posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 04:33 PM
When thinking about it, you're right, Nygdan. Padilla is the test case. But knowing that the Supreme Court turned down hearing the case, it is
something that has to be settled in a lesser court. However, the entire situation surrounding Mr. Padilla (among others that I've found out) should
cause outrage among American citizens.
And if not that, then the cases of people arrested simply for expressing their "First Amendment Right" to dissent in a public venue (the two women
arrested at a Santorum book signing; the "Free Speech Zones", not to mention "Guantanamo on the Hudson"). Because if we do not recognize that
these incidents affect us, then I don't know what will. Even your mentioning of the NSA domestic spying-datamining case should disturb some
But, I wonder where is the outrage. It is a mantra of mine since I've uncovered cases such as these questioning dissent.