Liberty

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The Dallas SWAT team, object of television affection on A&E every week, has apparently run out of real criminals to go after. Over the last few days, they’ve been raiding poker rooms all over the area, busting in with M-16s and even jackhammers to bravely protect us from people playing a game of skill with…

The Vatican on Religious Freedom

The Vatican’s observer to the UN addressed the General Assembly yesterday on the subject of religious freedom and made quite a mess of it. The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief. There was plenty…

Came across these links while surfing and I have to say I’m very disappointed in a person and an organization I’ve respected in the past for their indefensible position on the issue. The first is Gary Trudeau, who is taken to task by Rogier van Bakel, and rightly so, for his recent comments on the…

Columbia President’s Response

Lee Bollinger, the President of Columbia University, has issued a very strongly worded and entirely justified statement in response to campus protestors disrupting a perfectly legal speech at the university last week. I’ll quote the full text below the fold:

Left Wing Thugs Shut Down Speech

A speech at Columbia University by Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, was overrun by students who objected to his views on illegal immigration in a planned attack to shut down the event. The speech, sponsored by the College Republicans at the school, never took place. And the students who did it are proud…

Religious Right Loves Gambling Ban

Agape Press reports on the “ecstatic” reaction of religious right groups: .Concerned Women for America (CWA) is applauding the passage of the Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act, a bill sponsored by Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona. The legislation prohibits the use of credit cards, checks, and wire and electronic fund transfers in online…

This Must Stop

I am absolutely livid right now. Our Republican overlords last night slipped in a ban on all financial transactions that might be involved in internet gambling into a totally unrelated bill and got it slipped through. Lawmakers stayed up late as well, making sure to throw our country back into the Dark Ages. It became…

The Tragedy of the Detainee Treatment Act

Famed libertarian legal scholar Richard Epstein testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee a few days ago about the detainee bill that was just passed and awaits Bush’s inevitable signature. What he said is very important. Far more is at stake than lawsuits haggling over prison conditions. At stake is the fundamental right of…

UK Harrassment Charges Dropped

The case against a British minister for handing out leaflets at a gay pride event has been dropped. Unfortunately, the police are clearly engaging in doublespeak to justify the arrest in the first place. South Wales Police force has defended its handling of the case, saying the CPS decison not to go ahead with the…

Frist Officially Off the Deep End

I didn’t think i could get any angrier about the Republicans’ zeal to ban internet gambling; I was wrong. Now Bill Frist is trying to get that ban passed as part of a defense authorization bill so that it can’t be voted against: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is trying use a bill authorizing U.S.…