You may think you’re alone in thinking our leaders these days are nuts. You’re not. Their approval rating over this past year hovers around 10-15%. Everybody hates them.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, removing the clause where American citizens can be detained without trial. In particular, her amendment said,
“An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States, unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention.”
When this first came up, I was hopeful. Maybe there are a few decent men and women left in Congress after all? Nah, who was I kidding. The amendment was silently removed and the politicians are hoping we won’t notice. Well, a few of us who keep up with these things noticed and we’ve been screaming for years about the Patriot Act and the NDAA. However, I can testify first hand that nobody cares.
“I was saddened and disappointed that we could not take a step forward to ensure at the very least American citizens and legal residents could not be held in detention without charge or trial,” Feinstein said. “To me that was a no-brainer.”
Yes, of course it’s a no-brainer, to people who have brains. Gee, do people deserve a trial by their peers, where their charges are openly presented and all the evidence is weighed out before they’re convicted of a crime? That’s kind of important for democracy. *Imitates Sen. Lindsey Graham* “You want a lawwyyer? SHUT UP! Al Qaeda, Bin Laden, Iran has nuclear weapons! Terrahists, enemy combatunz, weaponz of mass destructionz, we’re all gunna die!”
I loathe that man’s existence. Fear-mongering imbecile. Should we close down Guantanamo Bay? “We’re at war! Al Qaeda’s bent on our destructionz! Are you crayzie? We can’t have civil liberteez in this day and age!” No, how about you shut up. They haven’t attacked us in over ten years.
The American people have spoken you say? Yeah, they’re speaking directly to you in each of your videos comments. I’ll post them for you.
“you know, the Pentagon’s declared this nation’s sovereign debt as the greatest national security threat. Maybe we should indefinitely detain all 535 members of congress until they pass a balanced budget. And when they say “I want to speak to my lawyer,” you tell them “SHUT UP, you don’t get a lawyer! You’re an enemy combatant and we want to talk to you about why you’re supporting Bin Laden’s main objective!”
“Lindsey Graham is broken toilet of a human being over flowing with shit. People like him are a far greater threat to the American people then the terrorists in the middle east. The war on terror is a farce that’s being used to take away our freedom.”
“Why do the American people elect crazy idiots like this, this guy comes across like his lost a few screws in the head. This guy is at war in his own brain, fucking idiot, idiots like this will eventually be voted out of office. People like this remind me of Maximilien Robespierre completely paranoid and deluded by the position of power he was granted. The French eventually got rid of him, VOTE THIS IDIOT OUT!”
“I’m ashamed this man was voted into office in my state. SOUTH CAROLINA – Let’s make sure we nominate someone with some intelligence and fortitude in this next election and get this puppet out of office”
“they hate us for our freedumz”
Yep. They hate uz for our freedumz so we dun gotta take em’ away before the terrahists get em’ furst!
You know what gets to me? The average man or woman has all sorts of opinions, but they’re always related to things that don’t matter. They know about every movie and every role their favorite actors have played. They know all sorts of complicated statistics related to their favorite sports teams and players. They play games like World of Warcraft and know about every spell, buff, and the stats of all this equipment. These political issues are way easier to understand than any of that. It’s not that people are too stupid to understand what’s going on. They just don’t care, and if we don’t put a little effort into learning about these things, people like Sen. Graham are going to flush our freedom down the toilet.