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THOUGHT CRIME - Allen, Michaud, Collins back outlawing thinking

Update January 8, 10 am - Just a short note that Snowe's press officer is still "waiting to hear" about Snowe's position on freedom of thought.

We've written about it before - see "Anti-Activist Bill Backed by Collins, Allen, and Michaud," by Jeff Inglis, November 16, 2007 - but this week's Hartford Advocate has more on the Congress's unprecedented action to outlaw thinking the feds don't like. Both of Maine's US Reps, Tom Allen and Mike Michaud, have already voted for it, and US Senator Susan Collins is the lead sponsor of the legislation in the Senate, where it hasn't yet come up for a vote.

We're trying to get US Senator Olympia Snowe's take on the bill, but in the meantime have a read of the Advocate's story, which is titled simply enough: "The Thought Crime Law."

And don't forget to contact Collins (contact info below) to ask her to stop her efforts to outlaw free thought and free speech:

Call her in DC at 202.224.2523
In Caribou at 207.493.7873
In Bangor: 207.945.0417
In Augusta: 207.622.8414
In Lewiston: 207.784.6969
In Biddeford: 207.283.1101
In Portland: 207.780.3575

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