Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

Here's the latest use right wing lawmakers have put the ever-extending term "terrorist" to. It's a further riffing on the "eco-terrorist" label that has environmentalists, using direct action to halt natural degradation, getting thrown into jail.

A "terrorist" is someone who uses violence against innocent, unarmed people engaged in daily activities such as shopping in the market or going to work.

Every act of protest or dissidence cannot be considered "terrorist" in nature because we will have lost all freedom to influence the political process that affects us each and every day.

The jerk who has come up with this nefarious piece of legislation is Rep. Thomas Petri (r).

Give him a call at (202) 225-2476.

Here's more on the legislation itself.

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