Tag Archives: civil liberties

Old enough to die for your country…but not old enough to smoke?

Metro Health is surveying residents now about raising the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 from 18 in order to discourage people from getting hooked at an early… Read more »

Because the correct response to terrorism is ALWAYS to curtail the rights of The Other

We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety! —… Read more »

It’s OK…I wasn’t using my civil liberties, anyway

NEW: Only 49% of Republicans say media freedom to criticize politicians is very important for democracy in Americahttps://t.co/kyjRXJyHjW pic.twitter.com/EoMaEfb23p — Conrad Hackett (@conradhackett) March 2, 2017 But also, only 76%… Read more »

Another day, another instance of the inmates running the asylum

Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness—all of them due to the offenders’ ignorance of what is good… Read more »

“At least he’s doing something”

Jack goes to neighbor’s garage and breaks in, steals lawnmower, cuts initials into their lawn, drinks all their beer, passes out on the driveway. California GOP: At least he’s doing… Read more »

“[Y]ou have full-time, quasi-professional agent-provocateurs that attempt to create public disorder”

Republicans love to talk about freedom except when it's the freedom to protest. https://t.co/EKwSbRRyso — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 25, 2017 Since the election of President Trump, Republican lawmakers in… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: The opening stanza of “Cult of Personality” keeps running through my head

There have been many words used to describe President Donald Trump’s volatile campaign, but “religious” is rarely one of them. Despite successfully wooing white evangelical leaders and votes, the business… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: America is now (rightfully) considered a flawed democracy

Americans like to think of our country as a bastion of democracy. But for the first time, The Democracy Index has downgraded the United States from a full to a… Read more »

Sometimes you just need to stand up to a bully

Portland mayor @tedwheeler responds to @POTUS immigration orders, saying "We will not be complicit in the deportation of our neighbors." — Conrad Wilson (@conradjwilson) January 25, 2017 "… the City… Read more »

Freedom for me, nay for thee…especially if you’re Muslim

@NBCNewsPR @chucktodd @Reince @MeetThePress pic.twitter.com/ap3y0313uZ — AynRandPaulRyan (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 20, 2016 A few days ago, I may have naively been willing to accede to the wish expressed by Hillary Clinton… Read more »