The Rhetoric of 9/11: George W. Bush Speech on 9/20/01

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PBS– Transcript: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tempore, members of Congress, and fellow Americans: In the normal course of events, Presidents come to this chamber to report on the state of the Union. Tonight, no such report is needed. It has already been delivered by the American people. We have seen it in the courage of passengers, who rushed terrorists to save … Read More

The Constitutionality of Police Imposed ‘Free Speech Zones’

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CNN– Last week, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) ended. But the First Amendment issues that were raised there did not. Indeed, they are likely to continue on indefinitely — recurring at the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC), and similar public events raising intense security concerns. Protesters at the DNC were confined to a fenced-in area — a wire enclosure topped … Read More

ACLU: ‘Constitution Free Zone’ 100 Miles From Border

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(Video Below) RAW STORY– This past summer, Craig Johnson joined dozens of other activists in a San Diego-area park to protest the expansion of a fence along the US-Mexico border. An associate professor at Point Loma Nazarene University, Johnson says he took his two children, aged 8 and 10, to Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach in June. Scores … Read More

Protect America From the Protect America Act

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By Rep. Ron Paul M.D. (R-Texas) Before the US House of Representatives, Jan. 30, 2008 Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to the extension of the Protect America Act of 2007 because the underlying legislation violates the U.S. Constitution. The misnamed Protect America Act allows the U.S. government to monitor telephone calls and other electronic communications of American citizens without … Read More

More Americans Blame Bush for 9/11

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CNN– The percentage of Americans who blame the Bush administration for the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington has risen from almost a third to almost half over the past four years, a CNN poll released Monday found. Asked whether they blame the Bush administration for the attacks, 45 percent said either a “great deal” or a … Read More

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