Thursday, September 28, 2006
the republicans have lost their minds.
the "detainee" bill, aka, the torture bill is likely to pass in the senate today. this is a fucking nightmare. i watched cspan all day yesterday, i watched smart, impassioned democrats stand up and fight to defeat this ignorant, unconstitutional piece of legislation that has the potential of effecting American citizens and sheeple disguised as republicans bah, bah, bah it right on through both houses. you see, the wording of this bill leaves out certain little nuances in various places that hands the fate of all "enemies" , and they decide who they are, out of the hands of the judicial and into the hands of the executive. and throws out habeas corpus, a quaint little concept that has been around since the magna carta and on which ALL WESTERN LAW IS BASED. and that, my friends, is a recipe for fascism. but don't take my word for it, another opinion here, here and here. more details on the death of democracy as we know it here.