Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bill of Wrongs

What Part of the "Bill of Rights" Isn't Clear?

Protest while you still can:

On October 13, the New York Times reported that internal military documents, obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, showed that military officials had labeled antiwar activities within the United States as “potential terrorist activity.”

The activities cited included a “Stop the War Now” rally in Akron, Ohio in March 2005. An internal military report in May 2005 on antiwar actions at the University of California, Santa Cruz, flatly asserted that “the Students for Peace and Justice represent a potential threat to D.O.D. (Department of Defense) personnel.” Material suggesting that antiwar activities posed the threat of criminal terrorism “were widely shared among analysts from the military, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security,” the Times reported.

The implication of such reports is clear: plans are well under way, in the Bush administration and the military and intelligence agencies, to criminalize political dissent and treat those who oppose the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those who defend democratic rights, as potential terrorists, who can be branded as “unlawful enemy combatants,” arrested, and locked away in a new American gulag. (More...)

So now we make Israel look soft on the willingness to torture scale?

Those who think that the "War Crimes Protection Act"also known as the "Torture Act" and the "Military Commissions Act"is not a clear cut case of "CYA" (i.e., "Cover Your Ass"), are really trippin.

The way I see it, nullifying the Bill of Rights is pretty black and white.

Someday we will be asked:
"Why did America let the Bill of Rights
give way to the Bill of Wrongs?"
How will we answer?

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