My case is absolutely important to bloggers and journalists. My case involves speech, and speech alone. If I’m threatened today, you are threatened tomorrow. The ability for bloggers and journalists to blow the whistle on corporate and government misdeeds is on the line here.
The post is lengthy and worth reading.
The Iron Fist of the Barren State is hammering this guy because he’s said things that are unpopular (today!) and done things that embarrass those in power (today!).
They’re using him as an example out what They can do to You without any regard for the legality or Constitutionality of their actions.
Post-9/11, our nation has become just about unrecognizable. If anyone had written about the changes we’ve undergone as fiction prior to 9/11, reviewers would have laughed it off as the ravings of a lunatic, disbelieving that those we’ve chosen to lead us could so blithely, cavalierly, and thuggishly sell out our individual rights under the guise of it being “for our own good” and for “our protection.”
Enough is enough.
Drop the charges.