Supressing dissent

December 5th, 2003 – 9:28 pm
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The newest op-ed ad from the folks at TomPaine.com is called Dissent Under Attack, and it takes on the Department of Justice’s policy of trying to suppress dissent in this country. Here’s a quote:

The prosecution might argue that, in a time of heightened national security, it’s “reasonable” to quell dissent. But they’re on the wrong side of history. What John Ashcroft is missing is what Thomas Jefferson expressed so well when he wrote, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page too, especially one that goes an interview with Howard Zinn, author of the outstanding A People’s History of the United States.

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