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GOP Warns Dems, Giving Back Constitutional Rights Could Backfire

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The Republicans are trying to warn the Democrats that their agenda, which includes setting a timetable for getting out of the debacle in Iraq and suspending or eliminating some of the “security” measures imposed after 9/11 which in reality take away some of American’s constitutional rights could backfire with the voters. In fact, Rep Tom Cole, R-Okla, warned Democrats not to tamper with the national security laws that Bush secured after the 2001 terrorist attacks. "Americans don't want to reopen the programs that have protected them since 9/11," he said.

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.

The Republicans are talking about how the Democrats don’t want to make the tax cuts permanent. If they tell us just how the hell we are going to keep some kind of reality in the budget when we are spending our nations wealth on military hardware like Humvees and tanks and Strykers, and replacements for all the military gear we are losing in Iraq and Afghanistan, while we are giving soldiers $40,000.00 re-enlistment bonuses for three year enlistments and paying for the care of tens of thousands wounded soldiers, which so far is all we have gotten from this war, well let them tell us all how they plan to do it. The Democrats will listen. Printing more money isn’t going to work forever. Sooner or later the rest of the world is going to catch on and the jig will be up .China will get sick of lending us money pretty soon too.

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?

So I guess the Democrats should beware. Next thing you know they will be repealing The Military Commissions Act of 2006. Then we won’t be able to water board anyone or attach wires connected to batteries to prisoners genitals. The worst part is some of the CIA people and The NSA people could retroactively be charged for torturing people. In fact, The President could be charged for authorizing it. I know, he’ll probably lose the letter of authorization, they can’t seem to find anything in the White House.

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.
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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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