Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Congratulations! You're a felon!

The Espionage Act is going to be used to make it a crime to read this article that references the leaked wikileaks documents.  That's an expansion of how the act has been used in the past, but that is exactly where our government is heading.  We're only an eyelash from thoughtcrimes (1984), and Fahrenheit 451.

The misguided goal of expanding the interpretation of this too-broadly-written law is to trap Julian Assange.  It will trap everyone who has watched the news in the last few weeks.

I'm ashamed.

I'm not ashamed of being a felon under their unjust expansion of a poorly written old law.  I'm ashamed that my government so thoroughly abuses its power.

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