What??? We don’t?? Maybe this is why the Republicans took that Thumpin’ that the President talked about after the mid-term elections. I know that the people I talk to on the street don’t especially like losing their rights like police not having to obtain warrants for searches of peoples homes if they “suspect” them of terrorism. People don’t like their phones being tapped either. People don’t even like the Federal government snooping around their computers, imagine that! Let’s just keep the Republicans thinking that we really like the fact that they have been trying to dismantle the constitution line by line since they got into office. We’ll try and make sure they don’t become the majority during the 2008 elections either.
So they think that closing down that rathole in Guantanamo that the rest of the world thinks is barbaric is a bad idea? Well how about Bush and Cheney spending time in front of the World Court at the Hague for War Crimes? We have old Lindsay O. Graham, my favorite Nazi Senator from my home state (R-S.C.) that has already raised the specter of justice grinding to a halt as terrorists use their access to federal courts under the right of Habeas Corpus to blitz the judicial system with lawsuits. Can you imagine that? The United States recognizing the right of Habeas Corpus? I thought for sure the Republicans had scrapped that old thing. Come to think of it, they could start teaching kids in school all about the Magna Charta again.
For Republicans, such legislative gambits could prove to be a political gift. When reports first surfaced of plans to close Guantanamo Bay and send terrorism suspects to military prisons in the United States, Republicans accused Democrats of planning to import terrorists to U.S. soil. Even after Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates suggested he could support the idea, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) pressed the attack Friday.
"The idea that we would import dangerous terrorists, like Khalid Sheik Mohammed (the man who admitted to every crime that's ever been committed), into American communities is dangerous," Hunter said at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, of which he is the ranking GOP member. What community are they going to send him to? Won't they put him in jail?
Well, if you ask the Republicans, The Democrats better be on guard. If they go to far this might start to look like America again. They couldn’t stand that.