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Mon, May 19, 2003

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.19.03)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly thought provoking or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day. Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"The Department of Homeland Security was created to track down terrorists, not law-abiding citizens."

Source: Congressman Jim Turner (D-TX), on the use of Homeland Security Department assets by the Texas House Speaker - a Republican - to track down Texas Democrats. The Democrats were hiding out in Oklahoma and New Mexico, preventing a quorum in Austin and thereby defeating Republican plans for congressional redistricting. A Texas state trooper called the HSD's Marine and Air Interdiction Center in California, reporting one state lawmaker's aiplane, a Piper Cheyenne, as missing and possibly down.

FMI: www.txdemocrats.org, www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/index.jsp


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