Monday, March 06, 2006

Georgetown Law StudentsTurn Backs To Gonzales

The Article Can be Found Here:

Excerpts Here:
Future American lawyers to be proud of.

Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown Law School today, justifying illegal, unauthorized surveilance of US citizens, but during the course of his speech the students in class did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and turned their backs to him.

To make matters worse for Gonzales, additional students came into the room, wearing black cowls and carrying a simple banner, written on a sheet.

Fortunately for him, it was a brief speech... followed by a panel discussion that basically ripped his argument in half.

And, as one of the people on the panel said,

"When you're a law student, they tell you that if you can't argue the law, argue the facts. They also tell you if you can't argue the facts, argue the law. If you can't argue either, apparently, the solution is to go on a public relations offensive and make it a political issue... to say over and over again "it's lawful", and to think that the American people will somehow come to believe this if we say it often enough.

In light of this, I'm proud of the very civil civil disobedience that was shown here today."
The Jesuits at Georgetown seem to be doing something right and these students should be aplauded for taking a moral stand against Bush's totalitarian dictatorship with its predilection for war, torture, domestic spying, and fake terrorism to name but a few of its crimes. Go Hoyas!
- Etienne