Tossing and Tortured 'Till Dawn

I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

The dangers of speaking before an audience you haven't confirmed are zombies, and also, google, wikipedia, and the trouble with "research":

Screw You, Alberto Gonzales

Our Attorney General spoke recently about the legality of the recent domestic spying, ahem, "terrorism surveillance," activities, law students at Georgetown University law school stood up during Gonzales's speech and turned their backs on him.

Others displayed a banner reading: "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." Students attributed the quote to famous American statesman Benjamin Franklin.

This is starting to get annoying. On USHISTORY.ORG, you can find Franklin quoted thusly: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." See here for an interesting discussion by Richard Minsky of what Franklin may or may not have actually said.

Also, as previously discussed, according to President Bush, "If they're saying we torture people, they're wrong, period. No American will be allowed to torture another human being anywhere in the world"


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