Saturday, July 28, 2007

News from the U.S.

Two recent news items make it clear why Americans should never take their freedoms for granted: in one, a North Carolina couple were harassed and arrested by a policeman for flying a flag upside down outside their house as a protest against President Bush; in another, a Florida man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing a quantity of prescription drugs for which he did, in fact, have a prescription. (He has since been released.) As the famous saying has it: "the price of liberty is eternal vigilance." In other words, we grow complacent at our peril.

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