I am a Terrorist.

2 10 2006

So . . . what about that detainee bill that passed you say?  Well – there’s an interesting article here about some of the things it says.  Perhaps the scariest part of the bill is the bit that says it cannot be challenged by the courts.

“No court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider any claim or cause of action whatsoever, including any action pending on or filed after the date of the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, relating to the prosecution, trial, or judgment of a military commission under this chapter, including challenges to the lawfulness of procedures of military commissions under this chapter.”

In addition, under the bill, “No person may invoke the Geneva Conventions or any protocols thereto in any habeas corpus or other civil action or proceeding to which the United States, or a current or former officer, employee, member of the Armed Forces, or other agent of the United States is a party as a source of rights in any court of the United States or its States or territories.”

The fact that the American people (via our representatives in congress) allowed this bill to pass is shamefull.  Civil liberties are part of what make this country what it is (was) – and now our own government is destroying them. 

By denying ‘enemy combatants’ any rights (even the right to know what they’re being charged with) we are guaranteeing that in the eyes of the world we have no more moral authority.  I can only hope that when a citizen of the United States, either military or civilian, is taken prisoner in any current or future war, that the captors will have the enough moral fortitude to treat us with more respect than we would treat them.

I am a citizen of the United States.  I am opposed to the war and respect neither the President nor his administration and claim no allegience to either.

According to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, this makes me a terrorist.

If that angers you, why not do something about it.

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