.....is a hastening towards a complete fascist state. There is no safety in usurping our constitutional liberties. Regardless of our previous
political debates, you Bush supporters need to extract your collective heads from your arses and see what has been done.
No, it won't do ANYTHING in the short term to protect against terrorism - it'll take ages to set up.
No, we won't be safer from terrorist if the companies making millions off of OUR TAXES in gov. contracts for their screening products, technologies
and services are NOT held accountable for faulty merchandise.
No, we won't be at danger for not having a vaccine because of a NEGLIGENT company, Eli Lily, has to pay for CRIPPLING OUR CHILDREN. If it's a worst
case scenario, the gov. has powers to manufacturer a vaccine, overriding a patent's restriction or just to commandere inventory of the vaccine.
No, we won't be safer by having our rights to be charged with a crime & held up to 30 days, if arrested, taken away.
No, not being able to have legal counsel, won't make us safer.
This new Department of Homeland Security has the power to wiretap any American it wants, without a court order, without cause and without
justification to any higher authority. Homeland Security goon squads will have the power to enter any American home, without a search warrant, without
probable cause, simply because someone somewhere says ìhey, this guy might be a threat.î No checks and balances, no due process. Nothing.
Do you people even have any idea of the legal cost to fight an unwarranted arrest? Your job can fire you. Your creditors don't care if your
incarceration was without merit. No one will pay your court costs and the gov. does not have to pay damages.
This, and that other piece of lovely can-you-name-it-any-MORE-fascist piece of legislation, the ìUSA Patriot Act,î allows Attorney General John
Ashcroft to sign away the normal rights and protections that Americans used to enjoy ñ little things like probable cause, due process and the now
forgotten belief that any accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Look closer at the powers granted under these acts and you will find things that would make Hitler proud.
Now Bush said these words, nearly verbatim, in a speech announcing these measures........look who said them first.
"An evil exists that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our
- Adoph Hitler, writing about creation of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany.