Friday, May 19, 2006

Orwellian nightmare

Letter to Editor, San Diego Union Tribune:
Bravo to Phyllis Schlafly for speaking out against the Orwellian nightmare our domestic violence system has become. Those who are fearful that the USA Patriot Act threatens the ordinary citizen's civil rights should check out the family courts. In the interests of "protecting women" from evil domestic-violence abusers, read: men, the courts routinely trample basic civil rights. Many women who get caught up in the system, by being labeled a "victim" without their consent, are aghast at what is being done to them, and to their husbands or boyfriends.