Monday, September 08, 2003

The redcoats are coming! The redcoats are coming! Attorney General John Ashcroft will be speaking to an audience of mainly law-enforcement officials tomorrow at 9:20 a.m. in Faneuil Hall.

Once, patriots gathered inside Faneuil Hall to plot against oppression. Now, Ashcroft is coming to town to rally for the Patriot Act, the very definition of latter-day oppression.

A coalition of civil-liberties groups will protest outside the hall starting at 8 a.m. Here is the lead paragraph of an ACLU press release:

On Tuesday, September 9, beginning at 8 a.m., hundreds of people from across the Commonwealth will gather in Sam Adams plaza outside Boston's historic Faneuil Hall to voice their concerns about Attorney General John Ashcroft's assault on basic constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism. The rally will include a press conference at 8:30 a.m. near the Sam Adams Statue.

Here is an ACLU fact sheet on how the Patriot Act threatens your personal liberties.

You know what to do.

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