Are We A Police State Yet?

Recently, the Bush Administration got the court decision that they have been looking for that allows them to indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil without any criminal charges, holding that such authority is vital during wartime to protect the nation from terrorist attacks.

Now, we have the Bush dominated congress passing legislation that allows U.S. citizens to be tortured while being held indefinitely.

Provisions of the Patriot Act have already been used to go after drug cartel members – not what the law was intend for, but these things have a way of being applied to situations other than their creators intended….

Like linking the war on terrorism and conventional organized crime.      

Now that  we’ve all meekly acquiesced to the suspension of one of our basic rights of habeas corpus – one of the things that has made us different from other countries – we find that any low level petty thief, fixer, pimp, drug dealer, money launder, or other member of traditional organized crime can be considered to be a threat to our national security and simply disappear into our new oppressive police state, never have a trial, and never be seen again.

It may come as a surprise to many, but sometimes, the intelligence is wrong, and sometimes people are falsely accused and sometimes people are setup. Sometimes the police are just plain incompetent.

We don’t recognize the jurisdiction of any world court or treaty, we invade countries that we dislike, and threaten countries that do things we don’t  like.

The suspension of habeas corpus now makes us pretty much like most other rogue nations that threaten and invade other countries and lock up their own citizens and throw away the key.

Just swell.

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