From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 11:41:01 MDT

Wow, what a great day for news stories:

a) David Irving, the British Historian/Holocaust denier, lost his libel suit and
now has to pay damages of $3 million for the court costs of those who called
Irving "one of the most dangerous spokes persons for holocaust denial... a
Hitler partisan ... a racist, and an anti-semite."

b) The US House of Representatives passed a new law that raises the burden of
proof on the criteria that law enforcement can use for civil forfeiture relating
to drug 'crimes'. Rep. Henry Hyde said of the existing forfeiture laws: "more
appropriate for the Soviet Union" The Senate has already passed the bill, and
Clinton is expected to sign it.

c) The House also passed $100 million measure for block grants to states that
adopt the Operation Exile program as state law, making mandatory minimum 5 year
prison sentences for criminals caught in posession of guns, or who use guns in
violent crime. The measure passed 358-60, a significant bi-partisan level of
support, while liberal democrats opposed it saying that Republican leaders are
"trying to look like they are doing soemthing about gun violence when in fact
they are not," says Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. Other liberals call the law a
'fraud' that will do little to reduce gun violence, unless coupled with stricter
gun laws. White House press flunky Joe Lockhart declined to say whether Clinton
would sign the bill, claiming it is a 'cruel political trick on the American
public'. I think this shows who really wants to reduce violence, and who, in the
words of another national figure "needs a certain level of violence to further
his agenda."

Sounds like a one, two, three punch of Truth, Justice, and the American Way.....

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