Wednesday, June 25, 2014

U.S. "terrorism" on the prowl

(Reuters) - The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful way to contest that decision, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Anna Brown, ruling on a lawsuit filed in federal court in Oregon by 13 Muslim Americans who were branded with the no-fly status, ordered the government to come up with new procedures that allow people on the no-fly list to challenge that designation....
The decision hands a major victory to the 13 plaintiffs - four of them veterans of the U.S. military - who deny they have links to terrorism and say they only learned of their no-fly status when they arrived at an airport and were blocked from boarding a flight.
I'm not sure what country the people who sanctified such no-fly lists live in, but the United States I grew up in guaranteed the rights of speech, thought and association. Any revising or withdrawal of those rights strikes me as being rightly branded "dictatorship" or (if anyone bothered to define the term) "terrorism."

1 comment:

  1. "They" say, defending our freedom and protections requires getting rid of both, just until we win. Will we ever win?