December 10, 2010 "Huffington Post" -- This week, Senators Joe Lieberman and Dianne Feinstein engaged in acts of
serious aggression against their own constituents, and the American
people in general. They bothinvoked the 1917 Espionage Act and urged its use in going after Julian Assange. For good measure,
Lieberman extended his invocation of the Espionage Act to include a call
to use it to investigate the New York Times, which published WikiLeaks' diplomatic cables. Reports yesterday suggest that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may seek to invoke the Espionage Act against Assange.
Senators, and the rest of the Congressional and White House leadership
who are coming forward in support of this appalling development, are
cynically counting on Americans' ignorance of their own history -- an
ignorance that is stoked and manipulated by those who wish to strip
rights and freedoms from the American people. They are manipulatively
counting on Americans to have no knowledge or memory of the dark history
of the Espionage Act -- a history that should alert us all at once to
the fact that this Act has only ever been used -- was designed
deliberately to be used -- specifically and viciously to silence people
like you and me.