“The ACLU’s fight against Internet censorship stretches back a decade. Congress first attempted to censor the Internet in 1996, when it passed the Communications Decency Act. The law criminalized “indecent” speech online. The ACLU sued, arguing that the law abridged the First Amendment. All nine Supreme Court justices agreed and struck down the law. For the first time, in ACLU v. Reno, the Supreme Court recognized that online speech deserves full First Amendment protection. “
This November, I’m Voting My Values. I believe that Congress should take a stronger role in overseeing the President’s actions in fighting terrorism and oppose the President’s policies on the treatment of Guantánamo detainees, the use of torture and extraordinary rendition of detainees, as well as secret searches of the private records of Americans.
America needs a Congress that respects the Constitution. That’s why I pledge to keep these issues in mind as I select candidates this November. I also pledge to encourage my friends, family and neighbors to make civil liberties of all Americans a key issue in this November’s election.
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I havent been the best lately at posting so I’ve added a few buttons along the side panel for the Lib Dems and the ACLU. I know im not american, but i think its a great cause and hope to highlight it among american readers of the site!
Ill shortly be posting up articles ive written for gaywaterford.com and keep your eyes pealed for an artilce writen about a new movement starting in Ireland which i collaborated with my friend Bryan Lynch on.
Also I’ll soon be working on blogs for two General Election Candidates in Cork South Central. Guess the Party!?!?
Finally on a sader note the rising death tolls on Irish roads has taken a Friend who I went to school with. Pat O’Donnell was killed when is car lost control near Ballyvourney.
Though I only know you for a short time, you were always someone could be relied on for a good laugh and a sympathetic ear. You one of the few who treated everyone with fullest of human dignity. Never a harsh word was spoken about you or by you.
You were one of a kind Pat and will be sorely missed.
Almighty Father, eternal God, hear our prayers for Your son Pat whom You have called from this life to Yourself. Grant him light, happiness, and peace. Let him pass in safety through the gates of death, and live forever with all Your saints in the light You promised to Abraham and to all his descendants in faith. Guard him from all harm and on that great day of resurrection and reward raise him up with all Your saints. Pardon his sins and give him eternal life in Your kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thats all for now!
PS Please say a prayer for all those killed on our roads and those who cared for them and mourn them. Thanks