Monday, December 05, 2011

quote for the day

"It's okay to blog about your fascination with knitting or to support official positions. If you happen to be Iranian or Chinese or Syrian, and not terribly fond of your government, and express yourself on the subject, the US government will support your right to do it 110 per cent of the way. However, as a federal employee, blog about your negative opinions on US policies and you've got a problem. In fact, we have a problem as a country if freedom of speech only holds as long as it does not offend the US government."

"Thought crime in Washington" by Peter Van Buren

America needs whistle-blowers just as much as it needs soldiers. The rate of attrition for whistle-blowers is much higher, sadly.

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