The newest twist in the “excuse-Our-Rulers-for-any-and-all-atrocities” comes in the claim that “many members of Congress seem to be unaware of what they were actually voting for” with respect to the NDAA and its provisions for kidnapping us because “the language in the bill appears to be deliberately vague and confusing.” And this from critics of the legislation!
Could we dispense with such prattle, please? First of all, thanks to Senator Lindsey Graham and his infamous, “Shut up, you don’t get a lawyer!”, absolutely none of the Senators who support this final descent into totalitarianism have any excuse — including those who are trying to backtrack and save their sorry rear ends now that the sleeping American giant has awakened to this evil.
Second were the warnings from Senator Rand Paul and, in the House, that weird but occasionally heroic socialist, Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), and Alcee Hastings (D-FL). Their clear and precise denunciations leave no one who championed this destruction of the fundamental right of habeas corpus any wiggle room whatever.
But let’s overlook all that for a moment and pretend these sociopaths were indeed “unaware of what they were actually voting for.” Yo, apologists: Isn’t that the height of irresponsibility and incompetence? Wouldn’t you agree that understanding the measure under consideration is one of the job’s most basic duties? Now, obviously, your average tyrant is many cards short of a full deck, and likely illiterate too. But for pity’s sake, let’s boot them out of their posh offices and abolish DC’s whole federal, fetid swamp instead of overlooking such gross malfeasance.8:21 am on March 12, 2012