Sunday, August 07, 2005

Was Thomas Jefferson talking about 21st century England?

"He who trades liberty for security deserves neither and will lose both."

Oh, Tom, there you go again being silly. Calm down. As long as we all use our common sense, we don't need to be so principled . . .

Blair Acts Against Muslim 'Fringe'
LONDON, Aug. 5 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair outlined fundamental changes in British policy and law Friday aimed at reining in what he called the "fanatical fringe" of the country's 2 million Muslims following last month's deadly train and bus bombings.

The measures, some of them effective immediately and others requiring approval by Parliament, include deporting people involved with radical Web sites, shutting down places of worship seen as "fomenting extremism," and criminalizing speech deemed to justify or incite terrorism.

"Let no one be in any doubt," Blair said in a nationally televised news conference. "The rules of the game are changing."

See, Tom? It's like Tony said. The RULES of the GAME ar CHANGING. In this game, liberty is a luxury that sometimes we're just going to have to do without.

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