|[Ben]:||Thoughtcrime ||No discussion found|
|Today I learned of an interesting form of thoughtcrime that you can be charged with - telling the truth.|
That's right, folks. I cite the case of one Robert DeZarn. This fellow - whatever his faults - was interrogated regarding campaign contributions and delivered honest answers to the questions. Granted, he wasn't terribly forthcoming and didn't tell them about things they didn't ask about - but he did give them precise and accurate answers to their questions.
DeZarn was convicted of perjury because he didn't answer questions he wasn't asked.
[Anyone who would like to discuss the decision and the applicability of Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352 (1973) or United States v. Wall, 371 F.2d 398 (6th Cir. 1967) please feel free to respond in the forum.]