Wednesday, November 30, 2011

McCain-Levin: Far, Far, Worse than McCain-Feingold

We've mentioned this before.  McCain now teams with Levin (D-MI) to repeal the Posse Comitatus act.

Some "conservatives" think this is just great, because--after all--AlQuaeda is a horrific, continuing threat, and they have lotsa boots-on-the-ground in the US.  Why, yes!  We read reports of their arrests and detentions every day, don't we??  (Note the sarcasm...)

Anyhow.  The Administration wanted to veto the act, and demanded a change, to wit:

The administration’s veto threat has nothing to do with protecting civil liberties: indeed, quite the opposite. As Sen. Levin noted in his remarks, a bit of politicking went on at the secret Senate hearing:

The initial bill reported by the committee included language expressly precluding ‘the detention of citizens or lawful resident aliens of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.’ The Administration asked that this language be removed from the bill.

Plainly spoken, the bill--with the modification demanded by Obozo--will allow the Administration and its successors to order the US Military to arrest and detain ANYONE that the Administration deems to be 'an enemy combatant'.

Anyone.  The.  Administration.  Says.  Is. A. "Combatant."

No proof is needed outside of the Administration's declaration.

This is the final step in a process that will enable the President to establish a de facto military dictatorship: it’s the “unitary presidency” meets the global economic crisis. “America is part of the battlefield,” says Sen. Ayotte, quite accurately – and Americans are the target. Resistance is “terrorism”: dissent is a crime, and you’d better shut up and take it if you know what’s good for you. That’s the message they’re sending...

And the self-declared "conservative" radiomouths fall into line.


Jim said...

Anyone. The. Administration. Says. Is. A. "Combatant."

No proof is needed outside of the Administration's declaration.

I'm trying to remember. Did you complain when the same was policy during the Bush administration?

Dad29 said...


Patriot Act requires paper-trail-proof if one is apprehended on US soil.

Obozo's bunch would delete that.

Anonymous said...

Not to throw any water on this but please keep in mind, a military dictatorship requires the consent of the military. Obama is not the most loved person among us. We are American citizens. Honorable, righteous, respectful patriots who will not start detaining people because some wazoo says to.

Remember we are you. Your sons, fathers, nephews, and uncles. The first rule of attack dog handling is to remember that when you set the dog loose...he will attak the biggest threat.

Saint Revolution said...

The Jews outnumbered the Nazis over 3:1. A sheer and immediate uprising of numbers would have squashed Shitler and the Nazis before they ever started their reign of terror.

The problem was simple. The Jews were frightened...and owned NO solidarity of leadership.

Make no mistake.

That is NOT the case here and now.

Make ABSOLUTELY no mistake.

Posse Comitatis or no Posse Comitatis.


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