Fears of a terrorist attack are not sufficient reason for authorities to search people at a protest, a federal appeals court has ruled, saying Sept. 11 "cannot be the day liberty perished."Steve Kubby on the Bill of Rights | have to thank Liz Michaels, iconoclastic columnist and 2006 Senate candidate from Arizona for hosting this essay on the USA Bill of Rights | Makes quickly clear that it wasn't the established order who supported fighting for freedom against distant rulers | Now that our rulers are here amongst us, the call is even more important |
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Friday that protesters may not be required to pass through metal detectors when they gather next month for a rally against a U.S. training academy for Latin American soldiers.
Authorities began using the metal detectors at the annual School of the Americas protest after the 2001 terrorist attacks, but the court found that practice to be unconstitutional.
"We cannot simply suspend or restrict civil liberties until the War of Terror is over, because the War on Terror is unlikely ever to be truly over," Judge Gerald Tjoflat wrote for the three-member court. "Sept. 11, 2001, already a day of immeasurable tragedy, cannot be the day liberty perished in this country."
...Sin is crucial to Christianity. To be born again, a seeker must painfully acknowledge his or her innate sinfulness, and then turn away from it completely. And though today Bush is sober, he does not live and govern like a man who “walks” with God, using the Bible as a moral compass for his decision making. ...His steadfast unwillingness to fess up to a single error betrays a strikingly un-Christian lack of attention to the importance of self-criticism, the pervasiveness of sin, and the centrality of humility, repentance, and redemptionSocial Justice and the Political Struggle | Omar Swartz' academically slanted essay encourages Americans "...to reject the limitations of much mainstream political thought, which are ...subversive to the noble American ideals of freedom, justice, and equality for all." He seeks to "...encourage Americans to demand fundamental changes in the interests of a just political and economic system."