The FISA Retroactive Immunity Package gives you a sleek new phone, all the free minutes you need and the flexibility the government needs to get around your Fourth Amendment rights. Best of all—NO ROAMING CHARGES, even if you are sent to Gitmo!
The latest Civil Discourse comic deals with the odd application of laws at Guantánamo Bay. While the Bush administration has argued that the Constitution and International Law magically don't apply to detainees on the island, one U.S. law is in full effect: The Endangered Species Act, which protects Gitmo iguanas from harm. Breaking a federal law is a serious offense. Anyone caught murdering, torturing, or harshly interrogating Gitmo's endangered wildlife could face stiff penalties.
Educators are constantly struggling to keep the wandering minds of the young focused on their studies. Attempts to weed out "distracting" clothing is a constant issue. You might expect to hear about some half naked girl being asked to come back with some clothes on. Perhaps a death metal shirt with impaled concert goers getting turned inside out by the Choir teacher. But the American Flag?
The latest Civil Discourse comic is about the real-life case of 15-year-old Malia Fontana. For the crime of wearing an American Flag bandana in her back pocket she was escorted to the Principal's office where she was written up. Fortunately, Maria was paying attention to the part in her American History class about Free Speech. She knew her rights were being violated.
My latest Civil Discourse comic tackles the government's Terrorist Watch list, which has almost million names. Who's on it? Toddlers, dead people, congressmen, and Iraq War vets. You know, the people most likely to harm America. See the AC
On December 30, 2007, Guantanamo Bay detainee 942 (Abdul Razzak for those of you who refer to human beings by their name) became the first "unlawful enemy terrorizer" to die of natural causes. Most are still alive and waiting to be charged. They may die from old age before that happens.Read More»
Over a year go the ACLU contacted me to do a series of comic strips on Civil Liberty issues. The success of those strips led to the creation of Civil Discourse, an entirely new bi-weekly comic strip that launches today, available exclusively on the StandUp website.