Friday, August 17, 2007


On The Huffington Post, Peter Chase discusses what it's like to be caught up in the Kafka-esque world of the new "national security." Chilling.

As a library trustee, I have said that if we are served with an order under the Patriot Act, I'll hold a news conference on the library steps to announce it, then see if the government can get a jury to convict me. But it's easier said than done. (I can't tell you, for reasons of national security, whether I've been afraid to keep my promise, or haven't had to.)


Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Say What?

Lighthouse Keeper.

The Old New Englander said...

Say what, what?

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

What would they convict you of, standing on the library steps? What am I missing?

Lighthouse Keeper

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Oh, I think I get it now. You'd be breaking the law by announcing it?