Cost of Signing the Declaration of Independence: THOUGHT CONTROL | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Cost of Signing the Declaration of Independence: THOUGHT CONTROL

Paperback books became treasures we shared; sometimes stories read aloud and stories told. Am remembering that time in the wilderness and the celebration of "Banned Book Week" by fairly wild librarians.

When the towers went ashes, ashes, they all fall down, and the so-called Patriot Act burst in its hundreds of pages, unread, from the jutting brow of Congress, we began to hear its contents.

A classmate, with whom I'd actually studied American History with a fiery black Irishman, was particularly incensed at the wee intrusion into the tidy world of librarians.

They were suddenly expected by "law" to function as instruments of police-state and report the reading preferences of those with library cards!

My classmate suggested that everyone we knew should check out Mao's little red book as an up-yours to petty bureaucrats pulling on jackboots for size.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This article does a very good job of reminding us that we no longer live "In the land of the free... and the home of the brave", but after 9/11, live in the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of America.

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