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the new obama campaign poster is out and I for one salute the the genius that is this administrations brave new world

09 Mar

from patterico Eric Holder in 2004: No Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens; Eric Holder in 2012: Kill Them Instead

At Verum Serum, Morgen quotes Eric Holder from a 2004 speech. See if you can Spot the Irony:

And yet a disturbing pattern has emerged. Lawyers for this administration have attempted to sanction the wholesale roundup and extended detention of Middle Eastern men on routine immigration violations, and the indefinite detention of American citizens with minimal judicial supervision, and without access to legal counsel.

We must be aggressive in the conduct of the war, and in the interrogation of prisoners taken in that war. But this Administration’s view, that the President’s authority as Commander-in-Chief can almost always overcome what it views as burdensome laws, restrictive International treaties, and tired old customs is extremely dangerous.

Now let me be clear. This is not to equate American al-Qaeda sympathizers with law abiding Japanese-American citizens. But citizenship must mean something. The guarantees that come with it must be respected.

Well, of course, citizenship means something, Mr. Holder. Under your leadership, and that of Barack Obama, it means that we won’t tolerate the indefinite detention of our citizens with minimal judicial supervision.

We’ll just kill them.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — the First Amendment

h/t Will:

Obama signs anti-protest Trespass Bill, essentially criminalizing protest in the United States.

Obama signs anti-protest Trespass Bill, essentially criminalizing protest in the United States.(RT).
Only days after clearing Congress, US President Barack Obama signed his name to H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal offense to cause a disturbance at certain political events — essentially criminalizing protest in the States.

remember folks eventually you have to break a few eggs to get real change….

 

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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “the new obama campaign poster is out and I for one salute the the genius that is this administrations brave new world

  1. Tamquam

    March 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

    While studying Canon Law my professor noted that there were four approaches to law. The American approach: anything that is not forbidden is permitted. The German system: anything that is not permitted is forbidden. The Soviet system: everything is forbidden including what is permitted. The Italian system: everything is permitted including what is forbidden.

     
    • rumcrook™

      March 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      sounds like your proffessor knew how to reach clarity and cut through the bullshit.

       

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