Monday, December 12, 2011

Jon Stewart:: Twice as Nice

On indefinite detention...
without trial...
of American citizens...
captured and charged in the US.

I give you--Mr. Stewart: “When the war on terror ends, and terror surrenders, and is no longer available as a human emotion, you’ll be free to go.”


Let's hear it, bedwetters: Your guy Obama can't be better than GW Bush if he is NO DIFFERENT from GW Bush. This is truly an epic fail. Obama has zero principles, and zero policy interests. This is popular, and so he is for it. Screw the Constitution.

For the record, this legislation clearly violates the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments. Combine that with the "enhanced interrogation" techniques likely to be used on prisoners while they are being detained, indefinitely, without trial, without hearing the evidence against them, without even a full hearing before a civil court, and you have a violation of the 8th Amendment also.

Oh, and there's this, from Article III, Section 3 of the main Constitution, without any stinkin' amendments to worry about:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Testimony. Two witnesses. Not indefinite detention without charges. Jeez.


Anonymous said...

I not sure you are right about the enhanced interrogation techniques - Obama has off-shored those jobs to places like Egypt. Rendition is an accepted policy within the admin.

Richard Stands said...

Few know about this, and few of those who know seem to understand the threat. This is how nations slip into totalitarianism.

And pointing that out tends to mark one as extremist until the actual cases start to surface.

The time to stop this kind of horrific legislation is when it's introduced (NOW), not after someone you know is "disappeared" from suspicion.

America should not become East Germany.

BTW, If you've never seen the film "The Lives of Others", I highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Larry Arnold had this figured out in 1990.