Nuadha's Tale

Ignorance can be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it. -Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Scary World
The news these days is getting scarier and scarier. Ashcroft seems to be getting away at completely ignoring a little document called the Bill of Rights. "The dirty bomber" has been detained without any allegations against him. Ashcroft is trying to hold him as an "enemy combatant" so he can legally hold him without evidence or a trial until the end of the war, a war against a secretive enemy that the government is constantly warning us can stike at any time. Of course, they can keep this "war on terrorism" going as long as it is politically convenient for them and as long as they can keep using it to blindside us from the illegal actions they are taking.

Now, some people are saying "why should we care about this dirty terrorist? He's shouldn't have the rights of a US Citizen." Of course we should care about this alleged terrorist! If the man has not been tried or convicted, he still is entitled to his rights and if Ashcroft is allowed to take this man's rights away than he can do this to anyone who he feels like declaring an "enemy combatant." Peace protesters getting in the way? Well if they question the actions of the United Stated then they are possible terrorists! Arrest them! A trial? They'll get one as soon as the war is over, as soon as the Ministry of Homeland Security (minihome as it will be known in the newspeak dictionary) has rounded up all of them terrorists. Trust big brother Ashcroft and enjoy your soylent green....or else.

Bill of Rights
It's the law:

  • "No person deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law" -Article V
  • "The accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial" - Article VI
  • "The accused shall...have Assistance of Counsel for his defence" - Article VI
  • "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." - Article VIII

Another example of these laws being broken.

The pigs are trying to sneak in at night and change the constitution. They've been proving for years that some animals are more equal than others. Now, they are at it again. The constitution has never said "unless the accused is accused of being a terrorist." Don't believe them when they tell you it did.


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