Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Terrorist Attack on the US!!!

But wait, I think we might just be in danger of watering down the definition of terrorist attack here.

LITTLE ROCK - A man who allegedly shot a crossbow at a motorist after being on the receiving end of an obscene gesture has been charged with committing a terroristic act.

Wayne Allen Dierks, Jr. 26, was arrested Sunday and is also charged with possession of an instrument of crime, driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended driver's license.

The incident began when a motorist cut in front of Dierks' sport utility vehicle. Steve Gilgenbach, the motorist, said that Dierks then began pursuing him in his SUV, yelling and cursing at him and then fired the crossbow, shattering Gilgenbach's rear window.

It looks like anti-terrorism laws are going to join hate crime laws and the RICO Act as a way to increase the penalties on criminal acts that have nothing to do with the rationale for the law. Nevermind the absurdity of making it against the law to carry out an act of war on the US.


Steven Brockerman, MS said...
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Steven Brockerman, MS said...

A declaration of war--in which all legislation that increases security for the purpose of national defense is Constitutionally limited to the duration of the war--is too extreme for our prissy pols.

Better to enslave the nation bit-by-bit. That's "moderate" all right.