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Thursday, October 21, 2004
      ( 8:24 AM )
Damn these Terrorists!!

Here in Oregon last week, George Bush made another appearance to a rural area, were most his supporters in this state reside (I don't know why, since he's all about ruining the very earth they depend upon). Three teachers got valid tickets to the event and went, hoping to hear from their President. They wore t-shirts that weren't offensive or anti-Bush in anyway, but they did make a statement. A statement that any American citizen should be able to make and should be able to question their President about. The shirts said

Protect Our Civil Liberties

The shirts even had American flags on them. But even these teachers weren't allowed the right to hear their President.

"We chose this phrase specifically because we didn't think it would be offensive or degrading or obscene," said Tania Tong, 34, a special education teacher.

The women got past the first and second checkpoints and were allowed into the Jackson County fairgrounds, but were asked to leave and then escorted out of the event by campaign officials who allegedly told them their T-shirts were "obscene."

Obscene? If this president can't even have women with inoffensive slogans on their t-shirts in his presence, then how can he even purport to represent us? He is the one who convinces us that he is not our president. He is only the president of those who worship at his altar of instinct. I simply cannot understand how any American can accept a president that excludes people from his presence.

Good for these teachers for testing the truth of the Constitution. Unfortunately, this administration doesn't really worry much about the Constitution. Time for them to go.

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