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Obama vs. Obama on the "Choice" Between Security and Freedom

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama on December 15, 2005, proposing reforms to the Patriot Act:

“A few years before I even arrived in the Senate, I began hearing concerns from people of every background and political leaning that this law, the very purpose of which was to protect us, was also threatening to violate [...]

Barack Obama, the Quiet Dictator

In 2005, Irregular Times responded to the Bush administration’s plans for lifetime detention without criminal charges or trial, writing an essay calling George W. Bush “The Quiet Dictator”:

It was revealed this week that the Bush Administration is planning to keep people as prisoners for their entire lives, even though there is no evidence that [...]

Barack Obama on the Patriot Act: 2005 and 2010

December 15, 2005 Senator Barack Obama

Speech on the floor of the Senate,

Opposing a bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act,

Opposing “tossing aside” a bipartisan compromise worked out in the Judiciary Committee by Senate leadership.

Mr. OBAMA. Mr. President, 4 years ago, following the most devastating attack in our history, this [...]

National Security Letters: On the Rise and Used Against Americans

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy described warrant-free National Security Letters in committee proceedings this morning:

They don’t require approval by a court, a grand jury or even a prosecutor. They are issued in secret, with a recipient’s silence under penalty of law. But they allow the government to collect sensitive information such as personal financial [...]

Prepare for Fundamentalist Christian Upset at Secret Service Inauguration Cross Prohibition (Where Else Do We Look?)

In 2005, fundamentalist Christians were outgraged at the inauguration of George W. Bush as President. No, they weren’t upset at George W. Bush himself, who was the president most friendly to religious fundamentalism (as long as it was Christian) in memory. But they were mightily upset at the U.S. Secret Service, which issued a letter [...]

Transcript of Thomas Muthee’s Sermon Endorsing Sarah Palin as plan to “Invade” and “Infiltrate” Government

Thomas Muthee is the man who engineered a movement to arrest, death-threat and hound out of town a woman he called a witch because there were car accidents near her house.

Thomas Muthee is the pastor who declared in a sermon that “The violent take it by force. People that have spiritual backbones are the [...]

Transcript of Thomas Muthee's Sermon Endorsing Sarah Palin as plan to "Invade" and "Infiltrate" Government

Thomas Muthee is the man who engineered a movement to arrest, death-threat and hound out of town a woman he called a witch because there were car accidents near her house.

Thomas Muthee is the pastor who declared in a sermon that “The violent take it by force. People that have spiritual backbones are the [...]

Wasilla Church Appears to Violate Tax Exempt Status in 2005; Muthee directly tells congregation to Vote Palin

The content of the October 2005 sermons of Thomas Muthee in Wasilla has been disclosed, and it appears that Muthee’s sermons on behalf of the Wasilla Assemblies of God have violated the law.

The Internal Revenue Service makes the law very clear: those churches that don’t want to pay taxes on their income must in [...]

Sarah Palin and the Thomas Muthee Witch Hunt

Thomas Muthee accused Mama Jane of being a sorceress – a witch who was engaging in spiritual warfare to curse to town of Kiambu. Muthee’s proof of Mama Jane’s witchcraft? There had been three car accidents in the neighborhood of the clinic where Mama Jane worked. [...]