We Will Arrest You If We Haven't Authorized You

Freedom isn't Free, and Neither is the Freedom Walk

If you didn't pre-register (i.e., give the DoD your name and email address), then don't go walking downtown tomorrow. This from the Washington Post:
The march, sponsored by the Department of Defense, will wend its way from the Pentagon to the Mall along a route that ... will be lined with four-foot-high snow fencing to keep it closed and "sterile," said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense.

I just love the word "sterile", don't you?

Oh, and since we're at "war" with a shadowy organization, the President can lock up anybody he wants. This from WTOP:

"The exceedingly important question before us is whether the President of the United States possesses the authority to detain militarily a citizen of this country who is closely associated with al-Qaida, an entity with which the United States is at war," Judge J. Michael Luttig wrote. "We conclude that the President does possess such authority."
Last time I checked, Congress gets to declare war. And we haven't declared war since World War II. Darn activist judges!

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