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Thursday, December 6, 2001

The word "security" is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First Amendment. The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security for our Republic. The Framers of the First Amendment, fully aware of both the need to defend a new nation and the abuses of the English and Colonial governments, sought to give this new society strength and security by providing that freedom of speech, press, religion, and assembly should not be abridged.

New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971).

You are a surreal landscape composed of several disjointed and bizarre components. You like to keep an eye on the time, although the very concept is fluid for you. People are never sure what they are seeing when they look at you.

The Art Test says that I'm one of my very favorite paintings. Cool!

The "Which X are you?" test is definitely the Meme o' the Month. The maturity of the field is demonstrated by the "Which Online Personality Test Are You?" test, which said that I'm (um) well I forget what it said, but the point is