••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Friday, May 27, 2011

chairman coward*

* too strong a word?

consider this. the constitution's article 1 section 6 says members of congress can't be sued for anything they say on the job. so mchenry can call anybody a liar or defame anyone in some other way and get away with it, so long as he is in the act of performing his duties as a congressman. that's why in 1950, when joe mccarthy called owen lattimore a russian spy, lattimore challenged mccarthy to repeat the charge outside the senate. it's also why mccarthy refused to do so. during those early cold war days a lot of imprudent allegations against innocent citizens got made by congressional cowards like mccarthy, nixon, and members of HUAC. whatever lawsuits got filed got thrown out of court.

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