Keep out

March 1st, 2003 – 7:39 pm
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“Bernadette Devlin McCaliskey, the world-renowned Irish civil rights leader was refused entry into the United States of Ashcroft. At Chicago’s O’Hare, she was told that she presented a danger and wouldn’t be permitted to step foot on American soil. She begged them to recheck their computer. She insisted there had to be a mistake. She told them she came in peace. They said that Tony Blair’s British government had told them by fax a different story. They said she was a risk. Yes, this is the same Devlin who at 21 became the youngest MP elected to Parliament. Deported.”

Just another episode that makes you proud to be an American, isn’t it? Apparently it is now acceptable to keep an increasingly long list of people out of the U.S. because of their political beliefs, or because some government we’re friendly with doesn’t like them. Just another episode that makes you proud to be an American, isn’t it? As Tom Tomorrow said about this:

Is this the America you want to live in?

Maybe you don’t care, because you figure you’re a good,
law-abiding, patriotic, white-skinned American citizen,
and it’s never going to affect you. In which case, you
will most certainly get the country you deserve.

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