Thursday, December 1, 2011
Welcome to Gulag Amerika
So you didn't think it could happen here, did you?
So you let the specter of Gulag Guantanamo Bay slide from your cognizence, thinking it was only for foreign radicals picked up with bomb-making aparatus in their hands?
You probably never figured on Senate Republicans turning their backs on the constitution and the people they are sworn to serve. Well, we've had the unconstitutional Patriot Act with us for a decade, and both parties routinely vote to renew it. But now this goes beyond that...
Senate Republicans inserted a provision in the Defense authorization bill that would require military custody and trial for any American citizen accused of "terrorism", whatever that happens to mean.
As for that little matter of the constitution and bill of rights, it doesn't appear to be much of an obstacle. Apparently most lawmakers are unaware of the protections ostensibly enjoyed by citizens in this country.
Here is a sample of the moronic level of thinking behind this bill:
“If [President Obama] were to veto this bill, it would be saying that giving rights to terrorists is more important than passing the defense authorization, which has many other important provisions,” - Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.)
So only "terrorists" need be concerned, and making sure they don't have any "rights" helps make this country safer? Point of correction, Sen. Ayotte: Those "rights" you speak of aren't something to be dispensed at the whim of congress or the president. And the slippery definition of "terrorist" may someday be extended to anyone who stores extra food, or (gulp) writes blogs like this. And won't we all feel safer with these miscreants and rabble-rousers locked away indefinitely in some military base?
The thing that you gotta ask is, why now? Why is this illegal monstrosity being proposed at this time? Has the threat level suddenly gone up? Or, more ominously, is there another "false flag" terror operation in the works to take everyone's mind off the economy?
Perhaps a bill should be introduced that mandates hard prison time for any lawmaker who votes for illegal and unconstitutional measures.