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Old September 29th, 2006, 09:49 PM  
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Join Date: September 10, 2006
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Default The bill that just passed

Have you guys seen that new bill that passed. I am not 100% sure what it is all about but I think it is mosltly this. Various tourture techniqes are legalized. Enemy combatants no longer have the right to a fair trial and can be held infinatly in prisons. If you are suspected of being a terrorist or partaking in terrorist activitys such as funding them you can be taken and held without a trail.

I think it also for pardoning bush of war crimes. (abu garib etc)

I am accualy not sure what to think. This kinda has me worried we might be on our way to a facism. These are major violations of human and civil rights and violations of the constitution.
They just use vague wording and call it "tools to fight terrorism" Now I am sure that I would be called weak or whatever but I believe in the principles of our country, and am very against giving up our libertys for the "need" or "security" thats the same thing hitler did.

Or maybe I am blowing this way out of proportion.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself John Stuart Mill

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