November 28, 2006

The Bill of Rights Is Just, Like, So Yesterday

The irony is excessively rich. On this occasion:
Last night's event, held at the Radisson Hotel-Center of New Hampshire, honored a Lakes Region newspaper and a former speaker of the House for work in favor of free expression.
At this very event, Newt Gingrich had a few things to say:
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.

Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message.

"We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade," said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP's takeover of Congress in 1994.


[Gingrich] also said court rulings over separation of church and state have hurt citizens' ability to express themselves and their faith.
Well, look at the silver lining. Gingrich and all the other zombie warbots constantly tell us that "they hate us for our freedom." This is, of course, yet another variant of The Big Lie: that's not why "they" hate us at all.

But at the rate our national leaders are dismantling what little remains of our constitutional republic, at least they won't be able to use that utterly phony excuse much longer. Let us be grateful for small mercies...

Related: "Thus the World Was Lost"