Free Nazia Quazi

In most countries, a woman in her mid-20s is legally an adult. And in most countries, foreigners are free to leave when they like. In its flagrant rejection of these two principles, Saudi Arabia is unique, and that is a big problem for 24-year-old Nazia Quazi.

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It” – The Daily Dish

“Those of us in public office can respond to thisreality by playing it safe and avoid telling hard truths. We can dowhat’s necessary to keep our poll numbers high and get through the nextelection instead of doing what’s best for the next generation.

But I also know this: If people had made thatdecision 50 years ago or 100 years ago or 200 years ago, we wouldn’t behere tonight. The only reason we are is because generations ofAmericans were unafraid to do what was hard, to do what was needed evenwhen success was uncertain, to do what it took to keep the dream ofthis nation alive for their children and grandchildren,” – Barack Obama, last night.

My foreboding sense is that America may have already passed the point of no return in terms of civil, constitutional governance.

Obama’s Self-Inflicted Lobotomy Proceeds Apace « The Reality-Based Community

The freeze would not apply to defense spending or spending on intelligence, homeland security or veterans.

Please define defence, intelligence and homeland security.
Veterans should be looked after but those other budgets/words don’t make a whole lot of sense.
The freeze will not apply to war or to external/foreign surveillance or to internal/citizen surveillance.
Check back every six months to see money devoted to each of these goals. I’m guessing the veterans won’t end up with the biggest share. I do hope they are looked after though.