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Bush signs Tribunals Law. US Now a Third World Dictatorship.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:26 am
by stix
Bush signs Military Commissions Act of 2006. It was essentially rubber stamped in the Senate and the House by Republicans and a very few Democrats.

What a dark day for the US.

The American Civil Liberties Union called the new law "one of the worst civil liberties measures ever enacted in American history".

"The president can now - with the approval of Congress - indefinitely hold people without charge, take away protections against horrific abuse, put people on trial based on hearsay evidence, authorise trials that can sentence people to death based on testimony literally beaten out of witnesses and slam shut the courthouse door for habeas petitions," ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said in a statement.,20867,20601587-1702,00.html


PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:49 am
by Ian
I think people are forgetting that we fought against stuff like this in WWII. Between the wiretapping and stuff like this, its starting to sound more and more like communist Russia. What next.. the KGB? Oh wait.. we have that. It's call the FBI.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:39 am
by Spazmogen

lets not forget the individual states also have state their own agencies.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:32 pm
by burninfool
I like I feel all safe and cozy. :^o

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:43 pm
by Ian
burninfool wrote:I like I feel all safe and cozy. :^o

Sadly, a lot of people are willing to trade in their freedoms just so they can feel safe.