Friday, September 29, 2006

Bush Dictates the Rules

"Many Rights in U.S. Legal System Absent in New Bill." Suspect detainees held by the United States will continue to experience Bush-style democracy.

"University of Texas constitutional law professor Sanford V. Levinson described the bill in an Internet posting as the mark of a 'banana republic.' Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh said that 'the image of Congress rushing to strip jurisdiction from the courts in response to a politically created emergency is really quite shocking, and it's not clear that most of the members [of Congress] understand what they've done." (WaPo)

"Senate Approves Detainee Bill Backed by Bush." So, the posturing fools in the Senate, following the lead of the bobble-headed fools in the House who are being led by the dangerous fool in the White House, are perverting justice for political gain.

"Democrats resisted.... and nearly amended the detainee bill to allow foreigners designated as enemy combatants to challenge their captivity by filing habeas corpus appeals to the federal courts. But Republicans held fast, gambling that Democrats will fail in their bid to convince voters that the GOP is sacrificing the nation's traditions of justice and fairness in the name of battling terrorists and winning elections." (WaPo)

Not satisfied with giving Bush total power over foreign-born detainees, "House Approves Warrantless Wiretap Law." Yes, we're giving up our liberties, bit by bit, to the all-powerful Bush Constitutional-rights bulldozer. The Decider becomes The Dictator.

The GOP-led House approved a bill that would give legal status to Bush's warrantless wiretapping program.... warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens. You and me if Bush so fancies.

"Republicans called it a test before the election of whether Democrats want to fight or coddle terrorists.... Democrats shot back that the war on terrorism shouldn't be fought at the expense of civil and human rights." (WaPo)

Democrats are echoing the sentiments of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin...."Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

We can heed Franklin's admonition and prove that we deserve both liberty and safety.... by sending a clear message to The Dictator and his enablers in November....


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