Monday, February 13, 2006

What freedom of speech?

If the Danish cartoons on Muhammad were published in the US, freedom of speech could hardly be an excuse - what freedom of speech?

Laura Berg is a Veterans' Affairs Hospital Nurse in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In September 2005, she wrote a letter, as a private citizen to a local newspaper, critical of the Bush administration's handling of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath and of the Iraq war, and of the budget deficit and asking the people to "act forcefully to remove the government administration" and try them for criminal negligence.

Well, the government investigated her for sedition (and, fortunately, ultimately cleared her).