Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Future American lawyers to be proud of.

... and Alberto Gonzales.

Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown 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 a new asshole.

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

"When you're a law student, they tell you if say 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."

- David Cole, Georgetown University Law Professor

It was a good day for dissent.
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I was so moved by this, I feel like crying, literally!
This almost made me cry for joy at work. Beautiful.
i bet he feels iddy biddy and in that first photo he definitely looks it.
That is awesome.
That's awesome. I'm swiping this, if you don't mind.
Sure am glad to see this!

Also, David Cole's commentary voices well my exact
feelings on W's "spin" method of repetition of
his opinions until they, somehow, gain the patina
of truth in some people's eyes.

D. Hoornstra
That is fucking awesome.

Ben Franklin knew his stuff. For all the talk about building governments and looking to our 'forefathers' for guidance, they're ignoring everything those forefathers ever said.

Rolling in the grave, man, rolling in the grave.

Hahahahaha. Awesome icon.
beautiful. simply beautiful.
What a great way to start the day. This sort of thing should happen every time he leaves his ivory tower.
I'm quite proud of those students
There's still hope. Maybe only a little, but when it comes to hope, a little is enough.'s not technically 'civil disobedience', but that is one of the most awesome things I've seen all week.
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