Friday, May 21, 2010

Oh Those Left Wing Extremists!

You know what Dennis Kucinish is up to now? He's sponsoring a bill to make it illegal for the President of the United States* to execute American citizens without trial. (link via)

God, the radicalism! He must be a commie. Or a Muslim. Or Jacobin. Or something. I mean, next thing he'll be trying to outlaw indefinite detention without charge or trial at the whim of the executive. Or even torture!

I mean, how un-American can you get? After all, what did Washington, Franklin, Jefferson and Adams stand for if not "assassination, infinite detention and torture"?

What? Someone in the back said something ... "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?" No, I'm pretty sure that was the Communist Manifesto. Or the Koran. Or at least someone French.

Americans don't believe shit like that.

* For those of you keeping score at home, that'd be Barack Obama, folks. Yes, the "liberal" "democrat". Claiming the powers of assassination of American citizens**. Building on Bush's nice base of indefinite detention and torture for the same. Gotta go for the trifecta, dontcha know.

** I'm tempted to point out that the communist manifesto koran french document saying frenchie things whoever-it-was that wrote "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" didn't actually restrict those rights to American citizens. They actually thought they belonged to, y'know, everybody. (Well, ok, all men; the word "women" wasn't added until Stanton's 1848 edit.) I might even imply that the people who pledged their "lives, fortunes and sacred honors" to defend those rights would have gone so far as to claim that the U. S. government shouldn't torture, detain without trial or assassinate anyone.

But nah. That'd be just crazy, right?

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