Archive for the ‘Civil Liberties’ Category

Obama’s Record

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

(from Boiling Frog) This blog, at its core, has always been about civil liberties. Historically, I have focused on the threat to those liberties by Christian fundamentalists, because I viewed them as the biggest threat to those liberties. I have included politics since the beginning, although I have tried to de-emphasize it where possible. Coverage […]

Why I Won’t Be Voting for Obama

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The discussion in the Rick Santorum comment thread has veered into whether Obama is worth voting for. He’s not. Not one bit. His civil liberties record is one of the worst in history. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, writing in the Los Angels Times, wrote: Civil libertarians have long had a dysfunctional relationship […]

Parental Consent or Parental Contempt?

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

What gives the parents the right to make this decision? (from Baloo) Last night, while you were dreaming of swimming in oceans of dark chocolate or of fluffy bunnies romping through fields of daisies, I was writing this blog article on parental consent laws. No, I don’t mean actually writing it. I was dreaming of […]