Notes on the Atrocities
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003  

John Ashcroft says he's not going too far--the various provisions of the Patriot Act and his witch hunts on pet crimes are all just good policing. Yeah? Well this is a guy who wanted to throw medical doctors in the pokey for even discussing the benefits of marijuana. Fortunately, the judiciary has a dim memory that this is a democracy and yesterday the Supremes decided not to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that punishing doctors for discussing medicine was lunacy. (All right, "lunacy" is my word.)

The administration, which has taken a hard stand against the state laws, argued that public heath -- not the First Amendment free-speech rights of doctors or patients -- was at stake.

This is scary stuff folks. Everyone in the country should feel a cold shiver after reading this news--irrespective of political stripe.

posted by Jeff | 8:38 AM |
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