1997-05-23 - Re: Forgeries are your Friend

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From: Mark Grant <mark@unicorn.com>
To: frissell@panix.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-05-23 10:07:14 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 18:07:14 +0800

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From: Mark Grant <mark@unicorn.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 18:07:14 +0800
To: frissell@panix.com
Subject: Re: Forgeries are your Friend
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On Thu, 22 May 1997 frissell@panix.com wrote:

> So far in my close observation of the history of American jurisprudence I 
> haven't seen too many written things that were legal at one point and later 
> became (criminally) illegal. 

I was thinking more of talking about things you do which are now legal but
later banned. For example a signed admission of smoking followed by a ban
and 'war on tobacco'. Not enough to lock you away for, but possibly enough
to make you a candidate for a dawn raid by the 'jackbooted fascists'; I'm
sure that if you had a nice piece of land to seize the message would be
used as evidence to back up an 'anonymous tip' about cigarette dealing in
order to get a warrant.