest, would declare that taxes were not raised to carry on wars,
but that wars were raised to carry on taxes.
Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man (1792). (Project Guttenberg
Ken Holder, ACTING EDITOR
Nothing to Do with Patriots
by Jim Davidson
Many of us in the freedom community get very tired of seeing the
words "the Patriot Act" in print. It isn't an act about patriots, nor
about patriotism. A good case can be made that it isn't even about the
USA as properly constituted.
The Shame on No Conservative Shame
by Todd Andrew Barnett
If CIA Director George Tenet's recent confession of the agency's
approval of the erroneous statement used by President Bush for his
January 28th State of the Union Address doesn't meet the requirements
for a public condemnation from the American people, I don't know what
will. However, considering that many conservative collectivists have
no shame on this matter, as evidenced by statements coming from the
Bush administration and conservative properties like Sean Hannity,
Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Debbie Schlussel, it should be obvious
to any rational, free-thinking individual that they are willing to bury
this entire matter as if it never happened. And this is coming from a
group of so-called "strict constitutionalists" who claim that Bush's
election to the White House has brought "integrity" and "ethics" back
into the White House.
But ... But ... We're the Good Guys!
by Joel Simon
"The rise of a free and peaceful Iraq is critical to the stability
of the Middle East. The stability of the Middle East is critical to
the security of the United States." So said President Bush on the
morning of July 30.
University students deserve human rights
by Wendy McElroy
University campuses are strongholds of left liberalism where
Constitutionally-protected rights, such as freedom of speech and
religion, are routinely violated. This September, make sure the
students you care for pack protection of their civil liberties in
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