Sunday, July 22, 2007

From the Dept. Of Everything Old, New Again.

On July 17th, President Bush just signed the Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq.

Already, people are noting that the underlying provisions of this new law are written 'so broadly' as to outlaw all forms of protest against the war.

George Orwell once said "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." But I guess we'll just toss that out the window now, along with habeus corpus.

If the White House decides that you are in any way “undermining efforts” in Iraq, or related to Iraq, even obliquely, the Treasury Department is authorized to seize your money, property, stocks, etc.


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