Voice from the Commonwealth Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
Praise for Voice
"A smart fellow...I do like, recommend and learn from Barbera's blog." -Roger L. Simon
"Your blog is bullshit"- anonymous angry French reader.
A key reform bill adopted by Iranian MPs in a bid to end the conservative stranglehold over President Mohammad Khatami’s legislative agenda has been rejected by a constitutional watchdog body controlled by his opponents, official media said on Wednesday.
The Guardians Council demanded that parliament revise the legislation which would end its right to vet candidates, the state IRNA news agency said.
The council was quoted as saying that after “long deliberations,” it found the reform bill to contain 39 items that contravene the constitution and seven that conflict with Islam.
The Western Civilization and Democracy Net Ring celebrates Western civilization and its universal values of individual freedom, political democracy and equal rights for all. All sites promoting human rights and democracy are welcome.