You Go First: The Peace Amendment
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Number 482, August 24, 2008
"Resist tyranny, or die."

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Sorry for the delay in publication of this issue. I packed up my stuff in an old kit bag and headed to Texas to see my ailing elderly mom, and my ailing little brother and various and sundry other relatives. Long drive there. Long drive back. I'm back. TLE is a bit late. Such is life.

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Letters to the Editor
from Iloilo Marguerite Jones, Susan Callaway, A.X. Perez, Bryan Potratz, and Curt Howland

You Go First: The Peace Amendment
by L. Neil Smith
The idea is probably as old as the Pharaohs, maybe even as old as Homo Erectus. Whenever and wherever old men have sent young men off to die, sooner or later someone has suggested that the old men should go first.

We Might As Well Face It, We're Addicted To War
by Doug Newman
Two weeks ago, I had never heard of South Ossetia and I could only tell you four things about Georgia. 1) It was a former Soviet republic. 2) It was somewhere on the southern periphery of Russia, but I could not tell you exactly where. 3) It was Joe Stalin's home country. 4) It was the Georgia the Beatles sang of in "Back in the USSR."

The Best Revenge
by A.X. Perez
While I recognize the need many people have to strike back at the tyrants who oppress us I tend to take a more conciliatory attitude. At least one reader of TLE has called me to task for this, feeling I speak too gently.

Inspector Clousseau, TSA
by Francis A Ney, Jr.
With the news that hit the mainstream media on Wednesday, but has been part of the blogosphere for a day prior, Taking Scissors Away has morphed from a frightening tyrannical agency to a clear and present danger to the traveling public.

Olympic salute and Nazi salute originated in the USA Pledge of Allegiance
by Tinny Ray
The official Olympic salute originated in the United States, as did the Nazi salute. Both gestures are products of the early Pledge of Allegiance to the flag in America's government schools.

The Revolution Now
by Jim Davidson
Some years ago, Edward R. Murrow commented on dissent, insisting that it not be confused with disloyalty. Many Americans refuse to be loyal to mass murder, refuse to be loyal to genocide, refuse to be loyal to militarism, and refuse to be loyal to stripping individuals of their human rights, torturing them to death, imprisoning them without trial, keeping them imprisoned after their sentences have been served, and generally abusing power for the sake of remaining in power—aspects of the current Repugnant and Demolisher administration and Congress, respectively. So, in my opinion, it is not the American people who should be chastised for confusion.

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