Thursday, March 25, 2010

The old 1-2 punch...

The Advocates for Self-Government sent out this little note about some proposed legislation that we can look forward to....

"On March 4 Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced one of the most tyrannical bills in modern American history: "The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act of 2010."

"It's probably the single most extremist, tyrannical and dangerous bill introduced in the Senate in the last several decades, far beyond the horrific, habeas-abolishing Military Commissions Act," says former constitutional lawyer and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald.

"It literally empowers the President to imprison anyone he wants in his sole discretion by simply decreeing them a terrorist suspect -- including American citizens arrested on U.S. soil.

"The bill requires that all such individuals be placed in military custody, and explicitly says that they 'may be detained without criminal charges and without trial for the duration of hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners,' which everyone expects to last decades, at least," Greenwald says.

Then this congressman from South Carolina declares that opposing national health care makes you a terrorist:

I hope he doesn't decide to run for President, or at least I hope he doesn't win.


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