Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Dark Day

Today's NY Times editorial was blistering and on the money:

"Here’s what happens when this irresponsible Congress railroads a profoundly important bill to serve the mindless politics of a midterm election: The Bush administration uses Republicans’ fear of losing their majority to push through ghastly ideas about antiterrorism that will make American troops less safe and do lasting damage to our 217-year-old nation of laws — while actually doing nothing to protect the nation from terrorists. Democrats betray their principles to avoid last-minute attack ads. Our democracy is the big loser."

If you are at a loss as to what exactly this bill, which just passed the Senate (65-34! WHAT THE HELL???) is going to do to this country, read the rest of the editorial.

I'm very, very sad today. In the name of protecting their own asses, both Republicans and Democrats have failed us. The end result of the passage of this bill is not a safer United States. If we're lucky, it's another Supreme Court opinion nullifying the anti-constitutional provisions of the act. But that will take another year, or two- in the meantime, our stance in the world, the safety of our own troops, and the very essence of what this country stands for will be eroded.


At 10:00 PM, Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

So much for land of the free.


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