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Senators Try To Require Violation of the Constitution

There’s a whole lot to write about a bit of obscure legislation offered in the U.S. Senate last week, and I’ll be bringing you a series of articles on it in the hours and days to come. For right now, let me point you to an introductory article about the legislation at That’s My Congress.

Here’s a quick summary of the legislation, S.Amdt. 2669 to H.R. 2847.

– It’s an amendment to an appropriations bill for the Department of Commerce
– It has been sponsored so far by Republicans Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and right wing independent Joseph Lieberman
– It would require the President, not merely allow, to prosecute certain defendants in military tribunals that violate the Constitution in multiple ways
– It’s an ex post facto law that would apply retroactively to only one particular criminal conspiracy

This legislative amendment doesn’t have a name, which is rather convenient for its proponents. The provisions of the amendment are downright tyrannical, but it’s difficult for most Americans to maintain outrage at something named S.Amdt. 2669 to H.R. 2847.

Let’s give this rotten little piece of legislation a name that suits its nature, then. Let’s call it the Defunding Justice Amendment.

2 thoughts on “Senators Try To Require Violation of the Constitution”

  1. says:

    They have already gutted the ex-post facto from the constitution. Alburto Gonzales did it in 2007.

    This video speaks of the national Adam Walsh Act, which was made Ex Post Facto by the Attorney General.. thereby re-sentencing countless thousands of law abiding citizens to a lifetime of banishment.
    This ruined the lives of their familes, their children.. and today has banished them into homelesness and without hope of work.

    Nobody says anyhthing about this.

  2. Benoliwal says:

    Families of people registered as sex offender, and people registered as sex offender, most don’t want to make waves so they keep taking these swipes across the head. Silence and cowardice are not virtuous to those negatively affected by these laws. If we can’t get your support by your physical presence, then at least give us your support with what monies you can give. These laws are not going away and the brutality of them will not stop until you start helping. This isn’t asking too much for your lives and livelihoods, and well being is it?

    Contact: and give your support.

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