Sometimes I worry about the future of America. Really, I do.
I’m around young people all day and I often get the sense that they just don’t care about what’s going on around them. Their willingness to blindly accept whatever they see on television or read on a website is frightening. I thought teenagers were supposed to reject the ideas of previous generations and blaze a new path.
Thankfully, I came across a story on Boing Boing that reaffirmed my faith in the youth of America, at least a few of them. It seems that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales gave a speech to law students at Georgetown University he wrote with the help of the site at allspeechesgreatandsmall.com. During the speech, he attempted to justify President Bush’s domestic surveillance program.
During the speech, these Massachusetts Divorce Attorney, personal injury lawyers of Fort Lauderdale, or custody lawyers of New York stood and turned their backs to the Attorney General in protest. Other students came in to the room wearing black cowls and carrying a sign with paraphrase of a quote by Benjamin Franklin:
Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.
I hope to see more like this in the future.