Saturday, July 14, 2007

Congress just passed absolute totalitarianism !!

DownsizeDC/org reports:

Just before adjourning for re-election campaigns, Congress passed S. 3930.  On the pretext of fighting "terrorism," it permits the federal government to . . .
  • "Disappear" anyone (including American citizens)
  • Detain them indefinitely without recourse to legal defense
  • Torture them
  • Try them without due process
  • Punish them, also without due process
Section 950j part (b) even removes the right of detainees to challenge the legality of their detention; you cannot exercise your Constitutional rights.  Please be clear about what this all means: you could be disappeared at anytime, detained forever and tortured with no one ever knowing what became of you.

You were told this law would apply only to non-citizens. You were told a deal was being struck to make the bill less oppressive. Congress lied on both counts. The deal they struck actually made the law worse.

The final version of this law actually repeals the entire Bill of Rights for everyone; citizens and non-citizens alike.  The true effect of this law is so bad that it seems unbelievable. Some, therefore, may respond with apathy. Politicians count on this. But can your children count on you to leave them the same rights you've enjoyed?

Relevant facts, true stories, and replies to objections to our campaign can be found on our Background page).

Sign the petition to REPEAL this exercise in abject tyranny--with ONE CLICK!--at: http://action.downsizedc.org/wyc.php?cid=58

--Russ
DownsizeDC/org reports:

Just before adjourning for re-election campaigns, Congress passed S. 3930. On the pretext of fighting "terrorism," it permits the federal government to . . .
"Disappear" anyone (including American citizens)
Detain them indefinitely without recourse to legal defense
Torture them
Try them without due process
Punish them, also without due process
Section 950j part (b) even removes the right of detainees to
challenge the legality of their detention; you cannot exercise your Constitutional rights. Please be clear about what this all means: you could be disappeared at anytime, detained forever and tortured with no one ever knowing what became of you.

You were told this law would apply only to non-citizens. You were told a deal was being struck to make the bill less oppressive.
Congress lied on both counts. The deal they struck actually made the law worse.

The final version of this law actually repeals the entire Bill of Rights for everyone; citizens and non-citizens alike. The true
effect of this law is so bad that it seems unbelievable. Some,
therefore, may respond with apathy. Politicians count on this. But can your children count on you to leave them the same rights you've enjoyed?

Relevant facts, true stories, and replies to objections to our
campaign can be found on our Background page).

Sign the petition to REPEAL this exercise in abject tyranny--with ONE CLICK!--at: http://action.downsizedc.org/wyc.php?cid=58

--Russ

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