I've been busy, so I didn't notice that Mike Vanderboegh had published another excerpt from Absolved on Monday until Wednesday night. Here's today's QotD excerpted from that piece, and if you haven't read the novel up to this point, I suggest that you read this part and then start at the beginning and read the whole thing:
You've got us surrounded, you poor bastards.Hey, Nicholson Baker can write Checkpoint, Vanderboegh can write Absolved.
Remember that we consider our rights merely codified by the Constitution. They are, we sincerely believe, God-given and inalienable. Remember too that we are willing to die for our liberties rather than surrender them up meekly. Remember as well that men and women who are willing to die for their principles are most often willing to kill for them too.
Think of it as the "fairness doctrine" in action.