WHY I USE A PSEUDONYM Because now free speech is …

WHY I USE A PSEUDONYM

Because now free speech is “treason.”

Granted, an American-born convert to Islam and Al Qaeda supporter isn’t a good Free Speech poster child. But if he can’t speak, who’s next?

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.”

–U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 3

Treason in America refers to acts, not words or beliefs or religion. Aid and comfort is material, not intellectual or emotional or political. Nevermind that we still don’t have a formal declaration of war by Congress against Al Qaeda, so arguably, they’re not “enemies,” merely criminals, as I’ve said before.

But when Republicans control the federal courts, anything goes! So much for “strict construction,” so much for “originalism.” (Speaking of which, all Bush’s appointments should be null and void.)

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