Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2006
Source: Anchorage Daily News (AK)
Copyright: 2006 The Anchorage Daily News
Author: Max David Todhunter


We Don't Need The Destruction Of Personal Freedom

As bird flu testing kicks off in Anchorage, I would like to make a 
request to the federal, state, municipal and corporate powers that 
be: Stop protecting me. I don't want protection against foreign 
terrorists, weak little Middle Eastern banana republics, immigrants, 
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or the flu. I don't want protection 
from secondhand smoke, drug users, Muslims, Arabs, transfats, bogie 
men or gay people. And since we have now established that protection 
means McCarthy-esque fear mongering, invasion of privacy, control, 
manipulation, restriction, secret prisons, torture and destruction of 
personal freedom, integrity and individuality, you can keep it. 
Nobody needs that kind of protection.

- ---- Max David Todhunter

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