They used a drug war related letter-to-the-editor as probable cause for a search warrant against Loretta Nall. Now they’ve accused a nurse of sedition for writing a letter to an underground paper criticizing the Bush regime. The VA is now trying to get away with a private apology, but Laura Berg understandably wants more:
“My concern about just having a private apology is because this happened to me it has frightened other people. It was intimidating,” she said. “I appreciate having a personal apology saying, `Yes, it was an overreaction,’ but my concern is for the wider environment.”
I’m expecting the next round of Patriot Act legislation to contain new sedition definitions and penalties. After all, we can’t allow this First Amendment thing to continue to go unchecked. In the mean time, keep sending in.