ANOTHER BLOW TO LIBERTY
The Daily Oklahoman 'Respectfully Declines'
WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Liberty Project has received word
that The Daily Oklahoman (write to the
editors) has rejected an advertisement (see the ad) that
was designed to
raise awareness about the erosion of American's constitutional rights. (Read
the ad text) The
ad is part of the Liberty Project's recently announced campaign designed to
educate people throughout the United States and encourage them to take
action in this fight to protect our fundamental liberties.
On Tuesday, March 2, the Liberty Project received a fax notification from
the newspaper that simply said, "We respectfully decline publication of your
advertisement at this time." The Daily Oklahoman provided no further
explanation for rejecting the ad.
"Why are ideas about freedom and liberty so controversial these days?"
inquired Phil Harvey, Liberty Project Founder, after hearing about the
rejection of the ad. "I don't understand it. The ad tells a real story of
how excessive abuses by federal law enforcement occurred in the name of the
war on drugs. And in this case, these abuses resulted in the death of an
innocent man. Something must be done to prevent tragedies like this from
Those interested in viewing the rejected advertisement can visit the Liberty
Project's home page at www.LibertyProject.org.
The Liberty Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, headquartered in
Washington, DC. Concerned citizens established the Project to inform the
public about the problems with current civil asset forfeiture law. More
information on The Liberty Project can be obtained by visiting
www.LibertyProject.org or calling 1-877-474-3200.
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Text from the banned advertisement
Written on the toe tag attached to the deceased Donald Scott's foot:
This foot belongs to Donald P. Scott. It was alive until 31 deputies, DEA agents, Park Service
and Border Patrol officers bashed in the door to his house, terrorized his wife and shot Donald by
mistake. They claimed he was a drug dealer. He was just a husband, father and law-abiding
citizen. Unlike Donald, the police are alive and unharmed today.
Commentary from the ad
If you think the Constitution protects you against tragedies like Donald Scott's, you're dead
Thanks to the war on drugs, overzealous federal law enforcement can seize your property, even
shoot you and there is virtually nothing you can do about it. In cases such as this, due process and
guarantees against unreasonable searches and seizures do not apply.
as in all wars, it's the innocent tha get caught in the crossfire.
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