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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Occupied America

So it seems that the military will be allowed to arrest an American citizen on American soil, say "he or she is a terrorist" and that's all it takes: They can hold that person without trial forever. No trial, no judicial review, fuck the Sixth Amendment.

So what's next? Are they going to eviscerate the First Amendment while they are at it? Why the fuck not; just send in the Army, arrest the protestors, declare that they are terrorists and throw them into a concentration camp.

Didn't those chowderheads in the Senate take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution? Can we now impeach all of those who voted for this craptastic provision?

Every senator who voted for this provision is a traitor. These are the senators (a "nay" vote was for obliterating the Sixth Amendment):

Alexander (R-TN), Ayotte (R-NH), Barrasso (R-WY), Blunt (R-MO) Boozman (R-AR), Brown (R-MA), Burr (R-NC), Casey (D-PA), Chambliss (R-GA), Coats (R-IN), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME), Conrad (D-ND), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Enzi (R-WY), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Hagan (D-NC), Hatch (R-UT), Heller (R-NV), Hoeven (R-ND), Hutchison (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Inouye (D-HI), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Johnson (R-WI), Kohl (D-WI), Kyl (R-AZ), Landrieu (D-LA), Lee (R-UT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lugar (R-IN), Manchin (D-WV), McCain (R-AZ), McCaskill (D-MO), McConnell (R-KY), Moran (R-KS), Nelson (D-NE), Portman (R-OH), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Rubio (R-FL), Sessions (R-AL), Shaheen (D-NH), Shelby (R-AL), Snowe (R-ME), Stabenow (D-MI), Thune (R-SD), Toomey (R-PA), Vitter (R-LA), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Wicker (R-MS).

I'm not surprised that most of the votes for this provision were Republicans, they're pretty much a pro-police state bunch. If you're one of their constituents, you might want to drop them a line, anyway, but I urge you to really hammer the living shit (metaphorically speaking) out of the goddamn Democrats who think that authorizing the military to detain American citizens without the protections of the Constitution (which we fought for to both get and to protect) is just peachy.*

230 years ago, we fought a war over shit like this. We fought a war against an occupying force that claimed the right to lock up anyone it wanted for as long as it wanted without judicial review. The Bill of Rights was deemed to be so important that, without an agreement to pass it and offer it to the several states, the Constitution itself would not have been ratified.

This is how our freedom in this country dies. Not by invasion, but by gutless weasels in our Congresses who give it away. Shame on all of them. May boils break out on their butts. May beets grow in their intestines. May they all go insane from syphilis, for they are nothing but cowardly whores.**

Finally, I should give a shout-out to those two Republicans who were loyal enough to this country to fight this tyrannical provision and stand against their own party. They are: Kirk (R-IL) and Paul (R-KY).
* I didn't bold "Traitor Joe" Lieberman, for he's nothing more than either a Republican who is too stupid to sit where he belongs or a Trojan horse.
** I take part of that back, as referring to sitting United States senators as "whores" is probably deeply offensive to working whores


Nangleator said...

In a just world, (here I go, fantasizing again...) President Obama would highlight the injustice of this law by:

1. Publicly arresting, with military forces, all the politicians that voted for this,

2. Publicly ship them off to black prisons in other countries,

3. Go on national TV and discuss the matter, explaining that he doesn't have to give a reason. He doesn't have to prove any crimes or give any information on how suspicions were arrived at...

4. Then promise to release the politicians when and if their replacements and the rest of Congress eradicates this law and swears anew to support the Bill of Rights for all they are worth.

This just goes to show no politician in America actually believes Obama has any more lust for power in him.

Sarah said...

This is appalling. Obama may still veto it, but as Jon Stewart pointed out, "because it didn't go far enough in giving terror-fighting powers to the executive".

I don't understand it. The only thing that comes to mind is Congress is expecting food riots and martial law, and more of this is coming. Next up: Eviscerate the internet.