Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This Does Not Bode Well

During the Roman Republic there was the office of dictator, who -- in a time of great crisis -- was granted all political and military powers for a period of 6 months. One example is Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, who  saved Rome and resigned his powers as he ought, or so we are told. George Washington is often depicted as Cincinnatus because he voluntarily gave up the presidency. Right this moment, the maniacs in the Republican party want to create
new language [for the AUMF that] eschews references to September 11, and instead centers the authorization on "armed conflict with al-Qaeda, the Taliban and associated forces," though "associated forces" is not defined. It replaces the authority to target "organizations" and "persons" domestically with the power to target "all entities that continue to pose a threat to the United States and its citizens, both domestically and abroad."
Call me a pessimist if you will, but I cannot think of a moment in the history of the world since there was a USofA in which there was not someone who posed some kind of a threat to the USofA.

Why do Republicans hate democracy, freedom, and people? I ask you.

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