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Friday, September 09, 2005

Court repeals Bill of Rights

"The exceedingly important question before us is whether the President of the United States possesses the authority to detain militarily a citizen of this country who is closely associated with al Qaeda, an entity with which the United States is at war," Judge Michael Luttig wrote. "We conclude that the President does possess such authority."
-- CNN

CNN helpfully refers to Jose Padilla, locked up for over three years without charges or rights, as the "dirty bomber." Because Ashcroft and Bush said he was, until they found no evidence of that and said instead that he was going to blow up apartment buildings--which they have no proof of either. And while of course they'll never let us know, I'd be willing to bet that Padilla is no more closely associated with al Qaeda than is, say, George Herbert Walker Bush, who was for years a business partner of Osama's father in the Carlyle Group.

If they can lock Padilla up indefinitely, they can lock you up too. I believe it's called "totalitarianism."

Bush, Ashcroft, Gonzales, and I assume Judge Luttig as well, took oaths to uphold the Constitution. Instead, it is their clear intent to destroy it. THEY are the true enemy combatants.