Thursday, December 08, 2011

That saintly bipartisanship in action (or: it's not just the 1st Amendment they're trying to invalidate)

It's not just the 1st Amendment they want to get rid of. Federal senators have put rancor aside and are working tireless lyto destroy the American way of life before al-Qaeda gets the chance to. They inserted language into a defense budget bill (a way of essentially blackmailing legislators into a yes vote) which would allow American citizens arrested on American soil to be detained indefinitely in military custody. In other words, it would essentially invalidate the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.

As one commentator put it: People in Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria have engaged in revolutions to replace these undemocratic and unjust practices.

There's one other country that engaged in a revolution to get rid of arbitrary arrest and detention without trial or charge: the United States of America.

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