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Posted on Oct 14, 2006
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Julia Wilson, a 14-year-old honor student, was removed from her class and interrogated by Secret Service agents for writing “kill Bush” on her MySpace page.  The teen said the agents’ “unnecessarily mean” questioning brought her to tears, but ultimately encouraged her activism against the Iraq war.


AP (via Yahoo!):

“I wasn’t dangerous. I mean, look at what’s (stenciled) on my backpack—it’s a heart. I’m a very peace-loving person,” said Wilson, an honor student who describes herself as politically passionate. “I’m against the war in Iraq. I’m not going to kill the president.”

Her mother, Kirstie Wilson, said two agents showed up at the family’s home Wednesday afternoon, questioned her and promised to return once her daughter was home from school.

After they left, Kirstie Wilson sent a text message to her daughter’s cell phone, telling her to come straight home: “There are two men from the secret service that want to talk with you. Apparently you made some death threats against president bush.”

“Are you serious!?!? omg. Am I in a lot of trouble?” her daughter responded.

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By Daniel Fyffe, October 16, 2006 at 12:34 am Link to this comment
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A misplace in our space:

A 14 year old idealist reacting
to the absurd desire to kill,
turning the table (or sword as it were)
on the protagonist ruling the hill.

Grandmaster idiot elect and general
hawks in your fold, issuers of order of the day:
War, attack, murder and slay,
masses upon masses wounded, tortured,
dead and mysteriously put away.

A 14 year old girl who said:
-Fuck you scumbag, I want your head fed
to the minds of the Hydra of villains you’ve led.
Rather than fuzzy faced children see you eating
your own medicine and the certainty of you being dead.

A 14 year old girl, interrogated in school
by the well meaning black suits of the C.I.A.,
Joan of Arc of our day, to you I say:
Concerned desire of telling that which you feel and see, know:
Internet is no haven or place to pray,
it is a federal crime to voice first amendment
and critical visions display.

Find peace, find love, find bubblegum bliss in this bubble,
but for the sake of security keep your blindfolds on,
do not wish the end of madness as darkness will find
and knock down the doors,
Intended to guard your dismay.

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By paul kibble, October 15, 2006 at 4:55 pm Link to this comment
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This is a brave young lady. As a potential enenmy combatant, she could have been threatened with more than juvie: namely, a Gothic version of the Breakfast Club, an indefinite detention in that Cuban study hall where students check in but almost never check out. That’d teach the little punk to keep her disrespectful yap shut about Il Duce Dubya. But I guess some people never learn:

“Julia Wilson plans to post a new MySpace.com page, this one devoted to organizing other students to protest the Iraq war.”

“‘I decided today I think I will because it (the questioning) went too far,’ she said.”

Many adults twice (or more) her age would probably be cowed into silence by a visit from the MIB. That’s our country these days: kids are giving grown-ups life-lessons in civic responsibility and proper exercise of their First-Amendment rights…

For too many Americans, “maturity” equals mindless submission to our rulers every whim, now matter how mad or destructive. You can’t buck the system? Julia proves you can.

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By Phil Vargas, October 15, 2006 at 12:36 am Link to this comment
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Fear not against anarchy and mob rule but fear against the quiet surrender of liberty even if to a benign government.

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By Offering a suggestion, October 14, 2006 at 12:45 pm Link to this comment
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Perhaps we can all adopt a coded way to express the sentiment.

How about this:

“I certainly hope that our Dear Leader lives out his life in full to the very last day! I wish I could be certain that he will! Wouldn’t it be nice to read in the newspaper tomorrow morning that he has done it?....”

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By R. A. Earl, October 14, 2006 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
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There’s just nothing quite so ridiculous as a bunch of armed, robot-like “suits” hammering away, on behalf of your government, at a teenager.

While I personally don’t condone anyone killing anything, I’ve been around too long not to notice that HUMAN BEINGS KILL. Human beings are BY FAR the most dangerous organisms on this planet. And it doesn’t matter whether they’re ignorant teenagers, or educated, experienced adults… they all KILL.

Those Secret Service Agents KILL (likely more often than we know and likely far more often than all the teenagers put together.)

Writing “Kill Bush” on a blog, in America, in these incredible times, is not a bright thing to do. It’s like telling the stewardess on a plane that you like BOMBS. Today’s “authorities” CANNOT and DO NOT THINK or EVALUATE. They just REACT like stupid machines.

America invented “Shoot first, ask questions later.” They should print the phrase on their money instead of “In God We Trust.” It’s much more in keeping with their philosophy of life.

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By TomChicago, October 14, 2006 at 6:12 am Link to this comment
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A characteristic of Soros’ “war of terror”? (which is not the same as a war against terror):  misguided, fear-based, desparately clumsy and heavy-footed.  I can’t believe this kid is the only person to have ever voiced such a sentiment, but the current American regime looks as terrorized as they hope the rest of us are.

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