Thought for the day

"Civil disobedience, as I put it to the audience, was not the problem, despite the warnings of some that it threatened social stability, that it led to anarchy. The greatest danger, I argued, was civil obedience, the submission of individual conscience to governmental authority. Such obedience led to the horrors we saw in totalitarian states, and in liberal states it led to the public's acceptance of war whenever the so-called democratic government decided on it.  In such a world, the rule of law maintains things as they are. Therefore, to begin the process of change, to stop a war, to establish justice, it may be necessary to break the law, to commit acts of civil disobedience, as Southern blacks did, as antiwar protesters did." -- Howard Zinn, from "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train"

Alex Jones has been ordered to pay over $49 million in damages to the parents of one Sandy Hook victim for "defamation" and "intentional infliction of emotional distress" for calling the shooting a "hoax" nearly one decade ago.

Jones was found guilty by Democratic judge Maya Guerra Gamble before the trial began for allegedly failing to comply with discovery, which allowed Jones's persecutors to side-step the free speech issue entirely and only have a jury rule on damages.