We asked Nydia Tisdale to say a few words about her recent legal situation, and here’s what she said.Continue reading
Update 2016-10-19: And we asked Nydia to speak directly through YouTube.
Here’s Nydia Tisdale with her picture on the front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gretchen and I dropped in on Nydia Sunday afternoon in Roswell, GA. Needless to say, we support Nydia. She usually doesn’t even provide commentary with her video reports, yet when videoing public meetings she’s repeatedly faced obstruction from people who don’t seem to know the First Amendment, nor even the Four Amendment, much less Georgia’s Open Meetings Law.
224 years ago today French citizens, mainly workers, stormed the notorious prison the Bastille and released all the prisoners. They did this in support of the National Assembly recently reluctantly permitted by King Louis XIV, to gather arms, and because the Bastille had a reputation for holding political prisoners who had spoken up and then been locked up on the authority of lettres de cachet, arbitrary royal indictments. The next month that Assembly abolished feudalism (which had permitted those lettres de cachet), and then agreed on The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 26 August 1789:
The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments, have determined to Continue reading