Will they have the courage to stand against their party’s own leader, and defend the Bill of Rights, in which the Fifth Amendment promises that no one can be executed without due process of law and the indictment of a grand jury – or will they help Barack Obama expand George W. Bush’s attack on the Constitution? [...]
When George W. Bush began assassinations of non-Americans without trial, Democrats expressed strong objections. When Barack Obama began assassinations of Americans, without any trial, Democrats got confused about what to do. A few have expressed opposition, but many, leaders and rank-and-file alike, have decided that they’ll support Obama’s policy of extrajudicial killings, even though it’s [...]
The Facebook group praying of Obama’s death has 1,087,667 members. That means about one out of every 350 Americans is part of this group, standing with alleged right wing Christian terrorist Sam Crump. [...]
In this country, the judicial branch of government has a vital role to play in reviewing the actions of the other two. With the Congress retreating from its investigative and oversight role, courts are often the only means left of checking the urges of an encroaching executive. Increasingly, courts are absent too.
Earlier this month, [...]
Back during the oh-so repressive era of George W. Bush, Ben Metcalf was driven to write in Harper’s to ask whether, for having the audacity to declare “I would like to hunt down George W. Bush, the president of the United States, and kill him with my bare hands” he could be imprisoned.
Now, during [...]
The CIA and Blackwater were preparing to use foreign mercenaries in a criminal assassination conspiracy. When there are crimes this serious in high offices of the federal government, and perhaps in the White House itself, the American people deserve to know the whole truth, and the perpetrators deserve to be brought to justice. [...]
20 million dollars to pay a bunch of assassins who sit around and never even try to kill anybody? This is what they call Homeland Security? [...]
Why, more than half a year into the Democrat-run government, have we not yet seen one single serious public investigation into any of the Bush Administration crimes? For the sake of political advantage? So the Democrats would have the chance to enact their political agenda? The Democrats have managed to make an almost complete mess of that agenda anyway. The original crimes of the Bush Administration are now being compounded by the cowardice of Democrats too timid to merely demand that the Constitution of the United States, and the laws established under its authority, be honored and upheld. [...]
After you watch Sean Penn in the big-screen motion picture Milk, go rent the 1985 documentary The Times of Harvey Milk and see the real man, his contemporaries and his time for yourself. I was a small kid when Harvey Milk, the first openly-gay elected official in San Francisco, was assassinated by the outraged fundamentalist [...]
Schlesselman just believes that he’s the master race? Somehow, I don’t see that as a sign that he really wants to make nice. [...]