United States of Autocracy

16 05 2010

McLame and Leiberlol have decided that we are in need of a dictator for our leader.

So, I have a question for McLame and Lieberlol. Why are they so very intent on pissing on the Constitution?

Remember this old piece of paper?

No, forget I said that. They aren’t pissing on it. They are pouring gasoline on it and holding a match over it. They are taking a blowtorch to it. They are wrapping themselves in an American flag with a half-formed swastika on it.

Words literally cannot express the full extent of their contempt for the principles the United States is supposed to stand for. I’ll quote for yourself, and you can work out just how much they hate our freedoms:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence

That is the text, in full, of the 6th amendment to the United States Constitution. Now, McLame and Lieberlol’s attempt to repeal the Constitution:

Requires an individual who is suspected of engaging in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners through an act of terrorism and who may be an unprivileged enemy belligerent to be placed in military custody for purposes of initial interrogation and determination of status. Allows the detention and interrogation of such individuals for a reasonable time after capture or coming into custody. Defines “unprivileged enemy belligerent” as an individual who:
(1) has engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners;
(2) has purposely and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners; or
(3) was a part of al Qaeda at the time of capture. Authorizes the President to establish an interagency team composed of executive branch personnel with expertise in national security, terrorism, intelligence, interrogation, or law enforcement to interrogate an individual placed in military custody and to determine if such individual is an unprivileged enemy belligerent. Designates such team as a high-value detainee interrogation group. Designates certain individuals in military custody as high value detainees based upon the potential threat such individuals pose for an attack on the United States, its citizens, or military personnel, the potential intelligence value of such individuals, or membership in al Qaeda or an affiliated terrorist group. Directs the high-value detainee interrogation group to conduct interrogations of such individuals and make preliminary determinations whether such individuals are unprivileged enemy belligerents. Deems as the paramount purpose of such interrogations the protection of U.S. civilians and facilities through thorough and professional interrogation for intelligence purposes. Prohibits the use of Department of Justice (DOJ) appropriated funds to prosecute an unprivileged enemy belligerent in an Article III court. Allows the detention of an unprivileged enemy belligerent without criminal charges or trial for the duration of hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners in which the individual has engaged or which the individual has purposely and materially supported.

(emphasis mine)

Mr. McCain, you are a terrorist, because you seek to insight terror. Because someone has asserted this, you now qualify as a terrorism suspect. I hope you will enjoy your 8 year stay in a military prison without access to a lawyer. And since you seem to have forgotten why torture is so terrible (I guess you’re old enough that your memory has started to go, seeing as you experienced it), we’ll torture you while we’re at it. Presumption of innocence is an important part of the United States. Why do you hate our freedoms?

Futhermore, please define “hostilities.” Does this mean that if Obama accuses someone of being part of a drug ring, he can hold them forever without a trial? We’ve had a “war on drugs” for several decades now. And our “war on terror” has shown no signs of ending any time in the next forever.

Oh, that’s right. You want us engaged in hostilities forever, because if we weren’t “at war,” voters might finally realize 1) that you’ve been using 1984 for something other than its intended purpose (it was a warning, not an instructional “how-to” book), and 2) that this is a very very bad thing to have happen in one’s country.

If the text of that bill sounded like something out of fascist Italy, that’s because it is. There is no way around it. This bill grants the President the powers of a dictator. If it passes, it’s just a matter of time before it’s used on political dissenters. What, you don’t think an American President would never abuse such powers? Then you are draw droppingly ignorant. Remember Nixon? Well, if you knew any history, you’d know that under him, 4 peaceful student protesters were killed by National Guard troops. You’d know that he wiretapped his political opponents. You would know that civil rights leaders in the 1960s were wiretapped, as were peace advocates throughout the Vietnam War.

If you knew any history, you’d remember that in 1968 Chicago police violently suppressed protests, demonstrating for all of America just what a police state looks like. And you’d remember that the vast majority of Americans, cowards that most Americans are, supported the Chicago police.

And so it is that Lieberlol and McLame are attempting to destroy the United States.

Well you know what, John McCain and Joe Lieberman? Fuck you. Fuck your cowardice and fear mongering. Fuck your police state. Fuck your military dictatorship. This is my country too, and I and anyone else who is a true patriot will fight tooth and nail to save it from you.