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Bill Proposes Locking Up Americans Without Criminal Charges

John McCain is proposing that the federal government be given the power to imprison its own citizens without criminal charges and without any trial. [...]

406 Days Post-Inauguration, Barack Obama Still Hasn’t Appointed His Civil Liberties Board

It’s 406 days after Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States. Under federal law, President Obama is required to appoint a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board tasked with maintaining standards for training surveillance officers in civil liberties protections, with conducting inquiries into violations of Americans’ rights by the U.S. government, [...]

God Given Rights Lead To Arbitrary Theocracy

I propose that, instead of following Dan Lungren’s model of arbitrary theocracy by cosmic law, we comply with the laws of our land as written by human beings through the human mechanisms of a government accountable to human beings. [...]

Senators Attempt To Defund Justice Ex Post Facto

Perhaps you support the Defunding Justice Amendment, because your first inclination is not to care much, because you presume that the people accused of taking part in the criminal attacks of September 11, 2001 are guilty, even though not one suspect in the case has been convicted in a legitimate non-ex post facto court of law. [...]

Senators Try To Require Violation of the Constitution

An ex post facto law proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham would require the President, not merely allow, to prosecute certain defendants in military tribunals that violate the Constitution in multiple ways. [...]

Why No Beer Before 8 AM?

What kind of bad thing is going to happen when people buy beer before 8:00 AM that won’t happen if they buy beer after 8:00 AM? [...]

GOP Senators Warn Interrogators Cannot Be Accountable To The Law

The Republican senators who wrote to Eric Holder suggest that CIA interrogators ought to be able to engage in torture and other forms of brutality, breaking the law, without worrying about being held accountable. They propose that the CIA be allowed to operate as a criminal organization that no one has the power to restrain. [...]

XE Blackwater Mercenary Assassins Still Run Amok Under Democrats

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. [...]

Lindsey Graham Says We Don't Need Trials To Know the Guilty

The United States of America is supposed to be a nation where no one ever is locked away until death merely because of an accusation of criminal conduct by a politician seeking to please crowds of citizens. Could someone remind Senator Lindsey Graham about that? [...]

On Police Cameras and Satellites Spying On Us

The spy satellite operations of the National Applications Office place each and every one of us in a panopticon, a virtual prison in which we are treated as criminally suspect, and under constant threat of surveillance, though we’ll never really know whether we’re being spied upon at all. Conditions like this are corrosive to a free society, and so, although it’s created with the of excuse of a need for security, the National Application Office’s panopticon nation is itself the source of a systematic American insecurity. [...]

All Guantanamo Prisoners Can Be Prosecuted Now Or Set Free

Fearful politicians knock their knees together and insist that prisoners in Guantanamo not be allowed to go on trial here in the United States. They are frightened that American courts could possibly not convict all of the Guantanamo prisoners. [...]