Thursday, February 09, 2006

Letters to the Editor = Treason

If you had any doubt that our country was hurtling toward fascism ask Laura Berg what she thinks.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico wants the government to apologize to a nurse for seizing her computer and investigating her for "sedition" after she criticized the Bush administration.
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Berg, a clinical nurse specialist, wrote a letter in September to a weekly Albuquerque newspaper criticizing how the administration handled Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War. She urged people to "act forcefully" to remove an administration she said played games of "vicious deceit."
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"From all appearances, the seizure of her work computer was an act of retaliation and a hardball attempt to scare Laura into silence," the ACLU said.

1 comment:

the professor said...

Well, it seems like the only answer to the question posed by the ACLU's executive director about this incident--"Is the government so jealous of its power, so fearful of dissent, that it needs to threaten people who openly oppose its policies with charges of sedition?--is, "YES."