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Friday, July 22, 2005

Operation Iraqi Freedom

At Kn@ppster, Thomas L. Knapp skewers the new Iraqi Bill of "Rights," which seems to be written in about the same way our Bill of Rights has come to be interpreted. Here's a sample:

Freedom of speech and press -- "All individuals have the right to express their opinion and publish it in any manner in accordance with the law, provided it does not disturb the public order or public morals. ... Freedom of opinion, expression organization, publishing, the press, media, advertising, meetings, peaceful demonstration and parties is guaranteed ... insofar as public security and morals are not harmed." If you're not an idiot, this should be pretty self-explanatory. If you are an idiot, here it is in simpler English: You're permitted to speak and write, as long as the government likes what you have to say. If not, well, it sucks to be you, doesn't it?
(entire post here)


Yep, freedom is on the march!

3 Comments:

Blogger Audient said...

just one of many disappointments in the draft Iraqi constitution.

9:31 PM, July 25, 2005  
Blogger Christopher Trottier said...

This constitution seems to have a wide array of interpretability.

9:16 PM, July 26, 2005  
Anonymous Health Blog said...

All individuals have the right to express their opinion and publish it in any manner in accordance with the law, provided it does not disturb the public order or public morals.

7:31 AM, March 17, 2011  

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