Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Think Progress:

Q: Is it ever reasonable to restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism?

MS. PERINO: In our opinion, no.

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, Scolding Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf

Are you fucking kidding me? This administration has sought to restrict: the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizures, as well as the "probable cause" standard contained therein; they've tossed aside the Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause like used Kleenex; they've thrown down and danced upon the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a "speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury," to say nothing of the right "to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense."

Do these people even listen anymore to the bullshit that's coming out of their mouths?

3 comments:

Jim Winter said...

Remember those calendars they put out late in Clinton's first term? "There are X days and Y months until Clinton leaves office." (I had one, actually. Somehow, I didn't mind being wrong on that one.)

We need one of those for Bush, esp. since the only way he can now stay in office is a coup.

Which, ironically, would trigger a coup (probably with Constitutional underpinnings, as they would consider him among "all enemies, foreign or domestic" just for thinking about that idea.) against him merely by suggesting it.

nathan said...

And howza 'bout them "free speech zones?"

Of course it's been a while since we've even had a First Amendment anyway . . .

Tammy said...

Jim:

http://www.backwardsbush.com/images/BackwardsBush_Flash.swf

Computer countdown :)

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http://www.planetdan.net/pics/misc/georgie.htm